Rams FC Coaching Staff
Coach Luke started coaching back in 2011 after achieving his coaching qualifications on sports coaching, he started off by going into primary and secondary schools and coaching the players after school. He then came stateside working for Challenger Sports and also a brief spell at GPS. For the last 5years Coach Luke has been coaching all over New England mainly in southern R.I and parts of CT with town programs like Westerly Youth Soccer, Stonington Soccer and South County Youth Soccer Club.
With Coach Luke having such a close connection with the soccer community in R.I. he cannot wait to hit the ground running and help the players develop during a key part of their careers.
Coach Froberg is currently going into his 5th year as Assistant Coach with the URI Men’s Soccer team. His role with URI is the Goalkeeping Coach. Froberg – also served on URI staff for five seasons from 1998-2002. Additionally, he played for the Rams from 1992-96 and was Rhode Island Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1992. Froberg coached the boys’ team at North Kingstown High School. Serving as head coach from 2006-2015, Froberg led the Skippers to Division I state titles in 2007 and 2014, and was the state’s Coach of the Year three times (2006, 2007, 2013). Froberg has been with the RAMS FC program since 2013, serving as the goalkeeping coach as well as the head coach of the ’01 and ’03 Boys teams. Kyle has had a number of players from his Rams teams, go on to play at the college ranks.
Coach Kate has been coaching with the Rams for 3 years now. She started as an assistant coach working with several teams on the girl’s side and will coach the 2003 & 2008 Girls team this Fall. She was raised in Orlando, FL where she played club and high school soccer, scoring over 125 goals for her high school. She played Division 1 soccer at Cornell University. She holds a National F License with U.S. Soccer as well as an 11v11 and 7v7 license within the Grassroots Pathway. She lives locally with her wife and dog. When she isn’t coaching and playing soccer, she is teaching mathematics at South Kingstown High School.
Coach Alex Armstrong is currently the Head Coach of the South Kingstown High School Boys Junior Varsity Team. A graduate of South Kingstown High School in 2013, Coach Alex’s playing career continued at Rivier University. As a three-year team captain at Rivier he played in 65 games. In 2016, as a senior, he was named Second-Team All-Conference. The 31 points on 11 goals and 9 assists in his playing career is good enough for second all time in the program’s history for total points. In 2017, Coach Alex was awarded “2017 Rivier Male Athlete of the Year”. As a junior in 2015, he was nominated President of the Rivier SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee). Alex graduated from Rivier University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He works as an E-Commerce Account Manager for Global Outdoors Inc. Coach Alex has been coaching the Rams FC 2006 boys since 2018. This fall, he enters his third season coaching with Rams FC and SKHS.
Coach Brooke has spent the last year learning as Jenna Kawla’s Assistant Coach for the 05’ 06’ and 07’ teams. Brooke played for Rams FC in high school as a striker and has continued her soccer career at URI. Brooke is currently entering her senior year at the University of Rhode Island captaining the Women’s Soccer team for her second consecutive season. Coach Brooke’s experience as a leader of a Division 1 program has allowed for a dense understanding of the game and brought her to come back to Rams FC as a coach.
Coach Bassett is currently the Associate Head Coach of the URI Men’s Soccer Program. He has been with Rams FC since moving to URI from the University of New Hampshire in 2014, where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach. During his time in NH, he coached for Seacoast United as an assistant for their U18 U.S. Developmental Academy team and was Head Coach for the U16 Premier boys team. He has coached the 2002 boy’s team for Rams FC since 2015, who have gone on to win 3 state cup titles and numerous showcase tournament events including Bethesda and Jefferson Cup. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” coaching license and a “Premier Coaching License” with the United Soccer Coaches Association.
Coach Kalwa joined Rams FC in February of 2018, after living and working in Raleigh, NC. While in North Carolina, Coach Kalwa worked for the NC State Women’s Soccer program as the Director of Operations. Additionally, she coached the u17 Classics girls team for North Carolina Futbol Club (NCFC). In Rhode Island, Coach Kalwa is the Assistant Coach for the University of Rhode Island Women’s Soccer program. Coach Kalwa works with our 2005 and 2006 girls teams.
Coach Rushy is brand new to the RAMs although he is no beginner to the sport. Rushy has been coaching soccer for almost 25 years now and has coached at almost every level except the professionals. He has his UEFA license from his early days in the UK and has also completed USC advanced national diploma. He lives locally with his Wife and two young boys who guess what love Soccer. We are fortunate to have him join the team. Rushy will be working with our youngest RAMs in the 2010 birth years”.