March 2, 2010-----Alabama Youth Soccer proudly announces Gwynne Williams as the new Director of Coaching.After reviewing over 70 applications for Alabama Director of Coaching, the Executive Management Committee narrowed its’ choices down to 12 applicants. Many of the applicants would have been a good choice, but the final choices were narrow down to three for in person interviews. The State Board of Directors interviewed all three choices and it was a unanimous decision of the Board to offer the position to Mr. Williams.
Mr. Williams comes to our State with a highly qualified resume’. Below is a short list of his current accomplishments:
Gwynne Williams, formally goalkeeper coach for the New England Revolution joined the Revolution coaching staff in February 2007 after 12 seasons on staff of a NCAA Division II soccer powerhouse Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Since joining the Revolution, Gwynne helped establish New England’s goalkeeping corps as one of the best and most consistent in the league.
Gwynne was a member of Steve Nicol’s coaching staffs at the 2007 and 2008 MLS All-Star Games, helping the league post victories over Scottish Premier League giant Celtic FC in 2007 and English Premier League side West Ham United in 2008.
A native of St. Helens, England, Gwynne has been on the coaching advisory councils of the Canadian Soccer Association and Bermuda Football Association. An NSCAA National Goalkeeping Instructor, Gwynne is a member of the USSF National Coaching Staff and holds a USSF "A" coaching license.
Gwynne earned his certificate of education from Nonington College of Physical Education in 1975, and completed his bachelor of education degree at London University in 1976.
Gwynne currently lives south of Boston with his partner, Paula. He has two grown children, Michelle and Oliver, and one younger son, Toby (2).
Alabama Youth Soccer welcomes Gwynne to our staff and to the great state of Alabama.