Announcement - NSGSC Metro Coaches Announced for Upcoming Season. “We are very happy with next season’s coaches and look forward to our Metro program continuing to be a productive player development model, which will continue to inspire more of our players to want to be a part of it”, says Technical Director Colin Miller.
The North Shore Girls Soccer Club is excited to announce the following Coaches have been appointed for our Metro Teams:
U14 Metro Coach - Rob Giezen
Provincial B Licence. Rob has previously coached Metro Teams with NSGSC and has is also a Whitecaps Academy and Prospects coach.
Rob is a Former Canadian U-20 player and also a former player of FC Groningen U-19 ( the Netherlands).
U15 Metro Coach - Ken Harris
Men's Canadian National Team, Provincial B Prep Licensed Coach, Soccer For Life. Ken has been an NSGSC Metro and Gold level head coach for 12 years, an NSGSC Academy Training Coach and a Head Coach with NSYSA boys soccer for over 5 years.
Ken has played for the Canadian Men’s National Team and World Cup U20, BC Selects (1984-85) where they finished 2nd place in Canadian Nationals. He also played with Capilano University Blues (1986-87) - PacWest Provincial champs and 2ndplace at CCAA Nationals. VMSL - Pegasus FC and NorVan FC, Lynn Valley Soccer Association for over 12 years - Provincial champs 1983-84 and was awarded Player of the Year 1984-85.
U16 Metro Coach - Donn Sparks
NSCAA Advanced Diploma, B License Provincial, Director of Coaching Certificate NSCAA and is a Learning Facilitator with BC SOCCER. Donn is the Head Coach at Langara College (3 times National Champions), is the former Head coach for Kwantlen University and has been a Provincial Head Coach for 15 years. Donn’s playing highlights include: High school Jamaica, Jamaica U23 and Miami Fusion Practice Squad.
U17 Metro Coach - Nick Riccardi
Soccer For Life, Provincial-B prep licensed coach. Nick has coached with the club for a decade and has coached a full range of players from grassroots, academy, metro, premier to college players. Nick also trains athletes in injury prevention and strength and conditioning from amateur to semi-professional levels. Nick played most recently in Premier and Division 1 of the VMSL.
U18 Metro Coach - George Mrsic
Soccer for Life and B Provincial. George has successfully coached girls metro teams with NSGSC for six years and has also played for the Men’s Senior National Team (1987-89), Senior Futsal National Team (1988), Vancouver 86'ers (1989) and SFU (two times National Champion).