Samoda Johnson

Head Coach

Sambie (cousin of Coach Kempy) hails from Jamaica, where he was on the U-20 High School All-Star team of the best players in the country under twenty years old. He was offered a soccer scholarship by University of Tampa. During the summers he played for VSI Tampa Bay, a semi-pro team in the the PDL.

After finishing at University of Tampa, Sambie was in training camp with the Houston Dynamo of MLS for a month. He is currently playing professional soccer for the Long Island Express in the American Soccer League.

Sambie coached with youth teams in Tampa and provided individual coaching to a number of players who went on to play in college.

Sambie has a huge passion for the game and loves seeing kids fall in love with the game at a young age as he did in Jamaica. He has a keen understanding of the game and is able to teach the game's finer points--all while keeping the game fun and empowering players to express their creativity!