Director of Coaching

Malcolm Boyle

Malcolm Boyle was born in Irvine, Scotland, which is where he began his playing career, joining Ayr United Football Club at the age of 13 before moving on to Kilmarnock FC at the age of 18. After a number of years playing as a semi-professional, he returned to Ayr United to begin his coaching career as an assistant coach with the U15 academy team. From there, Boyle moved into management, leading Kilmarnock Ladies FC to a third-place finish in the Scottish Women’s Premier League as well as winning the Scottish League Cup, beating arch rivals Glasgow City 3-2, in his first season in charge.  As a result, he was approached to take charge of the highly rated Hamilton Academicals Ladies FC team helping them reach a top flight finish of 5th and a quarter final Scottish Cup appearance.

In 2008 Boyle returned to Ayr United to take on the role of the U19 Head coach, guiding them to their highest ever finish of 3rd in the league, with 3 players subsequently signing for the first team. Boyle implemented a successful partnership with Reid Kerr College to deliver the very first NQ Football Performance for AUFA in Scotland, 26 of the 30 players graduating. In 2010, Boyle was promoted to First team coach, working with manager Brian Reid.  That year the team won another Championship Play Off game and the following season he was instrumental in helping guide the team to the League Cup Semi Final, where they narrowly lost 0-1 to arch rivals Kilmarnock FC.  Unfortunately, the season ended with relegation and Brian Reid leaving the club, after which Boyle also departed.

In 2012, Malcolm joined manager Paul Hartley at Alloa Athletic FC, helping them win the Championship Play Off against a high rated Dunfermline Athletic.  During this time Boyle was awarded the highly prestigious UEFA A Coaching License. In 2013, Boyle returned to his home town team Ayr United taking up the role of Pro Youth Development Coach, before moving to St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League to take on the role of Head Coach of the U20 Development squad. David Longwell (currently New York Red Bulls Academy Director) was Head of Youth at St Mirren and had known Boyle since his early days at Ayr United.   During this time Boyle’s U20 finished 3rd in the league as well as making it to the Semi Finals of the Scottish Cup, where they were narrowly being defeated by Glasgow Rangers in extra time. Throughout his career in Scotland, Boyle helped develop many youth players to the professional level.

In 2014 Boyle turned to the United States, to begin a new chapter in his coaching career.  Here he first took on the role of Director of Coaching for Bonita Storm, Assistant coach for Florida Fire Juniors, before taking up a position as Assistant Coach with FC Arizona. In 2016, he became the Director of Coaching at United Hurricanes, where he implemented an Academy / Select curriculum, Coach education, gained an affiliation with Glasgow Rangers FC and won the State Premier League with the U14 boys. Boyle is also the Director of Coaching for Pro Elite Soccer Academy where he passes his knowledge and professional experience of the game to develop players in small group settings.