The Masuk Soccer Boys
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Antonio Viscuso
Head Coach, Boys Varsity Soccer  |  avsoccer8@gmail.com
Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years, both as a player and a coach.

Originally from Milford, CT, he played high school soccer at Johnathan Law High School. Antonio also played premier for the Orange Hurricanes and has played in the CSL for Newtown, Norwalk and Shelton.

As a coach, Antonio has been developing players for the past 15 years.

In 2004, he started his coaching career with Coerver Coaching in Bridgeport CT, and then on to Milford United Soccer Club. In 2006, he moved to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for boys soccer. In 2010, Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States. During his time in Fairfield, he coached in the Travel Program for FUSA for U12-U14 boys and girls teams. Antonio was a huge part in building the Fairfield United Premier program, coaching the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club. The Strikers became the first team in club history to qualify for Division 1 Premier, with an entire team compiled from the same town. Fairfield United Football Club became the first Division 3 Premier team to make a semi-final appearance in the CT State Cup Tournament. Several FUFC players went onto to helping Fairfield Ludlowe win back to back FCIAC titles.

He spent 2 years as a Technical Director/Coach for Easton AYSO and 4 years coaching and developing players for CT Summer Select at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

In 2008, Antonio became the President and Co-Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy, focusing on Tots programs and high school soccer preseason camps.

In 2012, Antonio became Head Varsity Coach for boys soccer at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. In his first year, he led Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament appearance. He also became a Technical Coach for Monroe Soccer Club and Monroe AYSO.

Since his time at Masuk High School, he has a record of 55-41-16. He has led Masuk to 5 SWC quarterfinal appearances, 1 SWC final appearance, 2 second round State Tournament appearances and 1 quarterfinal State Tournament appearance. In 2017, Antonio led the Masuk boys soccer program to its first ever State Final appearance becoming State Finalists in Class L.

In 2013, Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club.

In 2015, Antonio founded the non-profit, 100% volunteer program Soccer Skills for Little Feet in Newtown, CT.

In 2016, Antonio became Head Regional Coach for A.C. Connecticut 02 girls and in 2017 became Head Regional Coach of A.C. Connecticut 04 boys team. He also became a Tech Coach for Apex Soccer which focuses on technical training and speed and agility training.

In 2018 Antonio founded the AV Soccer Academy training program. He also founded the Monroe Cubs training program, focusing on development for soccer players between two and four years old.

Currently Antonio continues to build and develop youth player's in the surrounding towns. He continues to grow a culture at Masuk High School as well as the AYSO and Monroe Soccer Club programs. He is a strong advocate of grassroots soccer and continues to teach young players how to love the game of soccer.

When he’s not coaching soccer, Antonio works as a paraprofessional at Fairfield Woods Middle School in Fairfield, CT working with special needs students. He resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with wife Kim and two sons Matteo and Maxwell.

Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and NSCAA Youth Development Diploma. He is a board member of the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association and of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and 10 year member of United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. Certified CPR, Concussion and First Aid.
Ciarán Mckeown
Ciarán Mckeown
Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity Soccer  
  • 2013 Masuk captain
  • Everton regional
  • CPR first aid concussion
  • History education undergrad at SCSU
  • Acquiring masters in Applied Behavior Analysis At WCSU.
  • Working in the Monroe public school system since 2018
Dan Zacchilli
Dan Zacchilli
Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity Soccer  
  • 2012 Masuk Alumni
  • Assistant since 2016
  • Family has been in program every year since 2008
  • Marketing major and psychology minor at Siena College class of 2016
  • Working at Barrington Media Group in Shelton since June 2016
Brendan Cavanaugh
Brendan Cavanaugh
Head Coach, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer  

Brendan Cavanaugh played at Newtown High School and Salisbury School where he received All State honors in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, Brendan went on the play in college at Wheaton College (MA) and helped lead his team his freshman year to theDivision III Final Four. In 2005, Brendan transferred to Roger Williams University where he led his team to consecutive NCAA appearances. In 2006, Brendan was named First Team All-CCC and Division III NCAA All-New England Team. In 2014, Brendan became the Assistant Varsity Boy’s/Head JV Boy’s Soccer Coach for Masuk High School. Brendan currently plays in the SASL Men’s Over-30 Soccer league.

