O’Toole named CCAA Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year

O’Toole named CCAA Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year

Charles O’Toole of the NAIT Ooks has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

O’Toole received the award this evening during the CCAA All-Canadian Banquet at the 2017 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, hosted by Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

“The CCAA is very proud to have Charles as the Coach of the Year,” said David Munro, CCAA Men’s Soccer Convenor. “He won a CCAA National Championship with the Ooks as a player and as an assistant coach and he’ll be looking to do the same this week as the head coach.”

NAIT went 9-1 this season to finish in a tie for first place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) North Division. The Ooks allowed a conference-low five goals and qualified for CCAA Nationals as the ACAC wildcard team.

On top of recruiting in the off-season, O’Toole conducts numerous identification and evaluation camps. Since taking over the NAIT program in 2012, O’Toole has also focused on improving the team’s academic standards by ensuring that academic success is a focal point throughout the season.

O’Toole has his National A License, the highest soccer coaching certification in Canada. He is also currently staff coach of the FC Edmonton Academy.

“Charles consistently gives back to his community through coaching numerous Alberta Soccer Association teams,” said Munro. “He represents NAIT and the CCAA in impactful and positive ways.”

The CCAA alumnus also continues to play the game at a high level – he currently plays with the Edmonton Victoria Masters Soccer Club.

CCAA Coach of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA National Championship Awards Banquet . 

OTHER NOMINEES

Paul
Dailly

 

Mike
Gagliano

 

Charles
Harvey

 

Jamie
McGinnis

     

Capilano Blues

 

Algonquin Thunder

 

Élans de Garneau

 

UKC Blue Devils

The 2016 CCAA Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year guided the Blues to an 8-2-2 record and second-place finish in the PACWEST with 13 first-year student-athletes. As owner and operator of Dailly Fitness Consulting, he manages his player’s strength and conditioning to help reduce injury and improve their performance. He is also the head coach of North Vancouver FC Metro, as well as other Select teams on the North Shore.

  Gagliano led Algonquin to a 7-2-1 record and first-place finish in the OCAA East Division. Facing a big turnover from last year’s squad, the Thunder opened with two straight losses but allowed only three goals the rest of the season as the team committed to responsible defending and team play. Gagliano strives to help his players learn the importance of their actions, the value of relationships and how sport can be a teaching mechanism for the real world.   Harvey guided the Élans to the top of the RSEQ standings with a 7-1-2 record. He has built his team with the focus being on communication, hard work and fun. Harvey ensures his players understand the great opportunity they have as student-athletes. He teaches his players to become responsible and educated athletes. Harvey is the Athletic Director at Francois Bourrin High School and also coaches the senior AAA Charlesbourg club team.   In his first year at UKC, McGinnis led the Blue Devils to an 8-2-2 record and second-place finish in the ACAA. McGinnis is integrally involved in his players academic and personal development. McGinnis prides himself on establishing a family atmosphere within his team while instilling respectful behaviour and a team-first attitude. He is a positive, motivational coach who is called on by local associations to do numerous clinics and work with young players .