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Eoghan O’Kelly is the founder and head coach with Just4Keepers New York City and Long Island. He is also works as the head goalkeeping coach for Columbia Men’s Division 1 Soccer Team in New York City.
He stepped between the posts at age 4 and never left developing an instant love for the game and most importantly the position. He enjoyed a very successful youth career playing for his local club and regional development squads, winning four regional league titles in a row.
He then went on to play in the professional League of Ireland first division with Limerick City before moving to college to play with the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also enjoyed spells with Mervue United and Lifford FC.
During college, he developed a deep interest in sports science and enhancing sports performance. This lead to his qualification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America and a move to New York to further his sports performance coaching. Practicing as strength and conditioning coach he naturally concentrated his business on the performance enhancement of soccer players. This brought him back into goals, but this time as a coach. He took his first job as a goalkeeping coach with Riverdale County School. This proved immensely successful as the school won their first state title in 6 years in his first season with the team. An added bonus being the clean sheet recorded in the final.
As well as running J4K goalkeeping academy in New York City, Eoghan also works as a goalkeeping coach with Manhattan Soccer Club, New York’s biggest and most successful youth club.
Given his strength and conditioning foundations, Eoghan is a deeply involved coach both on and off the field believing in the importance of the holistic development of the goalkeeper.