Discoveries Appoint New Development Academy Director

Discoveries Soccer Club are delighted to announce Ally Bain as our new US Soccer Development Academy Director for the 2018/19 season.  Bain arrives at DSC from New Hampshire where he has spent the past 3 seasons as Development Academy Director. Bain has an extensive coaching career with GPS, and has played a major role in the development of players in the New England area.  Ally began his career with the Scottish FA, before moving on to youth coaching roles with Crystal Palace, Fulham, Watford and Celtic FC. Bain then spent 6 years in a senior management role at GPS Portland Phoenix in Maine before accepting the Development Director role with Seacoast United in New Hampshire. Bain has also held PDL Head Coaching roles at both GPS Portland Phoenix, and Seacoast United Phantoms.

Executive Director Dave Carton;

“Identifying our need to specialize attention on our expanded Development Academy program, this summer we launched a nationwide search to try and bring in a candidate that would not only possess the required qualifications and experience, but also someone that would fit into the culture of hard work and commitment we have here at DSC. The identification of Ally through our GPS relationship is ideal.  To appoint someone with Ally’s experience with US Soccer and someone who will understand the club and our current partnerships straight away is a major plus point of this appointment.  Ally also as extensive knowledge of USL through his previous PDL roles gave him a unique edge over other candidates.  The fact Ally was a GPS Director and has a great understanding of how we operate as a club is obviously essential for us as an organization.  We would like to thank our GPS partners for their help and input throughout the process of appointing Ally and bringing him to South Carolina. We are very excited to bring Ally into our club and we are convinced he will be a major factor in helping to take our club to the next level.”

Ally Bain on his appointment;

“”I am absolutely delighted to be given this terrific opportunity to join Discoveries Soccer Club. The sense of community that Dave Carton has instilled at the club was a major factor in my decision to join the program, as was my excitement at the vision he has for the club moving forward. I eagerly anticipate my arrival in South Carolina, and I look forward to getting on the field with the staff & players very soon.”

Bain will also act as an assistant in this coming season’s 2019 Men’s PDL team, while also providing video analysis oversight for our boys and girls NPL teams. Bain will start in his full time DSC role September 1 2018.