After five years with Canada Soccer, Bev Priestman will be leaving her position as National EXCEL Director U15-U23, Women’s National Team U-20 Head Coach and Women’s National Team Assistant Coach at the end of August.
Priestman joined Canada Soccer in 2013 as the Women’s U-14 and U-17 Excel Program Director and continued to work within the EXCEL Program throughout her tenure. Under Priestman’s leadership, Canada Soccer reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014, won the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship in 2014, and placed third at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship in both 2016 and 2018.
For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, Priestman served as a Technical Assistant for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2016, the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, and the Algarve Cup 2018.
“Over her five years at Canada Soccer Bev has been instrumental in helping shape the EXCEL system that develops players for the Women’s National Team program,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “Under Bev’s direction, Canada Soccer’s U-14 to U-20 players have been given the tools and direction they need to make the next step on their Women’s National Team journey. We wish Bev the best in her future endeavors.”