Guyana Diaspora

'89 percent of Guyana 's graduate population live and work in the 30 relatively rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -"Fruit that falls far from the tree",
The Economist, 03 November 2005'

It is estimated that there are as many Guyanese living overseas as they are in Guyana
They are spread out far and wide to almost every country on the planet
This blog was created to chronicle the news and and stories of the Diaspora

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Women's Soccer Coach

Rohan Naraine is a native of Guyana, South America, and grew up in London, England. He lived in England for 10 years before moving to the United States at the age of 16.

Rohan Naraine returns to Coastal Carolina as an assistant coach on Karrie Miller’s women’s soccer staff, having spent the last two seasons as the head women’s soccer coach at Southern University. Naraine was an assistant at CCU for the 2002 season.

Naraine was Southern’s first-ever head coach, and in the inaugural 2003 season, he led the Jaguars to a third-place finish in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and a 6-7 overall record.

During the 2002 season, Naraine helped the Chanticleers to their first winning season in school history and helped bring in a recruiting class that would be part of a Big South regular season championship in 2003.
Naraine brings 19 years of coaching experience to the Lady Chants, coaching at the high school, collegiate and international levels. He spent four years as the head coach of Coker College’s women’s soccer program before his first stint at Coastal.

Naraine is a native of Guyana, South America, and grew up in London, England. He lived in England for 10 years before moving to the United States at the age of 16. In America, Naraine played soccer at Theodore Roosevelt High in Washington, D.C. He was team captain of the 1980 State Championship team and was selected the Washington Post’s "Player of the Year."

Naraine played collegiate soccer for nationally-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan College, helping lead the program to the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 1984. Naraine was the team captain and selected to the All-South Region teams in 1983 and 1984. His playing career ended in 1984 due to a knee injury, but he remained at NC Wesleyan as an assistant coach of the men’s and women’s programs during the 1985 and 1986 seasons.

Prior to accepting the position at Coker in 1998, Naraine spent eight years at Beaufort Academy in Beaufort, S.C., where he served as Athletic Director and Head Coach of the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs. His teams won eight state championships and he was tabbed South Carolina’s Coach of the Year eight consecutive seasons.

Naraine is a staff member of the men’s and women’s Guyana National Teams that compete in the CONCACAF region. In 1999, Naraine was chosen to the coaching staff of Guyana’s Men’s Olympic Soccer Team. He also is a state coach for the South Carolina Girl’s Soccer Olympic Development Program. Naraine holds a FIFA Olympic License along with his NSCAA National Coaching License.

Naraine and his wife, Nalini, also a Guyana native, were married in 1995 in Guyana. They have a four-year old daughter, Nikki.

From GoCCUsports


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