Meet the Directors
Cindy Marcial coached soccer for 20 years and has been the soccer coach at American Heritage for 5 years. In college, she won 3 national championships and was named All-American. She was also voted into the Hall of Fame. After graduating, she coached the soccer team at Nova University and club soccer in Cooper City, Davie, and Sunrise. Under Coach Marcial’s leadership at American Heritage, the Patriots have won 4 consecutive state titles. She was voted Best Coach in America for Girls Soccer by USA Today. Coach Marcial loves to coach camps because she can work with each player on the fundamental skills and improving their game. Kids come to Soccer Camp at all different levels and they love it here. We also have indoor soccer facilities on those really hot days and free swim in the Olympic size pool on campus.
Bruce Aven is the head baseball coach for American Heritage School. He played professional baseball for the Marlins, Pirates, Indians and Dodgers. After 10 years as a professional baseball player, he started a training program to help players prepare for baseball in high school, college and major league. He then moved into teaching the fundamentals of the game to youth. Coach Aven started clinics and camps to help young players and coaches in the recreational leagues throughout South Florida. While at American Heritage, Coach Aven led the Varsity Baseball team to win a National Championship and assisted many students with recruitment to college and professional baseball teams. Coach Aven still does speaking engagements and appearances for the Miami Marlins.
Chad Moore is the Boys Lacrosse Coach at American Heritage School. He has been involved with the sport of lacrosse for more than 30 years as either a player or coach. He played college lacrosse for nationally-ranked Limestone College, and upon graduation, he spent time playing and coaching professionally in Australia. Then for 16 years, Coach Moore worked at some of the nations best NCAA college programs. During that time he recruited and helped develop 26 NCAA All-Americans. In 2003, he started clinics and camps to help beginners and advanced players reach their full potential. Since taking over as Head Coach of the American Heritage Boys and Girls Lacrosse, the teams have seen rapid
growth and success. Most recently, Coach Moore started the Florida Surge Lacrosse Club to help youth players to compete on a national level, as well as the Patriots Lacrosse Camp at American Heritage, which focuses on skill development and instruction for players of all levels.
Coach Croke started his tennis coaching career with American Heritage at the Delray Campus under Coach Brian Schleifer in 2000. In 2003, Coach Croke became Director of Tennis at American Heritage School in Plantation. Coach Croke has dedicated his time to the development of beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis players. As Head Coach of the Varsity Tennis team, Coach Croke's boys and girls teams won 5 state, 10 regional, and 11 district championships. Coach Croke has received multiple Coach of the Year awards from the Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald, and Florida Dairy Farmers. Several former team members have been selected Player of The Year, for 1st Team All-County, and college tennis scholarships. When he was younger, Coach Croke played USTA junior tennis and established himself as one of America's top 100 singles players and top 10 doubles players in the USTA 18 and under age division. He attended University of South Carolina-Aiken, an NCAA Division II school, on a tennis scholarship. At USC-Aiken, he achieved the top 40 national singles ranking and top 20 national doubles ranking. After two years, Coach Croke transferred to a powerhouse Division II tennis program at Lynn University, where he completed his college tennis career.