Francis Okaroh has traveled and studied soccer on three continents (Africa, Europe, and North America) has earned the highest U.S. coaching license available the U.S.S.F. A National License.
Francis has played all levels of soccer, here in the United States and internationally. Francis was an All-American selection while playing at Boston University. After leaving Boston University, Francis played for many teams in Europe before playing two years in the MISL with the Cleveland Force.
Francis took his talents to the MLS where he played for six summers. Francis was recognized as Defender of the Year 1996 and 1997 for the New England Revolution. He won the MLS CUP and US Open Cup in 1998 witht the Chicago Fire. In 2000 he reached the finals of the MLS Cup with the Miami Fusion.
Recent successes include coaching F.C. Greater Boston Bolts Boys Club to four consecutive Mass State Cup Championships plus two in 2006, a Region 1 has won three League Championships, three U.S. Region 1 Championships, and the Adidas U15 Cup as US Youth National Champions in 2005. Most Recently taking over as Director of F.C. Blazers in his first year brought the U17 Boys to the Finals of the US Region 1 Championships (2007,2008,2009). in 2011 and 2015 FC Blazers teams had 5 team in the State Cup Finals 4 of which won and went to the Region 1 Championships. The 1997 Blazers boys teams made back to back semi-final appearences at the Region 1 championships in 2015 and 2016 as well as wining 3 of the top ranked tournaments in the country in 2014 ( Disney, Massapequa, and PDT).
Honored by Women's Division III High School Soccer in Massachusetts as Coach of the Year 2005. In 2005 Francis was inducted in the New England Soccer Hall of Fame and in 2006 the Boston University Hall of Fame. In 2007 Francis returns to his alma Mata as a member of the Boston University Coaching staff. In 2009 Francis was named to the Boston University Hall of Fame Board.
Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy. is fun, challenging, learning resource for players at every level. Members of college soccer teams will be present at all sessions and will interact closely with the campers throughout the week. In addition to the coaching staff, the camp may feature guest appearances from professional players and/or college stand-outs; schedules permitting.
Conrad Whyte is entering his second season as associate head coach with the Stonehill College men’s soccer program. He brings over twenty years of high-level playing and coaching experience to coach Jim Reddish’s staff.
Guided the 2016-17 squad to a ninth-place finish in NE10 Conference play, wrapping up the season with a 7-10 overall record and a 5-8 conference mark. Stonehill was voted to finish eighth in the 2016 NE10 men's soccer preseason coaches' poll. Whyte helped coach Adam Branco '18 to the NE10 All-Conference third team.
Whyte comes to Stonehill from Northeastern University where he helped lead the team to a fifth-place finish in the CAA regular season and a semifinals berth in the conference playoffs as an assistant in 2014. In 2015, he finished the season as the interim head coach at Northeastern University compiling a record of 1-1 in the CAA.
Conrad assisted the Northeastern program in all aspects with main responsibilities including videography, recruiting, planning and implementing of daily training schedule as well as game day operations.
Whyte’s list of accomplishments while coaching at Northeastern include coaching the Colonial Athletic Association’s rookie of the year in 2014 as well as numerous first- and second-team All-CAA selectees.
Whyte spent two years as an assistant coach at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., a Division III program that competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. In his second season at ENC, Whyte helped the men's soccer team to its first conference playoff berth in ten years. He also gained experience as head coach of several premier division teams in Antigua, including West Ham FC and Empire FC. Also Whyte spent time coaching in the U.S. Development Academy League serving as Head Coach of the FC Bolts u15 Academy team.
Whyte played soccer collegiately at John Brown University, a NAIA school located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He earned several accolades as a Golden Eagle, including being named NAIA Oklahoma/Arkansas Section Player of the Year and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in 1994. Following college, Whyte returned to Antigua to resume his playing career.
As a member of Empire FC, Whyte became one of the most decorated players in Antigua's history. He won the Antiguan Footballer of the Year Award in 1998 and was the Golden Boot winner from 1997-2001, averaging 21 goals per season. As a striker, Whyte holds the record for most goals in a single season (26) and career (156) in Antiguan club soccer. He has represented his country as a member of the Antigua and Barbuda National Team from 1990-2002, and also played for U13, U15, U17, U20, and U23 teams on the national level.
Whyte holds a USSF A and B Coaching License, as well as a USSF National Youth License and a NSCAA Director of coaching diploma. He currently serves as the Director of Coaching at America FC United in Quincy, Mass.
Director of Goalkeeping
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Billy implements the most modern training methods and creates individualized training regiments for each goalkeeper at the club. He has experience working with some of the most respected goalkeeper coaches in the country and around the world from Dan Gaspar, Per Henrikson, Brian Jones, and Todd Hoffard. Your child has the opportunity to learn from a very experienced coach who knows how to motivate, teach, and develop goalkeepers to reach their potential and compete at a high level. At Francis Okaroh's Ultimate Soccer Academy your child recieves the proper individual attention the goalkeeping position requires.
Goalkeeping training covers handeling, distribution (punting, goalkicks, throwing), 1o1 play, shot stopping, crossing, punching, angle play, communication, set piece set up, goalkeeping psychology training, and a college recruitment info session.
As a player Billy has a wealth of experience at the youth, collegiate, and semi- professional level.
Coaching Badges Notable experience and Accomplishments
USSF F License (2016)
Notable Experience and Accomplishments as a coach.
Semi Professional Experience
Premier Development League(PDL/NPSL)
Worcester Hydra (2012)
Real Boston Rams (2013)
Greater Lowell United FC (2014) of the NPSL
Framingham State University (2010-2014) MASCAC Conference Tournament Championship 2011/automatic bid to the NCAA DIII Tournament.
MA ODP U-17 Pool-Team-2008
Invited trialist with the New England Revolution U-18 Academy-2009
Two year member of the 2010 and 2011 FC Blazers three peat State Cup Championship team and State Cup MVP (2011).