Bio/Resume

denis_s

Resume to Present – January 2017

  • Born in Scotland, UK
  • Played for High School and University Premier teams
  • Obtained UK teaching and advanced teaching degrees which included psychology, developmental motivation approaches, and physical education
  • Taught in schools in England and became a High School Principal
  • Held English FA coaching award, as well as Advanced Coaching awards for other sports (Rugby, Basketball, Swimming, Track and Field etc). Currently hold the Coerver Coaching Diploma for developing young players. Completed Management Diploma for the Administration and Management of Competitive Soccer Clubs (2016)
  • In UK coached children who played for school Premier teams, local Town teams, Regional and National teams
  • Won the equivalent of California State Cup at Bu19 in Manchester, Uk
  • Officiated as a referee and assistant referee in the English Schools National Cup Competition – at grounds including  Old Trafford (Manchester United) and Maine Road (Manchester City)
  • Coached in San Diego with CV Manchester from 2001 – 2014 original and longest serving coach. Coached with FC Heat from 2014/15 season to date
  • Worked with Boys u7 through u16 – won league promotions and cup competitions
  • Worked with girls u12 through u17 – won league promotions
  • Successfully set up, organized and ran soccer coaching camps for CV Manchester
  • Started, organized and oversaw from 2007 the Manchester Bu 7 academy development program which was used as a feeder to the competitive program
  • Developed a reputation for player retention and development together with close communication and support for parents and families

 

Record at FC Heat:

 

  • Won back to back league titles with Bu14/Bu15 team
  • Third place in league with Bu8 ,Bu11,Bu12 teams
  • Won 10 tournaments with Bu14/Bu15/Bu11/Bu12 – also reached 2 finals and 2 semi-finals
  • FC Heat Coach of the Year season 2014-2015

 

I believe that all children, given the right input and support will improve. I set levels of expectation with targets for all players that I have coached. I give them honest and firm feedback. This is all within a framework of hard work underpinned above all with a sense of having fun and developing a love for the game of soccer.

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