Coaching Education Instructor Bios
DIRECTOR OF COACHING:
- USSF A License
- St. Joseph's College, former Women's Coach
- University of New England, former Asst
- Founder, Odyssey Sport '97
- University of Maine, 2 Time All New England
- Oakwood Soccer Club, CT - 3 time Final Four Finalist
Josh’s coaching career began in the fall of 2002 when he assisted the boys U12 travel team for the Scarborough travel program. In the fall of 2003 he began coaching the Scarborough 7th grade girls team which posted a 14-1 record and the year after, his 8th grade team posted another 14-1 record. The following year Josh began coaching high school soccer as the Freshman Head Coach and the Varsity assistant for 3 years. He returned to the High Schoo ranks once again as the assistant to the Varsity and JV and helped bring a state championship to Scarborough HS girls this past year of 2012. He began coaching premier soccer in the spring of ’03 when he was one of the U12 Girls’ coaches at Maine Metro FC. Josh continued to coach the Maine Metro U12 girls the following year and stayed with that team through their U17 year. Josh has been the 1992 boys Olympic Development assistant and is currently the 1998 coach. He was the director of player development for the Maine Metro FC developmental academy for 3 years and is currently the director of the Seacoast Jr. Mariners Academy (Gorham site) and the footskills coordinater. His teams have been state finalists 6 times and has 2 state championships. Josh is currently coaching the Seacoast United Maine U15 girls for the 2012/13 season as well as the semi professional Seacoast United Mariners WPSL Women's team for the last 2 seasons.
Paul Baber is the General Manager of Maine Premier Soccer and the Portland Phoenix. He coaches the Portland Phoenix Super-20 team and previously coached the Cape Cod Crusaders, winners of the USL PDL league. Paul holds a USSF "A" License, USSF National Youth License, and NSCAA Premier Diploma. He is a member of the USYS Region 1 Coaching Staff.
MJ Ball is the Executive Director, the Youth Academy Director, and a coach for Blackbear United FC. Previously, he was the assistant men's soccer coach for two years at University of Maine and coached the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Maine at Machias for four years (2000 - 2004). He is a graduate of Westminster College in Penn., and holds a USSF "A" License.
Seth Brown is the General Manager and Academy Director for Blackbear United FC. He formerly was the Women's Coach at the University of Mary in N. Dak. and at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. and the Men's Coach at Husson University in Bangor. He is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy. Seth holds a USSF "A" License and USSF National Youth License.