black watch premier coaches and staff

bwp staff

At BWP, our Technical Staff and Club Personnel collectively work together to provide a better overall experience and delivery of our services for all our members, the players and the families.

Steve Freeman
Director of Programming / Founder

About: Director of Programming & Founder, Black Watch Premier, Former staff coach at Super Y League National Camp, Former staff coach at US Club Soccer’s Regional/National ID2 Camps, Elected to National Board of Directors, US Club Soccer, USSF National A License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Added to NSCAA National Staff, Director of Coaching, Latham Circle Soccer Club, member club of CDYSL National Scout for US Club Soccer’s ID2 Program

Trevor Gorman

Technical Consultant


About: Trevor Gorman enters his sixth season as head men's soccer coach for the University at Albany Great Danes. He anchored a coaching staff that was named the America East Coaching Staff of the Year. Gorman was an assistant at Wright State for one season prior to being hired at UAlbany. He also coached at the club level with the Ohio Galaxies and the Upper Valley Lightning in Hanover, N.H.

From 2007-09, Gorman was an assistant at Dartmouth College. Gorman played for his father at Penn State University where he was a midfielder on the 2002 Big Ten Conference championship squad and a pair of NCAA teams. After earning All-Academic Big Ten honors his senior season, Gorman enrolled in graduate school at the University of North Carolina. Gorman, who has a B.A. in business management, has a sports publicity background, having worked in Penn State's sports information office. He assisted at the NCAA Men's and Women's College Cups and the Atlantic Coast Conference men's and women's soccer tournaments. In addition, Gorman was a sideline reporter for Fox Soccer Channel's college broadcasts. Gorman, who holds a NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma, earned a master's degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in sport administration from North Carolina.

Jake Boland

Director of Grassroots Program


About: Jake holds a NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma and USSF D License. He is the director of the BWP Grassroots Program which includes Summer Camps and Youth Academies that run throughout the soccer season.  Jake has a BA in Philosophy, Polics and Law from Binghamtom University, a graduate of Shaker High School and fomer collegiate player for Plattsburgh University. Jake is also a member of the technical staff coaches at BWP Albany. 

administrative staff

The BWP Administrative Team main objectives are to support the BWP Technical Staff, the implementation of our programming and the needs of our Club membership. BWP executes the day-to-day operations of the Club’s business. 


Currently, the BWP Administrative Team consists of:

•    Larry Jasenski, Chief Financial Officer, 17 years

•    Steve Freeman, Director of Programming, 21 years

•    Frank Romeo, Creative Director, 9 years



coaching assignments


99/00 Steve Freeman

2001 Jeremiah Kneeland

2002 Keith Simons

2003 Trevor Gorman

2004 Steve Freeman

2005 Steve Freeman​​​​​​​

2006 Anthony Greene

2007 Michael Boland

2008 Jake Boland

2009 Jordan Flores

2010/2011 Joe Soriento and Matt Narode


01/02/03 Steve Freeman

04/05 Silvanna Giovannones​​​​​​​

06/07 Gianna Smith

08/09 Matt Cunningham


Joe Machado (B-99/00)

Brian Spina (B-04)

Kirk Sinkins (B-06)

board of directors

Black Watch Premier (BWP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization recognized in New York State. The BWP Board of Trustees meets regularly to give guidance, create policy and give general oversight to the programming of the Club’s business. 

The BWP Board of Trustees consists of:

•    Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore, BWP President, 10 years

•    Dr. Daniel Esper, 17 years

•    Shaun Mahoney, 8 years

•    Christopher Rosetti, 4 years

•    Michael Whalen, 5 years

•    Chris Flint, Attorney, Legal Consultant