Soccer Operations


Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
General Manager and Head Coach, Cavalry FC

Tommy Wheeldon Jr was born into a Liverpool soccer family and began his pro career with Swindon Town. He later arrived in Canada to play for the Calgary Storm. After the Calgary Storm folded, Wheeldon remained in Canada to help develop grassroots football. After four years as a director for a local soccer academy, he joined the Calgary Foothills as assistant technical director in 2007 and was promoted to technical director a year later.

In 2015, Wheeldon was named as head coach as the club joined the PDL. In his second season as head coach, Wheeldon guided the team to an appearance in the PDL Championship Final and eventually helped to bring the Championship to Calgary in 2018. In 2016, Wheeldon received the Jack Buckler Award for outstanding contribution to the sport of soccer within Calgary and area.


Martin Nash
First Team Coach and Technical Director, Cavalry FC

Martin is a former Canadian International and was a key member of their 2000 Gold Cup winning team. Martin also has an extensive playing background in both England and North America where he notably won the USL Championship four times – twice with Rochester Rhinos and twice with Vancouver Whitecaps.

Martin is no stranger to success in the coaching role. Upon hanging up his boots from the playing side, he coached within the Vancouver Whitecaps residency and PDL program before moving on to Ottawa Fury as Assistant Coach from 2014-2016. In May of this year, Martin was named Assistant Coach of the Calgary Foothills FC PDL team, joining forces with Tommy Wheeldon Jr., and led the team to their National Championship.


Jordan Santiago
Goalkeeper Coach, Cavalry FC

Jordan has had great success as a player in Calgary and abroad and has proven to be a promising young coach.  Jordan went through the ranks of Calgary Youth Soccer, with the Calgary Blizzard, and then played up to the Canadian U20 team. At 15 years of age, Jordan received his first opportunity to play professionally with Reading FC in England. He was then offered a 2-year apprenticeship with Cardiff City FC in December 2007 and went on to play for SC Veendam in the Netherlands as a goalkeeper.

He retired as a player and moved into a coaching role with West Ham United in the English Premier League for the 2013-2014 season. Most recently, Jordan has been goalkeeper coach for Calgary Rangers Soccer Club, Mount Royal Men’s University team and Calgary Foothills FC.