Assistant Coach Fergus O’Connor in 2018 begins his first season with the Roadrunners. A native of Birmingham, England, O’Connor graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Mount Mercy University in Iowa where he was a member of the men’s soccer team.
While in college, O’Connor began his coaching career with Iowa City Alliance Soccer Club. After graduation, he relocated to Ames, Iowa where he worked with academy teams and served as the head coach of the U16 Boys’ team at Ames Soccer Club. O’Connor also was chosen to coach at the Iowa Soccer Association’s annual development camp.
In 2016, O’Connor began coaching with Global Premier Soccer in New England, where he predominantly coached two Elite U15 Boys teams and assisted with the U18 Boys. In addition, he conducted clinics throughout New England with town and recreation programs for players up to the age of eighteen. O’Connor moved to Texas to coach with UK Elite Soccer in 2017. There, he coached camps throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area before being selected to coach on a tour through 10 states, facilitating clinics for 32 youth soccer clubs.
O’Connor holds a USSF National D License (2016) and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 diploma.