BERKS UNITED FC
2008 Boys Head Coach
Colin holds coaching qualifications through both the United States Soccer Federation ("C" license and Grassroots Instructor License) and the English FA (Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football) and has been involved in coaching soccer here in the United States for over 14 years. Prior to joining Berks United FC, Colin spent 9 years with Reading United AC as the clubs director of youth coaching. Reading United AC is one of the leading USL league 2 (4th tier of soccer in the USA) teams in the nation.
Colin grew up just outside of Norwich in Seething, England and knows first hand what it is like to be involved in top-level soccer having spent time on trial at Norwich City (English Premier League) and Ipswich Town (English League One). After high school Colin also attended a full time soccer school for three years before gaining a soccer scholarship to the United States. Colin is a 2008 graduate of Lander University, SC where he obtained his B.S. degree in Physical Education/Teacher Certification, K-12, and served as captain of the men’s soccer team his junior and senior year. Colin helped the Lander Bearcats in becoming the South East Region Champions in 2005, The Peach Belt regular season title holders and Tournament Champions in 2006.
As a youth player in England, Colin represented his club and county at the U10-U18 level and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Bury Town Reserves; the Suffolk County Under 16 Player of the Year Award in 2000; and the Hobart High School Sportsman of the Year Award that same year. Most impressively, for those who follow FA soccer in England, Colin helped his teams to the championship of the English Schools FA Cup Final in 2000 and again in 2003 when he earned the English Schools FA Cup MVP Award.
Colin now resides in Wernersville, with his wife Cate and two sons James and Archie.