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Don D'Ambra

Owner/founder of South Jersey Elite Soccer Academy.

St Josephs Universtiy Head Mens Soccer Coach - July ’10 - Present,

Played professionally for 15 years in the MISL, NPSL, USL, A-League.

Coached professionally for 7 years in the MISL.

4 time MISL/NPSL All-Star selection

3 time MISL/NPSL All League selection

All Star Selection in USL 1st Division (former A-League) Hershey Wildcats

All Time Leading Goal Scorer for the Philadelphia Kixx

Won MISL Championships with the Philadelphia Kixx during 2000-2001 & 2006-2007 seasons

Selected as MVP of the Championship series in 2006-07

Former Head Coach of the Philadelphia Kixx for 7 years.

Former Vice President of Soccer Operations for the Philadelphia Kixx for 7 years which entails creating and oversee team budgets, including player and support staff contracts, travel arrangements, equipment, supply and uniform purchasing.

Former Director of the Philadelphia Kixx Kamp program for 7 years. Selected sites and secured all legal documentation for camps, hired staff, set pay levels and maintain weekly pay records for camp and training personnel.

Create daily agendas and evaluate progress of employees and overall camp performance.

Represents the Philadelphia Kixx organization in print, on radio and television. Speaks to school-age children about the importance of education, goal-orientation, drug and alcohol awareness and the value of team sports. Conducts informational clinics for coaches, players and parents.

Assistant Coach for Saint Joseph’s University Men’s Soccer 1996-1999.

Assistant Coach for Rutger’s Camden University Men’s Soccer 2001-2005.

Former Member of the United States National Futsal Team.

  • 15 International Caps played
  • Won CONCACAF Gold Cup to qualify for World Championships
  • Winner of “Golden Boot Award” in qualifying tournament
  • Selected as a member of US Team to compete in World
  • Championship (Did not compete because of commitment to The Philadelphia Kixx.
  • Participated in the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil

Played 4 years for the St. Joseph’s University Men’s Soccer Team

  • 1st Team Regional All-American
  • All-time Scoring Leader
  • A-10 Player of the Year
  • Soccer 7 Player of the Year
  • St. Joe’s Student-Athlete of the Year Award
  • Inducted into the St. Joseph’s Soccer Hall of Fame

Former Head Coach NJ - ODP State Team

14 years experience coaching youth teams – all ages and levels

Currently hold USSF “A” license