Our Coaches

Virgil Seymour

Technical Director

Coach Virgil is Academy’s longest serving youth coach and has been instrumental in developing the club’s football program since 2008. Virgil earned his CONCACAF ‘D’ License in 2012 and is currently Academy’s Technical Director and coach for the U11 Boys team. He has experience coaching all age groups at Academy and has coached Academy teams on many international tournaments including the Dallas Cup, Disney Youth Cup and USA Cup in Minnesota over the past 10 years.

He was the Head Coach of the Cayman Islands U15 team in 2015 and is a former Cayman Islands national team and club player. He has also played competitively in Canada where he also coached a school team. In 2018 he was recognised with a Heroes Day award for his contribution to sports.

Paul Byles

Head of Youth Development

Coach Paul has been a youth coach at Academy for the past 10 years, initially coaching the U13 team and now head coach of the U18 boys and Mens First Division teams. He is Head of Youth Development at the club, overseeing its youth football program. He received a COERVER youth coaching Diploma in 2012 and earned the CONCACAF ‘D’ coaches license in 2013. He coached the Cayman Prep primary school’s teams in the PFL team for 6 years and has also been coaching Cayman Prep’s U13/14 Boys team in the Dart high school league for the past 3 years.

Paul served as an assistant U15 National Team coach for the Cayman Islands in 2015 and has also served as assistant Coach and Team Manager for the U20 Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF U20 Mens’ Championships. Paul has coached various Academy teams overseas over the past 9 years at the Disney International Youth Cup in Orlando, the USA Cup in Minnesota and the Miami Cup. In 2018, he was recognised with a Heroes Day award for his contribution to sports.


Martin Cooke

Youth Coach, Director

Coach Martin coaches Academy’s Under 11 Boys team, and serves on the board of Directors of Academy Sports Club.

Martin holds a degree in Sports Studies, with specific focus on Sports Development. He was previously the General Secretary of the British Virgin Islands Football Association, sat on the Executive Committee for the BVI FA, and more recently, was the Director of National Programs for the Cayman Islands Football Association.

Martin is also a current St. Ignatius coach in the CUC Primary Football League.

Fabian Malcolm

Youth Coach

Coach Fabian has been a volunteer coach for the past 6 years coaching boys and girls teams from U11 to U18. Fabian has also played for the Academy men’s team and holds the CONCACAF ‘D’ license.  This year Fabian is coaching the U9 team.

Nuno Mourinho 

Youth Coach

Coach Nuno coaches the U13 and U15 boys, U11 girls, and the U15/18 Girls.

Nuno holds a UEFA C license, and started as assistant coach at the age of 16. He has been coaching for 8 years in clubs, academies and schools in Portugal and Thailand. Before moving to the Cayman Islands he was head coach of an English academy in Bangkok as well as the head of football of the Australian International School of Bangkok.

In Portugal he coached U15 boys as well as U19 girl teams in the Portuguese National League.

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