Coaching Staff

Technical Director

Kevin Julian, Technical Director

Kevin 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” coaching license as well as the Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. 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.

Goalkeeper Coach

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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 

President

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Guido Titotto, President, Cliff Avenue United FC

Playing Experience/Honors:  current player with Columbus FC Men's Masters Premier Division 2011-present, Columbus FC - Men's Masters Western National Champions Sept 2013. 1987 CAUFC U16 National Club Champions.  1987-92 Canadian National team player U16, U19 & U23 levels.  1987-94 Vancouver 86ers.  1988 Burnaby Male Athlete of the year.   2004 BC Sports Hall of Fame inductee.Coaching experience:  2008-present Coach at CAUFC.  2006-present Team Italy men's open division Nations Cup.Work/Educational Experience:  25+ years with BMO Bank of Montreal, Vice-President Commercial Banking.  FICB, MBA, Dalhousie University.

Head Coach U8-U12 Boys

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Head Staff Coach U8-U12 Boys

Noah began playing soccer at the age of 4 and has continued to play both recreationally and competitively throughout his life.  As a high school student, he discovered coaching at his team's annual summer camps, where as a counsellor he learned how rewarding it is to help youth improve their lives on and off the field.He attended the University of California, San Diego where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology and always fostered an interest in social inclusion and the importance of access to sport for all children.  Through working at home and abroad in a variety of educational settings, from after-school mentoring of at-risk youth in Los Angeles to teaching physical education to children in South Korea, he has seen first hand the positive role soccer can play in the lives of youth.  Since moving to Vancouver, Noah has began the Coach Education Program from Canada Soccer and currently holds a Pre-B professional certification.  As a staff coach at Cliff Avenue, he is proud to work for a club that supports access to soccer for all youth and Noah strives to provide professional coaching to all players at CAUFC.

Staff Coach

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Gene 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.

Jr. Academy Girls Coach

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Marina Alberti, Jr. Academy Girls Coach

Growing 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.


Andrea Di Lorenzo, Jr. Academy Girls Coach

Andrea began her soccer career at the age of five with Cliff Avenue, and has been passionate about soccer ever since. Her earliest memorable soccer experience was when her team placed second at the Dana Cup in Denmark and fifth at the Gothia Cup in Sweden when she was only thirteen. She was selected to the Provincial Teams Program and the National Training Centre West, where her team placed second at nationals in 2009, celebrated a western national championship in 2010, and placed third at nationals in 2011. Andrea ended her youth career with Mountain United Football Club, placing second at provincials. She then started the next chapter of her career playing varsity women's soccer at Simon Fraser University. Andrea is working towards a Bachelor of Sciences degree, majoring in molecular biology and biochemistry at SFU. While Andrea is undecided on a future career, she wants to do something where she is directly making a difference in someone else's life. Andrea finds coaching a very fulfilling outlet for her and she hopes to make a positive influence in the soccer careers of young girls as past coaches have for her.

Technical Advisor

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Tony Waiters, Technical Advisor

Check Tony’s bio on Wikipedia or on his World of Soccer Website