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Our Coaches & Staff

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Ziggy Harris

Director of Coaching

With greater than 10 years of full time coaching experience from u8 through u18 Ziggy brings vast knowledge of the game to our young players.   His love of the game and desire to work with and develop our players makes him an invaluable asset to the club.  


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Samir Naamane

Head Coach (u6 - u19)

Having coached full time at the u10 through u14 levels for approx.10 years Samir has a proven track record of building our youth into well rounded soccer players.  He has also served as head coach at the middle school level for 2 years with the ICSD girls modified team. His passion for the game, 25 years of playing experience and vast coaching pedigree make him a great asset to our IYSA athletes.

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Jason Bennett

Club President / Asst Coach

With greater than 35 years of playing experience and 10+ years coaching youth teams in the Ithaca area, Jason brings a great deal of experience to the club.  His involvement with coaching and managing soccer, hockey, baseball and basketball teams in Ithaca have also given him an excellent understanding of how sports programs function and an appreciation for how to effectively work with young athletes and their families.

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