Kelowna United prides itself on the expertise of its coaching staff. 

Technical Director: Tom Flanagan

Tom was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and started coaching locally in academies and camps at age 14. In 2003 and 2004 he gained playing experience with Doncaster Rovers FC in South Yorkshire, England with the youth team and reserves. Now focused on developing his coaching abilities and furthering his knowledge of the game, he has obtained his National 'B' coaching license through the Canadian Soccer Association. Tom held the position of Assistant Technical Director for Kelowna United FC from 2009 - 2023 prior to accepting the role of Technical Director at the end of 2023.

Coaching experience:

  • Assistant TD at Kelowna United FC: 2009-2023
  • Assistant Coach UBCO Heat 2011- present
  • Head Coach at OKM Soccer Academy: 2009-present
  • Head Coach U16 boys TOFC: 2012
  • Head Coach U13 boys TOFC: 2011
  • Head Coach U14 boys TOFC: 2010

Responsible Movement Coaching Pledge

Rule of 2

Team officials of any youth team shall consist of a minimum of one member of the same gender as the players on the team. This team official must be present on the bench and in the changing rooms.

All interactions between a team official and an individual player must take place within earshot and in view of other individual (team officials, players, parents, match officials and/or association officials).

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