Black Soccer Coaches Committee
Now more than 500 members strong, the BSCC includes coaches of color representing the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa.
The NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Committee shall be an advocate for coaches of color within the NSCAA. The Committee is dedicated to all coaches of soccer through leadership, education, communication and cooperation with other organizations.
The NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Committee serves as an advocate for coaches of color within the soccer community. The Black Soccer Coaches Committee will promote the awareness of issues and opportunities for improving the participation of people of color in the game of soccer. The Black Soccer Coaches Committee will help to identify, educate, develop, promote and support people of color into leadership positions within the soccer community.
The following courses are sponsored by the BSCC.
4/26-4/28, 2013. Level 6 Course in Summerville, South Carolina. Presenter; Patrick Olalere (NSCAA/BSCC member)
5/17-5/19, 2013. Level 6 Course in Oconomowac WI. Presenter; Hayden Knight (NSCAA/BSCC member)
6/14-6/16, 2013. Level 4 Course in Saint Lucia.
The NSCAA/BSCC had their first event for 2013 season with a Special Topic Course in NYC, conducted by State Director Paul Marco. The course was fully organized by NSCAA/BSCC member Stan Harmon, site coordinator, Executive Committee and State Liaison. We had 25 participants enrolled in this course, which was a fantastic accomplishment, considering twenty of the twenty five participants were African American coaches! Thanks again to Stan!
Picture shown here here with Keni Banda, NSCAA/BSCC member with Malawi (Africa) President Joyce Banda on her recent visit to Washington, DC. Keni is the CEO of Banda Bola Soccer Club that works closely with Inner-City programs in his country. Any support of the Banda Bola Organization, please contact us here at the NSCAA/BSCC for information regarding his program.
NSCAA/BSCC 2013 Convention General Meeting Speaker, Mr. Ed Foster -Simeon, Executive Director of the United States Soccer Foundation. Mr. Simeon charged our members to be active members in our communities and participate in the lives of those who need it the most, children.
NSCAA/BSCC Convention Speaker Kendal Reyes, seen here with participants from his lecture. Well attended presentation and participants were kept engaged throughout with questions, feedback and how they can work with the BSCC in the very near future.
NSCAA/BSCC members enjoying the exibit hall during the 2013 Convention.
The NSCAA /BSCC will continue to encourage our members to get involve with their communities institutions as in Clubs, Colleges and Universities, enroll to be mentors, register for courses and symposiums through first and foremost the NSCAA and any other professional coaching organizations in order to enhance their coaching experience on and off the field. As a committee, we have combine all of our efforts to sponsor various courses locally and also on the International scene for our members who are constantly looking for opportunities to succeed.
We will allow our member coaches, administrators and parents to register for at least one of our courses each year and always recommend others to this association.
We will recommend to our members to keep their membership current and to make an effort to attend our Annual National Conventions which are held in January of each year. In addition, members will collaborate with numerous coaches and administrators here in the United States and rest of the world.
The Black Soccer Coaches Committee 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). 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/BSCC 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/BSC Committee by then President Paul Payne. Gordon also serves on the Board of Directors, and currently working on several known initiates to move the BSCC forward.
BSCC Leadership Committee
Men's Soccer Head Coach
University School of Nashville
Technical Liaison to BOD
Director of Communication
Boy’s Assistant Coach
Willingboro High School
Affiliation and Convention
Anthony James- Lead Coordinator
Kendal Reyes –Lead Coordinator
NSCAA Staff Coach
Executive Director, Soccer Vision Global
Executive Director of Thomas Soccer and First Touch
NSCAA Staff Coach
DOC Baton Rouge Soccer Association
Head Men’s Coach
University of Cincinnati
Head Mens’ Coach
NSCAA Associate Staff Coach
IUPUI Indiana Univeristy-Purdue University Indianapolis
NSCAA Associate Staff Coach
DOC for Sockers FC Wisconsin
NSCAA Associate Staff Member-South Carolina
BSCC Advisory Council
Chair-Diversity Committee, Chair- Board of Governors
Let us know if you would be willing to serve as a state liaison and commit to one year or more. This position requires a balance of high level of enthusiasm and commitment to develop the game of soccer and grow membership in your respective constituents.
If you are interested becoming a member or know of someone who would benefit from membership in our group, please contact Hayden Knight at email@example.com. He would be pleased to assist you with becoming a member.
To ensure that we are able to “keep in touch” with everyone, it is important to have accurate and up-to-date e-mail addresses on file. Please make sure that the e-mail address you provide is sent to a place that you monitor frequently. If you would like to have messages sent to another e-mail address, please feel free to reply with the appropriate address.
We Need You
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the NSCAA BSCC successful. It hasn’t been easy, without challenges. The BSCC is full of potential and can eventually be whatever you want it to be. The key ingredient for success is you. We need you. So volunteer to help. Life is not a spectator sport – get involved.