|Super Nova Coaching|
|SuperNova has assembled a staff of experienced coaches
dedicated to teaching players of all ages the skills and tactics needed to
compete at the highest levels. Each player is afforded the opportunity to
learn from coaches that have played at both the amateur and professional
levels. Our coaches possess the ability to transfer their knowledge of the
game to the young athletes that comprise Super Nova.
At SuperNova, all of our coaches work with all of our teams on a rotating basis. This enables each coach to bring unique skills and individual experiences to practices and game situations, and provides an enhanced learning environment.
Club Director and Head Coach
Niki's early professional career began as a member of the Balkan Cup championship team in Radnicki, Yugoslavia, where he led his team to a 2-1 victory, scoring both goals and receiving a gold medal. He arrived in the United States in 1978 to play for the NASL Tulsa Roughnecks, and later the Philadelphia Fury. His playing career continued indoors, playing two seasons with the MISL Philadelphia Fever and Baltimore Blast. He was a member of the Kansas City Comets' 1984 play-off team and served as their assistant coach from 1986-1988. Niki became head coach of the expansion franchise Hershey Impact in September of 1988, exceeding all expectations by leading a young team, comprised largely of rookies, to the NPSL play-offs for two consecutive years. In 1994, Niki founded Super Nova F.C.
Chris is a 1996 graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in Sports Management. A four year starter who played every game of his college career, Chris led his team to two NCAA Division I tournament appearances. He was named a Regional All-American in 1996. Chris played professional soccer with the Reading Rage and the Harrisburg Heat.
JT won a scholarship to Loyola College in Maryland, where he earned his degree in Elementary Education with certification in Special Education. After graduating from Loyola, JT played professional soccer for 9 years with several different clubs, including the Delaware Wizards, the Hershey Wildcats, the Connecticut Wolves, the Reading Rage, and the Harrisburg City Islanders. JT holds a USSF "C" license and has coached at the premiere club level in PA since 1999. JT founded the JT Dorsey Foundation in 2006, with the goal of helping at-risk youth develop their soccer skills while promoting educational and physical awareness. Since its inception, the JTDF has grown from 12 to 706 annual participants. JT's passion is to help children develop a love of soccer, promote the importance of education, and assist the kids in building character and leadership skills.
LeAnna is an alumni player of Super Nova F.C. She grew up in Yardley, PA, but made the two hour drive to play for Super Nova F.C. during her high school years. At Pennsbury High School, she was a varsity starter, earning All-League Honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. LeAnna was a key player in helping Pennsbury earn the 1999 PIAA State Championship, the 2000 PIAA State Runner-Up, and 1999 & 2000 District One Championships. In 2002, LeAnna graduated from high school, after Super Nova F.C. helped her earn a Division One scholarship to play soccer at Robert Morris University. LeAnna is a 2006 graduate of RMU, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. She was a starter during her time at RMU (2002-2005), playing multiple positions. Before she left the soccer field at RMU, LeAnna established the record for the most games played in a Colonial uniform, and she is still on the record books for that accomplishment to this day. LeAnna also was selected to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities for Collegiate Athletics.