CoachAlMoralesAl Morales, Jr.
Director of Athletics – Basketball Instructor

 Kennedy Catholic HS in Somers, NY – Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach  
 • 2015-16 CHSAA undefeated league champs and CHSAA coach of the year
 • 2014-15 CHSAA City Champions
 • 2009-2012 Kennedy Catholic Girls Varsity coach
 • 2010-2012 Undefeated section 1 league champs
 • 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Coach of the year    
 • Lightning AAU Director/NY Metropolitan AAU Commissioner
 • Somers HS – Head Varsity Coach – 2004-2007
 • Kennedy Catholic HS – Head JV/Assist. Boys Varsity – 2002-2004
      (2004 Section 1 Champs, NY State and Federation Champs)
   • Dyckman Basketball Organization – NYC – 1995-2002 – (AAU Head/Practice Coach)
   • Played Professionally in Puerto Rico
   • College: University of Puerto Rico – (4 Year Scholarship Player)
   • High School: Played 4 years at nationally ranked St. Nicholas of Tolentine-Bronx, NY.
   • Born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC.


CoachFotiJrFranco Foti, Jr. – Basketball Instructor

•  Lightning AAU coach and head of player development
• Attended The University of New England and graduated with a degree in Sports Mgt.
• 4 year Varsity Basketball Player 2007-2011
• Captain
• Coaches award winner 2011
• Dean’s list for all 4 years
• 3 Year HS Varsity Basketball player at John Jay Cross River 2004-2007
• Team Captain
• Position: Point Guard

 

 


CoachRLoughranRob Loughran – Basketball Instructor

• Lightning AAU coach
• Player Development
• Carmel Boys Freshman coach 2014-16
• Kennedy Catholic Boys Freshman coach 2013-14
• Played and graduated from Carmel HS

 

 

 

 


DrewKleinDrew Klein – Basketball Instructor

• Boys Freshman head coach and varsity asst. at the Hackley school
• Lightning AAU coach
• BSC Developmental coach
• Played and graduated from Horace Greeley HS

 

 

 

 

 


CObiChris Obi – Director

Ex-pro soccer player (Nigeria)
Certified Personal Trainer (AfAA, FRA)
Chris Obi – Press release – As featured in the Journal Newspaper 2007.

 

 

 

 

 


CorraoDominique Corrao -Trainer

Email: Dom@chrisobiacademy.com USSF “F” Coaching License.
Playing Experience
• 1963 -1976 Blau Weiss Gotsches German American Club of Brooklyn, NY Youth and Adult professional leagues
• 1967- 1970 Captain of Bushwick High School team in Brooklyn, NY New York City Champs 1968 1970
• 1983 Aruba National Team Clubs
• 1986- 1990 Italian American Club of Bedford, NY and Brewster United Adult league
• Over 40 years of playing experience

 

 


SibigaRobert Sibiga

CSA Youth & Adult Leagues Referee Assignor/Director For all-Leagues officiating issues
• Played amateur and semiprofessional soccer in Eastern Europe and US since 1984
• Assistant Coach and JV Coach for Carmel High School 2005-2008
• High School and College Referee in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess since 2008.
• USSF Certified Soccer Referee since 2008.
• Officiated US Club Soccer Finals 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA
• Officiated US Soccer Development Academy in Phoenix, AZ 2009
• Soccer referee for “Score at the Shore” Winter College Showcase in Tampa, FL

 

 


 

RamiroRamiro – Head of Maintenance