Chicago Edge SC provides a quality program for area soccer players at all levels promoting growth and excellence in individual and team soccer skills, in a challenging, rewarding environment, providing a high level of achievement and character development

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Murray Findlay, Director of Coaching

USSF A License, USSF B License
NSCAA Premier, Advanced National,
National Diplomas

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Scottish FA C License
NSCAA National Youth License 
USSF National Youth License

Murray grew up on a farm in Dumfries, Scotland. He has
a BSc in Applied Sports Science from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Murray represented Scotland at U18 Schoolboy level and has lived in the US since 2001 where he has been Director of Coaching for OPRF Strikers since 2003.


Gavin Richards, Director of Coaching 

NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF D License

Gavin was raised in Stockport, England. He played semi-pro in the UK and has been coaching club and high school soccer since 1994 in California, Nevada, Florida, and Illinois. He started coaching for River Forest Rapids in 2003 and has been Director of Coaching since 2009.



Kevin McVeagh, Director of U7-U9 and Development Academy
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF E License
FA C License

Kevin is a native of Northern Ireland and has a degree in Football Studies from Southampton Solent University. Kevin also worked at the Southampton FC Academy. He has been working with the Barrington Youth Soccer club in Rhode Island since 2010 and recently moved to Chicago.
Viorel "Cat” Chicos
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
FRF B License
USSF C License
USSF D License
Cat was born in Galati Romania. He has a BS in Physical Education and Soccer from the University of "Dunarea de Jos, Galati," Romania. He played professional soccer in the Romanian II Division for 6 years. Cat has been a teacher and coach of various high school and semi-pro teams in the Chicago area. He has been coaching for River Forest Rapids since 2001.
Milan Culafic
USSF A License
USSF B License

USSF C License 
Coerver Coaching Certified 
US Amateur License
Milan grew up in Chicago and has a BA in Management from Robert Morris University where he was team captain, leading goal scorer and all conference performer. He has been coaching travel soccer in the Chicago area since 2003. Milan also has been assistant men's soccer coach at Robert Morris for 2 years and is the current women's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Concordia University.

James Callan
USSF D National License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma
Ajax Coach Education Program Certificate
Chelsea FC International Development Workshop
FIFA Grassroots Seminar

James grew up in Peru and moved to Chicago in 1994. He attended Amundsen High School where he played soccer on the varsity team for 4 years. James attended Saint Xavier University where he played for 3 years and holds a BA in Management from Robert Morris University. He has been coaching travel soccer since 2008. James was the head men's soccer coach at Richard Daley College for 4 years and has experience as Director of Coaching.


Kris Lyons, Director of Goalkeeping
USSF C License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma
Former Director of Goalkeeping for Michigan Jaguars
BA in Sports Management 

Kris, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England grew up in Michigan. He was a 4 year starter at Madonna University receiving his BA in Sports Management. Athletically, Kris was an all conference, all region, all american awards goalkeeper and a 4 year member in the PASL (professional arena soccer league). Since 2008, Kris was a Michigan ODP goalkeeping staff coach, Goalkeeping director with the Michigan Jaguars FC organization. In addition to his other roles, in 2017, Kris also joined the Schoolcraft College women’s soccer team as their goal keeping coach. Currently, he resides in Lincoln Park with his wife, Ashley, and Yeva, their husky.

Mark Bicocchi
NSCAA National Youth Diploma
SFA C License
SFA D License
SFA E License
Varsity Boys Head Coach - Elgin HS 2002
Assistant Varsity Boys Coach - OPRF HS 2004
Assistant Varsity Girls Coach - OPRF HS 2005, 2006
B.Ed in Physical Education
Over 12 years of Coaching Experience


Tony Charrielle
USSF D License
USSF Youth License
Former Coach Panthers SC, Kickers SC
Former Player Ripon College


Marcos Guitron
NSCAA National Youth Diploma
USSF D License
Atlas F.C Coaching Certification
United Soccer Academy Coach - 2010-2015
Atlas-Cicero Coach - 1997-2008
Former Varsity Boys and Girls Assistant Coach - Fenwick HS


Frank Patano
Former Coach with Bartlett Hawks Travel Soccer Club
Assistant Coach Butler University 2009 - 2010
NSCAA High School All American player
Former Player - Butler University 2005 to 2008
2008 Butler University Male Athlete of the Year



Matt Perry
FA Level 1 License
FA Level 2 License

USSF E License
Scarborough FC (Pro-Trainee, Semi-Pro)
Bridlington Town (Semi-Pro)
Pickering Town (Semi-Pro)
Sheffield Hallam University (College)

Attended and Played at Sheffield Hallam University getting a BS Hons in Sport Management.
Matt came to the states in 2007 and has worked in Ohio, California, Nevada, Michigan and Indiana before moving to Illinois in 2012.


Cesar Ramirez
USSF D License
Former Coach with Chicago KICS United FC
Former Coach at Little Village HS
Former Player - Phoenix College


Renata Voci
Soccer Shots Coach 2018: Coach for ages 2-8
Tulane University Club Soccer: player, captain and coach 2012-2015
All-Conference pick for West Suburban Silver Conference 2014
OPRF HS 2009-2012: starter, varsity captain, volunteer, camp coach
RF Rapids/OP Strikers 2001-2012 - starter, captain, volunteer, assistant coach