Technical Staff

Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa – Manager, High Performance Programs

UEFA & CSA B License, CSA A License (in progress), CSA Youth License & Technical Director Diploma

Paulo has close to 20 years of soccer experience, 12 of which were in leadership positions across the game as both an Academy Manager and also a Technical Director. Throughout his tenure, he has coached over 850 games in Portugal, Brazil and Canada. With a proven track record of taking teams and programs to the next level: BU14 OPDL League Champions, BU17 OPDL Cup Champions; accompanied by his Bachelors of Sports Science and two (2) Technical Director Diplomas, the Burlington Soccer Club is fortunate to have his vision and passion as part of the future of the Bayhawks. 


Mark Worton

Mark Worton – Club Head Coach

CSA, UEFA and USSF A License

Mark has over 40 years of soccer experience as a former professional player, University Coach, Provincial Team Coach, Scout and Learning Facilitator with Ontario Soccer. He has coached in Ontario for more than twenty (20+) years in the Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL), Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) and Ontario University Athletics (OUA)- the highest levels of soccer in the province. In 2018, Worton was awarded Coach of the Year in the OUA West Division.

Danny Burnett

Danny Burnett – Manager, Soccer Operations & Performance Analyst

UEFA B License, C License, English FA Level 1, Certified Soccer Analyst (PFSA)

Danny brings a wealth of analytical knowledge to our team through multiple certifications. As a former player who turned coach, his unique perspective and relatability are just some of his skills he will leverage. Armed with a German, English FA, UEFA and CSA license, Danny will be responsible to ensure our players, coaches and BSC Tech team have what they need to be successful. Danny hopes to continue to share his love of the beautiful game to all our Bayhawks. 

Mike Neptune

Michael (Mike) Neptune – Manager, Goalkeeping Programs

NSCAA & OS Goalkeeper Diploma’s, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life

Mike is the epitome of a Student of the Game and brings that thirst for knowledge to our players and program. As a former competitive youth player himself with a few Ontario Cup Championships under his belt, accompanied by his “soccer for life” Adult Championships, he has a holistic understanding. At present, Mike is the Head Men’s Goalkeeper Coach at the University of Waterloo and has been a Goalkeeper coach in our programs since 2010. Mike hopes to make a positive impact on tomorrow’s youth, on and off the pitch.

Jamie Shannon

Jamie Shannon – Manager, Grassroots

C License, B License (in progress)

Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role with BSC with 40+ years of playing and coaching soccer at various levels across Canada. Jamie earned an NCAA Div 1 scholarship at Syracuse University, where he was a 4-year starter and received offensive MVP. In addition to these accolades, Jamie is also a two-time Men’s Ontario Cup Champion, a two-time National Champion, and a former Member both of the Ontario Provincial and Canadian National Youth programs. As a BSC Alumni, Jamie carried over his passion and experience to become part of the OPDL coaching staff at the club.