A native of East Kilbride, Scotland, Gavin MacLeod is a 2009 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University where he was a key member of the men’s soccer program for four years. While at LMU he led the team to the 2006 Final Four and the 2007 NCAA DII National Championship Final. In addition, he was named 2008 NSCAA Scholar All-Region during a senior season that saw him named team captain. He helped the program obtain the first #1 national ranking in the history of Railsplitter athletics. Gavin has also played for the Cincinnati Kings and the Vermont Voltage in the USL PDL.
After obtaining his BS in Kinesiology & Physical Education from LMU he moved to Leeds, England where he completed his MS in Sport & Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Metropolitan University, graduating in 2010. During his time there, Gavin began working for Leeds United FC where he acted as the first team nutrition consultant, assistant strength & conditioning coach, as well as a member of the youth coaching staff.
Since returning to the Cincinnati area in 2012, Gavin worked with current AFC Executive Director Roby Stahl at the Kings Soccer Academy as the Assistant Coach of their USL PDL team, training Elite teams and worked with the Elite Performance Training staff. He is formerly the Head Coach of the Dayton Dutch Lions USL W-League team for top collegiate athletes. In addition, he is an NSCAA Associate Staff coach and has served as part of the women’s coaching staff at the University of Cincinnati (D-1) and Mt. Saint Joseph University (D-3). His collegiate contacts will greatly benefit our players.
Gavin has also been a key part of one of the top Region II girls clubs, Cincinnati United Premier, training several teams and players who have gone on to regional and national success.
MacLeod’s experience also includes strength & conditioning/nutritional consulting work with members of the Great Britain women’s basketball team, Scottish national team rugby players, Olympic & world champion triathletes as well as world champion boxers.
He holds many licences/certifications including UEFA 'B', NSCAA Premier Diploma (Distinguished Pass), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA and UKSCA), and Level 4 Obesity & Diabetes Management (REPS).