Our Coaches

Adrian McConnell


Our daughter has been training with Coach Maher for the last several years. He has refined her ball handling and foot skills so effectively that she has been able to smoothly and confidently transfer these skills into competition. We have seen our daughter grow in both skill and poise on the field, thanks in large part to Coach Maher. He pushed all his players to work hard and to increase their speed with the ball. Perhaps most importantly, our daughter looks forward to training with Coach Maher and is always eager for the next session. He has instilled in her a drive for success and passion for soccer. He cares for her as a person. As a parent that means more than anything.
-Dotty and Randy Lewis

Adrian McConnell Adrian McConnell has been employed for the last 10 years in both the UK and USA as a professional coach.

Having worked with a large variety of excellent coaches and children of all ages and abilities, Adrian has gained an excellent range of knowledge across the board.

Adrian began his coaching career as a volunteer with a Manchester (UK) based soccer organization at the age of 15, whereby he was then directed towards coaching Blackburn FC’s youth academy. As well as assisting as the Director Of Coaching for a local club in Manchester.

His background in the U.S has been extremely broad, having endured extensive and diverse experiences throughout. Several roles he has taken on include; director of coaching positions, travel coach, high school coach, recreation coach, youth soccer coach, field marshal, coaching clinics, refereeing, customer service representative as well as a marketing and sales representative. Currently the director of the youth academy FSC, Operations manager at FSC and a member of the coaching staff at Fayetteville Academy high school.

As an outgoing, enthusiastic, passionate and well organized person, Adrian is extremely dedicated to developing youth soccer, with the aspirations to continue educating himself for the betterment of U.S soccer.

After completing his degree in Leisure Management and Sports Development at Manchester Metropolitan University in England, Adrian decided to continue his passion with soccer and share the love and excitement for the game. Improving each individual player is the main priority when it comes to coaching not just on the field, but off it too. Discouraging a win at all costs mentality is the most important factor as a coach. Having grown up as a player and admirer of soccer, it gives him great pleasure in transferring his abilities and knowledge of the game to others who are willing to learn, and to also enjoy doing so, in both a fun and challenging environment.