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Novi Maric - Director of Coaching
Phone: 727-534-3371
Email: novi.maric@yahoo.com

Coach Novi Maric has been around soccer his entire life. He spent his youth career playing in Germany where he had a lot of success at different levels. Upon moving to the United States Coach Novi continued playing on the club level for numerous clubs in Tampa Bay.

Novi was named the St. Pete Times and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year numerous times. He also held the Pasco County scoring record and was a first team All-State his Junior and Senior year. He holds all of Gulf High School scoring records. He went on to play for Jacksonville University (Division I NCAA).

Novi has coached numerous teams at West Pasco F.C. and was able to build elite teams that competed and won at the highest level in the state. Novi also was part of the US Pre-Academy Staff with the Clearwater Chargers. Several of his players went on to play college soccer and have made the US National youth teams and US Academy teams. Novi is on the US Club Soccer PDP Coaching Staff.

During his time as the Academy Director at West Pasco FC he was able to build one of the strongest Academy programs in Tampa Bay. He enjoys working with his coaches in building a program where players can learn in a friendly environment and develop their technical skills to their maximum potential. He takes pride in developing technical players that are risk takers.

His passion for soccer and kids is what makes him work hard everyday to become a better teacher of the game. He is excited to have the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and skill onto our players.

Novi is married to wife Stephanny and the couple have a son, Marko and a daughter, Victoria.

Interesting Article about Novi Maric as a youth player.


Diego Viera—Director of Coaching Collier Parkway
(West Pasco Central)

Phone number: 813-210-6717
Email: distanti2003@yahoo.com

Diego Viera soccer roots began in Uruguay where he played professionally for 6 years for Montevideo, Uruguay. He was then drafted to play in the MLS for the Tampa Mutiny. The Mutiny didn’t last long in the MLS, but Diego decided to stay in sunny Florida. Diego brings much experience to Collier Parkway in the role of Director of Coaching. Over the years, he has served as DOC to West Florida Flames and East Lake Soccer Association. He brings a real passion for developing the youth across the west coast of central Florida. He has touched teams at local high schools, Hillsborough, East Lake and Dunedin HS, as well as trained at Palm Harbor and Tampa Soccer Academy clubs. Some of his girls’ teams have achieved rankings as high as 5th in the State, Southern Premier League Champions and Super Y League Champions. He currently resides in Pasco County with his wife, Natalia and their 3 kids.


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