TINTON FALLS, N.J. – Sky Blue FC added Joe Nemzer and Lubos Ancin as assistants to head coach Denise Reddy.
“We are very excited about adding these two highly professional coaches to our staff,” Reddy said. “Joe is a very ambitious coach who brings a multi-faceted background to Sky Blue FC that includes time as a head coach, assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. His wide range of experience will be very beneficial to us.
“I have worked with Lubos in the past, and he is a top-level goalkeeper coach. Not only is he a great professional, he is also a great human. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Nemzer spent the past two seasons as the head coach at Mount St. Mary’s University, a Division I program in Emmitsburg, Md. He also guided Team USA Women’s Soccer to the gold medal in the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany. Team USA did not concede a goal throughout that tournament.
A graduate of Penn State Abington, Nemzer also brings a wealth of assistant coaching experience to the team. He enjoyed a two-year stint at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 2009-10 before spending two seasons at Ottawa University in Kansas. He moved across the state for three years at Division II program Fort Hays State University before serving as an assistant coach at Central Michigan University (Division I) from 2013-16. Nemzer also has coached at various levels within the U.S. Youth Soccer system.
Ancin has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Rutgers University, where he was charged with leading a goalkeeper corps that included recent Sky Blue FC draftee and U.S. Under-20 women’s national team member Casey Murphy. Ancin is a former Rutgers goalkeeper. As a coach, he served as an assistant head coach at the Paul Blodgett Goalkeeper Training School from 2004-14, and was the assistant goalkeeper coach for the New Jersey Wildcats (USL W-League) and Robert Reasso Soccer School.
A Slovakia native, Ancin moved to New Jersey in 2001. He was a member of the Slovakia youth national team while growing up in his native country. He also backstopped his club team to the Slovakian national championship in 2000-01.