|Phone Number:||(203) 582-5324|
|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Christopher Bart-Williams begins his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Quinnipiac men's soccer team. Bart-Williams has been a tremendous addition to the coaching staff, bringing international experience to the program.
Prior to joining the coaching staff in 2008, Bart-Williams was a youth soccer coach for players across New England from 2006-2008. His latest coaching position was with the FSA SoccerPlus U-12 boys’ teams and the SoccerPlus Reds in Farmington, Conn. which he began in January of 2008.
Before his stint with SoccerPlus, Bart-Williams was the Director of Coaching for the Northeast Region of the Universal Sports Group in Westerly, R.I., where he held the position for one year. During his time there he helped train professional coaches in methodologies to develop youth soccer players and new programs.
Since December of 2007, Bart-Williams has also worked with the Olympic Development Program in Farmington, Conn. Working as a youth trainer, he has developed curriculum and programs to aid in the preparation of both players and coaches for indoor and outdoor games. Prior to working with the ODP, he served as a youth trainer at the Major League Soccer Camps in Mystic, Conn.; developing player skills and teaching the philosophy of possession-style soccer.
A former professional player of 16 years, Bart-Williams played for some of the world’s most elite soccer clubs during his career. Spending seven seasons with the Nottingham Forest Soccer Club, he scored 35 goals in 238 appearances. During the 1997-98 season, his club won the Division I Championship. The 1995-96 season saw Bart-Williams and his club reach the quarterfinals of both the FA Premier League and the UEFA Cup, two of the best divisions in the world of professional soccer. Named the captain of Nottingham in 1999, he went on to win the Top Scorer honor in 2001 and was named the Player of the Year for his division that season.
After leaving Nottingham in 2002, Bart-Williams went on to play for Charlton Athletic FC, Ipswich Town FC, APOEL FC in Cyprus and MARSAXLOKK FC in Malta. A four-time member of England’s National Team, he won the Toulon Championship in France in 1998.
A native of England, Bart-Williams now lives in Southbury, Conn. He’s received coaching certification in UEFA levels 1, 2 and 3.