Bobby Lennon – Academy Director
Bobby Lennon has coached, played and managed professional soccer. As a player Lennon played in the United States, England and Asia. As the Co-Founder of the Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Club, the team had success on and off the field, winning the 1995 US Open Cup, PDL National Championship and USL Franchise of the Year.
In 1996 the Kickers were promoted to the professional division and were a league finalist losing to the California Jaguars in shootouts. As the President of the professional club he over saw all business affairs and the recruitment of personnel including players. Lennon helped raise over $800,000 towards professional soccer in Richmond.
Bobby Lennon again became a Co-Founder of another USL franchise with the creation of the Palm Beach Pumas Soccer Academy, Inc. in 1999. Between the Kickers and Pumas Lennon has been involved with helping 26 players advance to Major League Soccer or European Clubs. Over 23 years of coaching youth soccer he advanced over 90 student-athletes to college soccer programs. Lennon was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in November 2005.
Adam Parker – Academy Asst. Director
Adam joined the Pumas full-time staff in January 2005. Parker wears many hats with the Pumas as a player, coach and in a management role. His first big success with the organization was the development and coordination of the Pumas 2800 member recreational youth outreach program. Adam is the supervisor of over 30 recreational coaches and represents the Pumas with important communication with other non-profit organizations such as Prime Time, PBC, Inc.
Parker also has a large role in the advanced youth Academy that serves over 500 disadvantaged children in Palm Beach County. He helps coordinate activities, create curriculums and practice sessions along with developing the players through the Academy’s coaching methods.
Parker is also very involved in assisting with the over all operations of the business such as youth outreach program operations, student-athlete recruitment, and many other important activities. Adam is the assistant coach of the College Prep Program and serves as a great role model when playing with the student-athletes in senior games.
Adam has also been able to continue his playing career with the Pumas PDL team which he has been a member of the last 3 seasons. Each of which Adam was named captain.
Adam played his college soccer at SUNY College at Fredonia where he graduated with a degree in economics. As a player, Adam was a NSCAA 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-SUNYAC player in 2000. He went on to become an assistant coach at Fredonia and recently received his master’s degree in sports management. Parker played his high school soccer at Pittsford-Mendon High School in the suburbs of Rochester, New York.