Gary Miller

    Founder

    (B.A., B. ED., M.A.)

    Canadian A License
    U.S. A License
    UEFA A License

    Former High School Teacher
    Former Men’s Olympic Team Assistant Coach
    Former National U17 Boys Assistant Coach
    Former CSA High Performance Director

    Former President, Bryst International Inc (1996 – April 7, 2015)

    Current OSA Technical Director

    Biography

    Gary was the president of Bryst International since its inception in 1996 until April 2015. His own experiences as a top level athlete, in combination with his technical interest in soccer have prepared him well for his focused pursuit of creating effective learning experiences for both players and coaches. Gary worked hard to assemble a supporting staff of keen and knowledgeable coaches who, like Gary, base their teaching on international experiences and current coaching practices.

    Under Gary’s tutelage, Bryst International grew and developed into the company it is today, now offering various services, programs and events for promising and current elite soccer athletes and coaches.

    As part of his own development as a top-level coach, Gary worked hard to achieve academically as well, having completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Arts in Coaching at the University of British Columbia. Besides academic excellence, Gary was repeatedly been recognized for his abilities and leadership as an elite athlete. Some examples of his achievements at the University of Western Ontario have been the Most Valuable Player Award (1976); the Bronze ‘W’ Athletic Award (1977); the Varsity Soccer First Team Award (1975-80); Varsity Team Captain (1977-79); the Purple Blanket Award for Athletic Distinction (1980); and he was also selected to the prestigious All-Canadian Team in 1980. Gary was also inducted into the University of Western Ontario’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

    Gary’s coaching experiences are extensive and impressive, some of which have included: the Boy’s Ontario U-15 Assistant Coach (Gold Medal in 1987 Canadian Championships); the Boy’s Ontario U-17 Head Coach (Gold Medal in 1992 Canadian Championships); and the American Scholarship Assistance Program (Showcase Team Head Coach – 1994-98). He was also the Canadian U-17 Boys Assistant Coach at the World Championships; the Canadian Men’s Olympic Team Assistant Coach (1982-83); and the Staff Coach for the U-20 and U-17 Boys National Teams in 1999.

    Gary was one of the founders of Bryst International Inc., a private academy he started in 1996 with his wife and business partner, Cindy Miller. Bryst started with coach education and quickly moved into player development. Bryst is known as one of the top academies in the province, is supported by excellent staff, and is a well established academy brand in the marketplace. Gary was President of Bryst International Inc. from its inception in 1996 until April 7, 2015, when he was able to move on to new challenges knowing Bryst remains in good hands.

    Gary currently holds the position of Technical Director with the Ontario Soccer Association, as he leads the technical programs in the province, including the new OPDL league, to the next level!

        James Sewell

        Technical Director

        (BA, B.Ed)

        Canadian B License
        English FA Level 1 and 2 Certificates
        OSA Learning Facilitator (2013  – Present)
        Bolton Wanderers FC, England – Community Coach
        Ontario College of Teachers

            Paul Nelson

            Staff Coach

            Canadian B License
            Former Provincial Team Coach – 3 years
            Former W-League Assistant Coach
            Former York University Womens’ Team Assistant Coach

                Steve McLean

                Staff Coach

                (BA, BEd)

                US National Youth License

                OSA B License

                NCSAA Advanced National Diploma

                OSA Goalkeeping Diploma

                Toronto Disctrict School Board Principal

                Former Club Head Coach – Dixie SC

                National Champion – North Mississauga SC

                    Tony D’Amato

                    Staff Coach

                    (BA)

                    Canadian B License
                    Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
                    US Soccer National Youth License
                    Former Ontario Provincial Team Coach

                        Emanuele Ameltonis

                        Head Goalkeeper Coach

                        BFA Teams Head Goalkeeper Coach
                        Indoor Program Head Goalkeeper Coach
                        Former Professional Player with Siena (Italy)
                        OSA Goalkeeper Coach Diploma

                            Liz Figueira

                            OSA Pre B
                            OSA Female Mentorship Program (2015/2016)

                                Massimo DiGiovanni

                                OSA Pre B

                                    Matt Vittiglio

                                    Elementary Teacher – YRSD

                                    Soccer For Life

                                        Simon Fineman

                                        Elementary Gym Teacher – YRSD

                                        Learning to Train

                                        Former National U21 Mens team

                                            Mike Grafstein

                                            Athletic Therapist

                                            (B.Ph.Ed R.Kin, CAT(C), RMT, SMT(C))

                                            Registered Kinesiologist
                                            Certified Athletic Therapist
                                            Registered Massage Therapist
                                            Certified Sport Massage Therapist
                                            Shift Concussion Management Program Certified Provider

                                             

                                             

                                                Melissa Colthrust

                                                • Master’s of Science, Sport & Clinical Biomechanics
                                                • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
                                                • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
                                                • Corrective Exercise Specialist
                                                • NCCP Level 3, OSA Pre B Coaching
                                                • TRX Group Instructor
                                                • American Board Neuroliguistic Programming Master Practitioner
                                                • Author, Stop Asking for Permission: The Quest for Greatness in Sport and Life

                                                    Sean Feltoe

                                                    BFA Program Manager

                                                    (BA, MSc)
                                                    Former BFA Goalkeeper and Scholarship Program athlete