Manuel Borba Pinnacles FC Head Coach
Sometimes you meet someone and you can tell right away which sport they play. Manuel is one of those people. Soccer is in his blood. He has been part of the soccer scene in Penticton for more than 40 years.
He played soccer with two clubs in Penticton, the Portuguese Sporting Club, and the Penticton Soccer Club Pinnacles. He is one of three founding members of the Penticton Portuguese Club (Luso Canadian Multicultural) whose soccer team traveled to tournaments as far as California and completed a five-week soccer tour of Portugal in the 1980s. In 1997, Manuel was honored to be named the team captain of the Tim Horton Pinnacles for their inaugural season in the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL).
Manuel stopped playing in 1999 and has since been concentrating on coaching. He has traveled extensively to learn from many high-level coaches in many different areas and countries. Since retiring from the City of Penticton Parks department in 2019, he has been able to devote even more time to PFC player development as well as the PFC Junior Coaches Mentorship program.
In addition to being the Head coach for Pinnacles FC, he is also the Head Coach of the PCSL Tim Horton Pinnacles. Manuel has recently been appointed to the PCSL (Pacific Coast Soccer League) board of directors. He is very proud to be the first board member from the Interior in the history of this league that was established in 1908.
We are so proud to have Manuel representing Pinnacles FC and back on the field!
Peter Ruocco U18 Boys Excelsior District Team.
Peter has been involved with Pinnacles FC and SOYSA since 1990. He has been an active coach for over 35 years. Peter coached numerous teams to the BC High School Soccer Championships and took his District team to the Provincials multiple times.
Peter has a Bachelor of Physical Education and has taught in the public schools of BC for 30 years. He is also a former UBC and Pacific Coast League Player.
We are looking forward to a successful 2021 season and wish Peter success with his U18 Boys.
Rick Marini U14 Girls Excelsior District Team.
Rick has been involved with Pinnacles FC and SOYSA since 2011. He has been an active coach for over 25 years and has played since the age of 5, competing at high levels during his youth. Rick has coached numerous youth teams on the Coast before moving to Penticton in 2010.
Rick has his BC Soccer: Soccer for Life and well as Level C Provincial coaching certifications and has been coaching our district teams for the past 5 years.
We are looking forward to a successful 2021 season and wish Rick success with his U14 Girls.
Steve Grant U15 Boys Excelsior District team.
Steve played soccer for 4 years for University of Victoria as well as playing for the Okanagan Challenge and Pinnacles FC in the PCSL. He has coached multiple soccer teams to Provincials for PFC Excelsior and at the high school level.
Steve has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and has taught, and coached multiple sports, for 28 years.
We are looking forward to a successful 2021 season and wish Steve success with his U15 Boys.
Jana Yates U15 Girls Excelsior District Team
Jana’s soccer career started with Pinnacles FC as a young player within the club. Throughout her competitive career she has played for the Knights at Middle Georgia State University, the WarHawks at Auburn Montgomery University in Alabama, the University of Victoria Vikes and in the W League for the Victoria Highlanders. She has been named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, NAIA Southern State Conference All-American, and the NAIA Champion of Character Team with the Warhawks in 2010. Recently she was inducted into the Auburn Montgomery University All Decade Team (2020).
Jana grew up in Summerland and is now living locally in Penticton. When she stepped away from her competitive play, she returned to Pinnacles FC and has been coaching at different levels for the club over the past 10 years. She credits PFC for her development as a player and a coach and is currently a member of Penticton’s Pacific Coast team.
We are looking forward to a successful 2021 season and wish Jana great success with her U15 Girls.
Kinsey Corday Pinnacles FC Specialized Fitness Trainer
Kinsey has been part of the Pinnacles family since she was 10 years old. Due to an accident during practice her graduating year, she stepped back from soccer in order to assure a full recovery. She has learned from many experienced coaches throughout the years and has a true passion for the sport.
She is currently in her second year studying Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). Her studies include fitness training, nutrition and overall health. She has been weight training and working out since grade 10 and has an extensive amount of knowledge in the field.
She will be training our players on the health and fitness related components of soccer, and providing them with weekly workouts. She is really looking forward to helping our girls “understand that it is a powerful thing to be strong as a female and that it also takes hard work to be able to play at a higher level!”
We are looking forward to working with Kinsey!
Coach Tommy McGill Pinnacles FC Head Goalkeeper Coach
Tommy spent his youth in the pro youth Rangers FC and then played for Ayr United, his home town pro team. Ayr is a small seaside town, the size of Penticton, on the west coast of Scotland. Tommy has been coaching for almost 20 years. After being capped at the international level for Scotland Amateur, he coached the pro youth keepers at Ayr United. Since immigrating to Canada he has become a very sought after keeper coach and now coaches all ages of players, with all different levels of ability. He has seen his players’ progress to play for many different college and universities, as well as the White Caps. He takes great pleasure in seeing them progress in this sport, and in being able to play a part in their development.
In addition to running the PFC Specialized Goalkeeper program, Tommy is also the Head goal keeper coach for our Men's Tim Hortons Pinnacles. This high caliber team plays in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.
Patrick Buchanan Pinnacles FC Assistant Goalkeeper Coach
Patrick Buchanan is one of our most engaged PFC board members and coaches. Serving in various capacities and roles with PFC for more than 10 years, Patrick will add to his responsibilities by assisting Coach Tommy as Pinnacles FC increases their Goalkeepers training program this spring. Patrick has also accepted the role as Liaison for Club programs and Excelsior development teams.
We wish Patrick a successful season and look forward to seeing him on the field.
Lexi Picton Pinnacles FC Assistant Goalkeeper Coach
Lexi began her youth career at Pinnacles FC at the age of 11. It was at the U12 level that Lexi's talent as a goalkeeper became apparent and she has been coached by Tom McGill ever since. For the 2019-2020 season, Lexi played BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League) for Fusion FC in Richmond BC as the starting goalkeeper. She is currently a first-year goalkeeper at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
We wish Lexi a successful season and look forward to seeing her on the field.