Director of Soccer
As a coach, Ray was an assistant to his father, Joe, during the 1980’s and helped coach the San Jose Bobcats into one of the best teams in the state. Matter of fact, the Bobcats reached the Western Regional finals and the Bobcats were California State Cup Finalists. As a head coach for Monache High School in Porterville, California, Ray led his girl’s varsity team to the East Yosemite League championship crown.
Moving to Dallas, Ray coached numerous teams in the Lake Highland Girls Classic League. As a club coach, in the DFW metroplex, his teams compiled 19 championships, 3 finalist awards, were a semi-finalist 7 times and won a consolation championship!
Between 2013 and 2016, Ray coached West Coast Fury based out of Livermore, California (a 2002 girls team). Over a three year period, Ray’s Fury compiled a 110-23-16 record. They were a State Cup finalist in 2015 and were ranked 27th in the nation for their age group in 2016.
As a player, Ray has a wealth of experience and helped lead his youth teams to 2 City Championships, a State Cup Championship and was named the MVP of the “Livermore City Championship”.
With professional soccer coming to an end in the United States in the early 80’s Ray moved his game to “Italia 78” out of San Jose , California which played in the famed “San Francisco Soccer Football League" During his 4 years with "Italia" Ray, twice led his team in scoring including 25 goals and 10 assists. Continued knee problems ended his career in 1983.
On the professional side, Ray has been a radio and television broadcaster for many years and during that time he spent five years as the radio and television play-by-play announcer for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer and radio and television announcer for SMU Basketball, soccer and football.
Scott Cullen a native of Derry, New Hampshire. Scott played in the New Hampshire club soccer organizations throughout his youth. Scott choose Division II Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina to continue his education and collegiate soccer career. In his senior season, Scott was ranked in the top 3 in the country for saves, and save percentage. After his 4 year career he graduated with a B.S in Exercise Science in 2012, and then he began coaching both the Men and Women soccer teams at Chowan as an assistant. He coached at Chowan for 2 years and gained the experience he need to take on his career to the next level.
In July of 2014, Cullen established the Women’s soccer program at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA.
After building a foundation with local talent the Spartans began to see results. The 2016 squad finished 5-6-1, just missing the Region XIX playoffs. Scott had two players earn All Region accolades, Laura Sarria (Notre Dame Green Pond) was named to the 2nd Team and Abby Dempsey (Faith Christian) earned 3rd Team honors.
2017 was a breakthrough season for women's soccer as Cullen lead the team to an 8-6-1 overall record and their first-ever berth in the Region XIX Playoffs. The Spartans were EPAC Co-Champs and Cullen was honored as Conference Coach of the Year. Abby Dempsey (2nd Team) and Samantha Borrell (Faith Christian) (3rd Team) earned All-Region honors, while four Spartans were named All EPAC; Dempsey, Borrell, Mikayla Garzillo (Bangor) and Amanda Sroka (Nazareth).
Scott works for Northampton Community College as both the Recreation Coordinator on the Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA along with being the Head Coach of the women’s team on main campus. He also is a goalkeeper trainer with Perfect Touch Soccer. He also works with local colleges as a live statistician for Men and Women basketball. Scott lives in Emmaus, PA with his wife Kayla Cullen.
Cora Snyder was a Wilson High School Alumni and 4 year varsity starter. In HS she was an all-conference player. She played club soccer in Philadelphia under the legendary coach Eddie Lehigh. She was a 3 year EPYSA state team soccer player with some time on the regional pool. After recovering from 2 ACL surgeries she went on to play Division II college soccer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a 4 year starter and 3 year captain. During her tenure there they won the PSAC state title.
Following her collegiate soccer career she moved to the Lehigh Valley and started her teaching and coaching career. She helped to run the LMYA micro program and began coaching her son on the U9 boys travel team. She passed her team to her assistant coach while pursuing a 2nd masters degree in Educational Leadership. Two years following she helped to run the the U7/U8 advanced program and began coaching her daughter at the U9 travel level. Her team just completed their first year in PAGS with 9-3-1 record. Cora believes in the development of players through relationships, hard work, and high expectations. Soccer is the vehicle to teach many life lessons and train athletes. She continues to compete as a player in a women’s league during the fall, spring and winter and often competes in coed matches to challenge herself.
Cora currently works as an assistant principal in the Northampton Area School District. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and playing soccer. She currently resides in Macungie with her husband Chris Snyder and her 2 children, Tyler and Kayla.
- COACHING EXPERIENCE:
- Head and Asst. Coach for Northern Steel Soccer Premier Club teams (1997-2000)
- Assistant Coach for Allentown Central Catholic (2003-2005)
- Head Coach for Freedom High School (2005-2009)
- Coach for Lower Mac Soccer Club teams (2011-Present)
- Coached boys and girls ages u5 to u13
- Intramural and advanced programs and travel teams
- Head Coach for Cobras u13 Boys
- 2017 Fall DELCO Div 1 CHAMPIONS
- Head Coach for Hornets u9 Girls
- 2017 Fall PAGS Div 1 2nd place
- Played with Munkedals IF - Swedish Division 4
- Played at Slippery Rock University - Four year starter (1996-2000)
- NSCAA Mid Atlantic All Region Team - 1997
- Played with CobraKoo - GPSL Semi-pro team (1999-2000)
- Playing in the Lehigh Valley Soccer League. (2010-Present)
BA in Sport Management - Slippery Rock University
BA in Business Education k-12 - Gwynedd-Mercy College
MA in Education - Wilkes University
As a player, Brandon begin playing in the Virginia Beach area for soccer clubs Virginia Rush, Old Dominion Soccer Club, and Beach Football Club. He then went on to earn a scholarship and play for Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC attaining his Degree in 2013.His development in Chowan as a player pushed him on to a career after college where he played for the Virginia Beach Piranhas of the Professional Development League in 2012 and for the Virginia Beach City Football Club of the National Premier Soccer League in 2014 and 2015.
Brandon began his coaching career with Murfreesboro youth soccer. He coached ages U5-U15 from 2008-2012. He then moved on to the Hampton Roads Strickers in 2013 where he coached at the Director of Coaching training sessions during the week where multiple teams under the club are brought in to learn the clubs overall style of play and above basic skills. Mr. Chambers was not tied to one team, instead he did session with all teams under the club name on shooting and finishing. He also led goal keeping sessions at the weekly DOC sessions. Most recently he has coached with a FC United U12 boys team that competed in the VYSL in 2015. The team finished the season with a 8-2-0 record in the regular season. Since the end of that season and currently, Brandon has been privately contracted to assist the clubs Virginia Rush and Beach FC with the development of players through private lessons that are structured specifically enhance the skills of individual players.