Peter-John Falloon
Peter-John Falloon
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 908-737-0608
Email: falloonp@kean.edu

Peter-John Falloon became the 11th head coach in program history with his hire in July of 2017.

He to Kean after spending the previous nine seasons at Bloomfield University (Division II).  In Falloon's tenure, the Bears posted an overall record of 78-75-14 (.509) and reached the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament in seven of his seasons at the helm of the program, capturing the title in 2016.  In addition, he was a part of the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

A native of Saint Andrew, Jamaica, Falloon was one of the top goalkeepers in his country from his early days on the pitch. He was a member of the Jamaican under-12 National Team and was a standout between the posts at Ardenne High School.  When his career at Ardenne came to a close, Falloon was offered an opportunity to play for the under-23 Jamaican national team, but chose to depart and head to the United States in 2000.

Upon his arrived in the U.S. he played for two years at Union County College before transferring to Kean for his final two seasons.  While at Kean he played in 38 games, collecting 149 saves with a 1.19 goals against average and 10 shutouts.

Immediately after graduating after the fall semester in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communication, he began his coaching career.  His first stop was back at Union County College where he was an assistant for two seasons.  He helped guide UCC to the NJCAA National Final in 2007.

The 2010 season at Bloomfield saw the Deacons rise to regional prominence under Falloon, securing the program's first national ranking (reaching as high as number 13 in the NSCAA National Poll) the first number one ranking in the NCAA East Regional Poll, and the first NCAA Tournament berth in its history. Bloomfield earned a regular season CACC championship, and a second consecutive appearance in the CACC Tournament Final.

Falloon resides in Bloomfield, N.J. with his wife Marsha Mason-Falloon and son Dylan-Bryce.

Updated 8-5-17

Merlin Villagomez
Merlin Villagomez
Title: Assistant Coach

Former Major League Soccer coach Merlin Villagomez is with the Cougars for his second stint as an assistant coach.

Villagomez coached both the NY/NJ MetroStars and the LA Galaxy for six seasons, including a stint as the interim head coach of the MetroStars in 2002 and an Eastern Division title.

Villagomez played professionally in Ecuador for Filancard F.C. and Lug-San. He holds a USSF “A” Coaching License, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the International Sports Sciences Association and is a member of the Coaching Education Staff for New Jersey Youth Soccer.

He earned a BA in Physical Education at Kean in 2009 and was also educated at Manuel Fajardo University in Cuba and the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. Villagomez is currently the President and Founder of the Merlin Soccer Club in Elizabeth, N.J.

Updated 8-30-17

Carlos Baltodano
Carlos Baltodano
Title: Assistant Coach

Carlos Baltodano returns to the Cougars staff for his 16th season on the sidelines in 2017.      

A four year player for then Kean College between 1979 and 1982, Baltodano has remained active in the soccer scene assisting at New Jersey Institute of Technology as well as Perth Amboy High School.  For over the past 20 years, he has also coached the Panthers Soccer Club of the Garden State Youth Soccer League.  A retired sergeant of the United States Air Force, Baltodano has been an educator in the field of high school history for over 20 years and is currently teaching at Perth Amboy High School.

Baltodano earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history education at Kean.

Updated 8-30-17

Greg O'Brien
Greg O'Brien
Title: Assistant Coach

Greg O’Brien returns for his third season as an assistant coach in 2017. O’Brien played Division I soccer at Fordham University and the University of Connecticut.  Currently, he is studying for a master’s degree in health and physical education from Kean.

He is the director of goalkeeping at the Westfield Soccer Association, FC Premier and a fitness trainer at Advanced Physical and Technical Training.

While at UConn, O’Brien backstopped the Huskies to the 2012 Big East Championship and was a part of two Big East All-Academic Teams.

Updated 8-30-17

Hugh McCarthy
Hugh McCarthy
Title: Assistant Coach

Hugh McCarthy joins Kean in his first season in 2017, but has over 20 years of coaching experience.

His stops include four years at Bloomfield College as an assistant coach for Peter-John Falloon. In addition he spent three years serving as an assistant coach at Union County College.

McCarthy was recognized as the Most Outstanding Youth Player while playing for Cavalier SC. He has represented his country, Jamaica, at the under-20 level and also at the senior level.

McCarthy served as the head coach of August Town FC (Kingston, Jamaica) and was the assistant coach for the Jamaica under 20 team. He was also the Technical Director at Arnette Garden FC. At Union County College, he helped the team to a NJCAA Conference Championship, District Championship and Regional Championship. He was recognized as part of the NJCAA Coaching Staff of the Year (2007).

Updated 8-30-17

Gary Adair
Gary Adair
Title: Assistant Coach

Gary Adair joins the Cougar coaching staff in his first season in 2017.

Adair most recently served as an assistant with Falloon at Bloomfield College.  He also has collegiate coaching experience at Manhattan College between 2013-14 and was the head coach at Madison High School from 2007-2010.

He holds a NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) Premier diploma and is an United States Soccer Federation "A" licensed coach.  Adair graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Physiology. 

Updated 8-30-17

Jerome Bland
Jerome Bland
Title: Assistant Coach

Jerome Bland enters his first year as an assistant coach at Kean and second overall. 

Bland is a former Bloomfield College athlete (under Falloon) and started in 17 of Bloomfield's 18 games in 2015 as a defensive midfielder and scored the game winning goal on a header to push the Bears into the conference tournament final.  Bloomfield would go on to win the CACC Championship in 2015. 

A London, England native, Bland graduated from Bloomfield College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2017.

Updated 8-30-17