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High Performance Manager: Nadine Powell | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nadine has been involved in coaching soccer for roughly 10 years, previously coaching with both our 2000 girls and 2002 boys before serving as a coach in our OPDL program for the past three seasons. She also has experience playing the game at a high level, winning a Provincial Women's Championship as part of Manitoba's Women's program.
Nadine holds the prestigious honour of being the first female coach in our Club's history to hold a Canadian national coaching license after obtaining her CSA National 'B' license. She has also taken part in many coaching conferences and seminars, including Ontario Soccer's Female Coaching Workshop and the York Region Soccer Association's Successfully Coaching the Female Player.
With coaching experience that spans more than 25 years, Lucian brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. He has spent time coaching in both Europe and Canada, beginning in 1989 with Romanian side FC Splai Bucharest. Since then, Lucian has taken on a number of coaching roles, including Head Coach of our U17 OYSL boys and U16 CSL boys, and most recently Head Coach of our 2003 OPDL Boys for the 2016 season.
Lucian, who currently holds his Provincial ‘B’ coaching license, also boasts experience as a professional soccer player, having played in the Romanian first division and German fourth division, and was also a member of the Romanian Youth National Team.
2000/2001 Boys Coach: Jacques Ngassam | Email: email@example.com
Jacques has been involved in coaching soccer for 10 years, with roles in both Mexico and Canada. He has experience coaching in the OPDL, having previously worked with our 2001 age group throughout the 2016 season. He also has experience coaching in Mexico, as he served as an Assistant Coach for Queretaro Futbal Club, who play in the top level of the Mexican soccer league.
In addition to holding his National ‘A’ coaching license from the Cameroon Futbal Federation, Jacques brings a wealth of playing experience with him to this role. He played professionally for over 7 years, spending time with teams in Belgium, Greece and Mexico, and also playing 4 years with the Cameroon National Team.
Bob has been coaching in soccer for over 35 years and has worked to develop hundreds of elite level players. Bob, who holds a National level coaching license, spent a portion of his career as the Head Coach of the Ontario provincial team, winning 4 National Championships. It was in this role where he got the chance to coach, develop, and mentor Dwayne De Rosario and Paul Stalteri, 2 of the most prolific players in the history of Canadian soccer. He followed this up with a short, but successful stint in Cuba working with the U16 National Team.
Bob served as the Technical Director & Head Coach of Richmond Hill Soccer Club for 19 years, overseeing coaching selection for all of our Club’s programs and also serving on the coaching staff of an astonishing 9 Ontario Cup winning teams. Most recently, he has worked as a Head Coach in our OPDL program since the 2015 season.
Andy has been involved in coaching soccer for over 12 years, with roles in Canada, the USA, and England. He has experience as an OPDL Head Coach with North Toronto's 2003 girls team, and has previously served as a Staff Coach with RHSC where he worked with a number of our age groups, including the U8 to U12 boys and U15 girls.
Andy currently holds his CSA National 'B' coaching license and Coerver Youth Coaching Diploma. His impressive coaching knowledge, combined with his enthusiastic attitude and playing experience, enables Andy to provide a refreshing and valuable level of insight and guidance to our players.
Ryan has been the Head Coach of our 2003 OPDL girls program since the 2016 season. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach with our 2002 OPDL boys in 2015 and also spent time as a head coach with our 2002 boys Rep program. Previously, Ryan has served as the Program Head Coach of our 1998 boys, as well as the 2003 girls program at the Markham Soccer Club. He has also worked as a Mentor Coach in the York Region Soccer Association’s District Program.
Ryan, who currently holds his CSA National 'B' coaching license, has attended numerous coaching conferences in both Canada and the United States, and has vast experience working with players at this stage in their development.
2004 Boys Head Coach: Colin Francis | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin has the ability to train both girls and boys at high levels, as he currently coaches both our 2004 Boys Ontario Player Development Program (OPDL) and 2000 Girls Rep teams.
He has tremendous experience playing the game, as he spent 4 years as an NCAA athlete at the University of South Carolina in the USA and also spent time training with the Trinidad and Tobago U20 National Team. In addition to his vast playing experience, Colin holds his CSA National 'B' coaching license.
2004 Girls Head Coach: Henrich Svetko | Email: email@example.com
Henrich, a former professional soccer player in his native Slovakia, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having worked in the soccer world for over 20 years, his significant achievements have been demonstrated in areas including coaching, program development, and player identification.
Currently RHSC’s Senior Technical Staff Coach, Henrich has served on our Club’s Technical Coaching Staff since early 2015. Prior to his role with RHSC, Henrich excelled in his position with Ontario Soccer, where he served as a Provincial Team Head Coach for the 1995, 1997, and 1998 Boys. During this time with Ontario Soccer he led the U15 Boys to a Canadian National Championship Gold Medal in 2013 and the U16 Boys to the Canadian National Championship Silver Medal in 2011.
Henrich’s list of coaching qualifications is quite impressive, as he holds both a CSA ‘A’ License and UEFA 'A’ License, as well as his Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma.