Our Team


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Peter Mackie
Academy Director

Peter Mackie is no stranger to the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and surrounding communities. With over 30 years of professional playing and coaching experience, Peter leads all academy programming at RED Academy of Soccer. In addition to his role with RED, Mackie is also the Head Coach of the men's/women's varsity soccer programs at Conestoga College. Peter holds his CSA National B and NCSAA Advanced National licences.

Read Peter's complete bio.

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Stuart Mackie
Academy Head Coach

While playing for the University of Waterloo Men's varsity soccer program, Stuart began coaching with Waterloo Minor Soccer. He worked with the 2002 boys ‘A’ team for 5 years and served as a Senior Grassroots Technical Coach with the club. 

Stuart is also entering his 6th year with Toronto FC. He works with the club's community programs and most recently, the Toronto FC Junior program. He also serves as the Assistant Coach for the Mens and Womens varsity teams at Conestoga College.

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Don Ferguson
Lead Goalkeeper Coach

Don is a former Canadian National Team Member who earned his first cap in a 1985 win over Trinidad and Tobago. He went on to play professionally in England and in the Canadian Soccer League. Don currently works with Aurora’s OPDL goalkeepers and serves as the head goalkeeping coach with the Guelph Gryphons. He recently won an OUA gold and a USPORTS bronze medal in 2016.

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Jamie Brackpool
Lead Goalkeeper Coach

Jamie is a OSA certified goalkeeper coach who has been working with young goalkeepers in the Waterloo Region for the last eight years. As a youth player, Jamie played in Guelph at the OYSL level before returning to his home city to begin coaching. He is currently C License trained and is in the process of completing his certification.

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Other Academy Staff
Liam Dowling - Academy Coach
Ramiz Kurtman - Academy Coach
Paul Wallace - Academy Coach
Mike Strome - Academy Coach
Aser Gebreselassie - Goalkeeper Coach
Hansel Paico-Avilez - Goalkeeper Coach
Sheila Wallace - Academy Administrator