Eddies To Name Todd May As Assistant Coach
The following story by John Jacques from the Northern Tribune on March 27, 2022 https://northerntribune.ca/fc-edmonton-todd-may/.
It looks like FC Edmonton has found its new assistant coach in Todd May, who arrives after spending the last year at Simon Fraser University.
The Eddies have undergone a complete coaching staff reset barring head coach Alan Koch, who has remained with the side as it undergoes a survival mode season for it’s fourth-ever Canadian Premier League campaign.
May helped Simon Fraser University to a second-placed finish in league standings last season. With FC Edmonton in the midst of a near-total roster overhaul that will see it lean heavily on loan athletes and young faces, he and Alan Koch are expected to be in for a tough 2022 CPL season.
While former Eddies assistant coach Brendan Shaw had stayed on from last season to help Alan Koch with the CPL-U SPORTS Draft two months ago, he’s now with Nick Dasovic at the Whitecaps FC 2. Similarly, Jay Bhindi has left the Eddies to reunite with Philip Dos Santos at Valour FC.
Before arriving to NCAA action last season, May had worked with BCSPL side Mountain FC at the U-17 level, prior to which he spent three years with Vancouver’s Barca Academy. His new stint coaching with FC Edmonton represents his first opportunity at coach at the professional level.
His own playing career had seen him develop with Brighton and Hove Albion academy before he joined the BC provincial program and trained with the inaugural Whitecaps Residency team. He captained a Concordia University side whilst playing for the Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors in the PDL, following which he helped UNC Pembroke to a quarter-final run at the NCAA level.
The club’s new assistant coach looks to have taken charge in a 3-1 preseason win over the University of Alberta Golden Bears soccer team yesterday, where it looked like the side enjoyed a dominant win with Masta Kacher scoring the final goal of the match.
For the rest of the story on Todd May joining the Eddies by John Jacques, please go to the Northern Tribune at https://northerntribune.ca/fc-edmonton-todd-may/.