WED MARCH 21: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR ALL OUR LOCATIONS - THE CENTERCOURT ATHLETIC CLUB OF CHATHAM WILL CLOSE AT 6:00PM TODAY - DRIVE SAFELY!
My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... as a coach it would have to be leading out my team of U18 boys for the English FA Alliance Cup final at Wembley stadium in front of 80,000 people. It was an extremely emotive experience delivering one of life’s greatest lessons through sport as we eventually went on to lose the final on PKs. As a sports fan however, my favorite memory is seeing the team I have supported since being a small boy through thick and (mostly) thin! - Tottenham Hotspur beating Nottingham Forest in overtime in the FA Cup final back in 1991.
Nick is a native of England where he earned his undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Liverpool, following this up with a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Leeds University. From here Harrison went onto become lecturer in Exercise Physiology at North Lindsey College while also coaching soccer professionally with Scunthorpe United Football Club.
Upon relocating to the USA, Harrison continued coaching, obtaining NSCAA Premier Coaching License and Director of Coaching Certification, holding Director positions with Nationwide Soccer Education companies in both New Jersey and California, as well as a coaching position with Hawaii Pacific University.
In 2012 Harrison founded an elite level soccer club in central NJ, Mercer FC, geared towards players striving for soccer excellence. Within 5 years Mercer had produced 4 teams all ranking in the National top 20 within their age/gender. Harrison’s U16 girls Mercer FC Magic reached the US Club National Final at the 2016 US Club National Cup in Colorado. Nick joins the Centercourt staff from coaching positions with Player Development Academy (PDA) and NJ Rush.