Lowcountry United is excited to announce the appointment of Patrick Olalere as the clubs head coach & technical director .
Coach Olalere has been working behind the scene with the clubs management for the last two years providing advice and coaching assistance to the club’s 1st team as we progressed through our inaugural 2018 United Premier Soccer League season. Patrick has deep roots here in the local soccer scene of Charleston, he has worked in all levels of soccer in and around the Lowcountry. Patrick is most notably know for his time developing the youth players of USA Mount Pleasant as a senior coach, as well as he was prior director of coaching at JIYSC, was the former Director of Boys Soccer at Charleston United Youth Soccer Club along with being involved with many prior high school & college soccer programs such as Carson-Newman College & University of South Carolina.
Coach Patrick brings extensive pro-development & program development experience from his time competing in the NPSL as the Head Coach of Myrtle Beach Mutiny, which is a huge benefit to Lowcountry United as we progress and grow in the years to come. Patrick also brings as much player experiences as he does coaching experience after an 11 year professional soccer career where he is known locally from his 8 years playing with the Charleston Battery which he was the 2nd all time leading scorer with 28 goals with 5 assist. Olalere was also a 12th round pick in 1997 by the New England Revolution as well as he represented his home country of Nigeria with playing for the Nigerian National team’s U17 & U21’s.
Coach Olalere brings the highest level of coaching experience along a proven track record of success to Lowcountry United. Coach Olalere currently holds USSF “A” USSF “A” Senior NSCAA Premier, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Premier, MSCAA Advance National & Director of Coaching licenses which allows Lowcountry United players to learn & develop under the best available. As Olalere’s resume suggest he brings to Lowcountry United a wealth of knowledge from playing & coaching at the highest levels to growing, creating and developing thriving youth programs.
As LUFC continues to grow and build our 1st team as well as with the continued growth of Lowcountry United Youth Academy, Coach Olalere will oversee all day to day soccer operations of the clubs 1st team and be in a direct coaching capacity and assist with the growth and implementation of the LUFC youth academy as this program continues to take shape.
“I am honored and excited to have Coach Patrick officially take charge beginning for the 2019 UPSL soccer season. Coach Olalere has a great vision and a great understanding of the expectations of the club and what the goals are for this coming year, With all the new improvements and progression around the club in terms of the new stadium and the beginning of our youth academy along with the growing support locally for LUFC, now is a perfect time for Patrick to take over and help create the next phase of the club. We want to ensure all our players are competing at the highest level, along with providing a true one club development pathway which is progressing little by little. With Patrick at the helm I believe that his leadership will only continue to propel the club to new heights.”Alan Bahadori | Executive Director
“I could not be more excited and prepared to be the named head coach of the Lowcountry United FC. Charleston & soccer are two things that have genuinely given me a lot that I value in my life and I can not imagine a better way to give back to the game and the community than to put together a successful team on the field. I am excited about this opportunity and I look forward to representing the city to the best of my ability. I am thankful for this opportunity that’s been given to me.” Patrick Olalere