LEADERSHIP TEAM

CHRISTIAN & RALUCA FUCHS

FSA Founders

Christian won the English Premier League Champion in 2016 and the English FA Cup trophy in 2021 with Leicester City FC, is currently playing for Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship, and will join new MLS franchise Charlotte FC for the 2022 season. Together with his wife Raluca, the couple founded Fox Soccer Academy in 2014 to provide professional, top level training to the next generation of soccer players.

MARK SMITH

International Program Director

 

Mark has been a vital part to build the structure of Fox Soccer Academy in England and the USA. Since his start in 2016, he lead FSA to huge growth in both countries, overseeing both the daily operations and coaching curriculum. He is extremely passionate in helping to create the best opportunities for our players. Mark's experience in professional soccer is vital for our academy's growth. Having coached all around the world with stops in Australia, Greece, and Egypt, his knowledge and experience are great assets to Fox Soccer Academy.

Coaching Qualifications
UEFA B-License, UEFA C-License, FA Youth Modules, FA Talent Identification, BCs in Sports Coaching & Development

Coaching Experience
Brighton Hove Albion FC (Eng), Crystal Palace FC (Eng), Sorrento FC (Aus), private coach for professional athletes including English & Republic of Ireland national players (Gre/Egy)

Personal Achievements
Completed UEFA C license at age 16 (one of the youngest coaches to ever receive the award)

Achievements at Fox Soccer Academy
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Coach Dean holds a UEFA B license and played professionally in England for Cardiff City FC and represented his country Wales internationally. He brings along his experience at the Collegiate level in both Coaching and College Recruitment. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he has coached at the Professional level at the NWSL with Skyblue FC (recently rebranded as GothamFC) as a Goalkeeper Coach and was part of the coaching staff that reached the Challenge Cup semi final in Utah. Coach Dean has also coached at the premier club level coaching teams competing in high level showcase tournaments as well as their regular seasons.

DEAN O'LEARY
Director of Coaching

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Coaching Qualifications
UEFA B-License
USC (formerly NSCAA) Coach Developer Diploma
NSCAA Master Coach Diploma
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Goalkeeping License (Level III)
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF 2012 National E-License
National Diploma in Sports Therapy and Fitness Assessments
NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
English Football Association Club Administration - Running a Club Certification


Additional Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree (Physical Education)
Associates Degree (Business Administration)

Coaching Experience
Princeton Soccer Academy, Sky Blue FC, Asphalt Green, New York Athletic Club, Franklin Pierce University, Monroe College, Match Fit Chelsea Football Club, Bergen Catholic High School, Ashley's Soccer Camp/Soccer Domain Academy

Achievements
2015 National Championship Final Four
2014 National Junior College Champion
2014 National Junior College Player of the year
2014 National Goalkeeper of the tournament
2012 Disney Showcase Winner
2012 Jefferson Cup Showcase Winner
2012 PDA College Showcase Winner
2011 & 2010 Disney Showcase Finalist
2011 NJ State Cup Quarter Finalist
Super Y League Regional Champions
Super Y League National Semi Finalist



Playing Career
Cardiff City Football Club, Kingstonian Football Club, Wales National Team

HONORABLE MEMBER

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HEINZ GRIESMAYER
Co-Founder

 
Heinz Griesmayer holds a masters in Sports Science and French. For the past 39 years he is a high school teacher in Austria in Wiener Neustadt. Heinz was a professional soccer player for SC Wiener Neustadt in the second Austrian division. After his retirement he had coaching positions at several clubs before working as the assistant coach for SV Mattersburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, the highest league in Austria. Heinz is a passionate supporter of young soccer players and helps African orphans through the charity “Freunde kicken für Afrika” (Friends kick for Africa).

Coaching Qualifications
UEFA A-License, Masters Degree in Sports Science

Coaching Experience
SC Wiener Neustadt (AUT), SV Mattersburg (AUT)

OFFICIAL MEMBER

Summer Camps
June through August