United Names Stefano Franciosa Director of Coaching


photo courtesy North Shore United

Lynn, MA- Mass United has officially announced that Stefano Franciosa has been named Director of Coaching for Mass United FC and Head Coach of Mass United FC North Shore. MUFCNS will begin play in the newly formed American Soccer League in August of 2014.
Franciosa is the Founder and President of North Shore United as well as the Owner and Director of North Shore United Soccer Camp. “I am excited to be the Director of Coaching and I am looking forward to be part of this new and bigger organization,” said Franciosa. His coaching background is extensive and includes stints in the NCAA as both an assistant and as a head coach, the PDL, and most recently, in Europe. In 2011 he led Finnish club Ekenas FI to a first place finish and promotion into Finland’s Division 2. He is also a rare holder of three ‘A’ coaching licenses; from UEFA, the USSF, and NSCAA.
United’s CEO & GM Jim Antonakas said, “The caliber of coaching he brings to our pro team as well as his experience in coaching he will share as Director of Coaching for Mass United FC throughout our organization is second to none. I believe the addition of Stefano to the Mass United FC family shows the commitment our club has to promoting the sport in our community and that Stefano’s abilities and professionalism will soon be known throughout the US.”