|Title:||Assistant Coach - Recruiting Coordinator|
New head men's soccer coach Stu Riddle rounded out his coaching staff this afternoon, announcing the addition of Rahim Mohamed as his assistant coach for the upcoming season. Mohamed comes to Buffalo after serving as an assistant coach in Canada for Forest City London Soccer Club of the USL's Premier Developmental League, and most recently serving as an assistant coach for Fanshawe College's women's soccer team in 2012.
"It is extremely important to get the right staff on board when looking to build a program," Riddle said. "I had very specific needs for my assistants and am fully confident that, in Rahim, we have found what we needed in that first assistant role. His networking skills and vast recruiting contacts are going to be a very big plus for this program and I am delighted to have had him accept the position."
Rahim spent one season at Fanshawe, helping the team to a silver-medal finish at OCAA provincials. After the team lost its opening game of the season 3-0, it reeled of seven straight wins and allowed only two more goals in total in the final seven games leading up to a 1-0 loss in the gold medal game.
Prior to Fanshawe, he spent three seasons (2009-11) with FC London, helping to guide the team to the playoffs in all three years he was on staff.
In addition to his coaching and player development experience, Rahim has received certificates for his completion of numerous training and professional development programs, including NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, and National Diplomas, as well as a Special Topics Diploma.
He owns a USSF National 'C' License, an OSA Provincial 'B' License, and a United States National Youth License.
Off the pitch, Mohamed competed in the World Junior Squash Championships.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Mohamed also has a Diploma in General Arts and Sciences from Fanshawe.