Staff

 

Dwight Hornibrook

 

Director of Soccer

    

Dwight Hornibrook is our Director of Soccer.  Dwight’s experience includes working in university, high performance, national teams, and professional club programs in Canada, the United States, and internationally.  Prior to joining HCU in early 2020, Dwight served as the Head Coach of the Cornell University Women’s Soccer Team.  

 

Dwight’s coaching credentials are extensive, including a Canadian Soccer Association ‘A’ License, National Coaching Certification Program Level 5, is a graduate of the Canadian Soccer Association Apprenticeship program, a graduate of the National Coaching Institute, an NSCAA Level 2 GK Coach Certification, and a graduate of the English Football Association Level 1 Psychology Course.

 

Over the course of his youth, senior amateur, and professional career Dwight has played and coached across Canada, including playing with Scotia Olympics (1979-80) and with the Nova Scotia Clippers of the Canadian Soccer League during the 1991 season. 

 

He brings to HCU an in-depth understanding of the Canadian soccer community and culture and a world of experience in organizational leadership, coaching, and player development at all levels.  Dwight led the Atlantic High Performance Center for over seven years, training players for provincial, regional, national, and international level competition and running coaching clinics for coaches from grassroots to B License level, many of whom are coaching today in our local community.  In addition to his work on the field, Dwight’s experience also includes being a K-12 public school teacher and a senior university administrator in both Canada and the United States, serving as a Director of Athletics

     

 

 

   

Christina McGovern

 

Director of Operations

 

Christina is our Director of Operations and her role encompasses all aspects of Club logistics, planning, finance, and communications. Christina is a business management professional and sport enthusiast with a diverse background and experience in both the private sector through her work in the pharmaceutical industry to her work with ProEdge Sports Conditioning as business manager. Christina has also volunteered in various roles and served on the Executive with TASA Minor Hockey Association.   

     

 

 

   

Mike Hudson

  Technical Consultant
 

Having been around the game at every level for the past 20 years, Mike is committed to ensuring that HCU develops our technical program to the highest levels by aligning HCU Club values to the principles of Long Term Player Development, promoting age and stage appropriate programming for all players and coaches in the club. Following a playing career in England in the semi-pro ranks, Mike came to Canada in 1994 to attend Dalhousie University where he was a member of the 1995 CIS championship winning team. He graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Leisure Studies and since that time has coached at club, university, provincial, and Canada Games levels, and has held positions as provincial Technical Director in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Mike currently holds a UEFA B License and is a Master Coach Developer for the Canadian Soccer Association.