Eastern Football Club is a premier soccer club that serves the tri-state area. It has been providing a personalized and professional soccer development in the tri state area for players of all ages since 1977. Our reputation has been built by our high quality coaching staff and success attained by those who sought our elite training. Our coach’s educational experiences range from professional, collegiate, and youth development. In addition to this they have various playing experiences from the college, professional, international levels and beyond.
Our innovative Youth Development Programs develop individual technical skills, tactical awareness, and an overall love for the game. We work with players of all ages. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the individual player and team. Our players not only learn from our highly qualified coaching staff, but also they learn from each other regularly. The Eastern Family experience is like no other and it is the main reason that our club is one of longest longstanding clubs in the Northeast since 1977.
Kevin M. Gray is a tenured soccer coach residing in New York City who comes from a storied lineage of soccer players from the highest leagues in England.
Having his professional soccer career as a striker with Southend United cut short due to injuries, Kevin Gray went on to use his professional background to coach Cedar StarsAcademy. Coming in to coach one of the youngest clubs in its league, Kevin Gray quickly raised their stature to become one of the top teams in national ranking, led by his twin sons Tayvon and Kayvon Gray, who have been called up for the U.S.A. U15 National Team and currently both part of the NYCFC Soccer Club.
With appearances and #1 Spot winnings in the Jefferson Cup, PA Classic, and NJ State Championships, Kevin Gray went on to lead a dominating Cedar Stars to three consecutive championships in the Wildwood Futsal tournament. Now after establishing Cedar Stars as a winning academy, he currently has a five year old son, Kayden Gray with a growing interest in following in his father’s and his brother’s footsteps. Kevin Gray is on to write a new chapter in his noteworthy career by opening Nivek Soccer School.
With over 25+ years coaching & playing experience, Coach Wendol recently resigned as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Team at the College of Mount Saint Vincent to enhance his Gargoyle Athletics program by running Boys & Girls tournaments and clinics at The Westchester Turf & Tennis Club in Hawthorne, NY; The Sports KingDome in Fishkill, NY; The Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, NY; and The NYA Sports Facility in Newtown, CT.
He is currently a Physical Education Teacher at Hudson-on Hudson UFSD (Westchester, NY). Besides being a Physical Education Teacher, he also served six years as the Athletic Director (2002-08), coached the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach for 9 years (2005-2014) (started/coached the program in 2003 as first Modified Team and 2004 as first JV team), He has also coached Varsity Lacrosse at Bronxville H.S. (1997-2000), was the Future Stars Camps Lacrosse Director (2005-07), coached the Renegades 17U Elite Lacrosse Tournament Team (2008), served on the Empire State Boys Lacrosse Selection Committee (1998-2001, 2008), and has run numerous clinics & camps throughout the Westchester, Putnam, and Orange County area.
As a standout collegiate player at Cortland College (1990-1994), he finished 4th on the all-time goal scoring list and 14th on the all-time points scoring list. Coach Wendol continues to play competitively, winning a Gold Medal at the 2014 World Games in the SuperMasters 40+ Division. He has also been honored with tryouts for the 2006 Men’s World Outdoor, 2007 Men’s Indoor United States World, & Long Island Lizards Professional Lacrosse Teams. He is excited to be slated to participate in the 2018 World Games in the Supermasters 40+ Division to defend the Gold Medal!
Coach Fee 1988 Hobart College graduate where he received the Henry Hawley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Economics and was the winner of the Readers Digest Foundation Scholarship for Exceptional Performance as a Student Athlete. He is the owner of Velocity Sports Performance in Westchester.
Coach Fee is currently the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Iona Prep. He has coached varsity lacrosse and or football in the CHSAA since 1989, winning three State Championships, 10 league titles, coached 14 All-Americans, and 12 Defensive Players of the year. Opening Velocity Sports Performance has provided him with a platform to nurture and develop high school athletes to continue their athletic and academic careers by attending prestigious colleges. He has worked with, trained, and mentored over 100 lacrosse athletes that have gone on to play at the NCAA level. His devoted counseling and coaching has assisted numerous students in getting to the next level. Fee has coached the Hudson Valley Under-13 Under-15 and Varsity level Lacrosse Teams which represented the Region at the National and State level several years, with great pride and distinction. Fee is married to Lisa Fee and they have four children. Shane (High School All-American) Bucknell Lacrosse 2016, Kelsey Fee (High School All-American) Wagner Lacrosse 2018, Makayla Fee Susquehanna Lacrosse 2020 and Trey Fee 12 years old.
He is a certified Performance Coach with FMS, Nike Sparq, Combine 360, NSCA member, CPR and First Aid and maintains re-certification every two years.