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Staff 2024/25

ECNL / ECNL-RL Director
Tiffany Roberts

2011 (U14) Head Coaches

Andrew Petrucelli Summer Anderson

2010 (U15) Head Coaches

Andrew Petrucelli Harold Warren
2009 (U16) Head Coaches
Andrew Petrucelli Tiffany Roberts
2008 (U17) Head Coaches
Mike Varela Harold Warren
2007/06 (U18/U19) Head Coaches
Mike Varela Tiffany Roberts
Goalkeeper Coach
Joe Waggoner


U11-U13 PRE-ECNL Director
Jenny Jeffers
2014 (U11) Head Coaches
Bryan Sabato
2013 (U12) Head Coaches
Jenny Jeffers
Barkley Pryor
2012 (U13) Head Coaches
Mike Varela

Tiffany Roberts

Javi Torres

Tiffany Roberts
Royals Arizona Academy & Girls ECNL Director

Coach Roberts was born in Colorado but raised in Phoenix attending Arcadia High school and playing for Sereno Soccer Club, the Arizona ODP program and the Region IV team.  She attended Santa Clara University where she advanced to the Final Four her Sophomore year and was team captain for the prestigious program her senior year.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Sport Administration from Xavier University.  She worked in Cincinnati where she was the Women's Executive Director at Kings Hammer while also serving as Cincinnati Development Academy's Academy Director in its’ first year.  While there, Tiffany coached across multiple age groups and lead both clubs to success.

Tiffany serves as the Director for Royals Arizona and is the liaison between our professional team in Utah. 

In 2022, Tiffany served as an assistant coach for the US Youth National Team during the U-17 World Cup where they made the quarterfinals.  She holds her A license and also has US Soccer Academy Director license.

Harold Warren
ECNL Staff Coach & Girls College Director

Warren, who was most recently the Associate Head Coach at Troy, joins the Royals Arizona with six years experience as NCAA Division I head coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and three years experience as an Associate Head Coach at the University of California (USC) where he helped the Trojans win the NCAA Division I national title in 2007. 

Warren began his coaching career at UC Irvine in 2002 before joining the University of Arizona in 2003 where he spent four years as an assistant coach. Following USC and UAB, Warren served as an assistant coach at Syracuse before joining Yavapai College where he helped guide the Roughriders to a postseason appearance in the NJCAA Division I Region I Championship. 

Coach Harold currently works as the Royals Arizona Girls College Placement Director and is a Head Coach on the ECNL Staff

Summer Anderson
ECNL Staff Coach & ECNL/ECNL RL Administrator

Anderson assists on the field for both the ECNL and ECNL-RL teams as a staff coach as well as assisting ECNL/ECNL-RL Director Tiffany Roberts with all admin responsibilities as it relates to the girls elite platform. 

Anderson's previous experience includes co-founding PA Crew Soccer Academy in Pittsburgh in 2006 and serving as a coach at Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club since 2012. With Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club, Anderson won four AYSA State Cup girls titles and was a Farwest Regional Finalist in 2017. Additionally, she was named 2017 AYSA Competitive Coach of the Year and was selected to the ECNL National Selection Game Staff. Since 2018, Anderson has coached in the ECNL.

Off the field, Anderson has served as an educator at Cooley Middle School since 2014 and has worked with Special Olympics. 

Javi Torres
ECNL Staff Coach

Coach Javier born in Mexico City, Moved to the Phoenix area at young age, started playing at the age of 14 and ended up playing at the collegiate and semi-pro level. 

Coach Javier has been coaching club soccer in AZ since the age of 22. He has two years of experience assisting coaching at Ottawa University (OUAZ) and five years of experience at the club level.

Joe Waggoner
ECNL, ECNL RL, & Pre-ECNL Goalkeeping Director

Joe has coached goalkeepers at all levels in the US since the mid-90’s.  Joe worked as the head Goalkeeper Coach for North Texas ODP from 2001-2010, USYSA Region 3 Goalkeeping staff in 2009, leading the Region 3 Goalkeeping Staff in 2012-2013, and ran Goalkeeping for the National Team training centers during the 2011-2014 calendar years.  

From 2002-2017 Joe ran the highly successful KeeperZone Goalkeeper Coaching and Education in Dallas, Tx while working as the goalkeeper coach for Solar SC and Andromeda SC during multiple National Championship seasons.  In addition, Joe worked as the Goalkeeper Coach for Tx Spirit SC, Liverpool FC America, and Sting SC in Dallas.

Joe Worked on staff at Southern Methodist University (D1) with the women’s team from 2007-2013 then with the men’s team from 2012-2016.  In that time two players graduated to play professionally in Mexico and the MLS with Michael Nelson being drafted in the first round of the 2018 MLS College Draft.  During the 2014-2016 college seasons Joe also assisted Univ. of Dallas (D3) women’s soccer.

For the 2019 - 2021 Seasons, Joe worked as the goalkeeping director for the elite programs of RSL-AZ and Royals Arizona, then in 2021 Joe moved to work exclusively with Royals Arizona girls ECNL & ECNL RL programs.

