Technical Staff

Technical Director & Academy Director

Steve Freeman

Steve holds the US Soccer National A Coaching License, the United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, the UEFA B - DFB and continues to work as a National Staff Instructor with the United Soccer Coaches. Freeman, a former professional player, founded the Club in 1996 with the focus on the player working in a collective environment. Blackwatch Soccer Club - BWP Football Academy has proudly been a part of over 650 graduates who have played collegiately with nearly 175 playing at the NCAA Division I level. Of the 650+ graduates over 50 have captained their respective collegiate sides with many of them crediting their experience in the BWP Leadership Academy while in the Club. Freeman holds a Master’s in Teacher Education and Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. He is also a veteran public educator with over 25 years of experience. Steve has coached college soccer at the NCAA Division II and III levels for 16 seasons, scholastic soccer for 12 seasons and is entering his 11th season at the Christian Brothers Academy.

Head Coach - U14s, U16s & U19s

Steve Freeman

Freeman holds training for the 3 catchments four times a week with the season beginning at the end of October running through the beginning of July.

Assistant Coach - U14s, U16s & U19s

Dave Santos

Dave holds the US Soccer National C License and has been coaching locally for over 15 years. He has been with BWP Football Academy for the past two years, and continues to work as the CBA Junior Varsity Coach.

Some notable former BWP FA technical staff coaches…

  • Ron McEachen - former Head Coach at University of Vermont & Skidmore College
  • Jim Lennox - former Head Coach at Hartwick College
  • Mike Mordocco - current Head Coach at Long Island University
  • Ian McIntyre - current Head Coach at Syracuse University
  • Gareth Elliott - current Head Coach at Rhode Island University
  • Trevor Gorman - current Head Coach at University of Albany
  • Callum Donnelly - current Head Coach at Lemoyne University
  • Jim Clementi - current Assistant Coach at Siena College
  • Matt Cunningham - current Assistant Coach at Siena College
  • Jeremiah Kneeland - former Head Coach at Skidmore College
  • Joe Machado - current Head Coach at SUNY - Cobleskill
  • Jared MIcheler - former Assistant Coach at Skidmore College
  • Bill Boyle - current Head Coach at Niagara University
  • Keith Simons - current Head Coach at Vassar College (Women’s)
  • Garrett Cobb - current Head Coach at Sage College (Women’s)