Director of Operations
Youth Development Counselor
Director of Education Programs
Director of College Guidance and Alumni
Assistant Director of Education Programs
Legal Services Coordinator & Gov. Liaison
Director of Soccer Programs
|Jorge Mario Restrepo
Community Soccer Programs Coordinator
Travel Soccer Coordinator
Andrew So Executive Director and Co-Founder
South Bronx United merges Andrew's passions for soccer, education, and community development. He co-founded South Bronx United in 2009 with his wife Steph while teaching mathematics and special education at New Day Academy, a public secondary school in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. He has also served as a math instructional coach in New York City public schools and worked with Bronx youth in the other capacities from a camp counselor to athletic coach to special education administrator. Andrew holds a “D” coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation and coached South Bronx United travel soccer teams until 2014. He received his Bachelor’s of Science from Stanford University and earned a Masters of Science in Education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York. He is an alumnus of the We Are The Bronx Fellowship, a partnership between the Jewish Community Relations Council's Cause-NY, Hostos Community College, and the Bronx Borough President's Office. He is a former trustee of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League and chair of the Bronx Nonprofit Coalition.
Mario Biancamano Director of Operations
Mario joined South Bronx United full-time in 2016, after volunteering as a coach in the Recreational Program. He has served as Center Director at Score, an after school educational center in Queens, and lived abroad to run a modeling agency, Trinity Talent Qatar. Mario earned a B.A. from Northwestern University in Economics and International Studies. He also holds a US Soccer Federation ‘E’ License.
Bridget Mahon Youth Development Counselor
Bridget joined South Bronx United in 2015 as a Youth Development Counselor. Bridget earned a B.S. from the George Washington University, where she played Division I soccer as a goalkeeper. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Boston University, with a specialization in Sport Psychology. Prior to South Bronx United, she served as a Clinical Liaison at Youth Villages Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, MA, and as a Staff Therapist at the South Bay Mental Health Center in Malden, MA.
Eric Saito Director of Education Programs
Eric joined South Bronx United in the fall of 2013. Prior to joining SBU, Eric interned with Grassroots Soccer in Kimberley, South Africa and taught high school chemistry and biology at Don Bosco Technical Institute in East Los Angeles. He is passionate about youth development, mentoring, coaching, and tutoring with various youth organizations since high school. Soccer has never been far from his mind as he has played competitively and recreationally since age 5. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Eric earned a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.A. in teaching from Loyola Marymount University. He holds a Science Teaching Credential in the state of California.
Jessica Marroquin Director of College Guidance and Alumni
Jessica previously worked as a College Readiness Program Coordinator at Middle Earth, a youth services organization in New Jersey. In working with SBU youth, she has been able to draw on her personal background having immigrated with her family from El Salvador. She holds a B.A. from Thomas Edison State University in Social Sciences.
Andrew Hanson Assistant Director of Education Programs
Andrew joined South Bronx United in 2018 as the Assistant Director of Education Programs but had previously volunteered as a coach in the Recreational Soccer Program and SBU Academy. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, soccer is in his blood. Andrew served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where he used sports as a vehicle for more a holistic approach to youth development. He has also taught at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, Illinois and coached the boys junior varsity soccer team. He holds a US Soccer Federation 'D' Coaching License. Andrew holds a Masters of Arts in Spirituality from Fordham University and earned Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Organizational Communications from Creighton University, where he also played club soccer and managed the Men’s Soccer Division I team.
Brendan Davis Legal Services Coordinator
Brendan joined the staff in 2014, although he has been volunteering with SBU since 2012. He is a passionate about working with New York's diverse immigrant communities, and most recently was a volunteer coordinator with the Arab American Association of New York. Born and raised in Australia, Brendan received degrees in Business Management and Law from the University of Queensland.
Andy Jenkins Director of Soccer Programs
Andy joined the SBU team in August 2017 after receiving his BSc in Business Management from Queen’s University in his native home, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Football has always been an integral part of Andy’s life from playing, to watching to coaching. Andy started his coaching career with Glentoran Football Club and today holds a UEFA B Coaching License. His first venture into US Soccer came in 2014 when he worked for Global Premier Soccer as a Head Coach and Head of Player Development for Wellesley United Soccer. In Spring 2017, Andy was a Head Coach and Regional Manager for Liverpool FC NJ. As SBU’s Director of Soccer Programs, Andy oversees all on-field programs, providing support and guidance to our Recreational and Travel coaches.
Cece Jacob Volunteer Coordinator
CeCe is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island earning a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor's of Arts in Chinese. CeCe is currently completing a year of service through AmeriCorps as a Volunteer Coordinator at South Bronx United. CeCe has a passion for social change, and hopes to use her experience with SBU to promote education and equality in the future.
Jorge Mario Restrepo Community Soccer Programs Coordinator
JorgeMario joined South Bronx United in March 2018 as the Community Soccer Programs Coordinator. Soccer has been the center of JorgeMario's life playing all his life. He graduated St John's with a degree in Sports Management. He worked at the New York Cosmos in the Training and Development Program and was the field manager at the Upper 90 Queens Soccer Center. JorgeMario currently holds a USSF F License and working towards future licenses.
Wyatt Marshall Coach-Mentor
Wyatt Marshall grew up playing soccer in western Massachusetts. He has coached for Western MA FC and the Northampton High School Boys Varsity Team. Wyatt also spent a great amount of time volunteering abroad. He has coached teams in small towns and villages in Uganda, East Africa and Guinea, West Africa. He came to South Bronx United through the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coaches program in the summer of 2017, starting as a summer intern and moving on to head coach and mentor with the Boys U15 team and Boys U17 team
Tenzin Yeshay After School Coordinator
Tenzin joined South Bronx United in the Fall of 2009 and has been a coach with the Under 19 boys since they were 14 years old. Tenzin holds a B.S Degree in Biology with a background in Mathematics from St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Currently, he studies in a graduate program in the Behavioral Neurosciences Department of the City College of New York, doing research relating to memory and cognition. He is of Tibetan Descent and grew up in India before moving to the Bronx in 2007. He has lived in the Bronx ever since.
George Nantwi Travel Soccer Coordinator, Boys Coach
George joined South Bronx United in 2009 as a travel soccer coach. While coaching SBU 98 boys team, he also assists with coordination of the Travel Soccer Program. He is a graduate of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he majored in political science. He works as a researcher at the EdLab at Columbia University Teacher’s College currently focusing on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, a multi million dollar grant aimed at teaching the federal budget, national debt and deficit to junior and high school students.