FCNW Coaching Staff Bio's

Laurie McIvor – Technical Director

Laurie began coaching with Ft. Rouge S.C. In 1974 after suffering a career ending knee injury a year prior. He coached the team for 10 years, winning the MSA Cup twice, winning the Western Canada Cup and winning Silver at National Championships as well as numerous other competitive tournaments. In 1984 Laurie joined the MSA as Provincial Coach and Director of Coaching winning the Bronze medal at the Canada Summer Games. In 1986 Laurie coached the Winnipeg Fury Reserve team until 1990 when he assisted Ken Wharton coach of the Winnipeg Fury. In the fall of 1991 he was asked and accepted the role of General Manager of the Winnipeg Fury and in 1992 the team won the MITA Cup defeating the Vancouver 86'ers.  Laurie was presented the “Order of Buffalo Hunt " in 1992 by Premier Gary Filmon and was Staff Coach at NTC Edmonton. Laurie received the CSA Award of Merit in 2002 for his work in soccer at Club and Provincial level and was inducted into the Manitoba Hall of Fame in 2008. Laurie currently holds a Provincal B license certification.  NCCP Coaching / Learning Facilitator.


Jerry Hildebrand – Staff Coach – Developmental Soccer

Jerry played here in Manitoba for Fort Rouge in the Manitoba Super Soccer Alliance where he was named as the leading scorer on 3 different occasions. Jerry and his team won numerous provincial championships and also won a National Silver medal. Jerry was also invited to Canada’s national camp and played for Hibs of Scotland when they had a friendly in Winnipeg. Jerry has coached out of St Charles and Portage Trail for numerous years at all ages and genders


Serhiy Zan – Staff Coach – Goal Keeping

Serhiy moved to Canada from the Ukraine approx. three years ago and has been coaching youth soccer in Winnipeg for the past couple of years. Serhiy has played at a competitive level almost all of his life, and played as a professional goalkeeper in the top two professional divisions in the Ukraine. In addition to his extensive soccer background Serhiy also has a teaching background and university degree in Human Kinetics/Physiology. Serhiy is currently working towards obtaining his UEFA B coaching license.

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