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Jamie Lucchesi

Jamie Lucchesi has been coaching for over 20 years. Growing up he was coached by a wide variety of coaches from different backgrounds so he has a knowledge of the games that encompasses many different coaching and playing styles.

Jamie is a Roscoe Native, and currently lives in South Beloit, with wife Margarita.  Since childhood, he’s  been blessed by coaches of multiple ethnics from around the world.  These coaches include styles from English, German, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cameroon.  This, combined with Hononegah High School “A” licensed coach Charlie Hollerith provide a strong backbone to learning the game.   All styles have formed me to be a coach of many styles, creating incredible knowledge of the game.  He also has his degree in Physical Education, and has background in Athletic Training combined with teaching.  

Coaching Experience:

1990 - Summer camps with A licensed Charlie Hollerith 

1990’s - Coached for Hononegah Lions under Alex Umanski

Late 90’s: 

  •  Formed FC Luca once Umanski left Lions due to direction Lions were headed
  • Joined Rockford Raptor coaching staff while playing at Rockford College under Louis Mateus. 
  • Coached at Raptors for 15 years.

2000’s:

  • Raptors Youth Development
  • Guilford Asst. coach under Gordy Polyanskis.  Took team to state finals 1997-98
  • Raptor PDL coach

Currently have coached 5 players to professional level.

Coaching Philosophy: “Great coaching creates great players.  Great players creates great teams.  Great teams creates a great Club.”

Playing Experience:

  • Original Hononegah Lion member in 1984, their inaugural year
  • Rockford United club player for JP Tokoto
  • High School Conference MVP
  • UW Oshkosh Soccer Alumni (Came second for points goals/assists in 1992)
  • Rockford College Alum
  • Rockford Raptor PDL player/coach

“I owe a lot to Dr. Wedgebury for providing an incredible coaching staff with Rockford United.  That was the number one reason for leaving the Hononegah Lions organization and joining the Rockford United organization.  Although it was a tough decision, at 15 I left the Lions to join arch rival Rockford United.  That year I was coached by a professional Brazilian soccer player.  The following year I was coached by JP Tokoto, a Cameroon legend and former World Cup player.  That was a huge step forward in my development.”