Breakers name Neill Caine goalkeeper coach

(March 7, 2016) – The Boston Breakers announced today that Neill Caine has been named as the team’s goalkeeper coach. Caine takes over for Ashley Phillips, who last week was appointed head coach of the Northeastern University women’s soccer team. Phillips will remain with the Breakers as a soccer consultant.

(March 7, 2016) – The Boston Breakers announced today that Neill Caine has been named as the team’s goalkeeper coach. Caine takes over for Ashley Phillips, who last week was appointed head coach of the Northeastern University women’s soccer team. Phillips will remain with the Breakers as a soccer consultant.

“I am truly delighted to be named the new goalkeeping coach for the Boston

Breakers. I cannot thank Lee Billiard and Matt Beard enough for this

wonderful opportunity,” Caine said. “I am excited to start the 2016 season and to work with a fantastic group of goalkeepers. Ashley Phillips has done a tremendous job over the past few years, and I am honored to be filling her shoes as she starts her new career as head coach at Northeastern University.”

A native of Northampton, England, Caine has an extensive coaching career. Before relocating to the U.S. in 2006, Caine’s coaching career in England included a stint at Leicester City FC, where he worked with development goalkeepers. Upon his arrival in Massachusetts in 2006, Caine went on to coach a number of leading club, USL, and PDL teams, as well as some of the top colleges.

"First I would like to thank Ashley for her dedication over the years. I am delighted we were able to keep Ashley involved with the Breakers Family,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “Neill is someone I have known for many years, a coach who I have worked alongside and seen firsthand his quality as a goalkeeper coach. He has the experience, attitude, and drive to continue the excellent work Ashley did as our goalkeeper coach. With Neill now added to a coaching staff of Matt Beard, Doc Simpson, Cat Whitehill, and Ashley Phillips as a consultant, I believe we have an outstanding coaching staff, and a larger coaching team than we have ever had in the NWSL. I am excited for this group of coaches to work with our new roster.”

Caine led the Brandeis University women’s team to a record-setting season in his first year at the helm. Brandeis set a program record for shutouts in a season (14) and guided the team to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.

Caine also has coached in the New England Revolution system, where he worked with the U14, U16, and U18 Academy goalkeepers, as well as being involved with the Regional Development Schools program.

Caine also served as the goalkeeping/assistant coach for the Boston University men's soccer team during the 2013 season. In 2014, Caine was the goalkeeping/assistant coach of the Northeastern University men’s soccer team. In 2015, he returned to Boston University, where he once again became the goalkeeping/assistant coach for the men's soccer team.

Caine currently holds a number of coaching qualifications, which includes his NSCAA National diploma.

Caine resides in Marshfield, Mass. with his wife, Meghan, and their son, Gavin.

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