Danillo Andrade, FC Westchester Director of Youth Soccer
Danilo Andrade began working with FC Westchester in 2017, but his relationship with the club stretches through most of his life. Growing up in Danbury, Connecticut Danillo played with South Central in the USDA, a youth soccer team that often competed against FC Westchester’s youth teams. During college Andrade coached youth soccer in summer camps. A sports injury ended Andrade’s playing, so he channeled his love for the game into coaching.
Danillo played for Danbury High School, where he was All-FCIAC selection. At Southern New Hampshire University his team was the 2013 NCAA National Champion. He was a three-time NE-10 Tournament champion and three-time NE-10 regular season champion. Post-college he played with CFC Azul now AC Connecticut, Seacoast United and Western Massachusetts Pioneers in the PDL and NPSL League.
Why I coach
It’s a passion and it doesn’t feel like work. As the director of youth soccer, I’ve seen kids arrive when they’re little and by the time they reach U12 they’re taller than you. On the soccer field the youths with FC Westchester training really fight and train. Our club provides an opportunity based on their skills and not their age, which is very satisfying for me.
Danillo graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a double major in advertising and marketing. Also went on to get his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Southern Connecticut State University .
Danillo is a project engineer and assistant project manager for the Morganti Group. He was born in Rondon do Para, Brazil and he emigrated to the United States as a child and settled in Danbury.