Welcome To My Blog!
Please feel free to browse around all of the different pages. Check out my uploaded pictures of memories and experiences in my soccer career and of course make any comments that you want.
I have chosen to blog so that I can share my experiences with others that may be looking for a life after not quite achieving their dream of being a professional soccer player.
After playing with Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United as an academy player I went on to sign professionally with Celtic FC after being scouted playing for the Scotland national side. Unfortunately thing’s did not work out with Celtic FC however I have some great memories and had the opportunity to play with some of Scotland and England’s best players. After realizing the dream of being a professional soccer player in Europe was over I looked to the United States. I played College soccer in Michigan which was fantastic and also had trials with Chicago Fire. From there I focused my attention on coaching…
Currently I am coaching professionally in the United States with an MLS affiliate club Grand Rapids Crew Juniors where I am the Director of Goalkeeping. I get the opportunity to coach the clubs top goalkeepers and travel to all major tournaments such as State, Regional and National Championships. My most recent trips were to Arizona in 2011 where we won the National Championship and South Carolina in 2012 where we were Runners Up in the National Championships. Other places I have traveled include Chicago, Las Vegas, Florida and many more!
My aspiration is to become a top college coach and see how far I can go from there! I have also started my own coaching website www.completegoalkeeping.com which will go live soon and is aimed at helping aspiring goalkeepers and coaches reach their goals.