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Senior Coaching Staff

Director of Player Development

Jamie Darvill

As Director of Player Development, Jamie Darvill oversees each aspect of our operation across Maryland to ensure the effective and authentic delivery of the LFC development methodology to each player. He is also tasked with:

  • Identifying elite talent.
  • Creating and maintaining a clear player development pathway for our players and teams.
  • Recruiting coaches who are suited to our development model.
  • Working daily with the LFC Academy in the UK to ensure LFCIA Maryland is bringing 'The Liverpool Way' to life with the latest development opportunities.
  • Working closely with each location to ensure a high quality developmental experience is being delivered.

Director of Player Development, Jamie Darvill, delivering a session on Passing & Receiving - The Liverpool Way at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago (January, 2019)

Prior to joining Liverpool, Darvill was a Development Academy Coach for Chelsea FC, designing and delivering training sessions to develop some of the world's top young players.

Jamie Darvill also serves as an assistant coach to Loyola University Maryland men's soccer and is able to share his knowledge and experience with any player in the club who aspires to play in college.

As a player, Jamie enjoyed a seven year professional career in Europe and the United States after graduating from Loyola University Maryland where he left as one of the programs all time leading scorers and was a two-time player of the year recipient, while being named a Hermann Trophy Candidate.

As a lifelong Liverpool fan, he loves sharing his passion for the club with our players and coaches.

Academy Director

Alan Lydiate

In his role as Academy Director, Alan is responsible to ensure we deliver the most authentic coaching program to all our players across the state, here are the key area's of focus:

  • Guide the club towards its overall vision and mission
  • Deliver educational sessions for both coaches and parents around the Liverpool Way.
  • Support and guide coaches to ensure Long Term Player Development, through regular Continuous Professional Development Workshops.
  • Ensures that all of our coaches are LFC Accredited by working on a daily basis with the Director of Player Development and the staff at the LFC academy in the UK.
  • Disseminates age appropriate curriculum to our coaching staff.
  • Educate coaches on how to use our session building software and fully utilize the vast resources a Liverpool FCIA Maryland has access to.


  • USSF A license
  • USSF Grassroots Instructor License
  • USC Director of Coaching Diploma
  • LFC Accreditation

By supporting and developing better coaches, we are able to improve the delivery of our methodology and ultimately, ensure long term player development for our players.

Girls Pathway Director - Nathan Rauscher


Assistant Coach, Stevenson Women's Soccer
Former Head Coach, Mount St Vincent Women's Soccer

Nathan will bring an incredible level of professionalism, experience and quality to our club. A former 'Coach of the Year' at the collegiate level, we are excited by the potential for the girl's side of the program under his leadership! 

Having coached extensively at all levels of the women's game he is perfectly positioned to help our female players achieve their goals with Liverpool FCIA Maryland and beyond. His quality on the field is backed up by his quality as a person and these traits will serve the club and our valued players well!

Boys Pathway Director - Jordan Cyrus

Former Assistant Coach, University of Maryland Men's Soccer
Playing experience with Vancouver, MLS
Former ACC champions at UMD

Jordan brings a wealth of experience as a player as a former collegiate and professional player. As a graduate of the University of Maryland, he made it to the kind of levels our players are aspiring to reach. Furthermore, he has worked as an assistant with his alma mater at the very top level of collegiate soccer.

Not only does Jordan work on the development of our players but also our coaches, through educational sessions designed to challenge and improve them in 'The Liverpool Way'. His positive impact on our club is unquestionable.

Director of Sports Performance, Matt Bourdeau, delivering an injury prevention sessions to one of our girls teams.

Matt Bourdeau Director of Sports Performance

Matt heads up our injury prevention initiatives to ultimately ensure our players are in the best possible condition to avoid injuries. This is achieved through designing programs for the players to use at home as well delivering sessions in the weight room and gym to our players. He has worked with many professional soccer players across his career and will be a tremendous asset to our players.

Kerry Brimmer Girls College Director
Kerry brings incredible experience to our college program. Not only is Kerry vastly experienced in this role but also in her coaching experience, giving her the tools to help our players that have college aspirations. As a former University of Maryland soccer player, she also comes with great playing experience. Many of the players Kerry has coached are playing in college, including a recent return of 22 of 22 players in her ASA Azzurri squad going on to play in college many at the D1 level. A truly incredible achievement. Kerry's task will be to provide guidance in the recruitment process, as well as facilitate communication with her vast collegiate coaching network.

Matt Sanchez Director of Goalkeeping

Matt is a Puerto Rico National Team goalkeeper who joins us with collegiate, professional and international experience that will prove invaluable to our goalkeepers.

Coach Sanchez also brings experience as a collegiate coach after serving as the goalkeeper and assistant coach to Loyola University Maryland as he helped guide the team a Patriot League title as well as train goalkeeper, Chase Vosvick, to becoming Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year. We look forward to watching the impact he will have on our keepers at LFCIA Central Maryland!