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Coaching Staff

Kevin Julian - Technical Director

Kevin Julian Technical DirectorKevin has a lengthy and distinguished profile both as a player and as a coach. Kevin played semi-pro in England for Garforth Town FC before being scouted to move to the United States on a soccer scholarship. While attending William Woods University (NAIA), Kevin captained the team from mid freshman year until graduation. He was also recognized to the Honourable Mention Squad twice and First Team All Conference once. Kevin was named Team MVP in both his sophomore and senior years but values being named Academic All American three out of four years just as highly.In 2005 Kevin had the unique opportunity to work for Ajax America; a defining moment in his soccer career. Kevin flew around the United States being an assistant coach to famous retired Ajax players who had moved into coaching roles teaching the Ajax football philosophy to their academies around the world. While still playing soccer at University, Kevin coached U17 Boys (Columbia, MO) then was hired as the Director of Coaching (Jefferson City, MO).

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, Kevin took more exams to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a certification that he still holds by attending national and international conferences. Kevin played as a full time professional after University for Sligo Rovers in The League of Ireland Premiership before pursuing a career in coaching.

After being an assistant coach for the Red Deer College women’s program, Kevin moved to Vancouver. Kevin attended UBC and completed his Masters Degree in Kinesiology excelling in the sport psychology, exercise physiology and motor learning fields.

Kevin holds the CSA National “B” Licence, Children's Licence as well as the Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Kevin is currently enrolled in the CSA Youth Licence. Kevin also has completed two online courses from The LMA School of Football Management “Creating a Culture of Excellence” and “Evaluating Performance”.

Kevin is a Certified BC Soccer Learning Facilitator to educate coaches on their LTPD coaching pathway including the Active Start, Fundamentals, Learning To Train and Soccer For Life Courses.

Nicolás Echeverría - Head Staff Coach for Boys

Nicolás Echeverría, Head Staff Coach for Boys

Nico started loving this game at a very early age. He began playing when he was at elementary school and continued until his university years. Originally from Chile, Nico has been coaching soccer and teaching sports for over 20 years.

He has a broad experience in different roles such as: Director of Soccer Academies, Head Coach, Physical Conditioning Coach, Sports Consultant, Coaches’ Educator and PE Teacher in different schools. Nico has a BA in Education and possesses two Master´s Degrees, one in Sports Training (Chile) and the other one in High Performance for Team Sports (Spain).

He also holds a Pro – Soccer License from the Chilean Soccer Federation – CONMEBOL, and BC Soccer's Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn To Train, Soccer For Life, CSA National Children's License and currently enrolled in CSA National Youth License.

Kat Tomic - Head Staff Coach for Girls

Kat Tomic - Head Staff Coach for GirlsBorn in Canada with an European upbringing from Croatia, it was natural for Kat to fall in love with soccer. Kat started playing at the age of 3, following in the footsteps of both her parents and older brother who were already actively involved in the game.

Kat’s father started coaching her from a young age and through most of her career. Between the ages of 7-16, Kat continued to sharpen her skills with Cliff Avenue United. This led to Kat being chosen to join the very first female HPL Mountain United FC team, where she played from the age of 17-18. Her love for the sport extended through numerous teams in one season. Kat practiced daily, where she would only take breaks to travel back home to Croatia. Even in Croatia, Kat would still participate in local soccer tournaments where she would compete as the only girl in the tournaments.

In 2014, Kat experienced a significant injury which required multiple surgical procedures. Despite this setback in her journey, Kat was still passionate about soccer and knew she still wanted to be deeply involved. This led Kat to reassess her career, leading her to pivot from player to coach. Kat now coaches several teams.

Kat was one of the first ten women chosen to be part of the BC Soccer Female Mentorship Program, a program created to promote female coaching. Kat successfully received her C Licence and Provincial B Licence. In addition to both of these licences, Kat also has her Grassroots Coaching Certificates. Kat's goal is to encourage a fun and challenging player-centric environment that promotes both player and team development. Her wealth of experience in soccer motivates Kat to enrich players with a life-long love and passion for the game of Soccer

Dino Alberti - Goalkeeper Coach


USL Super Y-League, Ultimate Soccer School, youth leagues, and Director of the soccer program for the Vancouver Catholic Archdiocese Goalkeeper instructor for the Pele Soccer School (New York) and the Chinaglia Soccer School (New York) Played youth soccer with Grandview Legion winning two provincial cup titles and a national championship; represented British Columbia at U16 and U18 and played internationally with Canadian Youth and Olympic teams, long-time player with Columbus F.C. Played professionally for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, 2 NASL Championships 1980, 1982 

Gene Gallant - Staff Coach

Gene Gallant - Staff CoachGene Gallant has a coaching and teaching career that spans over 20 years. He has spent time with both the Provincial Program and the Whitecaps prospects program and academy. Gene has coached at CSA National competitions at both club and University level as well as playing in that competition while being a student athlete at the now Vancouver Island University. He has also spent time coaching in one of the largest clubs in Colorado, the Colorado Storm. Gene's teaching career started in Kindergarten, which he enjoyed for over 10 years.  He now teaches high school Health and Physical education in the Vancouver district he has had much success bringing this training and experience from the classroom to the fields and vice-versa. Having been the program coordinator and head coach for several mini programs across the lower mainland, Gene brings this knowledge and experience to this storied club. Gene's constant search for knowledge has driven him to achieve a master's in Physical Education where he studied many aspects of Fundamental Movement skills and Physical Literacy which he believes are very important in the overall development of all players. Gene looks forward to this new challenge with the CAUSC as well as putting on the orange, white and black of this strong and historic club.

