Jim McGirr comes to CCRI with 17 years of Division I NCAA collegiate coaching experience with excellent results. McGirr’s coaching experience includes work at Providence College, University of Rhode Island, Villanova University, Rutgers University, Loyola University, and Lafayette College. During his coaching career McGirr won the 2001 Big East Championship while at Villanova and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 twice while at both Villanova & Rutgers. Most recently he served as an assistant coach at Loyola University where he was in charge of recruiting, organizing and coaching in-season daily training, functional training, team strategy, and match preparation. While under his direction at Loyola, the Greyhounds were a 2014 quarterfinalist and 2015 semifinalist in the Patriot League. Prior to Loyola, McGirr was the head coach for the Providence College women’s soccer program for nine years. While at PC, he trained and developed five Big East All-Conference players and coached the 2011 team to the Big East quarter finals. He was awarded the NCAA Public Recognition Award six times and achieved a 100% graduation rate by integrating mandatory team study halls and weekly academic player meetings.
In addition to his excellent collegiate track record, McGirr has an extensive club soccer background with over 20 years of experience. For the past two years, he was a head coach with the New England Futbol Club (NEFC) coaching the U13 and U15 girls’ teams. As an assistant administrator, he serves as the NEFC Southeast girls college advisor and has also organized and coordinated all holiday soccer clinics for the NEFC organization. He has previously served as a head coach of the Elite Clubs National League, head coach and trainer of the Scorpions Soccer Club from 2011 to 2013, and coached at other such prestigious clubs like Player Development Academy (PDA) and FC DELCO. He has also served on the Regional Staff as coach and trainer for the Region I team and the Rhode Island Olympic Development Program since 2006.
McGirr graduated from Rider College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1992 where he was a defender on the men’s Division I soccer team. He earned his Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and is licensed in United States Soccer Federation “B”. McGirr currently resides in Smithfield with his wife Erin whom also has an athletic background as a former two sport athlete at Rutgers University in track and soccer and was a former teammate of USWNT Captain Carli Lloyd. He continues to work with the New England Futbol Club and enjoys golfing and boating in his free time.
Mike Trudeau comes to CCRI with 25 years of coaching experience at all levels from youth and high school all the way through college. He also has coached in the Rhode Island Special Olympic development program. Trudeau has coached both male and female teams during his career and specializes in goalkeeper training. He holds coaching certifications with the United States Soccer Federation with a D National License and National Soccer Coaches Association of America 1 & 2 Goalkeeping Diplomas. Some of the programs he has worked with include Bruno United FC, Johnson & Wales University, Bryant University, Bishop Hendricken High School and Rhode Island Special Olympics.
Trudeau is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University where he was a Division II goalkeeper on a team that was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally and in 1991 was a national semi-finalist. He currently resides in West Warwick.