Head Coach: Kenny Porras
Kenny started his club soccer career in southern Rhode Island and under the careful tutelage and guidance of Stacey DeCastro at Bayside United (current East Bay United FC) and went on to represent RI at the Olympic Development, Regional and National levels.
He was a three year captain and four year All-State selection for college preparatory Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI. His high school career placed him in the record books as all-time assist leader and second all time goals scorer. A two time All-NEPSAC selection, Kenny led Rocky Hill to three consecutive SENE state championships games and New England prep school tournaments. During his junior year in high school, Kenny landed a trial at first division Club Destroyers in Santa Cruz, Bolivia where he was offered a short term contract but opted to return to play Division I collegiate soccer at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.
As a collegiate athlete, Kenny began his coaching at nationally recognized Seacoast United Soccer Club working in grassroots development for kids ages 4-14. Under the expertise of US Soccer staff members, Kenny developed a passion for Academy training and grassroots initiatives in youth soccer.
Kenny’s success at the club level afforded him a collegiate coaching position at Worcester State University in their women’s soccer program. As assistant coach and technical director, Kenny helped the Lancers to three consecutive MASCAC titles and NCAA berths. Kenny helped develop a Worcester team that achieved an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and a final national ranking of No. 21 in the NSCAA poll. While at Worcester, Kenny also helped develop 19 all-conference players, including a 2007 All-American.
Kenny is tremendously excited to work with our Academy program and give back what was given to him and work alongside his mentor Stacey DeCastro and East Bay United Futbol Club. Kenny currently lives in Johnston, RI with his wife Glendaliz and four children.