Andrew is the OFC Technical Director and Head Coach, he is also a co-founder of the club. He currently holds a CSA National B License, as well as the Technical Director’s certification from BC Soccer.
Getting into coaching
Soccaskool camps, Founded Soccaskool Academy, Rutland Div 1 U14 Coach, LCYSA and OMYSA U9 program lead, Penticton SC U21 off-season sessions, PFC Excelsior U8-U18 Coach.
It was an early sign of things to come when Andrew coached his first U14 Div A team while being in grade 10. In these first years, he founded Soccaskool Academy with coach Andy, as well as leading sessions for all ages of Penticton’s academy program. In Penticton, Andrew also coached the off-season training for the PCSL U21 Champion Pinnacles side, where Andrew also played and was one of the youngest on the team. During these years as a player, Andrew was regularly invited to the National Training Centre program, and made an appearance against the USA U17 National Team when he was named captain of the Olympic Development Program’s all-star team at U16. Andrew’s TOFC side also made history when they qualified for the 2009 North American Championships in Florida, as did the OKM Huskies team that he captained to a 28-0-0 season, and the first provincial title for the school in any sport for 26 years. Andrew also had extended trial periods with Scunthorpe United and Vancouver Whitecaps, before playing on a soccer scholarship at UofC and UBCO. Unfortunately for the past few years, serious injuries have prevented him from competing.
Soccaskool Program Director, TOFC intake coach, TOFC Assistant Coach, Whitecaps Prospects and Summer Camps.
For the next few years, Andrew focussed on building Soccaskool as an academy while also gaining experience coaching high level young players in the BCSPL. He was the assistant coach for the 2001 Boys TOFC team, before subsequently head-coaching the 2003, 2004 and 2005 TOFC boys in the BCSPL. From Andrew’s teams, one player was invited each year to the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program, which is a rare thing in this region. For TOFC, Andrew also led winter training for a wide variety of ages from U13-U18. At the same time, Andrew coached the Soccaskool development 2005, 2006 and 2007 groups, and even coached many of them across both Soccaskool and TOFC. During the summer months, Andrew also worked on Vancouver Whitecaps summer camps.
OFC Head Coach / Technical Director, PCSL Head Coach, OFC co-founder
In 2018, Andrew and Andy started OFC with a simple mission – to build an exceptional club for talented and passionate players of all ages, and to spread our love of the game throughout the Okanagan. Andrew has committed his full-time efforts to the OFC project and is the head coach of our premier men’s team which made playoffs in their first season… the first team to achieve that feat since the Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves in 2006. This achievement (despite being younger than most of the team) earned Andrew a nomination for the 2019 BC Soccer coach of the year award. Andrew also designs the programming for the OFC teams and OFC Academy, and currently coaches our 2007/2008 boys and 2011/2012 Girls.