Peter McDonnell - Club Director 

A native of The Republic of Ireland, Pete brings a history of soccer player development to Seacoast United Maine North.  His Father and Grandfather formed a soccer club in the West of Ireland in 1975, where Pete served as Director of Coaching and Youth Development as he returned to Ireland in 2012 to complete the prestegious UEFA B Coaching Diploma and has since completed his UEFA A Coaching License in 2018.  

Previously, Pete has coached at Global Premier Soccer in Massachusetts from 2010-2012, before returning home to Ireland to coach with The Football Association of Ireland, Regional Emerging Talent Program on the Boy's side.  Here, Pete worked with the elite soccer talent in the West of Ireland from the U10 to U15 age groups, propelling players to the Youth International teams and the League of Ireland Academy teams.  

Since returning to the US in 2014, Pete has coached at Manhattan Soccer Club (NYE), fulfilled a Boys Technical Director role at FC Copa Acadmey (NJ), before moving back to Orono, the hometown of his Wife, Baylee.  

Pete played at every age group of youth and adult soccer in Ireland, representing his county and region at each level from U12-U18.  He played college soccer with The National University of Ireland in Galway.

As an addition to his full-time role with Seacoast United Maine North, Pete is an Assistant Coach with The University of Maine Women's Division 1 Soccer Program. 

Coaching Qualifications: 

  • UEFA A Coaching Diploma (via FAI 2018)
  • UEFA B Coaching Diploma (via FAI 2014)
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA Player Development Diploma (Stages 1-5)
  • Maine State First Aid
Contact Pete:  pmcdonnell@seacoastunited.com





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