Professional Background:
Coach Cavanaugh holds a Master's of Arts in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Brendan earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University.  Brendan is currently a Physical Education and Health teacher for Bridgeport Public Schools.  Brendan resides in Newtown, CT with his wife Kristen and daughters Riley and Casey. 

Certifications/Licenses:

  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certificate
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Coaching Permit (5 Year)
  • Connecticut Associate of Schools Concussion Management (CCEP Module 15)
  • U.S.A Soccer National “F” License, “E” License
  • Connecticut State Provisional Educator Teaching Certificate in Physical Education  
  • Connecticut State Provisional Educator Teaching Certificate in Health
  • New York StateInitial Teaching Certificate in Physical Education
Lucas Teixeira
Head Coach, Boys Freshman Soccer  |  teixeira.luke@yahoo.com
  • 2015 Masuk Alumni
  • 2014 SWC all conference second team
  • South Central Premier captain 2009-2014
  • B.S. in Health Science studies Quinnipiac University class of 2019
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Daniel Zacchille
Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity Soccer  |  avsoccer8@gmail.com
Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years, both as a player and a coach.

Originally from Milford, CT, he played high school soccer at Johnathan Law High School. Antonio also played premier for the Orange Hurricanes and has played in the CSL for Newtown, Norwalk and Shelton.

As a coach, Antonio has been developing players for the past 15 years.

In 2004, he started his coaching career with Coerver Coaching in Bridgeport CT, and then on to Milford United Soccer Club. In 2006, he moved to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for boys soccer. In 2010, Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States. During his time in Fairfield, he coached in the Travel Program for FUSA for U12-U14 boys and girls teams. Antonio was a huge part in building the Fairfield United Premier program, coaching the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club. The Strikers became the first team in club history to qualify for Division 1 Premier, with an entire team compiled from the same town. Fairfield United Football Club became the first Division 3 Premier team to make a semi-final appearance in the CT State Cup Tournament. Several FUFC players went onto to helping Fairfield Ludlowe win back to back FCIAC titles.

He spent 2 years as a Technical Director/Coach for Easton AYSO and 4 years coaching and developing players for CT Summer Select at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

In 2008, Antonio became the President and Co-Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy, focusing on Tots programs and high school soccer preseason camps.

In 2012, Antonio became Head Varsity Coach for boys soccer at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. In his first year, he led Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament appearance. He also became a Technical Coach for Monroe Soccer Club and Monroe AYSO.

Since his time at Masuk High School, he has a record of 55-41-16. He has led Masuk to 5 SWC quarterfinal appearances, 1 SWC final appearance, 2 second round State Tournament appearances and 1 quarterfinal State Tournament appearance. In 2017, Antonio led the Masuk boys soccer program to its first ever State Final appearance becoming State Finalists in Class L.

In 2013, Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club.

In 2015, Antonio founded the non-profit, 100% volunteer program Soccer Skills for Little Feet in Newtown, CT.

In 2016, Antonio became Head Regional Coach for A.C. Connecticut 02 girls and in 2017 became Head Regional Coach of A.C. Connecticut 04 boys team. He also became a Tech Coach for Apex Soccer which focuses on technical training and speed and agility training.

In 2018 Antonio founded the AV Soccer Academy training program. He also founded the Monroe Cubs training program, focusing on development for soccer players between two and four years old.

Currently Antonio continues to build and develop youth player's in the surrounding towns. He continues to grow a culture at Masuk High School as well as the AYSO and Monroe Soccer Club programs. He is a strong advocate of grassroots soccer and continues to teach young players how to love the game of soccer.

When he’s not coaching soccer, Antonio works as a paraprofessional at Fairfield Woods Middle School in Fairfield, CT working with special needs students. He resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with wife Kim and two sons Matteo and Maxwell.

Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and NSCAA Youth Development Diploma. He is a board member of the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association and of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and 10 year member of United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. Certified CPR, Concussion and First Aid.
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Brendan Cavanaugh
Head Coach, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer  |  avsoccer8@gmail.com
Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years, both as a player and a coach.

Originally from Milford, CT, he played high school soccer at Johnathan Law High School. Antonio also played premier for the Orange Hurricanes and has played in the CSL for Newtown, Norwalk and Shelton.

As a coach, Antonio has been developing players for the past 15 years.

