Ryan McCurdy has been named as the Van Isle Wave program’s Boys’ Technical Lead.
As Technical Lead, McCurdy will be responsible for all player activity and overall Wave technical programming. McCurdy is specializing on the male side, but will be assisting the female side as we continue our search for a female Technical Lead.
“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryan as our Technical Lead,” said Shawn Fiddick, Pacific FC Executive Director of Youth Programs. “In addition to the Wave Program, Ryan will help oversee our Trident Development Programs across the Island. This is an exciting opportunity for Ryan and highlights the role of Pacific FC in terms of developing our coaches into the coaching pathway, and creating future leaders in the game across Canada.”
McCurdy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a former Pacific FC centre-back joined the club in its inaugural year and retired from professional play at the end of the season. McCurdy began his football career with the Linfield FC Academy and Ottawa Fury. He later played with Kingston FC in the Canadian Soccer League before captaining the Victoria Highlanders in the PDL. In 2017, he won a National Championship with the Vancouver Island University Mariners, where he was also named in the tournament All Star team.
Aside from his playing career, McCurdy has over 12 years of coaching experience. He has been part of the Wave and Trident programs for the past four years and has been the lead on the online Zoom training programs. He is a staff coach with the Royal Bay High School soccer academy, as well as being part of the Pacific FC first team technical staff this season. McCurdy was previously the Technical Director at Prospect Lake Soccer Club for the past two seasons.
The 31-year-old holds his CSA National B License and BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma. He is currently completing his CSA National Youth License and pursuing the CSA National A License. With his extensive playing and coaching experience, McCurdy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his coaching roles and is dedicated to the development of the sport at all levels.