Meet the Coaches
Head Men's Soccer Coach
Hugo Pierre was named head men’s soccer coach in 2008 after serving as assistant for a decade under longtime former coach Alphonse Prophete. An ECC alumnus, Pierre was a mid-fielder on the Wolverines’ highly successful teams in the mid-1980s. He grew up in Haiti, where he played soccer on several Haitian national teams.
After his playing days ended, Pierre has dedicated his career to coaching at both the college and high school levels. His first soccer job was as assistant coach at the now-closed Upsala College. He moved on as head coach at Essex Catholic High School (1992-93) followed by stops at Bloomfield College (as women’s coach 1993-96) and NJIT before returning to his alma mater in 1998.
Pierre also has considerable experience coaching youth soccer at virtually all levels of play. He has worked with youngsters in Newark, the Total Soccer Academy, the Cougar Soccer Club of Maplewood and South Orange, the Millburn Township Youth Summer Camps, the South Orange and Maplewood Soccer Academy and the TSF Academy. He led both boys and girls teams from Newark to gold medals during the 2006 United States Youth Games.
He resides in Maplewood with his wife and two sons.
Women's Soccer Coach
Entering her first year as head women's soccer coach at ECC, Edouard's coaching experience at Lee University Cleveland, TN and as a youth soccer coach clearly demonstrates her professional teaching and coaching skills by transforming Wolverines women's soccer program into instant winners in such a short-period of time.
After her tenure playing stint in the Women's Haitian National Team as GK, 1991-1993, Edouard enrolled and joined our women's soccer team. She has been considered to be one of the pioneers that has played two years for the wolverines' women's team at its very first inception, graduated in 2001 in Physical Education and continued later her playing and academic studies at Lee University, where she received in 2003 her B.S. Degree in Physical Education & Recreation.
Immediately after her graduation, she joined her Alma Mater's athletic staff as a recruiter, skills development and GK coach. Her contribution has helped their women's soccer program to continue being a national NAIA powerhouse.
This past 2011 season, Wolverines had one of their most successful seasons in the program history. After being at the cellar in our conference and region for the past seven years, Edouard rejuvenates the program and steers her team to an 8 – 5 mark. They fell short of winning the Region XIX tournament. They ended their season in great fashion and were awarded as NJCAA Region XIX Runner-up after being defeated by Burlington CC.
Here in the city of Newark, Edouard was a part of the coaching staff that had ensemble U14 girls youth soccer team to participate in the very first year of US Youth Games where the sport of soccer was firstly added into its Olympic style tournament held in New York City, 1997. Her team won a silver medal at that tournament.
In addition, Edouard is actively involved in youth soccer. From 1996, she has been an associate with Total Soccer Academy in various capacities as Youth GK coach and trainer for clubs throughout the metropolitan areas.
Presently Edouard resides in Spring Valley, NY and works for Jawonio Inc., New City, New York, with developmental disability adolescents and adults as resident-ial counselor.