PLAINVIEW, N.Y. – The Long Island Rough Riders, exclusive PDL affiliate of New York City Football Club, today are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Leamey to the staff as goalkeeper coach for the upcoming season.
Leamey, goalkeeper coach of the St. John’s University women’s program since 2017, has extensive experience as a coach across the amateur and professional ranks.
“Scott’s experience will be an invaluable asset to the team, and he will help push our goalkeepers to the next level,” first-year Rough Riders coach Stephen Roche said.
Leamy works on the United Soccer Coaches (USC) national staff in the goalkeeper academy. He is also the Region 1 boys goalkeeper coach and goalkeeper coach for the ODP Eastern New York girls. Leamy is a goalie instructor at Long Island Junior Soccer League Coaching Academy.
The former goalkeeper coach for the New York Red Bulls Academy and Regional Development School and former director of goalkeepers for the New York Cosmos returns to the Rough Riders organization, having previously coached with the Under-20 men’s team.
“It’s good to be back with a bunch of players who are committed and looking to take their game to the next level,” Leamey said. “It will be good to see the different styles and techniques of our goalies. It’s about keeping them confident and seeing what we can get out of them each day.”
Leamey, who was an assistant at the Hofstra University women’s team from 2014-16, holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Goalkeepers License.
The Rough Riders went 10-2-5 last season, finishing runner-up in the Northeast Division. Long Island defeated Mid-Atlantic winners Red Bulls U-23 in an Eastern Conference play-in game. The Rough Riders beat the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, winners of the South Division, in the conference semifinals, before losing to eventual PDL champion Charlotte on penalty kicks in the Eastern Conference Final.
Long Island opens the 2018 season on the road against New York Red Bulls Under-23 at 7 p.m. May 12 at Red Bulls Training Facility in Whippany, N.J.
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