Coach Paul has been a full time soccer goalkeeper coach throughout Connecticut since 1997, focusing primarily on long term youth goalkeeper development. Favoring academy style training, his long term students train consistently from the time they are identified until they leave for college and sometimes beyond, with training relationships lasting up to ten years. Over two decades, Paul has developed hundreds of training relationships of various commitment levels. Former long term students include: current USWNT #1 Alyssa Naeher, current Boston College #1 Allie Augur, current Boston College GK coach Jami Kranich, and NCAA Div 1 National Champion Nikki Weiss.
Through the years, Paul has coached only goalkeepers in multiple GK sessions every day all over CT. Recently, Bravo has secured a new home base - a goalkeeper specific indoor training location in Woodbridge, CT. In 2010, Bravo opened its first GK specific facility in Milford, CT called the Keeper Factory.
Paul has been GK Director and Clinician for the Connecticut Football Club (CFC) from 2000-2019. Previously, CT ODP Boys + Girls GK Coach from 2000-2006, and in that time 13 Region 1 and 4 National Pool GKs. GK coach for numerous CT Universities, currently a volunteer GK coach at Sacred Heart University, and previously: womens programs at Yale, SCSU, Quinnipiac, Post, Fairfield, Hartford, Wesleyan, and Trinity, and mens programs at Wesleyan, Trinity, and New Haven.
Originally from Northford, CT, Paul graduated from North Branford High School and Ithaca College, NY with a BA in Speech Communication. Paul played Indoor Soccer for over 10 years, with teams such as the Massachusetts Twisters (NISL, AISL - 2006/7 AISL Champions) out of Springfield, and Connecticut Academica FC (AISL, NPSL) out of Winsted. Outdoor he has spent the last 16 seasons with Danbury United FC (SASL) (2008+9 Regional Champs and National O-30 Open Cup Semi Finalists, also 2007, 2010 + 2017 Regional Finalists).
3 Generations of Bravo
With a combined 8000 hours trained
L to R: Alyssa Naeher, Coach Paul, Allie Augur, Jami Kranich