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Colin Miller

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
 
  • 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

Divisional Head Coach and Windsor Academy Head Coach
 
  • 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")

 

ANDREW WHITE

ANDREW WHITE

Academy Head Coach & Soccer 4 Everyone Head Coach
 
  • BCSA B Prep Certification
  • Head coach of U9 NSGSC Spring Prospect team
  • Coach Developer with NSGSC U6/U7 program
  • NSGSC Academy Coach
  • NSGSC Club Development Manager
  • Andrew is our coach for our Soccer 4 Everyone program and brings smiles and joy to everyone he comes in contact with, kids and parents alike!

Get to know Andrew!

What is your position at NSGSC?

Academy Head Coach, Head Soccer 4 Everyone Coach.  

Guffer.  Dogsbody!

What is your highest level of play? Wagon and Horses.  Sutton Sunday league
What coaching certifications do you have? Soccer for Life & B prep
When did you start playing soccer and why? 2 years old.  Because my brothers babysat me
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Watch soccer.  Take dogs walking
Why do you coach? I love it
What do you miss most about being a kid? Not playing soccer 10 hours a day
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Superman
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Washing my hair.  Takes too long!
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Beatles, across the universe.  Hallelujah, anyone who sings it

 

Lee-Ann Denham

Get to know Lee-Ann!

What is your position at NSGSC? Pee Wee and Camp Head Coach
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

Lauren King

Get to know Lauren!

What is your position at NSGSC?  Metro, Academy, and Windsor coach
What is your highest level of play? NCAA DII- Grand Valley State University
What coaching certifications do you have?  CSA Provincial B
When did you start playing soccer and why? When I was 5, my family loves sports
What do you do when you're not playing soccer?  Hanging out with my significant other, friends, hiking, also I’m really good at the Netflix and chill
Why do you coach?  I love the sport and couldn’t think of anything more rewarding than sharing my knowledge with kids
What do you miss most about being a kid?

 

Not having a care in the world, and seeing my parents every day

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermione Granger, she’s a brilliant witch, how cool would that be?
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dishes!
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Something by Mumford and Sons off of their Babel album.

 

Laine Klimko

Get to know Laine!

What is your position at NSGSC? Academy Coach, 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

Donn Sparks

Get to know Donn!

What is your position at NSGSC? Academy coach & Metro Coach
What coaching certifications do you have? NSCAA Advance Diploma, B License Provincial
When did you start playing soccer and why? Age 5.  It's a Jamaican Thing
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Watching my kids play their sports of interest
Why do you coach? I have been given so much by this game...had to give back
What do you miss most about being a kid? Untapped energy
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Batman
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? ALL GOOD
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? Zane and Taylor Swift

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"!

Anja Heiner-Moller

  • Women's National Player for Denmark
  • C License, B National License, A License

Get to know Anja!

What is your position at NSGSC? Windsor Academy Program Staff Coach
What is your highest level of play? Women's National Team (Denmark)
What coaching certifications do you have? C License, B License National, A License
When did you start playing soccer and why? When I was 6 years old because my best friend from Kindergarten started. I played on the boys team until the age of 11 because there were no girls teams in my club
What do you do when you're not playing soccer? Coaching soccer or spending quality time with my daughters and husband.
Why do you coach? It gives me energy to be around players who love the game, players that want to improve their skills and players that want to work for it
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Pippi (Swedish strong girl who is stronger than all the adults and who lives alone in her big house with her horse and monkey).
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Boring stuff like cleaning...but I like the reward of a clean home, so usually it makes sense just to get it done
What’s the #1 most played song on your phone? For the year of 2017,- Despacito

 

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