Technical Coaches

All members of the Bays United Technical Team are committed to sharing their vast skills and expertise with our coaches and players. Find out more about this talented group of leaders.

Eddie Mukahanana

  • Bays United Technical Director for 15+ years
  • UEFA A License and UEFA B License
  • CSA A License and CSA B License
  • Director of Coaching Diploma (NSCAA)
  • Advanced National Coaching Diploma (NSCAA)
  • USSF A License
  • Specialty courses with the English FA and German Football Federation
  • Former Zimbabwean International Football Player
  • Played for both the Zimbabwe U17 and U20 National Team
  • Zimbabwe National World Cup Qualification Team (FIFA World Cup 1998)
  • Played for FC Rostov, Highlanders FC and Zimbabwe Saints FC
  • Played for Des Moines Manace, University of Montevallo NCAA and California State Bakersfield NCAA

Vikram Virk

  • Victoria Highlanders FC Head Coach (PCSL)
  • Victoria Highlanders FC Residency Coach
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology from the Univeristy of Calgary
  • Provinicial C License
  • USC National Diploma
  • Bays United High Performance Head Coach

Nick Daniel

  • UEFA A License Part I
  • UEFA B License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Former National Player for Trinidad and Tobago
  • Played Professionally in Europe
  • Player Development Coach over 17 years working with players that have moved on to playing University, National and Professional levels
  • Bays United High Performance Head Coach

Justin Parish

  • Provincial B License
  • Bays United ‘Soccer For Life Scholarship’ Award Winner 2006
  • Bays United Youth Coach 2003-Present
  • Bays United High Performance Head Coach
  • GNS Soccer Program Head Coach 2010-2015
  • Owner/Operator South Island Sports Academy 2015-Present
  • Vic West U21 Men Head Coach 2010-2012
  • Saanich Premier Women Head Coach 2011-2016
  • Castaways Div 1 Women Head Coach 2018-Present

Manny Gomez

  • AFA (Argentina AFTA) Coaching License
  • CA River Plate (ARG) – Reserves
  • Defensor’s De Belgrano – Div 2
  • Tristan Suarez (ARG) – Div 2
  • Barracas Bolivar FC – Div 3
  • Hispano FC (Honduras) – Div 1
  • CD Binefar (Spain) – Div 3 and 4
  • Linqueno (Arg) – Div 3
  • Canadian Men’s National Team (2001-2013)

Jim Buchan

  • UEFA ‘A” Intermediate License
  • USSF ‘A ‘ License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA GK License
  • USSF Regional 4 and 2 Staff Coach
  • Ohio North Staff Coach
  • Head Coach Mesa State College NCAA D2
  • Head Coach Lake Erie College NCAA D2
  • Played in UK Professionally
  • Played In Canadian Soccer League
  • NSCAA Midwestern Coach of the Year 3 times
  • RMAC Conference Coach of the Year 3 times
  • Director of Coaching Mentor Soccer Club Ohio

Nico Craveiro

  • Head Coach, Victoria Highlanders Reserve Team
  • Canadian National B License
  • Provincial B License
  • Canadian Men’s Futsol Team 2004
  • Played for the Vancouver Whitecaps 2002-2004
  • Played for University of Victoria Men’s Team 1998-2002
  • Played for Fresno State Men’s Team 1996-1997
  • Played Youth in the Metro System until 1995
  • Assistant Coach with the University of Victoria Men’s Team 2006-2011 2016-present
  • Coached for the VI Wave (BCSPL) 2011-2016

George Konstantinov

  • Club Technical Staff Coach
  • Degree in Master of Sport of USSR
  • Russian Football Federation Coaching Diploma
  • Played for Zenit FC in Saint Petersburg Russia
  • Played for both SFFC Div I Men’s Team and Victoria United FC
  • Goalkeeper Coach for Zenit FC Academy
  • Head Goalkeeper Coach for VI Wave(BCSPL) for two years
  • Coaching Staff Bays United FC Div I Team
  • Goalkeeper Coach at the Pacific Soccer Institute

Alvaro Leal

  • Club Technical Staff Coach
  • Provincial B License
  • Played Youth Soccer, University (UBC) and Adult League
  • Head Coach for Bays United Gold Teams

Joseline Parra Razule

  • Vancouver Island Wave 2010-2012
  • Guatemala U20 National team – qualifying World Cup (2012) Panamá
  • Guatemala Futsal National Team World Cup (2014) Costa Rica
  • Bays United Women’s Premier team 2018
  • Saanich Fusion Div 1 (2019)

Michael Steuart

  • Club Technical Staff Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Coached for 4 years with Bays United
  • Played for Bays United and Gorge Div 1
  • Head Coach of Bays United Gold Teams

Nestor Valencia

  • Club Technical Coach of Physical Literacy and Strength & Conditioning
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours (Thesis: Concurrent Validity of the 30-15 IFT, Yo-Yo IR2 and metabolic cart on VO2 max for soccer players)
  • CSEP- Certified Personal Trainer
  • CSEP High Performance Specialization
  • High Performance Coach at Westcastle United Div 1 men’s soccer
  • High Performance Coach of Westcastle international Academy (WIA)
  • Forge and Studio 4 gym personal trainer
  • Police Officer Physical Agility Test and Firefighter standard fitness evaluating instructor
  • Canadian Sport Institute Exercise Physiologist Intern
  • Various research positions
  • Special Olympics Coach
  • University of Victoria Men’s Varsity player
  • Played for PCSL Highlanders