Manny Batista, GU15 Red & GU15 White Coach
Manny started his soccer career in Ludlow, Massachusetts playing club football. He also played in the Western Mass summer college soccer league for Unity AC. Manny played high school soccer for Springfield Cathedral High School where he was named to the All-City and All-Western Mass all-star teams. After high school he went on to play Division I soccer at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he was the starting goalkeeper for three years.
Manny played for the Ludlow Lusitanos and Vasco DaGama of Bridgeport in the Connecticut Soccer League. He is the founder of the Portuguese American Soccer Academy (PASA) and Portuguese American Soccer Academy Futebol Clube (PASA FC) that competed in the MAPLE league.
Manny holds a USSF "B" license and a NSCAA "Premier License". Manny currently works at Lowell High School as a clinical social worker.