Coach Mostafa Haridi
Coach “Mo” was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. His family is originally from Egypt, where his father played soccer professionally. Coach Mo has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old. While living in Egypt, Coach Mo played on several soccer clubs and when he came to New York, he joined the Brooklyn Italians soccer club and played for the varsity team at James Madison High School. After several very successful years, winning division championships in high school and a few tournaments with the Brooklyn Italians, Coach Mo was recruited by the Hofstra University soccer team where he played for a year.
Coach Mo is very passionate about both playing and coaching soccer. He has coached a youth team of ages 10-11 for the Brooklyn Italians and he has now been a member of the Pro Soccer Kids family for three years.
Coach Mo says “I enjoys coaching and teaching youth soccer because of the children’s energy and enthusiasm. Their smile after they have done a difficult drill or scored a goal is a great feeling to me.”
Interesting Facts about Coach Mo:
- He loves Manchester United
- His favorite player is Andres Iniesta
- He was a member of the Tottenham Youth Soccer Team when he was 17 years old!