VISTA Blackwatch's head coach is Evangelos (Angie) Stoyas, the VISTA President for the past 7 years. Angie spent his youth in Greece and New York, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he played collegiately. Afterwards, he played professionally and semi-professionally in Greece and elsewhere. During his 30+ years of coaching, his teams have won numerous NCSL D1 League Championships, eight Virginia State Cup Championships and three State Cup runner-ups, one Regional Championship and two Regional runner-ups, and has finished as high as 4th at Nationals. He has placed over 25 boys in NCAA 1st Division Teams, and 2 have gone on to play professionally. He is an A-licensed coach, and in the past has been the Head Coach for the Olympic Development Program's Northern District, the Coach for the Virginia U-13, U-15 and U18 State Teams, and has been a scout for the U.S. Men's National and Olympic Soccer Teams.
Our assistant coaches are Pete England and Mike Brennan
Pete has coached teams in the Northern Virginia area and at West Springfield High School, and has placed numerous boys onto NCAA 1st Division Teams, including a son who won the National Championship while at Clemson University.
Mike is a native of Northern Virginia, graduating from Annandale H.S., the University of Virginia, and Georgetown University. Mike has played competitively for many years, and has coached youth teams for both Burke AC and VISTA (including as the primary coach of VISTA Blackwatch from U10-U12).
To supplement our coaching staff, we periodically bring in additional field and goalie trainers to work with the team.