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Central Florida Coaches

Meet The Coaches

The coaches that work with the Maniax program come from all different backgrounds with all kinds of interesting fun facts to share! But, they all have one single thing in common- they LOVE LAX. In order for you to get to know your coaches a little better... we've asked them questions. Let's see their answers! 

Kevin Caradona

Kevin Caradona

Orlando Regional Director

Phone: 618-402-9567

HOW MANY YEARS OF COACHING/PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

34 years

WHAT IS YOUR ATHLETIC BACKGROUND? ANY NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS? 

2X Team Long Island Gold Medalist, NY Empire States Game
2X High School All-American 
2X Defenseman of the Year, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
NCAA Division 1 All-American, Navy

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT COACHING YOUNG ATHLETES? 

When you see an athlete progress and grow in a program and then the defining “A-HA” moment when it all comes together for the athlete.....the passion ensues.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT COACHING?

Working out and spending as much time with the family as possible.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

"The Willingness to Succeed will only get you so far. It is the Willingness to Prepare that will lead you to greatness." 

Whats one thing people may not know about you?

I'm 1 of 10 kids in my family


Maurice Gibson

Middle School Regional Coach

HOW MANY YEARS OF COACHING/PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

8 years

WHAT IS YOUR ATHLETIC BACKGROUND? ANY NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS? 

Selected to U-18 Florida Olympic Development Soccer Team

Rebuilt UCF from 0-8 the year before I got there to 8-4 and most improved team and a conference tournament birth.

Won Conference Coach of the Year twice at UCF,

Built UCF to #12 in the nation.

Level 3 US Lacrosse Certified Coach (2nd person in the state of Florida to earn the certification)

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT COACHING YOUNG ATHLETES? 

I am a high school math teacher so I live for the AH-HA moments. There is nothing better than seeing a young player's surge of confidence after mastering a new skill.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT COACHING?

Be a dad, recruit for UCF, listen to audiobooks about coaching, play computer games.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

"I've never seen the most prepared team lose" - Urban Meyer 

"Doesn't Matter Get Better" - Brian Knight