In 2004, he started his coaching career with Coerver Coaching in Bridgeport CT, and then on to Milford United Soccer Club. In 2006, he moved to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for boys soccer. In 2010, Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States. During his time in Fairfield, he coached in the Travel Program for FUSA for U12-U14 boys and girls teams. Antonio was a huge part in building the Fairfield United Premier program, coaching the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club. The Strikers became the first team in club history to qualify for Division 1 Premier, with an entire team compiled from the same town. Fairfield United Football Club became the first Division 3 Premier team to make a semi-final appearance in the CT State Cup Tournament. Several FUFC players went onto to helping Fairfield Ludlowe win back to back FCIAC titles.

He spent 2 years as a Technical Director/Coach for Easton AYSO and 4 years coaching and developing players for CT Summer Select at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

In 2008, Antonio became the President and Co-Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy, focusing on Tots programs and high school soccer preseason camps.

In 2012, Antonio became Head Varsity Coach for boys soccer at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. In his first year, he led Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament appearance. He also became a Technical Coach for Monroe Soccer Club and Monroe AYSO.

Since his time at Masuk High School, he has a record of 55-41-16. He has led Masuk to 5 SWC quarterfinal appearances, 1 SWC final appearance, 2 second round State Tournament appearances and 1 quarterfinal State Tournament appearance. In 2017, Antonio led the Masuk boys soccer program to its first ever State Final appearance becoming State Finalists in Class L.

In 2013, Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club.

In 2015, Antonio founded the non-profit, 100% volunteer program Soccer Skills for Little Feet in Newtown, CT.

In 2016, Antonio became Head Regional Coach for A.C. Connecticut 02 girls and in 2017 became Head Regional Coach of A.C. Connecticut 04 boys team. He also became a Tech Coach for Apex Soccer which focuses on technical training and speed and agility training.

In 2018 Antonio founded the AV Soccer Academy training program. He also founded the Monroe Cubs training program, focusing on development for soccer players between two and four years old.

Currently Antonio continues to build and develop youth player's in the surrounding towns. He continues to grow a culture at Masuk High School as well as the AYSO and Monroe Soccer Club programs. He is a strong advocate of grassroots soccer and continues to teach young players how to love the game of soccer.

When he’s not coaching soccer, Antonio works as a paraprofessional at Fairfield Woods Middle School in Fairfield, CT working with special needs students. He resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with wife Kim and two sons Matteo and Maxwell.

Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and NSCAA Youth Development Diploma. He is a board member of the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association and of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and 10 year member of United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. Certified CPR, Concussion and First Aid.
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Terry Stroz
Head Coach, Boys Freshmen Soccer  |  avsoccer8@gmail.com
Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years, both as a player and a coach.

Originally from Milford, CT, he played high school soccer at Johnathan Law High School. Antonio also played premier for the Orange Hurricanes and has played in the CSL for Newtown, Norwalk and Shelton.

As a coach, Antonio has been developing players for the past 15 years.

In 2004, he started his coaching career with Coerver Coaching in Bridgeport CT, and then on to Milford United Soccer Club. In 2006, he moved to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for boys soccer. In 2010, Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States. During his time in Fairfield, he coached in the Travel Program for FUSA for U12-U14 boys and girls teams. Antonio was a huge part in building the Fairfield United Premier program, coaching the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club. The Strikers became the first team in club history to qualify for Division 1 Premier, with an entire team compiled from the same town. Fairfield United Football Club became the first Division 3 Premier team to make a semi-final appearance in the CT State Cup Tournament. Several FUFC players went onto to helping Fairfield Ludlowe win back to back FCIAC titles.

He spent 2 years as a Technical Director/Coach for Easton AYSO and 4 years coaching and developing players for CT Summer Select at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

In 2008, Antonio became the President and Co-Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy, focusing on Tots programs and high school soccer preseason camps.

In 2012, Antonio became Head Varsity Coach for boys soccer at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. In his first year, he led Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament appearance. He also became a Technical Coach for Monroe Soccer Club and Monroe AYSO.

Since his time at Masuk High School, he has a record of 55-41-16. He has led Masuk to 5 SWC quarterfinal appearances, 1 SWC final appearance, 2 second round State Tournament appearances and 1 quarterfinal State Tournament appearance. In 2017, Antonio led the Masuk boys soccer program to its first ever State Final appearance becoming State Finalists in Class L.

