Enfield Soccer Association's Coaching Bios & Information
Director of Coaching - Jay Rousseau
Coach Jay Rousseau is one of the finest soccer players ever to wear the Enfield green jersey. Jay was captain of his Enfield High School soccer team. As a youth, he played soccer in Enfield. Jay has also played for some of the region’s premier clubs in Connecticut to include West Hartford Premier and Oakwood Premier. He received the honor of being selected to play within Connecticut’s Olympic Development Program from 2003-2005. Jay has coached soccer in Enfield at the rec and competitive levels for the last seven years. He is a lifelong resident of the Town of Enfield.
Last year when the Enfield Soccer Association was formed Jay came to the people involved and offered his assistance. The very first thought for Jay based on his background was for the Director of Coaching position. Jay volunteered for this position and does this for his love of soccer, the Enfield Community and the children of this town. Since becoming the Director of Coaching Jay has tirelessly dedicated his time to obtain the coaching certifications you see below, all this while working full time. This not only shows us his diehard dedication to this sport but also to the town of Enfield, the children of Enfield and to the ESA. Thank you for everything you've done to growth the sport of soccer!
Licensing and Certification
Developmental Staff Coach - Carmen Nuccio
Carmen Nuccio has been a resident of Enfield for 48 years, having played soccer for Enfield High School. He has taught 6th grade in the Enfield Public School System for 21 years. During the last 8 years he has been the Head Coach of the JFK Boys Soccer team and has also fulfilled various coaching roles for his children's soccer teams. Carmen is licensed with the CIAC and continues to further pursue soccer clinics to enhance his coaching attributes and skills. He is also constantly collaborating with soccer and futsal coaches to build his repertoire of soccer skills, strategies, and training techniques. He lives with his wife Melissa and their children Olivia and CJ.
Our Learn2Play Guest Coaches
Our Learn2Play Guest Coaches are excited to get on the field with the children this Spring. Coach Anna, Coach Zach, Coach Carmen, and Coach Kevin are all residents of Enfield and are invested in our community. They have offered to volunteer their time to help teach over 200 children the game of soccer. Check back to this page as the ESA will be adding additional guest coaches to the Learn2Play Program.
Anna Coffey played soccer for Avon United and was also a four year starter for Torrington High School. She then went on to play for Eastern Connecticut State University. Anna has held recreational supervisory positions for both the Town of Enfield and City of Bristol. She has also worked the past six years in the Town of Enfield School System. Anna has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. In addition to her soccer experience, Anna also coaches basketball in Enfield.
230Zach Ferland is a resident of Enfield. After playing soccer at Springfield College, he later served the men's team as an assistant coach for 4 years. In the past, he has also coached both boys and girls soccer at the high school level. Zach is currently the Youth Director for CFC North and Sportsworld. He is also the Director of Mass/Conn United Training Center and Ferland 1 on 1 Soccer Training. Zach is certified to teach physical education for Grades K-8 and 5-12. His teaching experience includes roles as a Physical Education Teacher/Health Teacher for the Springfield and Agawam Public School Systems. Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Health. He has also earned a Master's Degree in Sports Management and Recreation.
Kevin Hart is a lifelong resident of Enfield. He is still an active soccer player, continuously playing the game he loves at a high level for the last 30 years. Kevin played youth soccer in Enfield and also played for Fermi High School. He also has played indoor soccer, Futsal, participated in Coed leagues, and played in Men's amateur leagues. Kevin has coached recreational teams in Enfield at the Under 6 and Under 8 levels. He has also coached in Enfield at the competitive town travel level for both Under 11 and Under 12.