Craig Angus – Boys Technical Director
Craig is our Boys Technical Director and is responsible for overseeing the development of our Boys U9-U19 Core & Reach Phase of programming. Craig comes to Calgary Blizzard from Vancouver Whitecaps FC where he spent five years with the MLS Club. Prior to Whitecaps, Craig was Lead Development Coach with the New York Red Bulls Regional Development Schools between 2007-2012.
Craig is highly qualified with many credentials to his name including his UEFA A License, UEFA B License, The FA Youth Award (Modules 1-3) and USSF National Youth License.
Diogo Raposo – Girls Technical Director
Diogo Raposo joined Calgary Blizzard Soccer in the Fall of 2016 after his move to Calgary from Edmonton, where he had just won the Canada Soccer U18 Nationals with his former club. Since being with Calgary Blizzard, Diogo has served as the club’s Goalkeeper Coach, Head of Soccer Operations and Girls’ Technical Director.
Diogo is currently taking his Canada Soccer A License, holds his Canada Soccer National B License, United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma. He is an assistant coach for the University of Calgary Women’s Soccer, Academy Coach at Edge School and Coach for the Whitecaps Alberta South REX.
Catherine (Cat) Fox – Foundation Phase Lead
We are elated to announce the hiring of our new Foundation Phase Lead, Catherine (Cat) Fox of Leicester City!
Having worked with and played for Leicester City Women FC, Leicester City Girls Centre of Excellence and England National Youth Squad Camps, Cat will bring experience and knowledge to both our Foundations and Girls programming.
Northwind Soccer Club (Chicago) – Club coach then progressed to role of Director of Coaching (March 2010 – Jun 2017)
Chicago Fire Juniors – Girls Director of Coaching (July 2018 – November 2018)
Leicester City Football Club – Academy Coach and Player Scout (Feb 2018 – July 2018)
F.A. Level 2 in Football Coaching
UK: UEFA B Candidate
FA Level 2 in Futsal Coaching,
F.A. Level 2 in Talent Identification,
F.A. National Women’s High-Performance Centre Coach Mentor Programme
USA: United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma
USSF National D license in Soccer Coaching
Will Feria – Development Stream Manager
Will Feria is our Development Stream Manager who will be dedicating his efforts on developing our tier II -IV Core and Reach Phase age groups. Born and raised in Calgary, Will has been involved with the local soccer community for as long as he can remember. From having his first touches on the ball at age seven to graduating from the National Sport Academy at Central Memorial High, he has developed a thorough understanding of the Calgary minor soccer landscape. Will began his coaching career when he was only 16 and has experience working with teams at all levels and even coached in the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) with Bowness and Ernest Manning High School. Alongside his pursuits in coaching, Will graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Marketing.
When not wearing the Orange, Will is a coach with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy Centre here in Calgary. He is currently Canada Soccer B Licence-Part 1 certified and shows no sign of slowing down in his coaching journey, as he strives for more in his coach education.
Jordan Santiago – Goalkeeper Academy Coach
Jordan went through the ranks of Calgary Youth Soccer, with Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club, and then played up to the Canadian U20 team.When he was 15 years old, Jordan received his first opportunity to play professionally with Reading FC in England. Jordan was offered a 2-year apprenticeship with Cardiff City FC in December of 2007 and went on to play for SC Veendam in the Netherlands as a goalkeeper.
He retired as a player and moved into a coaching role when he was approached by West Ham United in the English Premier League for the 2013-2014 season. Jordan is the current Cavalry FC Goalkeeper coach here in Calgary!
Jordan Santiago will be supported by current Cavalry FC goalkeepers, Marco Carducci & Niko Giantsopoulos as well as current University of Calgary Dinos WSOC Goalkeeper and Calgary Blizzard Alumna, Lauren Houghton.
Nick Koev –Academy 67 Coach
Having founded Nicks Academy in 1998, Koev is best known for his precision training and development through tactical applications. Koev played professional soccer for five years before holding several high-profile coaching positions in Bulgaria and Germany.
Koev’s players have gone on to play for the Canadian National Team, youth leagues in Portugal and Italy, as well as professional clubs across Europe.
Having Nick join our Academy creates an incredible opportunity for our athletes to have access to his precision coaching style through our Academy 67 Program.