Aris Alpian, a Jersey City resident and Queens, N.Y., native, enters his first year with the Golden Falcons as an assistant coach specializing in goalkeeper development and junior college recruitment.

Since 2013, Alpian has been the Director of NPSL Operations for the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club, for which he previously has directed youth goalkeeping. He currently serves on the NPSL Technical Committee, and possesses an Advanced National Diploma and a Level I Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA.

Alpian was a four-year member of the men’s soccer team at Division-I Hofstra University and later played for the New York Freedoms of the USL as well as working in the front office for the club. He earned a BBA in marketing from Hofstra in 1999, and is pursuing an MS in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.