Mike Ayyash

Academy Centre Technical Director

  • Academy Centre: BMO Atlantic Canada Development Centre (ACDC)
  • Birthplace: Jerusalem
  • Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Years with Whitecaps FC: 6
  • Previous Clubs: Bedford Soccer Association, Soccer Nova Scotia
  • Certifications: Canadian National A License
  • Playing Experience: Dalhousie University, 1995 National Champions
  • Coaching Experience: Canada U20 Women’s National Team Assistant Coach (2022-current), REX Nova Scotia lead coach (2014-2017), Soccer Nova Scotia provincial teams head coach (2010-2017), Bedford Soccer Association Technical Director (2009-2017).
  • Key Successes to Date: Working for Vancouver Whitecaps FC; coaching with the Canadian U20 Women’s National Team.
  • Most Memorable Soccer Moment: 1995 Canadian University National Championship win; assistant coaching the VWFC U23 Development Squad on a Mexico tour in 2018; assistant coaching Canada in CONCACAF and in the U20 Women’s World Cup.
  • Favourite Player: Diego Maradona, Messi.
  • What you enjoy doing outside of soccer: Spending time with family and friends; reading; exercising; traveling; music and movies.