Coaches

Bill Merriman

Bill has enjoyed over 30 years of coaching; with VIU University Men’s, Mid-Isle Youth and Ladies Premier League teams, as well as Metro & Selects All-star, BC Summer Games, Inter-Provincial League and European touring teams. 

Bill has received much recognition for his coaching over the years, including NDYSA Coach of the Year and BCCAA Coach of the year, also numerous provincial and national championships at the Youth and Collegiate level.

But, nothing has been as meaningful to Bill as the success of players he has coached. Many of Bill’s former players are on university, provincial and national team programs. Bill has built strong relationships with many recognized coaching associates from around the world, who welcome the opportunity to be involved in Merriman Soccer coaching programs.


Chris Merriman


Kaylee Dodds

Kaylee has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, a certificate in Nutrition, and will be graduating with her Diploma of Acupuncture in December 2020.

Kaylee is originally from Surrey BC, and moved out to Nanaimo to play for Vancouver Island University on a soccer scholarship. Kaylee’s passion lies in health and wellness, and helping people reach their true potential as an athlete. For the past year, she has dedicated hours of her day everyday to be a competitive CrossFit athlete.

Through CrossFit, Kaylee has found ways in which she can help soccer players improve their power, strength, and agility, and challenges athletes through rigorous workouts.