Technical Staff

On the Field Professionals


Barry Ritson

Executive Director of LAPFC // Academy Director

(626) 318-7835


Head Coach 2001/2002 Academy

USSF 'A' License / US Soccer Staff Scout YNT

UEFA 'B' License

NSCAA Master Coach

NSCAA Premier Diploma

NSCAA Advanced Director of Coaching Diploma

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

BSc (Hons) Coaching for Performance in Football (UK)

BSc Sport Science (Sport Studies).


Dido Tshimanga

Academy Staff Coach

(310) 770- 2784


Head Coach 2004 Academy

USSF 'B' License ('A' Pending Audit)

UEFA 'B' License

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

CSCS Strenth and Conditioning Certificate

Athlete Performance Enhancement

BSc Chemistry

WPSL Coach of the Year

USYS National, Regional and State Championships


Nick Gumpert

Girls Director of Coaching at LAPFC // Academy Staff Coach

(970) 314-0479


Head Coach 2003 Academy

USSF 'A' License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

NSCAA Special Topics course - Man Utd.

US Soccer National Training Center Staff

CalSouth Coaching Education Instructor

BA Business (Entrepreneurship).


Radames 'Rod' Lafaurie

Boys Director of Coaching at LAPFC // Academy Staff Coach // Men's Head Coach at Occidental College

(818) 389-8092


Head Coach 1999/2000 Academy

USSF 'A' License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

Regional ODP Staff

Nevada ODP Head Coach

Bachelors and Masters Degrees in History




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