Pedro Lopes - Soccer Director, Coach/Trainer
Pedro has been with the Jersey Knights as a coach/trainer for the past 25 years. He has been a member of the Jersey Knights Board of Directors for over 15 years. He currently serves as the Knight’s Director of Coaching. His responsibilities include overseeing all the men’s teams and programs and supervising the Knight’s large, professional staff of coaches.
Pedro has a strong and diverse soccer resume. He is the former head coach at NJIT (New Jersey Intstitue of Technology) and the former first assistant coach and head of recruiting for the Rutgers University Men’s Program. He was also a camp director at the Bob Reasso Soccer Academy at Rutgers University.
Pedro is a former four year letter winner at Rutgers who was named to the NCAA All-American Team two times. His professional experience includes the A League, and the USSL. He is a former member of the United States U-20 National Team Pool. He is a graduate of Rutgers University. He played his high school ball at St Benedicts Prep in Newark where he earned All State Honors. Pedro has extensive youth experience with children of all ages at the club level. He a member of the Rutgers University Athletic Hall of Fame. Pedro holds national licenses, including a Director of Coaching Diploma from USSF and the NSCAA.