Herve Diese

SAI Academy Soccer Director

coach herve diese

Herve Diese

Soccer Director

Herve Diese (Coach H) was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and raised in South Africa where he began playing soccer from the earliest ages. He came through Roberstam Academy on the Southside of Johannesberg where he learned his traits as a player.

He eventually moved to New York where he played semi-pro for various teams whilst in college and began coaching girl’s varsity at the United Nations International School. He was then recruited by the New York Red Bulls to coach their youth clubs and Regional Development School. He later found himself in an assistant role at the University of Chicago, helping the team to two final-four runs and conference champions in two years. From there he moved to FC United creating new curriculums for their development academy and pre-academy players in preparation for college and pro soccer life. While also assisting the Sockers Academy graduation program called FC Bridges, where he coached pro and college players during their preseasons, such as Chris Mueller.

He is currently an MLS Academy and ECNL coach for Orlando City Youth Soccer. His affiliation with both SAI and Orlando City further solidifies the academic and athletic pathway for our student-athletes.

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