In his twelfth season as head coach, Findlay MacRae brings a wealth of experience as a player, coach and club builder over the last 30 years.
Over the last six seasons, MacRae has led his team to several U SPORTS Top Ten rankings. In 2015 and 2016 he was named the AUS Coach of the Year. In 2016 MacRae was also named the national U Sports Coach of the Year.
His Canadian soccer roots began in Truro as a player with the Nova Scotia Agriculture College soccer team, when he was MVP of the league. MacRae moved his soccer interests towards coaching, acting as a co-coach with the NSAC squad in 1985-86 following his four years as player. He also played with Tier 1 Annapolis Valley teams in the summer during this time.
From 1986 to 1989, MacRae established a Truro Senior team that participated in the Nova Scotia Senior Men’s League 1st Division and was instrumental in forming the Truro Soccer Club. He was responsible for developing the new team and served as player-coach.
MacRae has been involved in the local soccer community in the Annapolis Valley coaching various youth teams and as head coach of the Valley United senior men’s team participating in the Nova Scotia Soccer League. In 2014 MacRae’s team finished first in the standings and was named the 2014 Nova Scotia Soccer League Coach of the Year. Findlay has the Canadian Soccer Association B License, Part One and currently works on campus as Executive Director of the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre.