VP AND SPORTING DIRECTOR
Coach Nixon, also Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen Academy Director, has been with CSA – Bergen since 2014, and is accredited with USSF B and A licenses, UEFA B license, Advanced National License, and Football Association Level 2 and 1 licenses.
Nixon played youth soccer for Marine Football Club and Accrington Stanely Football Club, later excelling to Accrington Stanley’s Reserve Team. His coaching experience includes Everton Football Club Academy and Blackburn Rovers Football Club Academy in England, and TSF Academy and Princeton Soccer Association in New Jersey.
DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING
Coach Anderson started with Cedar Stars Academy in 2014, and is accredited with a ATFA/FIFA license as well as a Director of Coaching license. For more than eleven years, Andersen played First Division soccer in Argentina.
He has coached many National Team players, and coached several First Division Chilean and Argentinian teams including Newell’s Old Boys, Colo Colo Chile, and Club Atletico Tigre.
Coach Anderson has seen much success, being a five-time AFA Winner, a winner of Tigre First Division Coach 2nd and 1st place awards, and the Colo Colo First Division Coach 2nd place award.
Coach Barnes joined Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen in 2017 with more than 9 years of coaching experiences. The USSF A and UEFA B Licensed coach was a member of UK Elite Soccer and Global Premier Soccer NJ prior to joining the Green and White family. Barnes also holds FA level 1 and NSCAA Level 5 credentials.
DIRECTOR OF GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE
Coach Kent played semi professional soccer in England for over 15 years and has coached soccer in the USA and England for 17 years. A UEFA B licensed and FA Youth module level 3 coach, he has worked for some of the biggest professional soccer clubs in England and has helped coach a number of players who have gone on to play professionally. Coach Kent moved to the USA in 2016 to be the Director of Coaching at SDFC where he ran the staff development and training while overseeing the day to day running of the club.
ACADEMY COACH / HEAD OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Michael Custidiano, also Cedar Stars Academy’s Head of Sports Performance, is accredited with USSF D numerous Athletic Training licenses, and a Bachelor's Degree in Global Fitness and Wellness. Coach Custidiano has many years of playing experience, including time at New York Red Bulls Academy as well as being prior captain of Kean University’s Varsity Men’s Soccer team and Icon FC (ASL semi-pro). Custidiano’ s coaching experience includes several years of travel team coaching as well as coaching the Kean University Men’s team. Coach Custidiano has brought home several awards, including Rookie of the Week (two-time winner), 2010 NJAC Conference Champion, and the Captain/ All –Conference Awards (2011 and 2012).
USL 2 GM & COLLEGE LIASON
Juan Santamaria started with Cedar Stars Academy in 2014. He brings over 10 years of coaching experience in the Developmental Academy and the NCAA Division I sector to CSA. Santamaria has experienced great success as a coach, guiding many teams to Regional, State, and National championship awards over the course of his coaching career. He has overseen, guided, and trained the development of many players who are currently playing Academy Soccer, College Soccer, and Professional soccer domestically and overseas. Santamaria played High School Soccer at St. Benedict’s Prep, Division 1 Soccer at Rider University, PDL for the Jersey Express and Semi-professionally for Sport Club Portuguese. Santamaria currently serves as a scout for Penn FC of the USL, and various professional teams within the Capelli Sport Network.
ACADEMY COACH / ADMIN MANAGER
Coach David hails from Darlington, England and during his playing days captained both Primary and Secondary school teams as well as playing with Darlington Boys for 3 years. Since moving from England David has over 10 years professional coaching in the US carrying a UEFA B License among other various coaching credentials.
Coach Bulmer has coached many players to play college D1/2/3 soccer & trained with professional teams, he remains a very passionate, dedicated coach who only wants what's best for players. Aside from coaching numerous teams Coach David also serves as the ideal admin manager.
COACH | HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM MANAGER
Coach Levine, also the High school program manager, Joined the Cedar Stars academy in 2017. His vast knowledge in soccer from Soccer Plus Academy, Quickstrike FC and NJ Heat, have helped make him into well rounded and valuable asset to the CSA family. He also brings USSF C License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USYS Youth License and NSCAA DOC Diploma. He is also currently the Head Men's Soccer Coach at SUNY Purchase.
MARKETING DIRECTOR / ACADEMY COACH
Alan Tardieu has been a member of the Cedar Stars Academy- Bergen staff since 2015. Coach Alan has a USSF C License and years of experience, locally and internationally. Coach Alan also has many years playing experience having played NCAA soccer in Georgia and for various clubs at different levels in the Caribbean, Australia and here in New Jersey and Atlanta. Alan's responsibilities also revolve around the marketing and branding of the academy and the various other associated brands.
DIRECTOR OF ZONE 1 GIRLS
Coach Kovacs played professional at Nagykanizsa OSE, in Hungary from 1993-1999. He has been coaching and training youth and adults in the United States for over 17 years. Coach Tommy also refereed for the U.S. Soccer Federation.
He is a member of the U.S. Soccer Coaches Organization. Tamas holds the some of the highest levels of coaching and goalkeeping licenses in the US with include USSF "A" Youth and goalkeeping, the NSCAA State and regional goalkeeping as well as a diploma for Director of Coaching.