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Alan Koch

Head Coach


Alan Koch joined FC Cincinnati as the Director of Scouting and Analytics and Assistant Coach in December 2016, before being named the club's second Head Coach in February 2017.

Koch spent two seasons as the head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, taking the team from eight wins in 2015 to 12 victories this season with a sixth-place finish in the standings. In 2016 WFC2 won their first-ever playoff match against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, logging a come-from-behind 2-1 decision and then posted a 3-2 win over Oklahoma City Energy FC to advance to the Western Conference final before falling to USL Cup finalists, Swope Park Rangers.

Koch is originally from Durban, South Africa and matriculated from Westville Boys High School. Prior to joining the Whitecaps he coached at Simon Fraser University (SFU) for seven seasons, compiling a record of 126-21-7 and becoming the quickest coach in program history to reach 100 victories. During his tenure at SFU, his teams won four Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, two Division II regional titles and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four twice. He was voted the Conference Coach of the Year six consecutive years and led his team to a NCAA Top 10 ranking every year. 

An All-American at SFU, Koch played professionally in the South African first division with Reservoir Hills United. He also signed with Preussen Krefeld in the German fourth division, adding a stint with Limerick FC in Ireland’s first division. Before beginning his professional career, Koch was a member of the South African Olympic Team and captained the South African Schoolboys team.

Koch graduated with his bachelor's degree from SFU in 2000 and completed his master's degree in human resources from Midwestern State University in 2005. Koch and his wife, Amy, and daughter, Aurora, currently reside in North Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Koch holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma with distinction, a Canadian "B" license, various South African licenses, a UEFA “B” badge and completed both his UEFA “A” through the Irish Football Association, and the Canadian “A” licenses.

Simon Fraser University

  • 2009 NAIA Final Four
  • A.I.I Champions – 2009, 2010
  • 2012 NCAA D2 Final Four
  • 2013 NCAA D2 Final Four
  • 2014 NCAA 1st round
  • GNAC Champions – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

United Soccer League

  • 2016 USL Conference Finalist
  • 2017 US Open Cup Semi-Finalist

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