Black Soccer Coaches Advocacy Group

Now more than 750 members strong, the Black Soccer Coaches Group includes coaches of color representing the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa.

Vision Statement

The United Soccer Coaches Black Soccer Coaches Group shall be an advocate for coaches of color within United Soccer Coaches. The Committee is dedicated to all coaches of soccer through leadership, education, communication and cooperation with other organizations.

Mission Statement

The United Soccer Coaches Black Soccer Coaches Group serves as an advocate for coaches of color within the soccer community. This group will promote the awareness of issues and opportunities for improving the participation of people of color in the game of soccer. They will also help to identify, educate, develop, promote and support people of color into leadership positions within the soccer community.

Are you interested in learning more?
Please contact Chair: Kendall Reyes, kreyes603@gmail.com


Background

The Black Soccer Coaches Community was founded in 1996 as the Black Soccer Coaches Association (BSCA) by Lincoln Phillips, former Howard University Men's coach.  Mike Curry served as its first chairman.

In 2000, the BSCA became affiliated with the NSCAA as the Black Soccer Coaches Committee (BSCC), later Black Soccer Coaches Membership Group. One year later, the chairs of the BSCC and the Latin American Soccer Coaches Association (LASCA) were appointed to the NSCAA Board of Directors as At-Large members. In January of 2004, Curry turned the chair over to former U.S. National Soccer Team and MISL player Desmond Armstrong. In 2005, Hylton Dayes, University of Cincinnati Men's Soccer Coach, was appointed chairman by the Board of Directors to fill Armstrong's unexpired term of office. In 2008 Sam Okpodu, former  Head Men's Soccer Coach at Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina was appointed the NSCAA/BSCC Chairman by the NSCAA Board of Directors to serve out the remaining year for Hylton Dayes.

In 2009, the NSCAA board lead by the newly appointed president Randy Waldrum reappointed Sam Okpodu to a new term as the Chairman of the NSCAA/BSCMG in 2009 at the 62nd Annual NSCAA National Convention, in St. Louis, MO.Curry, Dayes, Okpodu and Kendall Reyes, Univeristy of South Carolina-Upstate former Head Women's Soccer Coach, are also NSCAA National Academy Staff Coaches. 

In January 2012, University School of Nashville head boy’s coach Daniel Gordon was appointed the Chairman of the NSCAA/BSCMG by then President Paul Payne.