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Director of Football Paul Riley

Riley has been successful coaching at every level of soccer and coached the Fury to national championships in 2006 and 2009. He coached the CW Post College men's soccer team from 1989 to 1998, leading the Pioneers to the NCAA tournament three times. Riley then coached the Long Island Rough Riders from 1999 to 2004, a major highlight being winning the 2003 USISL national championship on a shoestring budget. Presently, he is the Director of Coaching for the Albertson Soccer Club, the top-ranked soccer club in New York State, and also serves as Director of Football for the Long Island Academy men's team in the National Premier Soccer League.

Riley played collegiate soccer at Adelphi University and he still holds the Panthers' all-time assist and all-time points records. He played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s for the New Jersey Eagles, Albany Capitals and Long Island Rough Riders, captaining Teddy's troops to the 1995 national championship.

"Knowing Paul for over 20 years and seeing him perform as a striker at Adelphi University and on the original Long Island Rough Riders, you knew that his individual skills were exemplary and this was a person that was going places," commented Terry Uellendahl, General Manager of the Fury.

"It takes a special person to instill in others the ability to see what they have in themselves. Paul does that with every player, from four-year-old munchkins to professional players," continued Uellendahl. "There isn't another coach that I'm familiar with who has been able to accomplish what Paul has--for Albertson, for the Fury and for the Academy and its effect on the U.S. National Team program."

The native of Liverpool, England grew up a short corner kick from Penny Lane, made famous in the 1967 Beatles song. A lifelong fan of the Liverpool Reds, the Long Island Fury wears all-red uniforms similar to his beloved English Premier League team.


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