Soccer (m) Coaches

Mariner coaches are all fully certified by the National Coaching Certification Program. They are leaders in our community and have been frequently recognized by the PACWEST and the CCAA for their excellence. The Mariner coaching staff is committed to the student athletes and their development as athletes and scholars. The depth of talent in our coaching staff is reflected in the 11th consecutive "Overall Championship" banners awarded to VIU (2006-2017) for the top overall athletic program in British Columbia.

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1st year Larry STEFANEK photo

2015 - present Associate Head Coach - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Upper Island Academy Centre
2015 - present Technical Director - Upper Island Storm, Vancouver Island Premier League
2014 - present Oceanside Youth Soccer Society
1994 - present Ballenas Secondary, Head Coach Boys and Girls Soccer

Canadian Soccer Association- National A License candidate, Technical Workshop Part 1 - begining June 2018
BC Soccer Association, Technical Director Diploma
CSA / BCSA Learning Facilitator - NCCP Educator

Former UVIC Vike and VIU (formely Malaspina) Mariner


1st year