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OPDL Coaching Staff

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High Performance Manager: Nadine Powell |  Emailhpm@richmondhillsoccer.com                            

 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 the Ontario Soccer Association's Female Coaching Workshop and the York Region Soccer Association's Successfully Coaching the Female Player.

2000/2001 Boys Coach: Lucian Hutanu  |  Emailelhutanu@hotmail.com                                             

 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  |  Emailngassamjacques@yahoo.ca                               

 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.

2002 & 2003 Boys Head Coach: Bob Munro  |  Emailbmunro@richmondhillsoccer.com                             

 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.

2002 Girls Head Coach: Andy King |  Emailandy@richmondhillsoccer.com                                              

 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. 

2003 Girls Head Coach: Ryan Gorewicz  |  Emailrgorewicz@hotmail.com                                               

 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: Pat Escobar  |  Emailpescobar@bel-3.com                                                         

 Pat, who is a Provincial ‘B’ License candidate and also holds his Coerver Youth  Diploma, has been coaching with RHSC for the past 5 seasons. He has previous  experience coaching in our 2004 boys program, and also spent time as the Head  Coach of our 2001 boys.

 

 Pat spent a number of seasons as the Head Coach for Richmond Hill Soccer Club’s  Men’s Provincial Team, and has led the group to a Regional Championship while  getting the opportunity to work with numerous Premier Development League (PDL)  and university level players. For the 2016 season, Pat served as the Assistant Coach for our 2002 OPDL boys team, who had a tremendous year and finished the season second place overall in their division.