Darren moved from his hometown of Ashington in the NE of England to Boca Raton, FL to attend Lynn University in 1995. Upon completing 4 years at Lynn with a BS in Sports and Recreation Management, he was drafted by 3 professional organizations to continue his playing career.
He finally decided to hang up his boots and transitioned into coaching full time becoming a Director of Coaching at the Virginia Rush in Virginia Beach. In 2013, he joined Lonestar SC and is currently the Boys' ECNL Director.
Darren has been happily married to his wife Erin for 20 years, with their 3 kids, ages 18, 15 and 12.
Favorite team - Newcastle United
U.S. Soccer A License
U.S. Soccer B License
U.S. Soccer C License
Coaching Experience & Achievements
20 Years Coaching - PDL, Club Youth, Development Academy, ECNL, VYSA District and State ODP and Region 1 ODP
Director of Coaching at Virginia Rush
Boys' ECNL Texas Conference Board Member
VYSA State Champion
Lonestar 99G ECNL - National Ranking #8
Lynn University, Boca Raton - BS Sports and Recreation Management (99)
Academic All American - Lynn University
Professional player at Dallas Burn (MLS) Raleigh Capital Express (USL), Charleston Battery (USL) and Hampton Roads Mariners (USL)
Drafted by Dallas Burn (MLS - now FC Dallas); Staten Island Vipers (A-League) and Florida Thundercats (NPSL)
A-League All-Star; Raleigh Express Defender of the Year
USL Conference Champions - Charleston Battery
Lynn University (4 years) - Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year; 3 time All America
Lynn University Hall of Fame