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Mako Soccer Club


Vinny Piccirillo came to Mako in the fall of 2020 as a volunteer recreational coach. His love for the game and The Club have come from watching his three daughters enjoy the beautiful game of soccer and growth within the club. Vinny has coached several recreational seasons before getting involved with The Mako Pre Academy in 2021. He coached the Pre Academy through the 21/22 season and was handed the reigns to run the program in 22/23 season. Vinny still is heavily involved in the recruitment and the administrative side of the Pre Academy today. Vinny also is the Head Coach of the Mako 2015 Girls age group. He was appointed Competitive Coordinator at the beginning of the 22/23 seasonal year. Although his youth sports coaching background extends from the early 2000’s, mainly in youth and high school basketball, Vinny has really embraced his education of the game of soccer and holds a USSF “D” License and is looking to continue to further his coaching education.

Vinny moved from Hartford, CT to Port Saint Lucie in 2016, and still resides in Port Saint Lucie with his wife Dina and their three daughters Zoi, Alexandra, and Sofia.

Iain Sanderson

Iain Sanderson was born in England and grew up in Ipswich, home of the mighty Ipswich Town Football Club, who he has supported as a small boy & hopes one day to see them return to the Premiership!

He played both High School and Club soccer in his youth before moving to Leeds to do his Bachelors in Sport, Health & Leisure with Business Management. Throughout his 20s and early 30s he enjoyed playing the sport for fun, playing in weekly 5 aside games.

His coaching career started at Mako Soccer Club when his daughter, Emma, then aged 4 decided that she’d like to try soccer. Originally a spectator on the sidelines, he decided to put his many years of playing & watching the beautiful game to good use. Moving on from our rec program he was an Assistant in our Pre-Academy for a year before moving onto competitive coaching where he has coached the a number of teams including our 2012 girls.

During this time, Coach Iain was working towards his US soccer licenses - getting his Grassroots in 2022 and his USSF “D” license in 2023. He has also worked with our Pre Academy & Development Programs over the past 3 years - ensuring that our recreational players get the opportunity to move into competitive soccer.

Iain is married to Dr Liliana Cano, a Professor at Florida State University and is the proud father of Emma, Abby and Brianna

Carlos Martinoli

Carlos Martinoli is from Argentina and moved to Florida in 1990 to enroll in Tomlinson Adult Center in Saint Petersburg. He coached for Clearwater (Countryside Lightning Soccer Club -(1990-1996)..coaching several teams, multiples State Champs,1 National champ,2 National runners up. From 1996-2008 Carlos served as the DOC for Richmond Strikers. In 2008 he moved to organize the recreational program until March 2023. He moved to Port Saint Lucie in 2023 and now the director of the pre-academy for Mako Soccer Club. Carlos holds an AFA license from Argentina.


Mako Soccer Club
P.O. Box 880262 
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34988

Email: [email protected]

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