Coaching Staff

Vincent Osara

Contact Information:

Teams HC/AC: Rush 2012 Girls and 2015 Boys – Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience: Assist Coach for Rush 2012 Girls & 2015/16 Boys since 2021


MSc. Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
BEng. Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Playing Experience-
– Played UPSL in 2022
– Continue to play in the Soccer Alaska Division A league
– Played in both colleges listed above – Represented colleges in the interschool competitions, Deans’ cups, etc.
– Played since 5 years old.

Favorite Food:
Nigerian local pounded yam with vegetable soup
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona
Favorite 3 Players: Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, and Iniesta

Why do you coach?

There are many reasons I coach. Firstly, I love soccer, and getting involved as much as I can is good for me. Secondly, Coaching gives me the opportunity to work with a team of coaches and learn from them, thereby building my experience. Thirdly, it gives me the opportunity to pass knowledge down to soccer kids, guide them to exploit their abilities and watch them grow. It is so satisfying. Fourthly, coaching also gives me the opportunity to spend more time with my kids, know them more, and see how they grow in sports. Coaching gives me the opportunity to impact the lives of young and upcoming soccer players through positive coaching. It also gives the opportunity to teach the players some life lessons that will benefit them off the field or the sport. Coaching is great! The opportunities are numerous.

Why Alaska Rush?

I have had to compare Alaska Rush with some of the clubs in Alaska. Alaska Rush is able to give a strong foundation to players, helping them love the game and at the same time learn skills that matter to grow.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy playing soccer and cycling.