Mike Varela
Regional League Staff Coach

Coach Mike Varela has coached in the Valley for 16 years including club, ODP, Junior College, and High School.  Mike is a believer in education as he has completed the Grassroots license, Advanced National Diploma, the La Liga Methodology, the Raymond Verheijen’s Football Coach yearlong mentorship, Goalkeeping level 1 and 2 certifications and all the licenses up to his recently completed USSF “A” license.  Mike holds 3 separate Master’s degrees, is a High School Math Teacher, Coach, and former Assistant Principle.

Mike Grew up playing in Arizona for a local club in Glendale, won a High School State Championship, and played semi-professionally for teams in the Valley.  Outside of soccer and teaching, Mike has served 21 years in the United States Army.  He has served in combat, spent time as an Army Instructor, and currently serves in the Army Reserve.

Andrew Petrucelli
Regional League Staff Coach

An already incredibly experienced young coach, Andrew Petrucelli has a long career ahead of him.  After playing a season at Grand Canyon University, Andew switched over to gaining on the job experience as Director of Operations for the GCU Women’s Team from 2017-2019.  Previous to his time at GCU, Andrew had extensive experience working and coaching camps with prominent coaches across the country at LSU, University of Texas, and Southern Methodist University. Beginning in 2017 and continuing through 2020, Coach Petrucelli led the St. Mary’s High School Boys Varsity, achieving their highest ever win total in 2018.  In 2021, Andrew switched over to Combs High School for one season then moved on to lead boys Varsity at Arcadia High School in 2022 to the present.

Andrew has been on staff with Royals Arizona since 2019 and currently is a Head Coach on the ECNL-Regional League Staff.

Jenny Jeffers
U11-U13 Pre-ECNL Director

Jenny Jeffers, originally from Lake Zurich, IL, spent most of her youth career playing for Sockers FC Chicago. While growing up in Illinois she won state championships, was a regional champion, played for the Illinois ODP State Team and the Region II ODP team. She attended University of Tennessee between 2003-2007 where she earned her degree in Psychology. As a UT player she was a captain, an academic All-American, made three sweet 16 appearances, and was a 2x SEC tournament champion. She continued her career with the national finalists FC Indiana, national champion Buffalo Flash, played in Sweden, and was a developmental player for the Philadelphia Independence of the WPS. 

Jenny is entering her 14th year of coaching in Arizona and has worked for several clubs in the state. For those programs she has held various coaching and leadership roles including Technical Director for Coerver Arizona, Futsal Director, Director of Player Development, Assistant Director of Operations, GA/ECNL head coach, Technical Specialist for DA/GA/ECNL teams, and Director of Elite Girls Development. Jenny will be serving as the Royals Arizona Pre ECNL Director U11-U13.

Bryan Sabato
Pre-ECNL Staff Coach

A veteran of Arizona soccer, Coach Sabato have been coaching in the Phoenix area since the 90’s. Bryan’s loyalty runs deep having coached with Sereno/Legacy/RSL-AZ/Royals Arizona from 2009 to the present coaching many teams along the way.  Bryan was the Head Coach of Mountain Pointe Boys Varsity from 2004-2014 and again 2016-2017 advancing to the State Semi-Finals 3 times, 4 times winning a Regional Championship, and named 3 times Region Coach of the Year.  

Highly educated, Sabato earned his BA in Sociology in 1996 as a student-athlete, earned his MA in Educational Counseling in 2003, earned his USSF A License in 2005, and his TOPSoccer certificate in 2016.

Along with his duties with Royals Arizona and as a Head Coach on the ECNL Staff, Bryan has been a guidance counselor at Mountain Pointe High School since 2004.

Barkley Pryor
Pre-ECNL Staff Coach

Coach Barkley Pryor grew up in Memphis, TN where he began his soccer pathway at a young age.  Throughout his club career, he played for Memphis FC and Tennessee Futbol Club (now Tennessee Soccer Club, while also representing Tennessee ODP as a player and captain.  During his club career Pryor traveled across the United States and played tournaments in Italy and Poland as a teenager.  He attended Coastal Carolina where he played for a year before transferring to the University of Memphis to finish out his degree and began coaching at 19 years old. 

Pryor began his coaching career at Collierville High School, serving as JV coach and assistant for the Varsity squad while stepping into the club side with Ole FC.  Following a 4-year stint as a coach, he traveled to Spain to teach English for two years in A Coruña.  Upon his return to the United States, he picked back up with coaching club and high school with Lausanne Collegiate School as an assistant.  He became a director of coaching for Ole FC in 2015, running their instructional rec, advanced rec, and competitive programs before switching over to Memphis FC in 2021 (now Germantown Legends) to run their girls’ program as a director.  Pryor is involved with US Youth Soccer ODP, having served as a staff member in Tennessee and has served on the South Region staff for over three years. 

He is currently working towards his USSF National B license and continues his education by visiting some of the top professional academies in the United States and around the world.