Bay Olympic opens search for new head coach as Liam Mulrooney steps down

Northern League club Bay Olympic are searching for a new head coach after Liam Mulrooney’s decision to step down after four years at the club.

Mulrooney (44) spent last season as Olympic’s head coach after three years as assistant coach, following his arrival at the club from Western Springs in 2019.

Announcing the change, Bay Olympic’s statement says: “The club is very appreciative of his contribution over the past four years.

“Liam is well regarded by his coaching team, players and supporters of the club.

“We are in discussions regarding his involvement in our youth programme in 2023 to better fit in with his work commitments.”

Mulrooney is the latest Northern League head coach to step down, following Sam Wilkinson (Melville United) and Chris Zoricich (Western Springs).

Main photo: Mulrooney … ‘well regarded at Bay Olympic’. Photo: Bay Olympic AFC.

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Search for new head coach begins

The club says its seeking a head coach for its men’s Northern League team for 2023, for which a pre-requisite is OFC/NZF B licence qualification.

“Next season will be an exciting one for our club,” the club says.

“Work to install floodlights and ground renovation at Olympic Park has commenced, and the upgrade of the clubrooms (including changing rooms) will begin shortly.

“We are also completing plans to get consent for a gym added at the northern end (in the open space under the clubroom lounge).

“We see this as another step to provide the best environment we can for the development of players and coaches at Bay Olympic.”

What Olympic seeks for the role

Applications for the role close on Friday November 4, 2022.

The club says it seeks a coach with:

  • A proven record of success at a senior level
  • Excellent technical, tactical and player management skills
  • A minimum the OFC/NZF B Licence qualification.

“We are a well-supported club with excellent facilities and a large junior and youth playing membership.

“The men’s premier team is a flagship of our club competing in the Northern League.

“We seek a coach who is ambitious about building a team to compete consistently with the best in New Zealand and who has a passion and affinity for developing our youth players into successful senior footballers and men.”

The club asks applicants to send their resume by email to the chairman at

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