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Academy Details


The Archbishop O’Leary Soccer Academy seeks to develop student athletes athletically as well as academically. The program is designed to promote life skills through sport and facilitate the complete development of your child. As an academy, our goal is to provide each student athlete with the opportunity to pursue excellence.  Students have access to top quality instruction, equipment and training facilities in a faith based learning environment.

The Archbishop O’Leary Soccer Academy strives to provide its student athletes with opportunities through our relationships with post secondary institutions both in Canada and the United States. Students are given the opportunity to showcase their skills through academy trips, camps and have been very successful in garnering post-secondary opportunities.

Mr. Jason Miniaci, Head Instructor

  • 15 years teaching Junior and Senior High School 
  • 4-year member of Mobile University men’s soccer team 
  • Member of 2002 NAIA Soccer National Champions – University of Mobile 
  • BA in Education-Human performance and exercise science 
  • Member of Canadian National Beach Soccer team 
  • Quarterfinalist at 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 
  • Recipient of the  Area Award at Mobile University 
  • 10+ Years Soccer Academy Instructor for Prostart 
  • Bronze Medalist Club Nationals U-17 
  • USSF Coaching License  

Mr. Justin Ongaro, Head Instructor 

  • BA in Physical Education / Kinesiology 
  • Master’s Degree in Education 
  • NCAA Division 1 Soccer Player – Southern Methodist University, Eastern Illinois University 
  • NAIA Point Loma Nazarene University 
  • 13 Years Soccer Academy Instructor for Prostart 
  • Canada Summer Games U-20 Gold Medalist Soccer 
  • ASA Provincial Team Bronze and Silver Medalist U-15, U-17 
  • AMSL Provincial Champion 
  • Bronze and Silver Medalist Club Nationals U-15,U-17,U-17 

Mr. John Pegg, Instructor

  • BA in History from San Diego State University 
  • U-20 Canadian National Team Member 
  • Played for Canada at Francophone Games, U-20 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament 
  • NCAA Division 1 Soccer Player – Seattle University, San Diego State University 
  • Member of Canadian National Futsal Team 
  • ASA Provincial Team Bronze and Gold Medalist U-14, U-16, U-16 
  • Silver and Gold Medalist club nationals U-16, U-18 
  • AMSL Provincial Champion 

Mr. Carlos Patino, Instructor 

Professional Experience  

  • Seattle Sounders 2 USL 2015-2017 
  • Vanersborg IF (sweden 2018) 
  • Cavalry FC CPL 2019 

Coaching Experience

  • Eagleclaw Soccer Academy (Seattle)-Academy Coach 
  • Calgary Foothills- Academy Coach 2018-2019 
  • St. Albert- Academy Coach 2019-Present 
  • O'Leary- Academy Coach - Feb.2021-Present  
  • National B License in progress




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