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OPDL Coaching Staff
For more information on the Ontario Player Development League, visit our OPDL main page.
High Performance Manager: Nadine Powell | Email: email@example.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 Ontario Soccer's Female Coaching Workshop and the York Region Soccer Association's Successfully Coaching the Female Player.
2001/02 Boys & 2004 Girls Coach: Henrich Svetko | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 a 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.
2001/02 Girls Head Coach: Andy King | Email: email@example.com
Andy has been involved in coaching for nearly 15 years, with roles in Canada, the USA and England. He has experience as an OPDL Head Coach with our Club's 2002 girls team and has served as a Staff Coach with RHSC for several years, where he has 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, as well as a US National Youth Diploma and NSCAA Advanced National 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 Boys & 2003 Girls Head Coach: Bob Munro | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
2004 Boys & 2005 Girls Head Coach: Colin Francis | Email: email@example.com
Colin has the ability to train both girls and boys at high levels, as he currently serves as the Head Coach for both our 2004 Boys & 2005 Girls teams in our OPDL program.
Colin has tremendous experience playing the game, as he spent 4 years as a Division 1 NCAA athlete at the University of South Carolina in the USA. He has also spent some time training with the Trinidad and Tobago U20 National Team.
In addition to his vast playing experience, Colin currently holds his National 'B' coaching license from the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
2005 Boys Head Coach: Fabio Campoli | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabio joins RHSC's OPDL program after serving as the coach of Woodbridge Soccer Club’s 2006 boys for the past 7 years.
Fabio, who currently holds his Provincial 'B' coaching license from Ontario Soccer and is in the process of obtaining his CSA National B license, plays Ontario University Athletics (OUA) soccer for the UOIT Ridgebacks.
He was awarded Athlete of the Year honours in 2017, which was a year where Fabio broke the UOIT school record for most goals in a single season and also became the first player in the university’s history to be named an OUA First Team All Star.
Club Head Goalkeeper Coach: Rasih Pala
Coach Rasih is responsible for working with all goalkeepers in our OPDL program and comes to RHSC with an incredible amount of experience both coaching and playing.
His playing experience as a goalkeeper is most notable, as he spent two years playing professionally in Turkey after spending 4 seasons as an NCAA Division 1 athlete at Northern Illinois University. He also represented Canada at the CONCACAF U17 Championships and won a National Championship with the Ontario Provincial Team.
Rasih has previously served as a coach with Northern Illinois University, as well as our Club's Men's Provincial Team.