In My Own Words
I was raised in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1981.
In 2000, I founded 1v1 Soccer FC and was motivated by the desire to provide young North American players with the same development experiences provided by leading soccer nations.
1v1 Soccer FC is one of Canada’s leading privately owned youth development academies. Eight of our players have been invited to train with the Toronto FC academy during the last four years and several others have progressed to play at the national, provincial and ODPL levels.
During my coaching career to date I have successfully worked with 6 players from the Canadian Men’s national team program and 7 players who went on to play for our Woman’s national team program.
I have earned a UEFA A license and Canadian and US B licenses.
In addition to my role with 1v1 Soccer FC I currently work as a coach and scout for the Wolverhampton Wanderers North American academy. Recently, I began a Masters Degree Program in Performance Coaching at the University of Stirling in Scotland.