Chicago Edge SC provides a quality program for area soccer players at all levels promoting growth and excellence in individual and team soccer skills, in a challenging, rewarding environment, providing a high level of achievement and character development

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Murray Findlay, Director of Coaching

USSF A License, USSF B License
NSCAA Premier, Advanced National,
National Diplomas

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Scottish FA C License
NSCAA National Youth License 
USSF National Youth License


Murray grew up on a farm in Dumfries, Scotland. He has
a BSc in Applied Sports Science from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Murray represented Scotland at U18 Schoolboy level and has lived in the US since 2001 where he has been Director of Coaching for OPRF Strikers since 2003.

 


Gavin Richards, Director of Coaching 

NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF D License


Gavin was raised in Stockport, England. He played semi-pro in the UK and has been coaching club and high school soccer since 1994 in California, Nevada, Florida, and Illinois. He started coaching for River Forest Rapids in 2003 and has been Director of Coaching since 2009.

 


 

Viorel "Cat” Chicos
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
FRF B License
USSF C License
USSF D License
 
Cat was born in Galati Romania. He has a BS in Physical Education and Soccer from the University of "Dunarea de Jos, Galati," Romania. He played professional soccer in the Romanian II Division for 6 years. Cat has been a teacher and coach of various high school and semi-pro teams in the Chicago area. He has been coaching for River Forest Rapids since 2001.
   
Milan Culafic
USSF A License
USSF B License

USSF C License 
Coerver Coaching Certified 
US Amateur License
 
Milan grew up in Chicago and has a BA in Management from Robert Morris University where he was team captain, leading goal scorer and all conference performer. He has been coaching travel soccer in the Chicago area since 2003. Milan also has been assistant men's soccer coach at Robert Morris for 2 years and is the current women's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Concordia University.
   

James Callan
USSF D National License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma
Ajax Coach Education Program Certificate
Chelsea FC International Development Workshop
FIFA Grassroots Seminar


James grew up in Peru and moved to Chicago in 1994. He attended Amundsen High School where he played soccer on the varsity team for 4 years. James attended Saint Xavier University where he played for 3 years and holds a BA in Management from Robert Morris University. He has been coaching travel soccer since 2008. James was the head men's soccer coach at Richard Daley College for 4 years and has experience as Director of Coaching.

   

Tony Charrielle
USSF D License
USSF Youth License
Former Coach Panthers SC, Kickers SC
Former Player Ripon College

   

Marcos Guitron
NSCAA National Youth Diploma
USSF D License
Atlas F.C Coaching Certification
United Soccer Academy Coach 2010-2015
Atlas-Cicero Coach 1997-2008
Former Varsity Boys and Girls Assistant Coach - Fenwick HS

   

Frank Patano
Former Coach with Bartlett Hawks Travel Soccer Club
Assistant Coach Butler University 2009 - 2010
NSCAA High School All American player
Former Player - Butler University 2005 to 2008
2008 Butler University Male Athlete of the Year

 

   

Cesar Ramirez
USSF D License
Former Coach with Chicago KICS United FC
Former Coach at Little Village HS
Former Player - Phoenix College

   

Desmond Bailey
USSF D License
USSF E License
Coach, FC-1 Academy, Glenview, IL

Coach, Club Atlas, Chicago, IL

   

Nate Marcus
USSF Grassroots Coaching Certification
Former OPRFHS Asst. Coach
Former OPRFHS Varsity and Chicago Edge Player

USSF Certified Referee
Head Trainer AYSO Clinic program

   

Renee Vai
USSF D License
Coerver Coaching Certified
FIFA Grassroots Certificate/Youth License
Former Coach at Josephinum Academy HS 2012-2018
Former Coach with OPRF Strikers/Chicago Edge 2005-2013
Former Assistant Coach at Dominican University 2005-2008
Former Player - Dominican University