Levent ‘Levo’ Guler Biography
Coaching Qualifications / Education
Clubs Worked in US
Rodrigo Suarez enters his second season at Palm Beach United. Coach Suarez came to Palm Beach United from Palm Beach Atlantic University where he served as the associated head coach for 5 years. Coach Suarez associated head coach Brian McMahon with the daily operations of the program including practice sessions, travel, scouting, recruiting and other duties as assigned. In his second year as the assistant coach, PBA won Regionals for first team in school history and lost in quarter finals of Nationals against the 2015 NCAA DII National Champions Pfeiffer University.
During his 5 years at Palm Beach Atlantic University, the team won the Sunshine State Conference three years in a row and advanced to NCAA DII Nationals for four years in a row. In addition, more than 10 of his former players have signed professional contracts after their time at PBA.
In addition, Coach Suarez has a lot of experience in youth soccer. He has been coaching boys and girls teams for almost 10 years.
Coach Suarez graduated from Belhaven (Miss.) University where he played for two seasons (2012 and 2013). In 2012, Belhaven won the NAIA National Championship and Suarez was one of the leaders of that team. He was an All-Conference center-back a year later as a senior.
Coach Suarez is very excited for the opportunity to keep working with talented young players at Palm Beach United.
Former Northwood University Men's & Women's head coach enters his second season with Palm Beach United ECNL program. Among his many achievements, Ty was a five time conference and regional Coach of The Year and three time NSCAA National Coach of the Year for the Northwood University Seahawks.
During his coaching reign, Ty's Seahawks won seven conference and regional championships and made eight national tournament trips including two elite eight finishes (out of 253 colleges across America & Canada). Ty's teams have posted in the NAIA top 25 for nine straight seasons.
As the Academy Director and U13 Coach at Palm Beach United, Arbuzow helped launch the premier Development Academy Program in Palm Beach County for players U12 through U14. In his first year as Academy Director, he was able to successfully place 13 of his 40 Academy players at MLS Academy clubs on trails and training stints. Currently, two players have accepted residency options at Portland Timbers Academy and Minnesota United Academy while moving several others into partner DA clubs Weston and Boca United. Palm Beach United also placed 12 of the 18 players into the National Training Centers at the 2004 age group. Arbuzow has also helped place five players from the PDL to the professional game, including 2017 PDL #1 Prospect Darwin Espinal to the San Jose Earthquakes.
Prior to joining the PBU, Arbuzow served as the Assistant Coach in 2015 for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League (NASL) under former US U20 Men’s National Team Head Coach Thomas Rongen and current Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell. With over 15 years coaching and professional soccer experience behind him, Arbuzow spent the early years of his coaching career working under the renowned Josef Schulz (the man who discovered Jozy Altidore) at the Schulz Academy as a Technical Director and coach for the US Developmental Academy staff, which competed in the 2007 USDA Finals. He later became the Director of Coaching of a youth club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and within 18 months under his leadership, helped transform that club from 3 teams into nearly 30. Throughout its existence, that club produced nearly 20 US Youth National Team pool players on both the boys and girls sides.
Arbuzow left the youth game for a collegiate position, working at one of the best NJCAA programs in the country under Mark Mckeever at Young Harris College. He also mentored under former US Soccer Staff Coach Logan T. Fleck at Stetson University as an Assistant Coach before relocating to New Jersey and joining the prestigious New York Red Bulls Academy and Training Programs, then the highest ranked academy and system of development in the country. As part of the Red Bulls, he was exposed to all facets of the MLS organization and global marketing powerhouse, from assisting in academy technical and tactical team trainings to observing and attending first team trainings and preseason camp. During his time with the Red Bulls Academy and Training Programs, Arbuzow was able to work with current first team players Tyler Adams, Alex Muyl, Derrick Etienne Jr., along with world class signings Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez, and Tim Cahill. His experience at the Red Bulls paved his path to join the former four-time US U20 Men’s World Cup Head Coach, MLS Cup Winner and MLS Coach of the Year, Thomas Rongen, at the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Arbuzow is also the owner of Hyper Elite Training, an exclusive training program designed for professional players as well as MLS Academy bound prospects. He has worked with over 80 professional players privately whom have represented their respective club teams and national teams in events as prestigious as the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Some of his players include former US Men’s National Team players Eddie Johnson, Freddy Adu, and Oguchi Onyewu. Arbuzow holds his USSF “A” License and was previously a National Staff Instructor for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and a staff coach for US Soccer in the National Training Centers. He has also completed the ProZone video analysis courses and his Director of Coaching diploma. He also holds his Associate of Arts from the University of North Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Florida Atlantic University and a certificate in Ethnic Studies. He currently resides in Jupiter, FL with his son Ethan.