MVSU Women's Head Coach Visits TCIFA

Guyanese born coach, Rohan O. Naraine, grew up in London, England, and moved to the United States of America in 1978, where he pursued a Bachelors of Science degree in Education for Kindergarten to 12th grade. He enlisted in United States Marine Corp and served for 10 years. Additionally he has been a P.E. teacher and athletic director in private schools for over 20 years, served on the Olympic Development Football Staff for over 25 years in the States of South Carolina, North Carolina and now Mississippi. Narine has coached football at the College level in the United States (both Men and Women) for over 15 years in Divisions 3, 2 and 1.

Coach Naraine embraced the opportunity to return home, to Guyana, where he worked with both the Men and Women’s National Football teams. He is currently the Head Women’s Soccer Coach of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), in Mississipi USA.

During Naraine’s visit to TCIFA, the week of November 26th- December 1st, he assisted with coaching training sessions in the Providenciales Youth Development Programmes, visited schools along with TCIFA Development Officers, as well as conducted player and group assessments with the intent to recruit for the Women’s Soccer Squad at MVSU.

“I would first like to thank the President and General Secretary of TCIFA for providing me with this opportunity,” said Naraine. “I’m really lucky to have had the chance to work with players from the grassroots level all the way up to youth and senior levels in Providenciales. It is my hope to give as much help as I possibly can to our young Caribbean players, and hopefully I can convince more coaches from the USA, of whom I’ve built great relationships with, to come over and take a look at what amazing talent reside on these islands. I am impressed with the players’ attitudes, work ethic, politeness and just how receptive they are to learning on and off the field.”

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