Coaches


One of our core values is: Coaching standard- Qualified and Certified (non-parent) coaches.  SC Central Alberta believes that it is essential that all of our coaches maintain a high level of professionalism both on and off the pitch. All of our coaches are qualified and certified non-parental volunteers.  We believe that to provide our athletes with the best possible experience playing the game and advancing their skills, coaches shouldn't be parents - parents should be free to watch their players and cheer them on.

 

U17 Boys Head Coach: Patrick Sweiger

Patrick has spent his life dedicated to the sport of soccer. From playing to coaching, he has always been a student of the game and continues to learn and grow in order to be the best leader possible.  

As a player, Patrick grew up playing at the Tier 1 level for a number of teams in Alberta, earning a spot in the Provincial program in the process. He went on to captain the RDC Kings where he was named to the ACAC All-Star team multiple times and played for the U of L Pronghorns at the CIS level. As a coach, Patrick is C-License certified, and now has 15 years of coaching experience - coaching from U4 to Adults, technical training to club teams, and is currently venturing down the path of becoming a Coach Educator for Alberta Soccer.

Patrick has also earned his Education degree, worked many years in the fitness industry, has taken a keen interest in sport psychology, and is currently working as a Sports Academy Teacher for Red Deer Public Schools. He is passionate about developing youth not only as good soccer players, but as good people, and is excited to be part of Central Alberta's newest club, SC Central Alberta!  

 

U15 Boys Head Coach: Kuda Nyirenda

 

Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Kuda has made Canada his home for the past 12 years.  Kuda is a young and charismatic soccer coach, who has been coaching for almost 10 years.  Kuda came to Red Deer 4 years ago via Edmonton and Hamilton.  Still fresh in the coaching game, Kuda began his coaching career at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Hamilton.  That season Kuda became the youngest coach in the league.  After taking over the junior soccer team, he led them to a first championship appearance in over two decades.

Pursuing his education, Kuda attended NAIT on a full soccer scholarship. After his time at NAIT, Kuda returned to his former high school in Edmonton to become the head coach of the senior boy's team, taking them to back-to-back championship appearances.

Kuda developed a love to develop soccer players and identifying talent.  He obtained his youth C license in 2019.  Once this was accomplished he was recruited as an assistant coach for the Olds College Broncos men's and women's soccer teams. Over the years, Kuda has been involved and focused on youth soccer in Hamilton, Royal City Soccer in Edmonton, and the Red Deer YMCA.  Kuda is excited to be a member of the coaching staff of Central Alberta's newest club, SC Central Alberta!

Assistant Coaches: Masoum Zaher and Ahmed Jamaluddin

 

U13 Boys Gold Head Coach: Marcelo Lima

 

Marcelo Lima comes to Red Deer from Ceará, Brazil.

 

Marcelo began his soccer career playing futsal in Brazil where he developed a passion for the game, and later started to play for youth clubs in Brazil including Guarani FC and Ceará SC. He eventually moved up to practice with Ceará SC's professional team roster.

 

After an LCA surgery, Marcelo decided to move to the United States to start his college career with Hinds Community College. Marcelo subsequently played for USL teams including Kalamazoo Outrage-MI and Michigan Bucks-MI, winning the Regional Championships for both teams.

 

Marcelo specializes in player development and scouting requisites, having placed more than 450 players in US and Canadian colleges. Marcelo has also obtained his US Soccer D License and US Soccer Grassroots License. He is looking forward to working with and strengthening players as a coach for SC Central Alberta!

 

U13 Boys Navy Head Coach: Kobi Okoye

 

Kobi Okoye comes to Red Deer from Nigeria.

 

Kobi has 17 years of professional training in coaching and physical preparation to youth and adult players within competitive and recreational settings. He has also completed coaching training in Nigeria, England, and the U.S before settling down in Red Deer, Alberta.

 

Kobi has worked for Sunderland AFC when they were in the English Premiere League as a Game Analyst before becoming the head coach of the Sunderland University Soccer Team in England. He was also the head coach in MLS Division 2 for Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds, where despite having the lowest budget in the league were able to finish mid-table. Academically, Kobi earned his Masters with distinction in Sports and Exercise Science from Sunderland University.

 

Now, Kobi works as the Lead Technical Director for SC Central and is excited to be leading the U13 Boys Navy team.

Assistant Coach: Luis Perez

 

U11 Boys Head Coach: Tristan Mullin

Tristan is a young coach that has dedicated his life to learning and growing as a person, player and now coach of soccer. He has continued to grow as a leader from playing to coaching, and is extremely motivated to share his young and fresh knowledge of the game of soccer. 

 

Tristan grew up playing tier 1 soccer in Red Deer while being the captain on many of those teams. He earned a spot on the zone 4 Alberta Summer Games Team, which then led to earning a spot on the Alberta Provincial Team. During his time there he was lucky enough to play and train with players like Alphonso Davies. Following his time there he was invited to attend training sessions and exhibition games for the Red Deer College Kings at the age of 13. Playing in his last year of youth soccer he was able to capture a silver medal at U18 provincials. 

 

As a coach Tristan has a detail oriented approach and believes the little things translate to the big things. He also believes that hard work and dedication are essential foundations for success. Tristan has spent the last year and a half as an assistant coach learning from mentors within The Dome and SC Central Alberta, as well as using other knowledge learned from past provincial and college coaches. Along with continuing to learn as a coach, and hopefully attaining his C-License in the future, he has begun pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree at Red Deer Polytechnic. He hopes that his playing experience and knowledge can transfer to younger players to reach their full potential and assist in achieving their goals. He is extremely excited to be a part of Central Alberta's newest club, SC Central Alberta! 

 

Assistant Coach: Josh Calderon

 

U11 Girls Head Coach: Tristen Clubine

Tristen has been playing soccer since she was 3 years old and began to play competitively at age 10. Since then, her competitive team won 8 league titles as well as provincial gold medals, and Tristen was honoured to captain the team for all 8 winning seasons. From there, Tristen was recruited on scholarship to play with the RDP Queens Soccer team where her team went on to win provincials and travel to Quebec for nationals.

 

An ACL tear took Tristen out of the game, but she found a new avenue for soccer through coaching with SC Central. Tristen completed her “Soccer for Life” certification and was an assistant coach for the U11 Girls team this past indoor season. She is now honoured to be stepping into a head coach role for the upcoming season and couldn’t be more excited!

 

U9 Boys Head Coach: Ray Mullen

 

Upcoming Events


Jun. 19, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Technical Training | U15 Boys

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Jun. 19, 2024 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Technical Training | U17 Boys

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