Director of Coaching
Cannella comes to Legacy United from NCAA DIII Baldwin Wallace University where he was an assistant coach and head of recruitment for 3 years. His primary responsibilities included recruiting, creating and implementing practice sessions for the varsity squad, helping to run the day-to-day operations of the program and creating a game plan for each opponent. Prior to Baldwin Wallace, Cannella was at NCAA Division II Walsh University in Canton where he was an assistant coach for one season. Cannella was also a volunteer assistant at Division II Ashland University from August 2016 to May 2017 and the College of Wooster from August 2013 to May 2014. Prior to his time at Wooster, Cannella was a graduate assistant Coach at Division II Urbana University for two seasons. He assisted in all facets of the men’s soccer program and was a crucial part in recruiting players both domestically and overseas. During his time at Urbana, Cannella helped to lead the Blue Knights to the two most successful seasons in program history with a conference championship coming in his final season. At the club level, Cannella has worked with the Akron Metro Futbol Club as the Associate Technical Director since August of 2013 where he provides training for children ages 4-18 and markets the club’s summer camp schedule of events. Concurrent to AMFC, Cannella was also at Cuyahoga Valley Soccer Academy where he coached teams in the US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues. Cannella’s soccer experience isn’t just limited to being a coach, however, as he was a four-year starter for the Division II Tiffin University men’s soccer program from 2007-2011. In his 74 career games, he scored 29 goals and added 14 assists for 72 points. A two-time team captain, Cannella earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Offensive Player of the Year and NCAA Division II First-Team All-American honors as a junior to go along with his two ALL_GLIAC nods. He was recently inducted into the Tiffin University Athletic Hall of Fame. Cannella currently is a Senior Consultant for Sports Recruiting USA which is a college soccer placement service.
Tony has been immersed in the local soccer scene for over 30 years. As a freshman in high school, he played on the ODP state team for Cal south. As an upperclassman playing varsity soccer at Atascadero High School, he earned the MVP award in his senior year and he was also placed on the 1st CIF team and made All-League for CIF Southern Section as a center mid-fielder. He then moved on to more competitive soccer starting at Hancock College and then going on to play with The Central Coast Roadrunners, a team that was a part of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. Tony had to put his semi-professional soccer career on hold though due to an injury he suffered in his first year of play with The Roadrunners. He was then able to divert his soccer experiences into coaching the local youth starting off with Templeton AYSO. Having obtained his first referee license when he was fourteen years old, he also went back and utilized his referee experience and furthered his credentials and became a State Referee in 2014. He has refereed some major Cal Poly University games, Mexico’s U21 versus UC Berkeley and Cal South’s Far West Regional games. In order to coach higher-level competitive club soccer teams, Tony also obtained his US Soccer National E license in 2014 and has coached higher level club soccer teams ever since. He will be obtaining his Legacy-sponsored D-license soon. Whether the youth soccer player is striving to make their local high school varsity team or go on to play college soccer, Tony is there to guide and help the players to hone their skills and achieve their soccer goals. Tony has also been the Templeton JV Boys Soccer Coach from 2018 to 2020. Old injuries unable to hold him back, Tony also plays in the local Paso Robles men’s soccer leagues and the local indoor soccer leagues at Wall-2-Wall. Soccer is Tony’s favorite sport and he loves to build enthusiasm for the sport in his players and watch his players mature in their soccer skills. After having only coached boys teams in the past, Tony is currently coaching his first girls soccer team, Legacy G07/08, and loves their fresh perspectives on the sport. Tony’s positive coaching influences in the local soccer community can be witnessed in his former players who have gone on to play Premier league with their local club soccer teams. And, one of his G08 players was just named to the Cal South ODP team.
Casey has been a part of coaching local soccer for the past 12 years.He has coached boys and girls soccer from ages 5 to 15. His coaching time has been spent with Cal south Templeton, Templeton All Stars, AYSO Atascadero, Atascadero All Stars, Madrid Soccer Club and Legacy United Soccer Club.Obtaining his US Soccer National E license in 2014 is when he moved his focus to coaching year round club soccer. Being mentored by several British and local professional coaches is where he has developed his training philosophy. Casey says Legacy United Soccer Club is great place for players to move to the next level of competitive soccer. Being a part of so many great young players is his true joy. He says the club is full of great families and players. It his hope to help all the players he’s involved with to reach their full potential by developing training sessions of high activity, challenging individual fitness, skills with main focus being on competitive level team play. Casey is Head Coach of the G09’s presently.
Alex Partida has coached for over 10 years and 5 of those years have been with Madrid Premiere and CVSC. Alex played competitive soccer. Alex currently holds a D license but soon will obtain a C license in the summer. At this time Alex is coaching the Girls 2012, 2013-2014 team
Roni Hinson has played soccer for 13 years, seven of those years have been spent playing club soccer at different levels of play, all of which she has been able to learn and grow from and form not only into the player she is today but as well as a coach that has been in her sights since the beginning. Hinson’s primary position is goalkeeper. When you do not find Hinson playing soccer out on the field, you will find her playing indoor at Wall-2-Wall. Over the last 2 years Hinson has been doing personal soccer trainings and it has only validated the love for coaching. Hinson looks forward to the opportunity to coach at a higher level of play and continue to learn more from her fellow coaching staff.
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