Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today named Stephen Hart, 41, to one of the two vacant coaching positions, effective January 1, 2002.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today named Stephen Hart, 41, to one of the two vacant coaching positions, effective January 1, 2002. Hart has been the Technical Director for Soccer Nova Scotia since 1993 and is the Director of the Atlantic Region National Training Centre in Halifax.
He will definitely play a major part in the player development program, said Canadian head coach Holger Osieck who will designate the youth team to which Hart will be responsible at a later date. Stephen will be actively involved in the coaching programs and the licensing process as well as playing a role with the training centres and scouting.
Holder of a CSA B License, Hart has been an instructor in the CSA coaching development program since 1992. His coaching experience covers a wide spectrum, having coached at the senior and youth levels, both, male and female. He has coached three Canada Games teams and several provincial teams in the last 11 years. He was an assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s Under-17 Team at the 2001 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament for the Under-17 World Championships and recently traveled to Germany with the Canadian Men’s Under-15 Team.
Obviously I’m very pleased to become part of the CSA coaching staff, said Hart. Having the opportunity with the Under-17 program in 2001 and in discussions with coach Osieck, I believe the future of the Canadian program is with the younger age groups and I hope to contribute by being as efficient as I can be to aid in their development.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Hart played for Texaco in the National Football League and the San Fernando Strikers in the local Premier League. In 1980 he was selected to the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Later that year he moved to Canada and captained the St. Mary’s University Huskies from 1980-1984. At the senior level, he played and coached the Halifax King of Donair, perennial champions in the region since 1983.
Stephen lives in Halifax with his wife Lynn and daughters Eilish, Keva and Yara.
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