After guiding CapU to a PACWEST gold medal in his first season with the program, Alex Elliott will enter his second season at the helm of the Blues men's soccer team in 2019. The Blues went 8-2-2 in the 2018 regular season en route to a first place finish, a PACWEST gold medal, and a fourth place finish at CCAA Nationals in Prince Edward Island.
Elliott came to CapU after four seasons as the head coach at Quest University in Squamish, where he helped turn around their men’s soccer program. He led the Kermodes to their first PACWEST medal in his first season, and overall won two PACWEST bronze medals and a silver.
Elliott is well-versed and dedicated towards player development in the local soccer community. Since 2017 he has coached with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, where he works with the U14 and U15 residency teams. He is also the Co-Director and Founder of the Vancouver Futsal Association, Futsal Club Vancouver, as well as a Board Member for Futsal Canada. In 2018, he co-founded the Urban Soccer Centre in North Vancouver.
As a player, Elliott was a part of the Canada Youth and Adult National Team programs in both soccer and futsal from 2000 through 2012. He also represented Canada at the 2007 FIFA U20 Youth World Cup and the 2012 Futsal FIFA World Cup Qualifications. Elliott got his start coaching with Football Club Kaiserslautern of the German Youth Bundesliga in 2012 after retiring as a player. He has since obtained his UEFA A Diploma and UEFA B Diploma, as well as his CSA National B Coaching License in Canada.
A Vancouver native, Elliott played NCAA Division 1 soccer at the University of Portland – twice leading the West Coast Conference in points and twice earning First Team All-Conference honours. He went on the play internationally in Germany with SportFreunde Siegen 1899 and FSV Mainz 05, and then back home with the Vancouver Whitecaps.