Lucas Zucchetto - Staff Coach


Lucas Zucchetto has been playing “the beautiful game” from the early age of five. Developing his skills during his youth years with CAUFC, he then played as a teen with Burnaby Metro Selects, winning many tournaments and league championships. He played his U-21 campaign with the Port Moody Soccer Club, and continued to play with PMSC into his adult divisions. He has been heard saying he will “always play the game as long as he can stand and walk”. 

Currently, he continues to play in the BMSL and VMSL. Lucas obtained a Diploma in Human Kinetics from Capilano University, focusing on the Physical Education Stream. He continued his post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree – General Studies in Education. His focus toward Physical Education, Kinesiology, and Health and Fitness Studies transferred seamlessly with his coaching career to promote living a healthy lifestyle to the club’s young athletes. He began a career in education at Holy Cross Elementary School in Burnaby. 

Starting as a Special Education Teaching Assistant, he became the Physical and Health Education teacher, furthering his own experiences educating youth both with coaching and beyond the field of play.

A product of Cliff Avenue himself, Lucas has been coaching with the club since 2013. Working alongside many of the club’s other staff coaches, he has been involved in and led many of the extra development programs the club offers. These include the U7/U8 Boys and Girls Jr Academy, U9/U10 Boys Prospects, U10-U12 Boys Academy, U7-U11 Boys and Girls ABCD, Spring Development Programs, and Evaluations, to name a few. He very much enjoys his involvement as a coach with CAUFC both on and off the pitch.

Marina Alberti - Staff Coach


Marina Alberti - Staff CoachGrowing up in a family of talented soccer players, coaches, professionals and fans, it was inevitable Marina would take a liking to soccer too. Beginning at a young age, Marina played for Cliff Avenue from U7 to U18. At the early age of twelve Marina’s soccer team, the Cliff Avenue Vipers celebrated a BC Provincial Cup victory with teammates she continues to play with to this very day in the Metro Women's Soccer League. In addition to playing for Cliff Avenue, Marina attended Ultimate Soccer School first as a student and then as a coach since 2010. 

This coming Spring, Marina will receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia. Throughout her education Marina worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at a elementary school in the Lower Mainland and hopes to become a teacher in the near future. Marina has always had a passion for working with children, whether it be helping with multiplication or running a shooting drill. Coaching has been a wonderful outlet for Marina to teach children the sport she loves to play.

Erin McNulty - Staff Coach


Originally from Winnipeg, Erin is a former professional, international and NCAA D1 goalkeeper. She was a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team Program for 12 years (2004-2015), and represented Canada in 3 U20 World Cups. She played club soccer for both the Vancouver Whitecaps Women and the Seattle Sounders Women, and also played professionally for 3 years in the Norwegian Toppserien. Erin competed collegiately in the NCAA for both Florida State University (2007-2010) and Penn State University (2011-2012), where she represented both schools in the National Championship (2007 and 2012).

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management (Florida State University), and a master’s degree in Higher Education (Penn State University), and she currently works for a tech company in Vancouver. 

Erin has a UEFA youth license, and is currently in the process of completing her Canadian National “B” License. Prior to joining Cliff Avenue, Erin was the goalkeeper coach at Vancouver FC and Fusion FC (2017-2019). She was also a coach at two different high performance academies in Norway (2014-2016). 

Adriano Clemente - Staff Coach


Born and raised in North Burnaby, British Columbia, Adriano had started his playing career at the age of 4 with Cliff Avenue United Football Club. 20+ years later and he has found himself as a coach, back at the club that started it all. He works directly with the Boys and Girls Academies from U8-U13 and is also the Head Coach of the CAUFC 2009 Division 1 Boys. As a player, he has competed at a variety of competitions such as the Super Y-League Finals Tournament (Mountain United Football Club, 2010), Western Canada Summer Games (Provincial Program, 2011), CSYA Nationals (Provincial Program, 2012), Canada Summer Games (Provincial Program, 2013), CIS Canada West (UBC, 2013 and 2015) and CIS Nationals (UBC, 2013 and 2015). 

Away from the game he has been working in the social services field for 5+ years with a focus on youth and family development, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (2018). Some of his favorite interests include hiking, cycling, cooking, travel and Inter Milan, the best club in the world.

