Peter Fuller, Surf Head Coach
Fuller, a former PDL Coach of the Year recipient, joins the South Florida Surf this as Head Coach. With 32 years of coaching experience, Fuller has been named NAIA National Coach of the Year three times, Conference Coach of the year 10 times, Regional Coach of the Year 5 times, and served as an Assistant Coach and Head Coach for the New England Revolution MLS team. Peter coached NAIA powerhouses Belhaven University and the University of Mobile winning National Championships with both programs, the only coach in the leagues history to have won National Championships at two different schools, earning Fuller an induction to the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Coach Fuller has had 5 players drafted into the MLS during his time as a collegiate coach. In addition Fuller successfully aided the growth of the Philadelphia Union Academy where he was the Head Coach of the U17/18 Developmental Academy team and Assistant Coach for the first team He holds his coaching qualifications from the “B” License National Coaching Institute of Canada and the Elite Formation Coaching License thru the French Football Federation. Fuller has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Bethany Bible College and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Belhaven University.
Eric Arbuzow, Surf General Manager
Arbuzow joins the Surf after spending the 2015 season with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League (NASL), where he was an Assistant Coach for both Thomas Rongen and current head coach Stuart Campbell. With 15 years coaching and administrative experience behind him, Arbuzow spent the early years of his coaching career working under the renowned Josef Schulz (the man who discovered Jozy Altidore) at the Schulz Academy as a Technical Director and trainer on the US Developmental Academy staff, which competed at the 2007 USDA Finals Week. He later became the Director of Coaching at a youth club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and within 18 months of his leadership, helped transform that club from 3 teams into nearly 30. Throughout its existence, the club has produced nearly 20 US Youth National Team pool players on both the boys and girls sides.
After leaving the youth game for a collegiate position, Eric worked with one of the counties best NJCAA programs, Young Harris College. He also mentored under Logan Fleck at Stetson University. After a short stint in the collegiate game, Arbuzow relocated to New Jersey to join the prestigious New York Red Bulls Academy and Training Programs, the countries highest ranked academy and system of development. As part of the Red Bulls, he was exposed to all facets of the MLS organization and global marketing powerhouse, from assisting in academy technical and team training sessions to observing the first team trainings which included players such as Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez, and Tim Cahill. His experience at the Red Bulls landed him the position as Assistant Coach for the Tampa Bay Rowdies under former four-time USA U-20 World Cup Coach, MLS Cup Winner and MLS Coach of the Year, Thomas Rongen.
Arbuzow is also the owner of Hyper Elite Training where he works with over 70 professional players privately, including 30 players who have represented their respective National Teams in events as prestigious as the World Cup. Arbuzow holds his USSF “A” License and is a National Staff Instructor for the NSCAA. He has his Associate of Arts from the University of North Florida and his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Florida Atlantic University, along with a Certificate in Ethnic Studies.
Trevor Adair, Surf Assistant Coach
Adair spent 31 years coaching at the NCAA Division I level and served as a member of US Soccer’s coaching and instructional staff for the A, B and C licenses. Trevor has lead some of the countries best Men’s soccer programs. His first collegiate coaching stint was at the University of South Carolina were they competed as a Top 20 program 8 of his 9 years on staff. After leaving USC, Trevor took the helm of Brown University were he lead the team to its first Ivy League Championships since 1974 and his first NCAA Coach of the Year Award.
He really made his coaching expertise nationally known at Clemson University with 52 wins against Top 20 programs. Adair coached 57 players whom have signed professional contracts (including US Internationals Oguchi Onyewu and Stuart Holden), 15 All-Americans, 47 All ACC selections, 6 MLS First Round picks, 2 ACC Championships, and 1 Herman Trophy Winner al while at Clemson. He was also NCAA Division I Coach of the Year twice times throughout his tenure. He went on to join Old Dominion University in 2010, helping lead them into four straight NCAA Tournament appearances before becoming the Assistant Coach at the Surf.
Adair also continues to serve on the USYSA Regional Team Coaching Staff for both Regions I and III, a position he has held for nearly 30 years. He also joined the United States Soccer Federation as a scout in 2013. Adair has a keen eye for talent and holds both his USSF “A” License and FIFA Instructors Badge. He also holds Masters Degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lock Haven State College.
Victor Sanchez, Surf Director of Operations
Victor has been coaching for 15 years. The bulk of those years spent in Connecticut until 2013, when he moved to Florida. In Connecticut, he lead teams to State Championships both at the Premier and High School level. In just a few years in Florida, he has already lead his club team (FC Florida 95) to a State Championship, lead his High School team (The Benjamin School) to the Regional Finals, and recently earned Coach of the Year.
Victor’s playing career consists of playing Semi-Pro in the Cosmopolitan League and at Sacred Heart University before suffering an injury his Sophomore year.
Victor has earned Coach of the Year by the Palm Beach Post for his 2015-2016 season at The Benjamin School.