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Andre Murray (Coach - In House)

Andre Murray is the President of the Hartford Premier and Development League (HPDL). Coach Andre is currently working at UnitedHealthcare as an accountant, and he enjoy using his 25 years of accounting experience to contribute to the healthcare industry on a daily basis.

Coach Andre graduated from the University of Hartford in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. While studying at UHart, he was also a member of the men’s division 1 soccer team. Coach Andre went on to play in numerous recreational leagues as well as coaching at the Rec level for various adult and youth teams.

Currently, Coach Andre is the head coach of our In-House team, coaching kids ages 4-7 years old.

Tamika O'Connor (Admin - U11 Green)

Being a sports enthusiast her entire life, Tamika, affectionately known as ‘Prim’ was destined to continue in her passion for the love of sports. Coming from a background where she represented Jamaica in netball and played basketball, volleyball, softball, netball and soccer in high school. 

She is a graduate of Capital Community College and has been working in the medical field for the past 8 years. She has been a member of the Hartford Premier and Development League (HPDL) board for the past three years and was recently elected as the Director of the Youth Program. This made it a perfect fit for someone whose philosophy is centered on the nurturing and positive development of young people. 

Thriving on giving back, Tamika has always been involved in various volunteering endeavors, whether it’s helping to build playgrounds for local schools, assisting children in her homework program, or helping individuals fundraise money for special programs, children in need, or special community projects. She intends to continue Making A Difference (MAD) in the growth and development of the HPDL youth and adult programs. 

Currently, Admin Tamika is the administrator of our U11 Green team.


Ean Bernard (Coach - U14 Blue)

Ean Bernard is currently the Referee Coordinator for the Hartford Premier and Development League (HPDL). He has been playing soccer in the Hartford community for over 20 years now and is still playing competitively. A few of his friends that he has played with and against over the years have helped to rebrand HPDL and implement a youth program in the community.

Coach Ean started out as a volunteer two years ago after bringing his two sons every Saturday morning to the HPDL summer clinic. Coach Ean is now one of the youth coaches for the program and is ecstatic about giving back to the community, which he enjoys doing.

Coach Ean sees soccer as a way of life. Most of the people he has encountered in his life have come through soccer. Coach Ean finds soccer as a tool that teaches kids discipline, teamwork, and respect. In his opinion, Coach Ean believes soccer is the best sport in the world.

Currently, Coach Ean is the head coach of our U-14 Blue team, coaching kids ages 12-14 years old.

Keisha Soares (Admin - U14 Blue)

Currently, Admin Keisha is the administrator of our U14 Blue team.

Marcelles James (Coach - U14 Green)

Marcelles James is the Vice President of the Hartford Premier & Development League (HPDL). Coach Marcelles helps young players achieve these objectives through soccer, by filling the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. By identifying where growth is desired, setting goals and objectives, and holding players accountable, they will achieve their highest aspirations and dreams.

Coach Marcelles is passionate and has a proven track record in guiding young players to achieve both personal and team-oriented goals. He is adept at utilizing powerful instructional techniques to help players maximize their performance and reach career highs. They are excellent at designing effective game plans consisting of offensive and defensive techniques. 

Coach Marcelles holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford (UHart), an M.S. in Manufacturing and Industrial Management from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), and an M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University (QU). This extensive educational background helps create a unique perspective on his coaching philosophy and style.

Currently, Coach Marcelles is the head coach of our U-14 Green team, coaching kids ages 12–14 years old.

Chanta Anthony (Admin - U14 Green)

Chanta Anthony is the secretary of the Hartford Premier and Development League (HPDL). She  have been with the organization for three years. Chanta used to play soccer when she was in high school so it is a sport she holds dearly to her heart. Chanta is grateful to be a part of such a great organization that have a positive impact on the community. She will continue to focus on the positivity and to become a even better role model for our community.

Currently, Admin Chanta is the administrator of our U14 Green team

SHERWANE S. HUDSON (Coach - Goalkeepers)

Sherwane S. Hudson is currently the Political Consultant of the Hartford Premier and Development League. Coach Sherwane currently works for the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Service & Public Protection, Division of State Police, where he has worked for 14 years as a patrol trooper. Moreover, Coach Sherwane was assigned as a Team Leader/Operation Sergeant in the United States Army.

Coach Sherwane attended the University of Connecticut for one year, where he then transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). At ECSU, he completed the final three years of his baccalaureate degree, where he studied history and studio art until he was deployed for one year to the Balkans of southeast Europe. While at ECSU, Coach Sherwane was the goalkeeper for the university’s men's division 3 soccer team. In his downtime, he also played in numerous recreational leagues as well as coached soccer and basketball at the travel and AAU levels. Currently, Coach Sherwane is in the process of completing an additional degree in Public Safety Administration/Counseling at Charter Oak State College.

Coach Sherwane is currently the goalkeeper coach for the youth programs.

Darien Steele (Adult League)

Darien 'RickyD' Steele has been the CEO of SteeleTrucking LLC for over 10 years. He joined the Hartford Premier and Development League (HPDL) in 2017, first as a donor, then as an active board member. RickyD served as treasurer for two years and also served as a member of the security detail for the adult league. He's now the current generalist serving on the executive board.


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