Playing Experience

  • Former BCSPL Player - Mountain United Football Club
  • Former Provincial Program Player - BC Soccer
  • Former National Training Centre Program Player
  • Former Varsity Player - University of British Columbia Thunderbirds
  • Current Columbus Football Club Player - Vancouver Metro Soccer League

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach and Academy Coach - Mountain United Football Club
  • Technical Assistant - BC Soccer
  • Staff Coach - Cliff Avenue United Football Club
  • Head Coach of 2009 Division 1 Boys - Cliff Avenue United Football Club


  • Active Start
  • FUNdamentals
  • Learn to Train
  • Soccer for Life
  • C License

Jordan Chung - Staff Coach

Jordan is a Cliff Avenue Graduate since joining in U-8 and continues to play in the BMSL. He has been coaching since 2013 and is proud to be coaching with his childhood club.

Through great mentorship specifically in his early coaching days and recalling what he valued from his own grassroots coaches - Jordan has formed his own unique coaching approach. He believes that coaching is about developing an appreciation of the game by connecting with each players' individual personality. In doing so, it will enable stronger engagement that leads them playing well into adulthood.

Jordan's goal is to help nurture good citizens through what he knows best - Soccer(Football).

  • Canada Soccer C License
  • Learn to Train
  • Soccer for Life 
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Respect in Sport
Coaching Experience
  • 2008 Boys Div. 1 (2018 - present) Cliff Avenue United FC
  • 2002 Boys Div. 1 Co-Head Coach (2017 - 2018) Cliff Avenue United FC; 2018 League Champions and Youth Provincial B Cup - Third Place
  • 2000 Boys Div. 1 Assistant (2015-2017) Cliff Avenue United FC 
  • Staff Coach- Cliff Avenue United FC
  • Academy Coach- Cliff Avenue United FC

Vanessa Campbell - Staff Coach


As a former Cliff Avenue player, Vanessa has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. Vanessa moved on to play in the Super-Y league and was part of the first female Mountain HPL team, where she completed her years in Youth Soccer. Vanessa trained with the Douglas College Royals for 2 years before having to stop due to injury. Despite this setback, Vanessa knew she wanted to continue her love for the game through coaching.

Vanessa has been coaching at Cliff for almost 10 years and is heavily involved in the community as the Physical Education Teacher at Holy Cross Elementary School. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at SFU and has a diploma in Physical and Health Education. She is currently obtaining her Masters in Physical Education, Physical Literacy and Sport.

Working alongside Dino Alberti, Vanessa has coached the Goalkeeper Program at Cliff for the last decade. As a Staff Coach, she also coaches various Girls Academy and Skill Development Programs of all ages. Vanessa is certified in BC Soccer's Active Start, FUNdamentals, Respect in Sport and Learn to Train certifications. She is passionate about using her education and experience as a goalie and player to inspire and promote physical literacy to children.

Joe Zupo - Staff Coach


Joe was the youngest captain in Queen’s Gaels soccer history, four-time OUA All Star.

Former pro in the Canadian Soccer League (League Champion and Captain), National Premier Leagues Australia (Devonport Strikers Player of the Year) and New Zealand Premiership.

Three-time League1 Ontario First Team All Star and League All Time Best XI.

Inaugural League1 BC league winner with Varsity FC.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Education.

Is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Currently is an Assistant Coach with the UBC Men’s Soccer team.

Brett Whitehead - Staff Coach

Having grown up playing with Cliff Avenue United FC, Brett has been involved with the Club for some time either as a Coach or Referee.

Sport Specific – Soccer (BC Soccer Association)
  • C-License Certified Status
  • Soccer for Life
  • Active Start
  • Fundamentals
  • Learn to Train
Sport Specific – Soccer (Canada Soccer)
  • Children’s License (in Progress 21/22)
  • NCCP – Multi-sport (Planning a Practice, Basic Mental Skills, Nutrition, Designing a Basic Sport Program, Teaching and Learning, Making Ethical Decisions, Learning Facilitators Trained)
  • Concussion Training
  • High Five Training – Principals of Healthy Child Development (2016)
  • First Aid & CPR C
  • Douglas College with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program (BPEC) (December, 2018)
  • Regional Referee (2007-Present)
  • Referee Facilitator in Training (2022-Present)

Guido Titotto - President


Playing Experience/Honors: 

1987 CAUFC U16 National Club Champions. 
1987-92 Canadian National team U16, U19 & U23 levels. 
1987-94 Vancouver 86ers. 
1988 Burnaby Male Athlete of the year. 
2004 BC Sports Hall of Fame inductee (Van 86ers ‘1989 team’).
Columbus FC Men's Masters Division 2011-present. 
Columbus FC - Men's Masters Western National Champions Sept 2013. 

Coaching experience: 
  • 2008-present Coach at CAUFC. 
  • 2006-2016 Team Italy Men's Open division Nations Cup. 
Work/Educational Experience:
  • Vice President, Business Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal (30+ years)
  • MBA - Dalhousie University  /  FICB