Academy Coaches

Alexander Arthur

TAC 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

TAC Soccer Academy Founder

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.

Roshane Lazarus (Head Coach U9 and U12s)

Coach Roshane is the head coach for U9s and U12s.  Coach Roshane played college soccer for Humber College and OPDL and Rep for Vaughan Azzuri, Vaughan S.C and Bryst Academy.

Mitchell Mackett (Assistent Coach U9 and U12)

Coach Mitchell is assistant coach for U9s and U12s. Coach Mitchell played college soccer in the United States as well as High School soccer.

Ramon McIntosh

TAC Soccer Academy Coach – Boys U11 & U13

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.

While working with the Toronto Soccer Association  from 2006-2011 and the Ontario Soccer Association  from  2011-2013; Ramon worked first hand with players of all abilities ages u10-u18. Obtaining invaluable experience working with Rep, District, Regional and Provincial Teams, Players, Coaches and Managers. 2012 and 2013 were highlighted by an undefeated Provincial “Season”, including a 5 game road trip to Barcelona, Spain in 2012. In 2013 the Staff and OSA Provincial teams achieved 4 Gold Medals at the National Championships with U15 and  U16 Boys and Girls respectively.

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.

Ramon looks forward to working with TAC Sports each family and the community to develop the best players, people and highest professional standard possible. Recognizing we all must start somewhere to achieve our goal.

Daniela Barillari

TAC Soccer Academy Coach – Girls Pre Academy

Daniela played high level soccer for Loretto Abbey, North York Hearts Azzuri and

Akibul Hoque

TAC Soccer Academy Coach – House League Coordinator

Coach Akibul started playing soccer at the age of four with East York Soccer club. He later switched to the North Toronto Nitros Soccer club where he eventually graduated to play for their  League 1 Semi-Professional team. Coach Akibul currently plays on the University at Ryerson’s Varsity team.

Liam Engel

Goalkeeper Coach

Liam Engel is the goalkeeper coach for the TAC Academy. Liam started playing soccer at 5 years old and is currently playing for Sporting CP. Coach Liam has 10 years of goalkeeper experience and has been trained by many excellent goalkeeper coaches including 2 Canadian national team keepers, and even more former professional keepers.