Founder & Director of Programs
Josh Russotto has been coaching players of all ages in North Jersey for ten years. Josh enters his 4th season as Head Coach of the Columbia High School Boys Varsity soccer team and works with soccer clubs in New Jersey. He designs and directs all the programs at Legacy Soccer while continuing to pursue his coaching education.
Coach Russotto earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Management from Ohio Wesleyan University. He’s also earned the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and U.S. Soccer's National Youth Coaching License. Coach has recently received a certificate from the World Football Academy in Football Tactics and has participated in the La Liga Formation Methodology - Level 3 Course. In correspondence with U.S. Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives, Coach Russotto has obtained the NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas in Small Sided Games and Futsal Level I. He is a regular attendee at the NSCAA Convention.
Josh played for the Millburn Soccer Club, the Millburn High School Varsity, the Union Lancers, Colonia FC and The Ohio Wesleyan University Mens Soccer team. More important than games played or championships won, these teams provided him with the opportunity and privilege to be a part of the best coaching and the best soccer cultures in the United States. These soccer cultures, steeped in tradition with great histories, imbued him with the values of respect, commitment, work ethic, responsibility, pride, character, kindness, empathy and FUN. It is his wish that he passes these values to every player he works with while teaching the world’s greatest game to our future generations. This will be his legacy.
Josh and his wife reside nearby in NJ with their German Shorthaired Pointer, Gabi.