B.J. Noble, Shane Carew & Matt Tudor Added to Dragons FC Coaching Staff

Experienced Group Set for 2016 PDL Season

The Burlingame Dragons Football Club completed the hiring of their coaching staff this week as they welcomed B.J. Noble , Shane Carew and Matt Tudor into the Dragons family. All three men will begin immediately as the Dragons begin the preparations for the approaching preseason tryouts.

Noble,  the current head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, comes to the Dragons with over 25 years of coaching experience. Since taking over the NDNU job in 2009, Noble has coached 55 All-Pac West selections, 28 NSCAA/Daktronics All West-Region Selections and 3 NSCAA/Daktronics All-American Selections. In 2012, Noble led the men’s program to the NCAA Division II National ChampionshipTournament for the 2nd time in school history.

Before arriving at NDNU, Noble spent time coaching at Millikin University in Decatur, IL and the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA. He has also spent time in the U.S. Olympic Development Program, serving on the Region IV Far West staff .

Carew currently serves as an assistant coach at San Jose State University where he has worked for the past two seasons under head coach Simon Tobin.  Before arriving in San Jose, Carew was an assistant at Elon University, helping guide them to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013.  Carew currently holds a USSF “A” soccer coaching license.

His playing career involved professional stints with multiple teams in his native Ireland including Shelbourne FC and Kilkenny City.  Carew played collegiately at the University of Charlotte from 2000-2002. He amassed multiple honors, including being named a three-time All-Conference USA selection. In 2003, Carew was selected to the Irish National Team that competed in the World University Games in South Korea.. 

Tudor currently coaches at Menlo College where he assists Dragons Head Coach Eric Bucchere.  While Tudor possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game of soccer, his primary focus will be working with goalkeepers. He holds a number of licenses and certifications including a US Soccer National Goalkeeping License, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Level II and a NSCAA Premier Diploma.

Tudor’s playing career saw him play his collegiate soccer at Wittenberg College (OH) of the North Coast Athletic Conference. Following the conclusion of his collegiate career, Tudor spent time playing in the USISL wit the Ann Arbor Elite and in the NPSL with the Detroit Rockers.