Shaun Anthony Harris

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Shaun Harris
Personal information
Full name Shaun Anthony Harris
Date of birth (1978-05-18) May 18, 1978 (age 37)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Union of European Football Associations
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Virginia Beach Mariners 15 (6)
2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny
2000 Orange County Waves 18 (10)
1997-1999 Long Beach/Chapman 57 (26)
1996 Anaheim Splash 14 (11)
1995 Sligo Rovers
1994 and 1995 AFC Bournemouth
National team
1992-1996 USA U-17 & USA U-20 36 (12)
Teams managed
2015- Cal Poly (assistant coach)
2011-2013 Capital City F.C.
2008-2011 Everton F.C. (u20, u23s-USL)
2005-2007 Los Angeles Galaxy (technical staff)
2002-2004 USSF (NDP ; u14-u15's)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Shaun Anthony Harris (born May 18, 1978) is a professional football coach/manager. Currently with UEFA and it's technical coaching team. Harris also serves as the technical director to the International Soccer Development Academy within ISDA's professional development teams. Harris successfully led Capital City F.C. as the most successful expansion team in Canada within the second division - promotion into the Canadian Soccer League and into Rogers Cup Finals. Harris worked professionally with Everton Football Club of the Premier League coaching within International Football Development and as its sub20 and 23's Head Coach having competed within USL (United Soccer Leagues). As well as success within MLS part of a championship winning staff 2005 MLS Cup and 2005 at the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Everton Football Club[edit]

Harris began working with Everton Football Club within international football as an international affiliate in 2007 and then was appointed head coach in 2008 of the USL (United Soccer Leagues) Everton pro development (sub20 and 23) teams. Also In 2008 Harris was added to the International Football Development staff for Everton Football Club and remained as it's USL (United Soccer Leagues) head coach with duel roles during that period. In his first season with Everton, Harris led the USL (United Soccer Leagues) sub20 team to a runner-up finish as the only expansion team within the pacific south conference. In 2009 Everton returned for its second season finishing runner-up for a second year in a row with an overall top goal differential in the country and only one point off of the pacific south conference title, gaining an invitation to the North American Super Cup. In 2010 Everton won the pacific south conference and returned to the North American Super Cup in Rockford, Illinois. Also in 2010 Everton's sub23 program finishing top of the division, providing the sub23 program direct competition to Major League Soccer teams during the ""2010 FIFA World Cup"" break and other West Coast based professional teams from the USL (United Soccer Leagues) and NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) and ""Mexican League One"". Harris remained with Everton Football Club working with the academy and within International Football Development through 2011.

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Harris was added in 2005 to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Steve Sampson staff. During Harris' time at the Los Angeles Galaxy and in 2005 Harris was a part of the staff winning the U.S. Open Cup 2005 and MLS Cup double 2005 MLS Cup. During the 2005 season Harris' role was defined on the technical staff focusing on the reserve team, performance analysis, player development, scouting and the MLS super draft, while preparing for the Major League Soccer (super draft) leading into the 2006 season. The tragedy of President and General Manager Doug Hamilton’s sudden death in the preseason of 2006 shifted the regime of the staff after the start of the 2006 season. Harris remained with the Los Angeles Galaxy as Frank Yallop took over as head coach in May 2006.

Playing career[edit]

As a player Harris developed within the academy, USYNT and through the University system, additionally in trials with AFC Bournemouth on two separate occasions after being scouted by Tony Pulis at the Bournemouth Classic but due to visa player restrictions and the inability to gain full-time player status in the United Kingdom, Harris also trialed with Sligo Rovers. Returning to the United States Harris played fourteen times, scoring eleven goals with nine assists for the Anaheim Splash. Harris had opportunity to participate with United States U-23 men's national soccer team training camps in 1995 and again in 1999. After university Harris played for the Orange County Waves as a forward with the Orange County Waves Harris played eighteen times scoring ten times and had an additional twelve assists which lead to opportunities with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and led to Virginia Beach. Harris' playing career ended abruptly upon repetitive and re-occurring injury. Harris completed coaching badges while playing and coached at the academy level before being recommended in 2003 by former coaches USA U-17 Glenn Myernick and United States U-23 men's national soccer team Clive Charles to work with the USSF (national development program), since Harris has been a part of professional setups in Both Europe and North America within Major League Soccer, Barclays Premier League, United Soccer League and Canadian Soccer League.

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