With Immediate effect PSA are delight to announce Wayne Galloway as PSA Director of Soccer. Wayne will be responsible for all aspects of PSA's soccer development throughout all three regional locations and the PSA National program.
Wayne, brings an wealth of knowledge and experience, and will enhance the soccer opportunities for our players.
After playing in Europe and rising though the youth ranks of the developmental academy with Nottingham Forest FC and Everton FC, Wayne came to the U.S. with no plans to pursue coaching, but was drawn back into the profession after coaching some of his friends' kids.
Since 2005, Wayne coached then went on to become both boys and girls Director Of Coaching with NJCSA/CSA before going onto oversee both as Academy Director. As a coach, Wayne holds the highest number of wins in NJCSA/CSA history, winning multiple state and regional club championships in addition to qualifying for USSDA playoffs beating several MLS academy teams along the way.
Wayne Galloway has been a familiar face at U-20 Men's National Team domestic camps in the past, but recently returned from an international tournament in the Czech Republic traveling with the U-18 Men's National Team. A strictly professional environment follows the U-18 MNT, and Wayne is critical to this atmosphere, providing expertise in areas including scouting of opponents and communicating strategic and tactical changes to U-18 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos. Wayne's insight impacts each game the U-18 MNT play, successfully scouting four teams in four matches, coming up with a positive result each game.
In addition to Galloway's veteranship with various U.S. Men's National Teams, Galloway's perspective includes the youth and developmental side of the game. As Academy Director, Galloway uses his experience from spending time with Federations and Academies in Europe (Dutch Football Federation, Belgium Football Federation,Real Madrid,FC Brugge,AZ Alkmaar) South America (River Plate, San Lorenzo) and the United States FC Dallas, to analyze the methodologies and procedures of different clubs. In 2018 Wayne became one of just 56 individuals to obtain the prestigious US Soccer Academy Directors License, US Soccer's highest level of youth licensing. During the year-long commitment, candidates learn to evaluate development plans, develop policies, establish club philosophy and vision, improve everyday club environments and create pathways for talented players to accelerate their development.
PSA Executive Director, Ollie Hilliker, commented on Wayne's appointment, " The addition of Wayne to the PSA leadership shows our continued intent to provide our players and coaches with the highest level of development and education. Wayne's experience in youth soccer here in NJ along with his national and International experiences and professional connections takes our club to the next level. I am excited for our coaches to have the opportunity to learn from someone as knowledgeable as Wayne and for our players to reap the rewards of the developments and initiatives that Wayne will look to implement."
Wayne commented, " After seeing the energy and passion of the PSA ownership and then hearing the Vision for the future, it became obvious that this was where I wanted to be. Their philosophy is very much in line with my own and that's the most important thing to take into consideration when accepting a new position. I couldn't be happier to be onboard and be working with my new colleague's and sharing their passion and enthusiasm to become the best we can be. I can't wait to get started and meet all the teams, players and parents."
Please join me in welcoming Wayne to the PSA family, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.