Stuart Collins, Technical Director

Place of Birth: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Coaching History

  • Davenport University Assistant Mens Soccer Coach, 2014-Present
  • Vardar GR Girls/Boys Soccer Coach, 2007-Present
  • Cork Schoolboys League Kennedy Cup evaluator and selector
  • FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Summer Soccer Schools
  • Lowell High School Asst. Coach 2011
  • Tri-Unity Middle School Girls Technical Trainer 2012
  • Davenport University Summer Camps

Playing History

  • Davenport University 2010-2013, currently coaching at DU
  • Started every game in his time at DU, Team Captain, Holds the record for games played, started and minutes played at Davenport University
  • Cobh Ramblers FC, Youths and U 21 (League of Ireland)
  • FAI/FAS Irish Development Academy
  • Munster Interprovincials (ODP State Regional equivalent)
  • Cork SL representative U13-U17

Player Accomplishments

  • All WHAC, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Davenport University Captain
  • WHAC regular season and playoff Champions 2010, 2013
  • Munster Senior League Champion Ireland 2007
  • Two Irish National Championship Titles
  • FAI Kennedy Cup representative

Coaching Philosophy

Coaching is very important to the players and the club. We must be skillful in how we apply our methods. We serve as mentors and teachers of the next generation. So it is vital to take this opportunity to influence the kids seriously. At Vardar GR we are committed to improving our players! Personally, I am a coach that develops players by encouraging them to adopt a technical, dynamic style of play while teaching them the tactical reasons for the technical aspects. The importance of player awareness and decision making is emphasized. First touch, ball control, the ability to pass and play under pressure are all vital. I also teach the kids how to be relentless in game situations. I base my coaching style on a solid defensive platform that culminates in an expansive and dynamic attack.


FAI Youth Certificate Level 2 (USSF C equivalent)