Tim Larocca enters his eight season as an assistant coach at his alma mater. One of the top players in Western New England men's soccer history, Larocca earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2007.
The East Longmeadow, Mass., native was a four-year starter, two-time captain, and NSCAA All-American during his outstanding career as a Golden Bear. He is the programs first-ever three-time NSCAA All-New England selection.
Larocca led the 2005 and 2006 teams to back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and compiled a cumulative record of 60-23-7 for a .600 winning percentage during his four years.
Larocca joined the Utica College men’s soccer staff from 2007-09, and helped lead the Pioneers to their winningest season in program history and an Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate Championship Tournament berth in 2007.
Larocca played one season of professional soccer for the Western Mass Pioneers in 2008, and served as an assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2011.
Previous coaching roles:
FC Stars West Boys Director (2013-2017)
Oakwood Soccer Club (2010-2011)
Larocca has obtained the USSF “A” coaching license and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Luke Perry completed his third season as head coach of the American International College men’s soccer team in 2016, guiding the Yellow Jackets to one of their most successful seasons in program history.
In 2016, Perry guided the Yellow Jackets to one of their most successful seasons in program history. AIC earned its sixth postseason appearance in team history with a 6-6-1 conference record, the second-best league mark of all time for the Yellow Jackets.
Perry has had seven players earn a total of 10 Northeast-10 All-Conference honors in his three seasons at AIC, including three selections during his first season at the helm. Additionally, under his guidance in 2017, freshman J.P. Rylah was recognized as the New England Soccer Journal Rookie of the Year.
In 2017, the Yellow Jackets ended the year with 33 total goals and an average of 2.06 goals per game, the best marks in single-season program history.
AIC just missed out on the postseason in 2015, posting a 4-8-5 record. Perry secured his first victory as a head coach during a 1-0 double-overtime win against Mercy College on September 9, 2015.
Perry spent two seasons under former AIC head coach Fred Balbino as an assistant coach. With Perry patrolling the sidelines, the Yellow Jackets amassed a record of 15-17-3 and earned a trip to the Northeast-10 postseason in 2014.
Since Perry joined the coaching staff in 2013, 198 men's soccer athletes have been named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
After finishing his Youth Team Scholarship at a professional soccer club in England, Perry joined Lees McRae College in 2009, making a significant impact during their 2009 National Runner-Up season. During his two years in North Carolina, Perry was a regular starter, tallying seven goals and 21 assists.
While at Lees McRae, he was a Conference Carolina All-Conference first team selection in 2010, third team selection in 2009 and Freshman of the Year. After transferring to neighboring Northeast-10 program, Southern Connecticut State University, Perry was a captain and regular starter before graduating in 2013.
Perry has played the last three summers in the Professional Development League before most recently playing for Western Mass Professional Soccer Club in the American Soccer League.
Tony Leone has been part of CFC for two years. Most recently has had success leading our 2004 and 2003 United teams. Both teams have qualified for the semi-finals in their respective NEP State Cups and are near the top in their NPL divisions.
Prior to CFC, Tony has had extensive experience at the club level coaching at FSA (and SoccerPlus) since 2003. He’s had stints on both the Boy’s and Girl’s CT ODP program.
Tony has also had success at coaching at the High School level in CT since 2002. He’s coached at Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington and St. Paul Catholic. During his tenure, he was named Coach of the Year and won the Class “S” State Championship while at Cromwell in 2007.
Tony also brings to the table staff experience at the professional level. He knows what it takes to compete at that level through his experiences as an Assistant Coach with the W-League Western Mass Pioneers in 2004-2005, player staff/operations with the WUSA Philadelphia Charge (2001-2003) and a similar role with the MLS New England Revolution in 1999-2001. During that same time he also had a stint with the US Men’s National Team as part of their Operations Coordinator Staff.
Tony has obtained the USSF “D” coaching license.