OPDL STAFF

Paulo Hurtado, Technical Director, was born and raised in Lima Peru where he began his professional playing career in 1993. Paulo’s professional career spanned 12 years with stops in both 1st and 2nd Divisions.
Hurtado started coaching after his retirement in 2004. He has coached at different levels from CPSL to Grassroots.
Paulo has achieved both National B Licenses from the CSA and FPF.

Eduardo Ramirez, High Performance Coach,  International UEFA B Soccer Coach, Ex-Professional Player, Eduardo has over 15+ years of soccer and coaching experience in Canada, Chile, U.S, Spain and Argentina. He is an International UEFA B Soccer Coach and Ex-Professional Player. He was recently nominated as “League 1 Head Coach of the Year” for the League 1 Women’s Team. He also previously worked as OPDL coach at different clubs and as Assistant Technical Director at FC Barcelona Escola (Barça Academy). He now joins the Soccer Club of Toronto as the High Performance Head Coach, overseeing the OPDL program and player development.

Isaak Onibudo, OPDL 2003/02 Boys Head Coach, with over 9 years of coaching experience in youth soccer development. I have worked extensively with boys and girls within SAAC academies, as well as a team in the TSA and CGSL. In my time at Toronto Skillz FC, I was the U17 Girls Head Coach, U20 Boys Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach for the OSL Men's team and League one team. Attended Seneca College for Business Management. I was a member of the Varsity Men's Soccer Team and won back to back OCAA Bronze Medalist.   Besides coaching at the club level, I run private individual technical training sessions. Some of the players I have trained were selected for Provincial Program, U20 Women's National Program, and University Scholarship Recipient.  I currently hold NSCAA National License and CSA National B License.

XHUNEJD (John) Nexhipi,  OPDL Head Coach 2002/03 Girls and 2006 Girls Albanian experienced Professional soccer player with over 17 year playing & 5 years coaching. I have been playing professionally in Albania with KF Tirana, Dinamo, SANJAXX (CAD). I am currently playing for PROSTARS FC in LEAGUE 1 ONTARIO. Qualified and certified with UEFA B Licence in Albania, as well as CAD National B, Provincial B, etc…I am a qualified, strengthening and conditioning coach, personal trainer. Throughout my playing and coaching career, I have been rewarded with many championships and personal achievements.

Juxhin (Eugene) Nexhipi, OPDL Head Coach 2004 Boys and 2006 Boys, Born and raised in Albania. Soccer has always been my passion. Now I am a confident soccer coach, awarded for success and commitment. I have played soccer professionally in Albania with well known teams like DINAMO, KF Tirana. I have a 17 years experience of playing and 5 years of coaching. Qualified and certified with UEFA B Licence in Albania, as well as CAD National B, Provincial B, etc. I am a qualified strengthening and conditioning coach, personal trainer. Throughout my playing and coaching career, I have been awarded with many championships and personal achievements. Currently a League 1 player of PROSTARS FC, currently Head Coach of U15 Boys, Aspiring to be a UEFA PRO coach in the future.

Jonathan Coretti, OPDL Head Coach 2004 Girls, Jonathan comes to SC Toronto with close to 6 years of coaching experience, having coached at the Grassroots to provincial levels. Jonathan has a wealth of playing experience as he trained within the Provincial Program for much of his youth and later went on to play CSL. Additionally, Jonathan has played abroad in various International level tournaments. Jonathan currently holds a C License and plans to pursue higher licensing in the years to come.

Angelo Di Benedetto, Head Coach 2005 Boys

Dale George Head Goal Keeper Coach, comes to SC Toronto with over 10 years of coaching experience. Most recently Dale comes from spending a number of years with Toronto High Park Soccer Club. George grew up playing basketball and soccer. In his youth, he played for Nasimento and the North York Rockets. Dale then switched to basketball attending Seneca College playing for the college team. Dale has completed the NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 3 Diploma as well as the Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma. He also has an Ontario Soccer Provincial B License and holds a USSF F License.

Richard Bucciarelli, FITNESS, Richard’s ten-plus years of experience in both the theoretical, and practically applied aspects of sports science, specific to the sport of soccer, have gone into the development of all Soccer Fitness Inc. testing and training programs.  He has also enlisted the help of experts, including doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and exercise physiologists, to ensure that Soccer Fitness Inc. is constantly evolving and staying abreast of the latest and most cutting edge research and technologies related to soccer-specific fitness training.  Check out his services online here www.soccerfitness.ca

Dr. Gringmuth, SIRC Sports Medicine  has worked with players of the Toronto Maple Leafs and was designated as the official sports chiropractor for the NHL visiting teams to Toronto for one season through the Sports Medicine Specialists in 2002. He also played a leading role with the health care team of the Toronto Phantoms Professional Arena Football Club owned and operated by the Toronto Blue Jays for 2 seasons.  Check out his services here www.sportsinjuryrehab.com