Technical Team

Scott Ansell

Director of Football


Hometown: St Austell, Cornwall UK
Citizenship: British
Previous Organizations: Calgary Rangers, Manitoba Soccer Association
Certifications: A-License (Candidate), National Youth License, Children’s License, B. License, C-License, Bachelor of Kinesiology.
Key Experiences: MRU Men’s Assistant Coach, MSA Technical Director, Manitoba Regional Excel Director, Director of Coaching Calgary Rangers.
About Me: Newcastle United fan.

Matt Thomas

Director of Coaching


Hometown: England, UK
Citizenship: British
Previous Organizations: Alberta Soccer Association, BC Soccer Association, Manitoba Soccer Association
Certifications: Master Coach Facilitator, UEFA A, USSF A, CSA A, UEFA Youth License, CSA Youth License,
Key Experiences:
About Me:

Riley Murray

Assistant Technical Director


CSA B-License

About Me
Raised on Vancouver Island, Riley has played both in Canada and overseas, beginning with the High-Performance League in Victoria, BC, he then moved to England and played for Kirbymoorside in North Yorkshire. 

Following his move back to Canada, Riley obtained his Canada Soccer National B License and became Technical Director of Campbell River Youth Soccer Association before moving to the lower mainland joining Ridge Meadows and becoming their Assistant Technical Director as well as coaching with Mountain United in the BC High-Performance League and Vancouver Whitecaps Academy 

After moving to Calgary in 2021, Riley joined Calgary Foothills as Girls Development Academy Manager. 

Manchester United Support

Claude Francis Bolton

Director of Performance


Chartered Professional Coach
USSF A License
USSF National Youth License
USSF Goalkeepering License
UEFA B License
CSA B & Childrens License
ASA Learning Facilitator

About Me

Claude brings with him over 20 years of professional coaching experience.  The newly appointed Head Coach of Ambrose University Women’s Soccer Team In Calgary brings with him both international coaching and playing experience. After a short stint as Futsal Canada’s Men’s National Head Coach (Indoor Soccer), the former National Team player for Guyana, returned to South America and the Caribbean to guide National and Professional teams.

Bolton has designed, managed, and facilitated extensive development programs, from coaching guides, professional seminars and clinics, planning an international presentation on behalf of FIFA & CONCACAF, coaching in both male and female World Championship Qualifiers, to historically qualifying for the final round of CONCACAF 2016 Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament.  This was followed by guiding an IWL team in India to the Final round of the Women’s National Championships.

In North America, Bolton was the first Regional Head Coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps Island Academy and a Player Development Coach in the Regional Development School of the New York Red Bulls – both of Major League Soccer (MLS).  As a Technical Director, he has lead youth clubs in Alberta, BC, and Ontario.

Claire Paterson

Claire Paterson

Coach Developer – Manager of Female Coaches


Hometown: Scotland, UK
Citizenship: British/Canadian

Previous Organizations: Alberta Soccer, University of British Columbia | Okanagan, North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Okanagan Academy, Kings University (Edmonton)

Certifications: MA Coaching (U of A), B.Ed, B.PE, Canada Soccer A Licence Trained,
Canada Soccer National B Licence, Scottish Football Association Club Coach Certification,
Charter Professional Coach, Learning Facilitator (Trained), Coach Evaluator (Trained),
Master Coach Developer (In Training), LMA Creating a Culture of Excellence

Key Experiences: FIFA/Canada Soccer Coach Educator Training Women’s Soccer Head Coach UBC Okanagan, Technical Director NOYSA, Whitecaps Academy Coach, Danone Nations Cup Western Team Coach, BC Provincial Team Assistant Coach, Athletics Director & Women Soccer Head Coach Kings University, Canada Summer Games Team Alberta Assistant Coach, Western Canada Games Team Alberta Assistant
Coach, CSA Women in Coaching Symposiums

Awards: 2 x Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year, 2 x BC Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA) Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year,
Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC) Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

About Me: Favourite Teams – Can WNT & Chelsea Women’s I have been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to follow my passion for the game these 20+ years, moving from player to coach and now supporting other coaches. It has been fantastic to see the growth & excitement around the Women’s game, and I am looking forward to supporting the next generation of female coaches. I enjoy hanging out with my son and two dogs during my downtime.

Tino Fusco

Coach Developer


Full Bio To Follow:

Coach Fusco currently holds a Canadian Soccer A License coaching certificate and is a Chartered Professional Coach with Coaches Association of Canada.  He is also a National Level Coach Developer within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).   He has made a living in the game for over two decades and continues to enjoy the coach development space while learning from others.  

Tariq Bin Zayyad

Technical Staff


Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Citizenship: Canadian
Previous Organizations: Barca Academy Canada, Spartan Academy, Rapids FC (CWSA)
Certifications: CA National Youth License (Candidate), C-License, FA Level 1, FA Playmaker, NCCP Level 1 & 2.
Key Experiences: Head Coach for Rapids (CWSA). Playing experience with SAIT, Alberta Provincial Team, Major League playing experience.
About Me: Man City supporter. In my free time I love watching movies, and TV shows as well as playing video games

Gavin Castillo-Hume

Technical Staff


Hometown: Luton, UK

CSA Childrens License
CSA C-License
CSA B-License
USSF C-License

About Me
Gavin has had the opportunity to coach in various countries around the World, as well as different Provinces in Canada, gaining valuable experiences he brings to the Wolves program. Gavin is both a coach and coach developer within our grassroots, skill-centre and competitive programs, developing our players and coaches. Gavin is also the Assistant Coach of Ambrose Men’s College Team. Gavin has also worked as an Alberta Summer games coach and at Vancouver Whitecaps Academy Coach Calgary Center.

Mike DeRaaf

Technical Staff


Mike began coaching soccer in 1987. During that time, he has coached a number of CMSA club teams ranging from u6 to u19, as well as AMSL and Adult club teams. Mike have also been a scout with Red Deer College (now Polytechnic), and the Head Coach for the 2023 Alberta NAIG U19 Men’s team.

CSA National B-License

About Me
I have been very fortunate to participate in coaching Sessions with John Herdman (Head Coach for the Canadian Men’s National team) and Craig Shakespeare (Currently Assistant Coach with Norwich City FC in the EFL Championship) along the way. I believe that a good coach always strives to be more, and I am proud to further my learning while working with the other excellent staff and players at Cochrane Wolves FC.

Hannah Hawach-Engdahl

Technical Staff


Hometown: Sydney, Australia NSW


• Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy of Ethics at St. Francis Xavier University 2019-2023
Learn to Train
• Soccer for Life
• Making Ethical Decisions
• In the process of getting CSA C-License

About Me
I was raised in Cochrane and played soccer here from the ages of 6-13. Played in Calgary Tier 1 and Team AB until I graduated from Edge School in 2019, where I also received the Presidents Award for Excellence in Leadership. Throughout my time in highschool I was invited to many schools in the US and Canada. I choose to stay in Canada and go out east to St. FX. I love coaching and have a passion for teaching and learning. I also really enjoy philosophy, drawing and chocolate!

Fun beyond Measure

with 35 years of soccer experience