About Coach Steve:
Steve joined CDO in 2003 after moving to the area specifically to join the club training/coaching staff, having previous youth coaching experience with Newcastle United of the English Premier League, Major League Soccer Camps and as a National Youth Development Officer and Acting Technical Director for the British Virgin Islands FA. Since moving to Arizona he has been involved in the state ODP program, State Technical Coordinator for the National Socer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as running sessions for the Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) "Kickin it after school" community outreach soccer program.
Steve graduated in 2009 as one of only eleven coaches nationwide chosen for the inaugural NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, an 18 month long coaching course and the pinnacle of the NSCAA coach education program. Steve is also a regular visitor to coach education seminars with the NSCAA, as well as participating in trips to MLS teams, women's teams and professional clubs overseas as part of a lifelong commitment to ongoing coach development.
Steve's claim to fame is somewhat unique - he guested as a soccer commentator on Caribbean television for the World Cup qualifier between Jamaica and El Salvador in 2000!
In March 2013 the CDO 95G Gold team Steve coached from 2008-13 in their last year of competition won the Arizona State President's Cup for a third successive time, representing Arizona in the Region IV Championships in Utah and Colorado respectively in 2011 & 2012, in addition to being a trainer for the 97G Gold team that won the same Arizona State President's Cup in 2012.