In 2013, Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club.

In 2015, Antonio founded the non-profit, 100% volunteer program Soccer Skills for Little Feet in Newtown, CT.

In 2016, Antonio became Head Regional Coach for A.C. Connecticut 02 girls and in 2017 became Head Regional Coach of A.C. Connecticut 04 boys team. He also became a Tech Coach for Apex Soccer which focuses on technical training and speed and agility training.

In 2018 Antonio founded the AV Soccer Academy training program. He also founded the Monroe Cubs training program, focusing on development for soccer players between two and four years old.

Currently Antonio continues to build and develop youth player's in the surrounding towns. He continues to grow a culture at Masuk High School as well as the AYSO and Monroe Soccer Club programs. He is a strong advocate of grassroots soccer and continues to teach young players how to love the game of soccer.

When he’s not coaching soccer, Antonio works as a paraprofessional at Fairfield Woods Middle School in Fairfield, CT working with special needs students. He resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with wife Kim and two sons Matteo and Maxwell.

Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and NSCAA Youth Development Diploma. He is a board member of the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association and of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and 10 year member of United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. Certified CPR, Concussion and First Aid.
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Drew Nucifora
Masuk Soccer Goal Keeper Coach  |  avsoccer8@gmail.com
Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years, both as a player and a coach.

Originally from Milford, CT, he played high school soccer at Johnathan Law High School. Antonio also played premier for the Orange Hurricanes and has played in the CSL for Newtown, Norwalk and Shelton.

As a coach, Antonio has been developing players for the past 15 years.

In 2004, he started his coaching career with Coerver Coaching in Bridgeport CT, and then on to Milford United Soccer Club. In 2006, he moved to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for boys soccer. In 2010, Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States. During his time in Fairfield, he coached in the Travel Program for FUSA for U12-U14 boys and girls teams. Antonio was a huge part in building the Fairfield United Premier program, coaching the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club. The Strikers became the first team in club history to qualify for Division 1 Premier, with an entire team compiled from the same town. Fairfield United Football Club became the first Division 3 Premier team to make a semi-final appearance in the CT State Cup Tournament. Several FUFC players went onto to helping Fairfield Ludlowe win back to back FCIAC titles.

He spent 2 years as a Technical Director/Coach for Easton AYSO and 4 years coaching and developing players for CT Summer Select at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

In 2008, Antonio became the President and Co-Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy, focusing on Tots programs and high school soccer preseason camps.

In 2012, Antonio became Head Varsity Coach for boys soccer at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. In his first year, he led Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament appearance. He also became a Technical Coach for Monroe Soccer Club and Monroe AYSO.

Since his time at Masuk High School, he has a record of 55-41-16. He has led Masuk to 5 SWC quarterfinal appearances, 1 SWC final appearance, 2 second round State Tournament appearances and 1 quarterfinal State Tournament appearance. In 2017, Antonio led the Masuk boys soccer program to its first ever State Final appearance becoming State Finalists in Class L.

In 2013, Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club.

In 2015, Antonio founded the non-profit, 100% volunteer program Soccer Skills for Little Feet in Newtown, CT.

In 2016, Antonio became Head Regional Coach for A.C. Connecticut 02 girls and in 2017 became Head Regional Coach of A.C. Connecticut 04 boys team. He also became a Tech Coach for Apex Soccer which focuses on technical training and speed and agility training.

In 2018 Antonio founded the AV Soccer Academy training program. He also founded the Monroe Cubs training program, focusing on development for soccer players between two and four years old.

Currently Antonio continues to build and develop youth player's in the surrounding towns. He continues to grow a culture at Masuk High School as well as the AYSO and Monroe Soccer Club programs. He is a strong advocate of grassroots soccer and continues to teach young players how to love the game of soccer.

When he’s not coaching soccer, Antonio works as a paraprofessional at Fairfield Woods Middle School in Fairfield, CT working with special needs students. He resides in Sandy Hook, CT, with wife Kim and two sons Matteo and Maxwell.

Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and NSCAA Youth Development Diploma. He is a board member of the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association and of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and 10 year member of United Soccer Coaches and US Soccer. Certified CPR, Concussion and First Aid.