Technical Team

Technical Director

Coach Patrick "Paddy" Sweeney is a renowned coach & trainer within the Tampa Bay area.  Having played and coached at the highest level, he is well known for his ability to introduce his knowledge to his players and get the very best results.

COACH SWEENEY’S BIO

  • USSF A licensed coach
  • FIFA coaching license
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.
  • 12 seasons of professional playing experience both in Europe and the United States.
    (Irish Premier League, Irish First Division, USL Championship, USL Pro)
  • Coached at the youth, college, professional and national team level.

He has been part of the coaching staff for the following teams:

  • Currently Head Coach of Aztecs FC UPSL men's team
    • 2019 regular season (9 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss)
  • New Zealand Senior National team
    • Coached against US, Mexico and Northern Ireland
  • Bahrain Olympic team
  • Bahrain U23 National team
  • Bahrain Senior National team
  • Real Maryland USL Pro men’s team
  • Long Island Rough Riders PDL men’s team
  • St. Pete Raiders Champions Soccer League men’s team
    • 2015 Champions
  • Clearwater Christian College men’s team
    • 2013 South Regional Champions, 5th place finish in the College National Finals
  • University of Tampa women’s team
    • 2010 and 2011 Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions
    • 2011 South Regional Champions

Sponsors

Pieczonka

Pieczonka

Target

Dick Sporting Goods

West Coast Fence

Affiliates

USASOCCER

GYSA

USClubSoccer

FYSA

USYSA