Having been with the club since 2010, coaching in the youth ranks, Rich Fagan is head coach of the Whitecaps FC U-17 Academy team - formerly known as the Residency program.
Prior to coaching with the U-17s, Fagan coached the U-19 team, and prior to that he was head coach of the club's USL side Whitecaps FC 2 for the 2017 season.
Fagan is one of a select number of MLS academy coaches to hold his Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL), specialized course run by the French Football Federation (FFF). He also holds his Canadian Soccer Association A License.
Fagan was previously head coach of the club's U-18 Residency that made it to the Development Academy championship final in 2016, finishing as runners-up in the 72-team league.
In 2013-14, Fagan was head coach of the Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency team competing in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and led the 'Caps to the Northwest Division regular season title and then led the team to their first ever USSDA quarterfinal appearance.
Fagan, a local product, started his Whitecaps FC career as a staff coach in 2010 and was responsible for the U-11 boys, U-12 girls, and U-18 women's Prospects teams. At the same time, he served as an assistant coach in the Residency program and the W-League team. In 2012, he was named U-15 boys Pre-Residency head coach and U-16 Residency assistant coach. The following season, he was promoted to the role of U-18 Residency head coach.
Fagan has been coaching at the youth level since 2004. Prior to joining the Blue and White, he was club head coach and academy director for Surrey FC.
Born in Glasgow and raised in Muirhead, Scotland, Fagan moved to Vancouver with his parents in 1993. He now lives in Port Moody with his wife Kristy and daughter Norah.