Paul Bright


LA Galalxy Orange County Director of Coaching
Boys 06 Premier
Boys 04 Premier 2
Boys 00 Gold

My philosophy on coaching youth soccer players is to create a player-centered environment so that each individual can reach their potential and play at the highest level possible, whilst developing a love for the sport and having fun.

Personally, as well as developing the whole player, I encourage players to focus on becoming technical masters and having tactical insight so that they acquire the skills needed to play the modern game.

Ultimately I want to teach players HOW to win, rather than just teaching players to win. The HOW allows players to take away learnings for the rest of their careers.

Licenses Held
UEFA ‘A’ License
USSF B License
The FA Youth Award License
PGCE (Qualified Teacher Status)
BSc (Hons) Degree in Science and Soccer from Liverpool John Moores University

Coaching Experience

  • Director of Coaching at LA Galaxy Orange County (2016-Present)
  • Youth Development Phase Academy Coach at Oldham Athletic FC (2015-2016)
  • Academy Manager at FC United of Manchester (2013-2015)
  • Academy Coach at Manchester United Football Club (2005-2013)
  • England Colleges FA U19 Men’s National Coach (2012-2013)
  • Head of Football Academy at The Manchester College (2010-2013)
  • FA Skills Team Manager for Lancashire (2007-2008)
  • Assistant Academy Coach at Everton FC (2003-2004)
  • Coach at Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools (2002-2005)

Playing Experience

  • Chadderton FC (2007-2011)
  • Rochdale Town (2005-2007)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (2001-2004)
  • Oldham Athletic FC (1997-1999)