Cavalry FC Announces Coaching Staff Updates
Excerpts of the following story are courtesy of the Calvary FC website https://cavalryfc.canpl.ca/article/cavalry-fc-announces-coaching-staff-updates from February 16, 2022.
Calgary, AB (February 16, 2022) – Cavalry FC is pleased to confirm the club’s coaching staff heading into the 2022 Canadian Premier League season.
Tommy Wheeldon Jr. returns as the Head Coach and General Manager of Cavalry FC.
Head Coach and General Manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. enters his fourth year in charge of Cavalry FC, posting the highest accumulated regular-season points over the previous three CPL seasons combined. The 2019 CPL Coach of the Year has helped create an exciting, high-energy, and intelligent playing identity for the team that plays out of Spruce Meadows. During his time at the helm, the club has reached the post-season play in all three seasons, including winning the inaugural Spring and Fall regular seasons of 2019, along with being the back-to-back Wildrose Cup holders for the ‘Al Classico’ match-ups versus FC Edmonton. The former Calgary Storm defender now enters his 20th year of living in the city he now calls ‘home’, and continues to be an advocate for the growth of the soccer landscape in Canada.
Leon Hapgood (GBR) has taken up the position of First Team Coach and Technical Director.
Born in Torquay, England, the former professional player came to Canada in 2007 to team up with Tommy Wheeldon Jr. at Calgary Foothills Soccer Club. The A-Licensed coach assumed the role of Technical Director at the club when Wheeldon Jr. departed to join Cavalry FC in 2018. Since 2019, Hapgood has been a part of the Cavalry FC’s coaching staff as a part-time Assistant Coach. He will be transitioning from his role with Calgary Foothills in order to take up the full-time position with Cavalry FC, replacing the departed Martin Nash. During his time at Calgary Foothills, he has overseen the development of hundreds of players and coaches, most notably current Canadian Internationals Sam Adekugbe, Charlie Trafford, and several of the current Cavalry FC squad. Hapgood is known by his peers as an intelligent, attack minded coach with an infectious passion and enthusiasm for the game.
For the rest of the story and the rounding out of the coaching staff backgrounds of Nik Ledgerwood and Jordan Santiago, please go to the full story at: https://cavalryfc.canpl.ca/article/cavalry-fc-announces-coaching-staff-updates