Blair Reid | Camp Director
Blair Reid, entering his 35th season as men’s head soccer coach at Grand View University, has a record of 423-236-37. At Grand View he has coached the Vikings to one HAAC Tournament Championship, 16 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships, 14 MCC Tournament Championships, seven NAIA District 15 Championships, one NAIA Region VII Championship and 11 National Tournament appearances, including the Final Four in 2016. He has been named NAIA Region Coach of the Year five times, MCC Coach of the Year nine times, and District Coach of the Year seven times. He has coached 52 All-Americans and 44 Academic All-American Scholars during his tenure.
Reid coached USL member the Des Moines Menace from 1994-1997. In 1995 the Menace qualified for the PDL’s prestigious National Tournament. At the time Reid was voted PDL National Coach of the Year. He was also head boys’ coach for Dowling High School in West Des Moines 1985-1993, amassing a 125-25-12 record.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Reid graduated from New York State University at Brockport in 1975. In 2001 he was inducted into the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame. Reid was instrumental establishing soccer as a state-sanctioned high school sport in Iowa.
Al Driscoll | Associate Camp Director
Al Driscoll is entering his ninth season as assistant coach. A former Grand View player under Coach Reid, Driscoll was a three-time captain and guided the Vikings to four consecutive District 15 Championships. He was All-District First Team four times, and a two-time Region and All-American selection.
His professional playing career includes stints with NPSL Illinois Thunder, the USISL Indoor League (Permian Basin) TX, USISL Outdoor League with Austin Soccadillos, TX, player for the Des Moines Menace from 1994-1997, and player and coach for the 1998-99 Menace making consecutive trips to the USL Final Four. He was team captain for multiple teams: Permian Basin, TX, Austin Soccadillos, TX and for the Menace. He was also a two-time All-Star selection. Driscoll was a player and coach for the USL Select Atlanta Silverbacks.
He has coached many seasons of youth soccer in Central Iowa. With several State Championships and Region semifinalists, he saw dozens of his players achieve NCAA and NAIA scholarships. Throughout his coaching and playing career, Driscoll stayed close to his alma mater and was instrumental in helping the Vikings qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016.