Meet Our Team

Connor Hurff

President – Connor Hurff  

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Rutger’s-Camden

College Soccer: Rutgers University – New Brunswick / Rutgers University – Camden

High School Soccer: St. Augustine Preparatory School                 

Youth Soccer: Hurff started his soccer career playing for Mantua Magic of the South Jersey League Flight 1 at U9. After two seasons he moved on to a MAPS team called Pittsgrove Premier ’92. As Captain of Pittsgrove, Hurff helped lead his team to a 2009 NJYS State Championship, 2010 Region 1 Premier League Finalist, along with two Futsal State Championships. He was also a member of the New Jersey ODP Program. During this period, Hurff had a stand out career at St. Augustine Prep earning NSCAA Regional All-American, First Team All-State, SJSCA Offensive Player of the Year, Top 15 Players in the State NJSIAA, South Jersey Player of the Year awards (Philadelphia Inquirer, Courier Post, Daily Journal, Press of Atlantic City). In his senior season he scored 25 goals and tallied 11 assists as He helped St. Augustine Prep capture the Non-Public A state title, while also scoring a hat trick to lead his team St Augustine Prep’s first ever Coaches Cup Championship.

Connor Hurff College Career

Connor Hurff Highlight Tape

Post-College: Trialist for Bethlehem Steel F.C. where he picked up an injury and made the decision to focus on the development of youth soccer players.


NUILAPIC

Technical Director – Miguel Nuila
Licenses – USSF B
NSCAA Premier

Diplomas and Certificates
– NSCAA Director of Coaching
– NSCAA Tactical Thinking with Jose Mourinho
– NSCAA 7v7/9v9/4v4/11v11
– KNVB Youth Model “USA”
– KNVB Advanced Model “USA”
– 2010 EPYSA Coach of the Year
– 2x Lower Merion Soccer Club Coach of the year (1999,Boys) (2007, Girls)
– Founder of U23 NAL and EDP Champions Philly United
– Consultant Founding Diamond Soccer
Miguel’s principal role is to coach the coaches and to build the sessions database used by our coaches.  He has over 24 years of Premier level coaching experience with players ranging from U8 Academies to U23 EDP College summer teams. He has taken multiple teams to state, regional, and national championships along with coaching the first Lower Merion team to advance to Nationals in club history in 2008. His Lower Merion Velez team went on to win National League, Region 1 Premier League, and PA State cups. Along with these accomplishments on the field, Velez had much success in academics as well with players that went on to attend and play at institutions such as Princeton, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Amherst, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, Wake Forest, Syracuse University, Catholic University, and Vassar amongst many others.

Diamond Soccer Contractor Coaches


Ryan Schroy

Coach/Trainer – Ryan Schroy 

“USSF” E Licensed

College Soccer: Philadelphia University

High School Soccer: Shawnee High School

Ryan Schroy is a recent alumni of Philadelphia University where he played 4 years of collegiate soccer and graduated with a major in marketing and minor in business management.

Youth Soccer: A Native of Medford, Ryan started his youth career for Medford Hurricanes before moving to play soccer for Marlton Lightning. Ryan was part of a team that won a National Championship in 2010 along with State and Regional championships in 2012. During this span Schroy was also a member of the New Jersey ODP Program and played for the semi-professional team AC Crusaders at the age of 16.  After playing and graduating from Shawnee High School he went on to continue his career on a scholarship to Philadelphia University.

College: “Division II soccer provided an incredible experience and taught me to multi-task effectively between academics and soccer. While I was there, we were CACC Champions in 2013 and 2014. I was awarded CACC All-Tournament team in 2013 and in 2014 where we entered the NCAA tournament. While I was at Philadelphia University, I held all the clinics for incoming freshman from sophomore year to my senior year. What I have learned throughout the years is that that every coach and program has their own style of play and way of coaching at all levels. I have learned what works and what doesn’t. The reason why I have decided to coach with Diamond Soccer is because I want to give back to my community and teach proper technique while providing high quality training.”


IMG_7395Coach/Trainer – Eric Hurff

“USSF” Licensed

College Soccer: Rutgers University – Camden

High School Soccer: St. Augustine Preparatory School

After red shirting his freshman season due to injury, Eric returned in 2015 to finish the season with 20 games played and 11 starts with 1 goal for 2 points as a central defensive midfielder. Eric has previous experience on staff for a season with Philly Futsal.


RamadanCoach/Trainer – Ramadan Bayyan

“USSF” Licensed

College Soccer: Salisbury University / Rutgers University-Camden 

High School Soccer: Cherry Hill West High School

High School: Three-year soccer letterman at Cherry Hill High School West who served two years as a team captain for Coach Dan Butler…During his senior season in 2011, named All-South Jersey First Team by the Courier-Post and Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers…Added All-Group 4 First Team from the Courier-Post…Olympic Conference Patriot Division First Team…Second Team All-State…As a junior captured All-Group 3 First Team and All-South Jersey Second Team honors from the Courier-Post… Olympic Conference Patriot Division First Team…South Sectional All-State Second Team from the Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey…All-State Honorable Mention…Made the Olympic Conference Patriot Division Second Team as a sophomore in 2009…Honor Roll as a senior.

Personal: Born August 23, 1994…Played club soccer for Cherry Hill FC Hammerheads…Nicknamed “Ram”…Hobbies include watching soccer, reading and writing…Psychology major at Rutgers-Camden… Post-graduation plan is to work with psychology in schools and group homes, and also coach part-time…Ramadan is the son of Karen Bayyan of Cherry Hill.

 

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” -Pele