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.
It was an early sign of things to come when Andrew coached his first U14 Div A “House” Team while being in grade 10. 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 team made history when they qualified for the 2009 North American Championships in Florida, as did his 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 had extended trial periods with Scunthorpe United and Vancouver Whitecaps, before playing on a soccer scholarship at UofC and UBCO.
For the next few years, Andrew focused on building “Soccaskool” as an academy while also gaining experience through 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. 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.
In 2018, Andrew and Andy started Okanagan FC 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 PCSL (Pacific Coast Soccer League) 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 OFC 2007/2008 boys and 2011/2012 Girls.