Academy Coaches STAFF Master

Alexander Arthur- TAFC Soccer Academy Founder

Alexander is one of the founders of TAC Sports and the soccer academy. His life mission is his commitment to create a soccer academy that helps develop children and athletes into confident players and leaders. His passion has always been sports, health and physical activity, and he developed an absolute obsession with soccer and sport development at 13 years of age. Alexander graduated from York University with a B.A in Kinesiology and Sports Psychology. He takes pleasure in designing the best possible programs and systems for TAC Sports. Alexander is a NCCP Learn to Train and Barcelona Coaching certified coach, teaching soccer for over 10 years.  Alexander is fluent in English and Italian, and is adept in both Spanish and French.

Adib Razavi- TAFC 

Adib is the Director of Operations at TAC Sports. His passion for sports is rooted in his own experience as a developing junior player. He comes with an extensive athletic background as a former student-athlete and as a supervisor of internal and external affairs within intercollegiate athletics for soccer and tennis. He has been a member of the varsity team at York University, earning him the Ontario University Athletics championships with the York Lions in 2011. In addition to his high quality work with various teams, Adib manages a terrific sports program and is excited to apply his knowledge to TAC Sports programs and community-based organizations. He takes pride in working at TAC Sports and in his ability to provide youth with high-quality sports and education programs. Adib is fluent in English and Farsi.


Hassan Noori – TAFC Technical Director and Head Coach U6-U17

Coach Hassan has his Asian Federation A License and has coached for over 25 years in Korea, Japan, Iran, China, Colombia, and Canada. He comes from a great background of soccer has been studying and learning the game since he was 6 years old.

Coach Hassan has also played for the Iranian National team for U15. His background as a soccer player provided him the opportunity to impact and change the game of soccer here at TAFC academy. He has transformed the game and provides his teachings and support to all academy players.

Coach Hassan’s impact to the academy has transformed to guaranteeing success and developing long term plans for all academy players. He provides the technical direction in which leads the academy into further excellence.

Abdullah Al-Azzawi – TAFC Admin Exec and Head Coach U6-U14

Abdullah has a degree in Kinesiology and Sports psychology and many years coaching as a head soccer coach. Abdullah serves as team Admin Exec.

Studied at the University of Toronto, has a background in Sports Business Management , Child Youth Education, Sports Psychology. Conducted various research projects about Concussions, CTE, and International policies of the Tokyo Olympics.

Abdullah Al-Azzawi grew up playing soccer since the age of 4, playing with various competitive teams, training at a very high level.

His knowledge and passion for the game of soccer is what drives him to always lead by excellence. Coaching prior with Richmond Hill academy, working as an athletic therapist with varsity teams at the University of Toronto, and teaching sports at a High-school level has given him an edge and a extensive background of  knowledge that he shares and teaches all academy players. Coach Abdullah is fluent in Arabic and English.

Ramon McIntosh -TAFC Soccer Academy Head Coach 

Coach Ramon McIntosh has a passion for life expression through sports; specifically building community through soccer. Ramon possesses extensive playing and coaching experience, loves player and people development and is eager to overcome all challenges together at TAC Sports.

Ramon obtained the CSA National B in 2016  the Provincial B License in 2012 and Goalkeeping Diploma back in 2011. Currently pursuing the CSA National A and UEFA B License.

Ramon played Varsity Soccer for Roberts Wesleyan College from 2005- 2006 and for York University from 2007-2008, taking Business Management.  Some notable playing experience include the Thunder Bay Chill, PDL Heartland Division Champions in 2007. With York University, Men’s Provincial Champions & the National Championships #1 Rank team 2007-2008. Also Serving on the Goalkeeper Coaching Staff York University Men’s National Champions of 2009-2010.

Between 2012 and 2016 Ramon served as an Assistant and Goal keeper coach for the Women’s Varsity Soccer team at UOIT. The program reached the playoffs each year and the OUA West Semi-Finals in Season 2. Appearing in 2 National Championships winning Provincial Bronze and Gold medals while claiming Bronze at the CIS National Championships.

Over the past few years Ramon has worked as a Head Coach at Durham College, as Head Coach of Player and Coach Development for Richmond Hill Soccer Club while obtaining coaching experience in League One Ontario working with SanJaxx Soccer.

Tai Smith – TAFC  Head Coach

Tai Simm-Smith has been coaching for over 25 years for Regent Park, Cherry Beach and has played at semi-professional in the summer. Obtained his Level – C license.

Coach T’ai Simm-Smith has played at the University of Toronto, trained various varsity players, has been leading by excellence at TAFC academy. He also has coached at the University of Toronto for 7 years.

Coach T’ai Simm-Smith has been an academy coach for over two years now with executing and delivering lesson plans that helps to lead and generate various successful impact that has changed the academy. His passion as a player playing at a varsity level translated him to be an amazing coach since the age of 14. He has been coaching for various years and the background of knowledge as a soccer coach is unmatched.