Our Staff

 

 

Contact Information

John Godfrey

Phone: 816.550.5973

Email: godfrey@fronteraunited.com

 

Ken Dale – Technical Director

Kenny Dale has had huge success at Arizona Western College (AWC). He has set new records for the program for consecutive playoff appearances (five straight years and counting), consecutive years hosting playoff matches (four straight), and conference and overall victories in a single season (16 & 19, respectively, both set in 2012). That magic moment of grabbing the program’s first title finally arrived in 2010, when 23 years of frustration came to an end when they clinched their first-ever ACCAC Regular Season Title, then defeated Pima to hoist the 2010 Region I Championship plaque. In 2013, the new history of AWC Women’s Soccer began with that same familiar name of Kenny Dale on top of the coaching roster as he assumed that head coaching role for both men and women. Dale has worked with college-level soccer athletes every season since 1988, and is now in his third decade of college head coaching experience. Dale earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Arizona. He also holds a USSF ‘A’ license, NSCAA Premier Diplomas from Brazil and Germany and completed the NSCAA Master Coach Program in 2010.

 

Chris Fermanis – Head Coach

Chris Fermanis brings a wealth of soccer experience to the Frontera United FC. Being a native of Toronto, Canada Chris excelled in soccer and was highly recognized and respected from a young age. Upon his playing days Chris helped the Canadian U-17 National Soccer team capture a birth in the 3rd Annual FIFA U-17 World Cup in Scotland. During his time in Canada, Chris has trained with the Canadian Men’s National Team and Canadian Men’s Olympic Team that was preparing to qualify for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games. He has played with and against many players who have gone to continue their international and professional careers. Chris himself was a draftee of the North York Rockets in the C.S.L. In 1993 Chris came to the United States by accepting a soccer scholarship at Alderson-Broaddus College, now University. Chris captained the team to many successful ranked seasons and obtained a dual major in Secondary Education and Sports Medicine. In October 2015 Chris was awarded as being one of the Top 50 players in 50 years at Alderson Broaddus University. After arriving in Yuma, Chris received the Head Coaching position at Arizona Western College. As the only part-time Head Coach he helped the Matadors receive their first national ranking in his first full year. He went on to coach four seasons as the Head Coach.

 

Jose Amparo – Asst. Coach

Jose has been involved with soccer his entire life as a player, coach and referee. Jose played club soccer in Yuma for many years and was a member for the Yuma High School Soccer Team from 1998-2002. Jose earned different awards while playing high school soccer and helped the school reach the state playoffs on consecutive years. Jose earned a soccer scholarship to Arizona Western College in 2002 under the direction of Chris Ferminis. He has served as an assistant coach with different high schools and is currently part of the legends Soccer Club where he is the coach of the youth teams. Jose has helped with the development of youth players that have been participating in premier tournaments across Arizona, California, and Nevada allowing the players to reach their full potential on and off the pitch.

Jose earned his Associates Degree in General Studies from AWC, Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from NAU, and his Masters in Community Counseling from NAU-Yuma. Jose currently holds an Associate License in Counseling (LAC) with the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners-Arizona. Jose serves as a child and family therapist in Yuma Arizona. He is married to Jessica Rodriguez and has two children, Izahi and Liza.

 

Julio Robles – Director of Game Day Operations

Julio Robles, played varsity soccer at Cibola High School from 2004-2007. Attended Arizona Western College (AWC) and was also a member of the men’s soccer team in the 2007/2008 season, coached by Kenny Dale. During his time at AWC he received the Trax Engineering Scholarship, Honors Scholarship, and Honors Tuition Scholarship. Transferred to The University of Arizona (U of A) from AWC in 2013 with a 3.3 GPA. Was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at AWC and U of A. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from U of A. Has two brothers currently playing for Frontera United, Ivan Robles a member of the Frontera United first team and Jesus Robles playing for the U-16.

 

 

Betina Sanchez – Team Photographer

Betina is a local soccer fan with a great passion for photography. Betina strives to capture natural real life sports action and genuine emotion. Her style is based on the beauty of real people on the location with natural light and movement rather than studio settings. What keeps her inspired is meeting new people and experiencing new places. Her experience includes A.T Pancrazi Insurance, Kofa High School, Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo, USA Boxing Cocopah Invitational, Shadle and Walsma P.L.C, USL W- League, Realty Agency.

Publications include the Yuma Sun, Bajo El Sol, Yuma Chamber of Commerce, City of Yuma Event Website, AYSA ODP/YOP Website, Amberly’s Place, Soccer in the Sand Nationwide Beach Soccer Tournament, and Souls4Souls.

Please reach Betina to book your photography – Visit her facebook page today!

 

John Godfrey – COO and Co-owner

John Godfrey is an avid community organizer and has been successful in creating, implementing, and advising unique and financially independent initiatives. John has demonstrated success as both a grant writer and fundraiser, pursuing and securing grants and sponsorships for several projects exceeding $70,000 over the past 7 years. Currently John works at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California managing a $24 million housing operation. He has a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, and will be completing a second Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Leadership and Management in 2015. John has recently completed graduate level coursework focusing on marketing, fundraising, strategic planning, assessment, advocacy, organizational theory, and community organizing. These theories and concepts will be applied to the operation of OneGoal LLC, and will be a critical aspect to the success of the team.

 

Matt Perry – CFO and Co-owner
 
Matt Perry completed his Bachelor of Business in 2007, and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Leadership in 2008. Matt works in commercial loan servicing and asset management, where he currently manages a team of seven Account Managers overseeing a total of $20 billion in CMBS (commercial mortgage-backed securities) real estate assets.  Included in his tenure at his current company is financial analysis of budgets, operating statements and rent rolls, all of which will be invaluable in keeping the OneGoal finances in line. Matt’s soccer career ended in high school, but he played the game since the age of 3, and has always maintained a passion for the sport. He has coached his son’s team for the past 6 years, and has been involved with helping to run and grow a newly established soccer club in the Kansas City area. Matt also has experience working in the MLS, working for Sporting KC (formerly Kansas City Wizards) on the game-day operations crew during the 2002-2007 seasons. In this role, he was involved with pre-game, halftime, and post-game set up and operations, working with multiple stakeholders including the teams (players/coaching staff), referees, media, stadium crews, and fans.