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Naples Elite SC Staff

Vincenzo Bernardo



USSF B License (Pending)
• Super Y-League National Championship (2004) – NY/NJ Metrostars
• US Youth National Team Player (U15-U20)
• S.S.C Napoli First Team Player
• FC Höchst (Austria)
• C.D. Guastatoya (Guatemala)
• Antigua GFC (Guatemala)
• USL Championship Runner up (2011) Harrisburg City Islanders
• Miami United (NPSL)
• County College of Morris Assistant Coach
• Madison High School Assistant Coach

Stephen Basso

Executive Director


USSF C License
• USC Director of Coaching Diploma
• USCA - United States Soccer Coaches Association
• High School All American
• Turned pro at 19 years old for SV Darmstadt 1898 in Germany
• 15 years of professional playing experience
• 100+ games played in the USL(United Soccer League)
• 100+ games played in MASL(Major Arena Soccer League)
• US Men’s Arena National Team
• South Central PA Academy, Technical Director & Jr Academy Director
• Capital Area Soccer Association, Assistant Director & Girls Director
• Wake Futbol Club, Director of Women’s Soccer, Girls Academy Director, WPSL/USLW Head Coach
• Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club, Executive Director, ECNL Boy’s Head Coach

Jamie Edwards

Technical Director

Coaching Qualifications

UEFA A Coaching License, (PFSA) Talent ID / Opposition Analysis / Technical Scouting and Performance Analysis in Football, FA Goalkeeping Coaching License and Futsal Coaching License.

Jamie was born in Walsall, England and has been coaching at all different levels for over twenty years while mixing his playing and professional coaching career. Jamie started coaching at Walsall Football Club being involved with the Academy for over seven years. In 2010 Jamie came to the U.S. to coach for (MLS Club) New York Red Bulls for four years. He coached within the Regional Development Schools (linked to the Red Bulls Academy),identifying top players across New York and New Jersey. Jamie then started his own soccer club in the North East, and over the course of six years were two-time State Cup Finalists (with two different teams) while he also coached high school soccer for a short time. During this time, Jamie also coached for FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Arsenal FC, directing elite academy camps across the United States where he identified and scouted elite players. Jamie also worked with U.S Women’s World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe, consulting and organizing clinics and camps with her for over 2 years. After selling his club to Steel Sports, Jamie added to his vast number of qualifications by becoming a Coach Developer and was voted Coach of the Year for the area of New York and New Jersey in 2020. Edwards moved to Chicago where he worked with TOCA Football developing coaches and opening a TOCA facility in Naperville, IL. In October 2021, he proceeded to move to the Sunshine State and is very eager to pass on his experience – specifically his tactical knowledge and quick player development - to the Naples Elite Soccer Club.

Andres Lafebre

Director of Coaching

Coaching Qualifications

B License Coach / DOC certificate / GK 1 & 2 Certificate / FAW - Introduction

Andres was born and raised in Ecuador, he came to United States at age 15. In California he continued playing in high school, in college and was able to reach a high competitive level in San Francisco Soccer Football League ( Total Football Club ). During his soccer career, Andres started coaching and fell in love with player development and growth. After 13 years years in California he decided to move and relocate in New York to work in the RDS program for the New York Red Bulls. In the NY area he was able to work for Juventus FC , Rapinoe Brand as an organizer and facilitator. Learning and growing as a coach in such high level environment has help him build my philosophy and methodology of coaching. After 9 years in the Tri - State area He decide to move to Florida. 5 months ago he established his own brand as FUTBOL FACTORY. Andres is looking forward to work, develop, mold, and push players to their max potential under Naples Elite SC to create not only great athletes but also respectful people.

"DT" David Thureson

Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications

• USSF B License
• USSF National Youth
• NSCAA Premier
• NSCAA Director Of Coaching
• UEFA C License (In Progress)
• Former Pro Player Canada and USA
• DOC/Technical Director
• ECNL Girls Director
• ODP Region 3 Staff
• College/Semi Professional Coach

"DT" David Thureson has been coaching full-time all ages and levels of players for over 20 years for professional soccer clubs. His most recent role has been Director of Coaching at a soccer club in St. Augustine, FL. DT has a history of developing players and leading them to the top colleges and MLS programs.

Ashton Wittwer

Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications

Ashton is currently attending Florida Gulf Coast University and comes fresh off the heels of his soccer playing career. He started his career playing at the 3rd ranked national high school soccer team. He then played NPSL for two years and UPSL for another year professionally. Ashton was part of the Illinois State Team for Olympic Developmental Program where he exceled at coaching. He is coming from coaching currently at Naples United Academy and was previously working with Florida West as a SAQ.

For more information please email info@napleselitesoccer.com