Head Girls' Soccer Coach, Everton Edwards
Everton Edwards is originally from Sheffield-Yorkshire, England. He attended Florida International University (FIU) where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sports management at FIU.
Edwards was a key member of the FIU soccer team as the starting goalkeeper, helping the Golden Panthers earn their first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship. Upon graduation, he pursued his soccer career and went on to compete professionally in the American Soccer League with the Miami Freedom and in 1989 with the ASL champion, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
He continued to pursue his love of soccer when, in 1983, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the FIU men’s team. There he helped the team move forward to a Division II national championship. After two years with the men’s team, Edwards helped start the women’s soccer team in 1985. The Golden Panthers became FIU’s first women’s team to be nationally recognized in a Division I poll with a final ranking of No. 19.
Edwards joined Gulliver Schools’ athletic department in 2009. He became head soccer coach in 2011 where he led the team to an undefeated season with a 29-0 record, winning their first Florida High Schools Athletic Association (FHSAA) 3A State Championship.
Additionally, Edwards is a community activist and is a regular clinician at inner-city programs such as Boys’ Town, the AYSO, the Special Olympics, and Soccer for Autism, the latter started by a Gulliver parent.