Head Coach, Bronson Gambale will begin his first season leading the Fire in the Fall of 2013. Gambale recently completed his third season as the head soccer coach at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va.
In three seasons at Colonial Forge, Gambale had 46-15-3 record. This past season, he led Colonial Forge to a 20-5 season and a trip to the state semifinals, where they...
Gambale began coaching in Minnesota with an inner city league, Urban Ventures. During that time, Gambale created community based sports programs and neighborhood involvement opportunities. He coached teams within the club and oversaw coaches, trainers, and volunteers. His career coaching record in club soccer is 239-19-28, a record that dates back to 2007 and continues to this day.
In 2008, Gambale and his former college coach, Jan Boer, seized an opportunity to open a professional academy with Cruz Azul, for which Bronson became the coaching director in 2008 and 2009.
Gambale moved back to Northern Virginia in 2010 for the position at Colonial Forge. Meanwhile, he continued his work with club soccer in the area, coaching U16 boys with Northern Virginia Soccer Club, U13 and U14 girls with Stafford Area Soccer Association, and most recently coached U13 and U14 girls with Prince William Soccer.
In addition to coaching, Gambale spends his time working as a personal fitness and soccer trainer offering individual training for youth and adults.
“There’s no question Bronson is a perfect fit at this point in the development of our women’s soccer team,” said Watson. “His energy, overwhelming passion for excellence, and his clear track record of success are the perfect mix we are looking for to build on the strong foundation which already exists in the program.”
Bronson and his wife, Samantha, share a passion for discipleship and they are both fully invested in the ministry of developing high caliber players of character. The couple have a three-year-old daughter, Braelyn, and a two-year-old son, Luca. Gambale has been a consistent speaker for Edge Club (Christian clubs in public schools) and has done mission work in Mexico City, Bolivia, Canada, Nicaragua, and Jamaica.
"My family and I are so blessed to be coming down to Southeastern to be a part of what God is doing on this campus,” said Gambale. “We are so excited to pour into the students and get to work with this great soccer team. The women's team has a great tradition and I am honored to be a part of carrying the baton into a bright future. GO FIRE!