Coaching Staff

Lee Billiard, Boston Breakers Academy Director

lbilliard@bostonbreakers.com

781-775-0044

    

Lee Billiard joined the Boston Breakers front office staff as General Manager in 2011, coming from Mass Premier Soccer where he served as Academy Director.  In 2014 Billiard became the Boston Breakers Academy first Head Coach where he provides organization and support to the Boston Breakers Youth Academy and its associated youth soccer teams on issues of strategic planning, promotion, resource allocation, and leadership.  He organizes, and conducts practice sessions for the Boston Breakers Youth Academy and its associated youth soccer teams with an aim to provide soccer training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare youth soccer players to perform at their best.  As part of his role Billiard is directly in charge of recruitment and player development for Boston Breakers Acadedmy, and is the lead person coordinating with the numerous leagues Boston Breakers Academy teams compete in, locally, regionally and nationally. 

A Graduate of Buckinghamshire University, England, Lee holds a BA Hons degree in Sports Management and Soccer Studies. He joins the Breakers organization after nine years of working with Mass. Premier Soccer, during that time Lee worked with more than 50 youth soccer groups across the state to provide coach/player education and summer camps.

Along with his knowledge and experience of youth soccer in Massachusetts, Lee also coaches at a variety of levels within the Boston Breakers Academy.  Under the guidance of Billiard, Boston Breakers Academy teams and club is deemed to be one of the strongest clubs in the country with the most detailed development pyramid model in the United States. 

Before arriving in the states Lee coached and ran community programs for Wycombe Wanderers Football Club (professional) in England gaining valuable knowledge in all aspects of the game.


Seve Hirst, Assistant Coach

shirst@bostonbreakers.com

Seve HIrst joined the Boston Breakers coaching staff in June 2016 as assistant to the pro team Head Coach.

A graduate of St. Martins College, England, Seve holds a BA (Hons) degree in Coaching and Sports Performance. He came over to America in 2008 and has worked for MLS Camps, Global Premier Soccer and New Jersey Soccer Group. During his time at GPS (2010-2012) he worked in their Technical Department and was and responsible for player and coach development at all levels.  

Seve is an experienced coach as well, with 11 years experience he holds his NSCAA Premier Diploma and In 2014, he started his first season as volunteer assistant women’s soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass and more recently being a volunteer coaching advisor to Northestern University women's soccer team. 

Before coming to America Seve was the first University of Cumbria Students’ Union Vice President. He spend his sabbatical year representing 15,000 students across four campuses, attended college board meetings, designed sports programs, leading a team of 30 student volunteers, and implemented national and local programs.


Neill Caine, Goalkeeper Coach

ncaine@bostonbreakers.com

Neill Caine joined the Boston Breakers coaching staff on March 7, 2016.

Originally from Northampton, England, Neill moved to the U.S. in 2006, where he worked for Global Premier Soccer. After leaving GPS in 2010, Neill went on to start up and run his own soccer business, Number 1 Goalkeeping, where he specializes in running private soccer sessions and camps for goalkeepers across Massachusetts. In England, Neill coached at many clubs, including Leicester City FC, where he coached the development goalkeepers. 
 
In 2012, Neill joined the coaching staff at Brandeis University women’s soccer program, where he helped guide the team to the NCAA Elite 8 in the 2012 season. Neill oversaw the goalkeepers that went on to break the shutout record (14 shutouts in 23 games). In 2013, he joined the men's coaching staff at Boston University. After a season at Nickerson Field, he made the short switch over to Northeastern University to join the men’s soccer program as goalkeeper coach. In June 2015, Neill returned back to Boston University where he rejoined the coaching staff and helped guide the team return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. 
 
Neill currently resides in Marshfield, with his wife Meghan, and their son Gavin. 

Dushawne "Doc" Simpson, Breakers Academy North Director

Tom Durkin

Dushawne "Doc" Simpson was named head coach of the Boston Breakers Reserve Team In March 2017. No stranger to the Breakers organization, Simpson was the assistant coach for the Breakers pro team in 2016 and formerly coached Aztec Soccer teams in the Women's Premier Soccer League. Aztec was the former reserve team coach for the Boston Breakers during Women's Professional Soccer.

A native of Hartford, Conn., Dushawne has coached a number of women’s soccer teams for more than 20 years. He has spent the past 13 years with Aztec Soccer. Simpson, known to many as “Doc”, served in a number of roles at Aztec, including head coach since 2006. In 2009, Simpson led the Aztec U23s to the WPSL National Championship game. With Aztec, Simpson was the Director of Coaching in 2013 and 2014, the girls director from 2005-2013, the Aztec WPSL Head Coach from 2006-2014, and Head Coach of the men's Aztec Premier Arena Soccer League and won the men's National Championship in 2005 and earned three Regional Champship titles. Other positions and accomplishments include: Head Coach, Aztec U23 2009 EMWSL Champions; Head Coach Aztec U23 WPSL National Finalist; Director of Player Development Aztec/Breakers Reserves WPSL National Champions; and Head Coach Aztec U17G MA State Champs and Regional Finalist.

In 2013 and 2014, Simpson was the head coach of the esteemed Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass. There, he won the 2014 New England Preparatory School Council championship.

Prior to coaching, Simpson played professionally in the United Soccer Leagues with Boston Bulldogs, Connecticut Wolves, and New Hampshire Phantoms and semi-professionally for the Lowell Blues of the Lusa American Soccer Association.

Simpson played high school soccer and basketball and ran track at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn. He played collegiately for Southern Connecticut University and Salem State College.

Simpson currently resides in Beverly, Mass.


Javier "Javi" Mejia-Blau, Breakers College Academy Head Coach

Javi Mejia-Blau has served as the Assumption College women's soccer coach since 2012. A former assistant with the Breakers in Women's Professional Soccer (2010), Mejia-Blau has also coached the Emerson College men's team, and served as an assistant for Brandeis, Wheaton, Emerson, and Tufts women's college teams. 


 

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