Head Coach: Josh Needle
Josh is from the Albany, NY area and has played soccer for most of his life at various levels. He played his college soccer at the State University of New York at Potsdam which is part of the SUNYAC conference.
Josh’s coaching career began in the fall of 2002 when he assisted the boys U12 travel team for the Scarborough travel program. In the fall of 2003 he began coaching the Scarborough 7th grade girls team and the year after, the 8th grade team. Over those two hears they posted a 28-2 record. The following year Josh began coaching high school soccer as the Freshman Head Coach and the Varsity assistant for 3 years. He returned to the High School ranks once again as the assistant to the Varsity and JV and helped bring a state championship to Scarborough HS girls in 2012. He began coaching premier soccer in the spring of ’03 when he was the U12 Girls’ coach at Maine Metro FC. Josh continued to coach the Maine Metro U12 girls the following year and stayed with that team through their U17 year. Josh has been the 1992 boys Olympic Development assistant and the 1998 boys head coach coach. He was the director of player development for the Maine Metro FC developmental academy for 3 years and is currently the director of the Seacoast Jr. Mariners Academy and curriculum coordinator as well as the footskills coordinator. His teams have been state finalists 7 times and has 4 state championships.
Josh is currently coaching the Seacoast United Maine U16 girls showcase team for the 2013/14 season and is in his 3rd year coaching the semi professional Seacoast United Mariners WPSL team.
Josh has had his United States Soccer Federation "A" license for 3 years. Josh has also been a 5th grade school teacher in Scarborough Maine for 13 years and currently lives in Scarborough with his wife Shelly and 10 year old son Nathan who plays for the Seacoast u10 team.