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    Courtesy of UVIC Athletics Bruce Wilson followed a successful pro and national team career by taking the reins at UVic in 1987 University of Victoria men’s soccer coach Bruce Wilson has retired after a 34-year career with the Vikes. Wilson, 70, began his long-standing career on the pitch at age six with the North Burnaby Eagles of the BC Youth Soccer Program. His early start set him up for success and he later began playing professionally in 1974 during the...

    James Merriman (L) and Pa-Modou Kah (R) observe a game at Starlight Stadium. (Pacific FC/CPL) Courtesy of https://canpl.ca/article/here-since-day-one-van-isle-native-merriman-vows-to-build-on-strong-foundation-at-pacific-as-head-coach Excerpts of the following story are from https://canpl.ca/article/here-since-day-one-van-isle-native-merriman-vows-to-build-on-strong-foundation-at-pacific-as-head-coach by CHARLIE O’CONNOR-CLARKE, DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (@CHARLIEJCLARKE) posted January 21, 2022. Though Pa-Modou Kah is departing Pacific FC, he won’t be leaving it in unfamiliar hands. James Merriman, newly announced as the next head coach of the Vancouver Island club, has been around the CPL about as long as anybody (since August 2018, to be...

    Courtesy of canpl.ca: https://canpl.ca/article/kah-reflects-on-time-with-pacific-as-new-chapter-begins-i-hope-ive-done-vancouver-island-proud Excerpts of the following story are from https://canpl.ca/article/kah-reflects-on-time-with-pacific-as-new-chapter-begins-i-hope-ive-done-vancouver-island-proud by CHARLIE O’CONNOR-CLARKE, DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (@CHARLIEJCLARKE) posted January 21, 2022. Pa-Modou Kah’s departure from Pacific FC will be bittersweet for the CPL’s reigning Coach of the Year. Not long after steering his side to a championship in December, Kah is opening a new chapter in his coaching career as he heads south of the border to take the helm of North Texas SC, the MLS Next Pro...

    Courtesy of CCAA: Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Originally from the CCAA January 14, 2022: https://ccaa.ca/general/2021-22/releases/returning_apprentices Virtual Mentorship SummitJanuary 19, 20224:30 – 8 p.m. ET The Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, U SPORTS, Mentor Canada, and the Black Canadian Coaches Association are partnering to bring to you the Virtual Mentorship Summit, for coaches who are interested in engaging in a mentorship relationship open to new mentors and mentees or those who may be interested in becoming mentors...

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Olds College Broncos Athletics The following story is courtesy of Olds College from January 10, 2022 https://www.gobroncos.ca/general/2021-22/releases/20220110hgzxuf. The Olds College Broncos Men's & Women's Soccer/Futsal programs called upon a former ACAC foe as Allan Siwela was hired to be the new Head Coach of the soccer and futsal programs at the college. Siwela arrives in Mountain View County after having previously served two different stints as the Assistant Soccer & Futsal Coach at Medicine Hat College...

    Photo Credit courtesy of the university of Regina Cougar Athletics: https://www.reginacougars.com/news/2022/1/13/womens-soccer-astrid-baecker-named-womens-soccer-head-coach.aspx The following story is courtesy of the University of Regina Cougar Athletics from January 13, 2022 https://www.reginacougars.com/news/2022/1/13/womens-soccer-astrid-baecker-named-womens-soccer-head-coach.aspx University of Regina Director of Sport, Community Engagement & Athlete Development Lisa Robertson announced Thursday morning that Astrid Baecker has been named the head coach of the Cougars women's soccer team. Baecker, an alumna of the Cougars program, served as the U of R's interim co-head coach this season and helped lead the team to a...

    Excerpts of the following story posted on January 12, 2022 are from: https://canpl.ca/article/valour-fc-announce-update-to-coaching-staff-add-jay-bhindi-as-assistant. Courtesy of CANPL: https://canpl.ca/article/valour-fc-announce-update-to-coaching-staff-add-jay-bhindi-as-assistant Valour FC today announce the club has added Jay Bhindi to its coaching staff, while also retaining Assistant Coach & Director of Youth Development Damian Rocke and Goalkeeper Coach Patrick Di Stefani. Bhindi will serve as the club’s Assistant Coach & Video Analyst. “I worked with Jay in Ottawa and he’s since grown a lot in his career,” said Valour FC Head...

    File photo courtesy of the Northern Tribune December 29, 2021: https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-marc-dos-santos-rule-out/ The following story is courtesy of the Northern Tribune on December 29, 2021: https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-marc-dos-santos-rule-out/ Atletico Ottawa’s search for its second-ever head coach won’t see Marc Dos Santos return to the capital city. The Canadian Premier League is in need of a new boss after formally announcing the departure of head coach Mista yesterday, though whispers of his exit began in late November. The Spaniard guided the club to an 8-10-17 record...

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune December 30, 2021 http://northerntribune.ca/fc-edmonton-jay-bhindi/ The following story is courtesy of the Northern Tribune on December 30, 2021: http://northerntribune.ca/fc-edmonton-jay-bhindi/ FC Edmonton’s radio silent offseason now sees its first official departure in the form of assistant coach Jay Bhindi. The former Eddies coach had arrived to Alberta earlier this year after spending two seasons in the USL with Austin Bold FC, where he served as the club’s opposition analyst. Bhindi held similar duties with FC Edmonton,...

    Atlético Ottawa coach Mista. Courtesy of Canpl.ca (Andrea Cardin/Freestyle Photography/CPL) Excerpts of the following story by are courtesy of the Canadian Premier League by Marty Thompson, Digital Content Editor (@MARTYTHOMPSON_) from December 28, 2021: https://canpl.ca/article/atletico-ottawa-head-coach-mista-part-ways-ahead-of-2022-cpl-season Atlético Ottawa and head coach Mista have parted ways, the club announced Tuesday, ahead of the 2021 Canadian Premier League season. Both sides have agreed not to enter into a new agreement for the upcoming Atlético Ottawa campaign, according to Ottawa brass, who will now...