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Our Winning Combination of Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about our coaches.

Dan Baccarini - Director of Coaching

Coached Youth Soccer for 21 years.

Coached at Every Level of Youth Soccer from Recreational to Select to HS; coaching Both Boys and Girls from U8 up through HS Aged Players.

Took a losing Team to a Top 20 Scoring Team in the Nation for their Age Group in The First Season Coaching the Team.

Coached the Most Successful HS JV and Freshmen Teams in School History.

United Soccer Coaches - Premier Diploma

United Soccer Coaches - Advanced National Diploma 

USSF National D Coaching License.

NSCAA Goal Keeper I and II Diplomas.

James Baccarini - Assistant DOC

Played Select Soccer for 8 years. 

Coached Multiple Teams in the Pensacola area for the Past Ten Years.

Navarre High School Varsity Boys Coach

United Soccer Coaches National Diploma

USSF F License.


Sean Acosta - Assistant DOC

A Navarre native, Sean played select soccer in the Gulf Coast area with Bayside, Destin Wave, and Pensacola Revolution while growing up.

Four years Varsity Navarre High School; leading goal scorer throughout his tenure, a member of the first team to go to and win a state playoff game in school history, and voted onto the All-Area Boys Soccer Team and Varsity MVP 2003.

Following High School and the events of 9/11, Sean joined the U.S. Army where he was a 4-year starter on the Fort Bragg post team winning 3 Commanders’ Cups.

Coaching Experience

Sean has coached youth soccer for over 8 years. His experience is from as low as U8 recreational soccer to U17 select.

His time coaching select soccer in North Carolina was spent primarily in rural, economically disenfranchised Latino communities where he found low cost methods (e.g. fundraising and sponsorships) to enable these children to experience soccer competitively. The primary goal was to use soccer as a platform for these children to better their lives through college scholarships or other playing opportunities that would have not been otherwise possible.

Jen Brennan


•Shenendehowa High School, Clifton Park, NY, June 1991, Regence Diploma

            •Union College, Schenectady, NY, BA in English, June 1995,

            •Graduate School at Union College, Master in the Art of Teaching, June 1997


Certifications and Licenses:

            •NYS Permanent Teaching License, Secondary English Grades 7-12, September 2002

            •USSF National D License, October 2006


Player Experience:

            •Shenendehowa High School Freshman, JV, Varsity Soccer, 1987-1991

            •Clifton Park Select Soccer Club, 1986-1991

            •Union College Women’s Soccer, Division III, 1991-1995

                        -Four-year starting goalkeeper, Letter Winner

                        -Team Captain, 1992-1994

-Recipient, Union College Terri Lynch Jackie Havercamp Leadership Memorial Award, 1992

                        -Recipient, Union College Athletic Promise Award, 1994

                        -Held records for most saves and most shut-outs

            •Union College Women’s Lacrosse, Division III, 1991-1995

                        -Three-year starter, Letter Winner

                        -Team Captain, 1995

            •Empire State Women’s Soccer Team, Albany, NY, 1994-1995


Coaching Experience over approximately 20 years:

            •Graduate Assistant Coach, Union College, Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse, 1995-1997

            •Coached various soccer camps and clinics in NY, MS, NC, and FL

            •Head JV/Assistant Coach Varsity Girls’ Soccer, New Bern High School, NC, 1999-2002

            •Head Coach, HJ Macdonald Middle School Girls’ Soccer, New Bern, NC, 2000-2002

            •New Bern Area Soccer Association, Coastal United, New Bern, NC, 2006-2011

                        -Coached Various Levels of Recreational Soccer

                        -Coached U17, U18, U16 Girls’ and U14 Boys’ Classic Competitive Soccer

                        -U17 Girls’ Coastal United Team:

                                    Undefeated NCYSA President’s State Cup Champion, 2006-2007

                                    Undefeated USYS Region III President’s Cup U17 Champions, 2007

            •Recreational Soccer Coach, various levels, Football Club Santa Rosa, 2012-2015

            •Navarre United Futbol Club, 2016-2020

                        -Goalkeeper Coach

                        -2002-05 Girls’ Soccer Coach

                        -2006-07 Girls’ Soccer Coach
            •Navarre High School Goal Keeper Coach, 2 Years


Abdalla Elbaioumy aka Coach Bedo

Player Experience:

1993-1998 Malyat Kafrelzayat 
1998-2000 Zamalek (One of the best pro teams in Africa; 5 time winner, African champion league)
2000-2001 Tanta ( dev. A team)
2001-2003 Malyat Kafrelzayat 


1994 Best Player in Gharbia U15 
1994 Won Gharbia State League with Malyat Kafrelzayat 
1995 3rd Place in Egypt League U16
1996 Gharbia Stat Champion U17
1998 Joined Zamalek U18 
1999 Won Egypt League with Zamalek U19 
2000 Joined Tanta First Team (Division B)
2001- 2003 Played for Malyat Kafrelzayat First Team (Division B)

Coaching Experience: 

2004 Assistant Coach for Malyat Kafrelzayat U14 
2005 Coach for Malyat Kafrelzayat U15 
2006 Coach for Malyat Kafrelzayat U19
2007-2008 Assistant Coach for Malyat Kafrelzayat First Team 
2008-2009 Coach for Eldarwaish Academy Tanta Branch
2009-2012 Perdido Bay Futbol Club


Cat Baccarini

Coaching Experience

Coach Cat has worked within the NUFC program for 7+ years. 
NUFC 2014 Girls, 2015/16 Girls, 2015 Boys
Navarre High School Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coaching License/Certifications 
United Soccer Coaches National Diploma
USSF F License 

Player Experience
- Played Select Soccer for 10 years. 
- Played for Semi Pro Women's Team (GCT W20) at 16 years old.  In its second year team made it to National Championship game where Coach Cat was one of the starters as a 17 year old.
- Alabama State Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team.
- A Starter on the Most Successful team in Navarre High School History.


Coach Cat's biggest success as a coach is winning the state title for the Presidents Cup in 2022. Since then, Coach Cat has shifted her focus to the younger talent in the area. She instills a mindset of developing and having fun to her players.

One motto that she teaches her players is "Practice makes progress, not perfection." While winning is fun, her primary focus is seeing the players develop their skill and enjoy playing.


Tim Ross

Coached Youth Soccer for over 10 years.

Coached Select Soccer with Navarre United since 2018.

United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.

Head Coach of Navarre High Boys Freshmen Team 2019-2022 and currently Escambia High Boys Varsity Assistant Coach.

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