Seacoast United US Soccer Development Academy Coaching Staff
Iain Scott
U14 2006 Development Academy Head Coach
Seacoast United Soccer Club Director of Coaching               

Biography: Iain comes to Seacoast United with an extensive coaching background. From 2000-2005, Iain coached with the Scottish First Division club Queen of the South, 3 of those years as head coach. After his years with QOS, he served as the Youth Academy Director for Gretna Football Club in the Scottish Premier League from 2006-2007, then moved on to become the Gretna FC First Team Assistant Manager ('07-'08).

Most recently, Scott worked at the senior level in Player Coach Development and Pro Youth Performance with the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Premier League Academy Mentoring (2008-2010). Scott holds numerous coaching qualifications, including the UEFA A License, UEFA Level 5 Youth license, a diploma in Sport Psychology, and has received the Youth Directors Award, PSM Performance Sport Movement Award, and the Scottish FA Course Tutor Award. 
Ross Yeoman
U15 2005 Development Academy Head Coach
Biography:  Ross, from Edinburgh, Scotland, started with Seacoast United in 2014. Before moving to NH, Ross had playing spells with Glasgow Rangers Football Club and Hearts of Midlothian Football Club both at Pro Youth level in Scotland. Ross then went onto achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science with Sports Coaching at Edinburgh University.  During his time at University, Ross achieved his SFA Coaching License level 1 & 2 in youth coaching and volunteered as Head Coach for his local High School for 3 years.

In the summer of 2012 & 2013, Ross spent his Summer in Upstate New York  where he worked as a Sports Counselor at a special needs camp. Arriving at Seacoast in 2014, Ross has achieved his USSF ‘D’ License and his predominately been involved on the Girls NPL side along with working as a tournament coordinator for our Labor Day and Memorial Day Tournaments. Ross also has the privilege of running the Seacoast United Gould Girls Summer Camp that is aimed at our Elite players in the club.

Ross will be coaching the Girls 2004 Development Academy team during the 2018/19 season.

Andy Branton
U16 2004 Development Academy Head Coach

Biography:  Branton, a native of East Yorkshire, England began his coaching career at the age of 17 by earning his FA Level One Coaching Certificate (English Football Association) in the summer of 2001.  From there he went on to coach in the Northern Premier League, as well as with the Leeds United AFC's youth development center and Academy, and the East Yorkshire Girls Football Association.  While coaching, he went on to earn a degreen in Sports Management from Leeds Metropolitan University.


  • Aztec Soccer Club - Boys Director
  • UMass Boston - Men's Assistant Head Coach

In 2016, Andrew was a part of a coaching staff that lead the Beacons to their first trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and guided the Beacons into the top 5 of the National Rankings for the first time inn program history.  He assisted the head coach and long-time friend Jake Beverlin in coaching the program to three straight Little East Conference (LEC) Tournament Titles and two regular season titles.


  • FA Level Two Coaching License
  • UEFA B Coaching License
  • FA Premier League Talent Identification qualification through Leeds United AFC
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma - 2014
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma - 2015
  • Worked on the NSCAA staff education team

Andy will be coaching the Girls 2004 Development Academy team during the 2019/20 season.

  Soren Balea
U17 2003 Development Academy Head Coach
College Playing Career: 
  • University of Hartford (CT)
  • Salem State College (MA)
Club/Academy Playing Career: 
  • Bayern Munich (Germany) Academy Player
  • TSV 1860 Munich - Germany professional playing career
  • CSM Resita - Romania professional playing career
  • FC Petrolul - Romania professional playing career

Coaching Career:

  • Salem State University - Men's Assistant Head Coach
  • Brighton (MA) High School Boys' Head Coach
  • Bunker Hill Community College (MA) Women's Head Coach
  • WCS Academy Northshore - Academy Director

Professional Coaching Certificates:  UEFA license, USSF License


  • Concordia University, California: Masters in Coaching and Administration (2018)
  • Titu Maiorescu University, Romania:  Bachelor in Law (2007)
  • Salem State University:  Bachelor's Degree in Coaching & Sports Management (1999)
Kim Carpenter
Seacoast United US Soccer Development Academy Trainer

Exeter Hospital Core Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Team
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from University of South Florida

  • 6 years PT
  • 10 years ATC
Chelsea Watson
Seacoast United Soccer Club Registrar          
Biography:  USSF Licensed coach Chelsea Watson is a former three-sport athlete at Marshwood High School. She played for SUSC premier teams in 2001-2003. She was a four-year varsity soccer player and captain her senior year. She graduated breaking all goal keeping records and was named to the Fosters Dream Team. She continued to play soccer,  basketball and softball for Lyndon State College where she earned her B.S in Exercise Science. In 2015, Chelsea was named Varsity Girls’ Soccer coach at Marshwood High School. Chelsea lead them to their second program appearance in the Regional championship.

She recently completed her Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University. 
During the 2016-17 season, Chelsea coached alongside USSF B license holder and former Youth National Team player Kim Foley working with the 2005 Girls Pre- NPL team.

Chelsea has recently joined Seacoast United in a full-time capacity, taking on the Club Registrar role for the 2018/19 season.