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Colin Miller

Director of Player & Coach Development, U12-18 +
Technical Manager COE Programs + M-Metro-HPL

 

  • UEFA “A” licence  Canadian “A” licence
  • Canadian “A” licence
  • Colin's playing career spanned nearly two decades, during which he played in the North American Soccer League, the Canadian Soccer League and teams in Scotland
  • As a player, Colin had 61 appearances for the Canadian Men’s National Team and was named by the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012 as one of the top 11 players to have played for Canada in the prior 50 years
  • Colin was Head Coach for the  UFV Women's Soccer Team
  • At the grassroots level, for eight years Colin was the head coach of the Abbotsford Soccer Program, where he led the restructuring of club programs and initiated the training and education of the club’s coaches
  • Colin’s coaching experience also spans teams in England, Scotland, Victoria and most recently, Edmonton, where for the past five years he was the Head Coach and Director of Football Operations for FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League. Colin has also coached with both the Women’s and Men’s Canadian National Teams
  • As a side gig, Colin enjoys providing colour commentary on the sidelines and post-game analysis for Whitecaps games for TSN radio

Greg Berry

Director of Soccer Operations

 

  • CSA National B License
  • NSGSC U15 Metro Head Coach
  • Peace Arch Technical Director 
  • Coastal FC Head of Player Advancement
  • Whitecaps Prospect Coach
  • Former Wimbledon FC Player (English Premier League)
  • Former Millwall FC Player (English Championship)
  • Former Leyton Orient FC Player (English Division 1)
  • Former Brighton Hove Albion Player (English Division 1)

Get to know Greg!

What is your position at NSGSC? Divisional Head Coach & Windsor Academy Head Coach
What is your highest level of play? English Premier League
What coaching certifications do you have? B License National
When did you start playing soccer and why? As soon as I could walk because that's what you do in the UK
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Coach soccer
Why do you coach? I enjoy it
What do you miss most about being a kid? Not having a care in the world
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Harry Potter
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dusting
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone?

Anything Trance

(editor's interpretation "LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I know it")

 

Lee-Ann Denham

Get to know Lee-Ann!

What is your position at NSGSC?

Director of League U4-12

Technical Manager Camps & S4E1 

What is your highest level of play? College

 

What coaching certifications do you have? B License Provincial
When did you start playing soccer and why? Late start.  I was 10 when I moved to Vancouver from Yellowknife.  Was excited to play an outdoor sport in the winter
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Not playing soccer.....hmmmm.....I play a lot of soccer.  I like spending time with my niece, family, and friends.  Love board games and anything that makes me laugh
Why do you coach? It is the BEST job!  I get to hang out with kids all day, sharing in my love for the game and hopefully helping them see the beauty of team sports.  There is nothing else I wish I could be doing
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Just one....  Will Hunting...no.....Sherlock Holmes....no....Jason Bourne.......hmmmm.  Seinfeld.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Taking out the garbage/recycling
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Laine Klimko

Get to know Laine!

What is your position at NSGSC? Head Goalkeeper Coach
What is your highest level of play? Premier
What coaching certifications do you have? B Provincial, C - License, Soccer for Life and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level1, 2 and 3.  BC Soccer Goalkeeping Diploma
When did you start playing soccer and why? I started playing soccer when I was seven.  I saw my brother playing and having fun and I wanted to try
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? When I am not playing soccer I am coaching soccer and/or goalies or I am teaching
Why do you coach? I coach because I love the beautiful game and inspiring young players to become more confident in themselves.  I coach because it is a pleasure to watch young players discover the joys of the sport and improve their skills!
What do you miss most about being a kid? No responsibility  :)
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I hate doing the dishes
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? I have several and my choice would be a country song

Rob Giezen

Get to know Rob!

What is your position at NSGSC? Academy Coach
What is your highest level of play? Professional

 

What coaching certifications do you have? C License
When did you start playing soccer and why? As soon I could walk. My dad, being from Holland, is crazy about soccer. He had me playing with a ball as early as I could remember.
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Watching soccer and other sports, or playing golf.
Why do you coach? Because I love it. To bring joy to kids through soccer is a great way to spend your time!
What do you miss most about being a kid? Living care free.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Laundry
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Hard to say, I always "shuffle"!

Natasha Perovich

Get to know Tash!

What is your position at NSGSC? Academy Coach
What is your highest level of play? Gold Select

 

When did you start playing soccer and why? When I was 5 because my big sister did
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? I am currently studying at UBC
Why do you coach? I love playing with the girls and keeping their energy and passion for the game alive
What do you miss most about being a kid? The endless amounts of energy to run around for hours!
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Scooby Doo!
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I hate folding laundry
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Eye of the tiger from listening to it before games!

Saya Wantanabe

Get to know Saya!

What is your position at NSGSC? Academy Coach
What is your highest level of play? NSGSC Select Gold 1

 

What coaching certifications do you have? Soccer for Life, B-Prep License
When did you start playing soccer and why? I joined the NSGSC when I was 8 years old.  I joined soccer because I wanted to experience being on a team and to make new friends
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Studying at Simon Fraser University
Why do you coach? I coach to give back to the NSGSC community.  Growing up, NSGSC was a huge part of my life and I want to give back the same opportunities that I was given through soccer to the next generation of players
What do you miss most about being a kid? I miss not having to write essays and do homework
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Elsa from Frozen
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Laundry
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper