Jacksonville Armada FC Youth Academy is excited to share another quality addition to our coaching staff.

Coach Busby providing instruction during a JU Women’s Soccer Training Session

Coach Busby providing instruction during a JU Women’s Soccer Training Session

Hubert Busby Jr. enters his first season with Jacksonville Armada FC Youth Academy, bringing both playing and coaching experience at the professional level to the club. Coach Busby will be a great addition and an incredible source of knowledge and experience for our young aspiring players on both the boy’s and girl’s side of the club. Coach Busby has earned his USSF "A" license and NSCAA "A" diploma.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Coach Busby experienced a 13-year professional soccer career from 1991-2003, spending time with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto Lynx, Montreal Impact and the Detroit Wheels of the United Soccer League. He also played overseas with clubs such as Crystal Palace FC and Oxford United FC in England, Caldas Sport Clube in Portugal and SC Telestar in the Netherlands.

A member of the Jamaican National Team from 2001-03, he transitioned to coaching in 2003, leading the Ottawa Wizards of the Canadian Professional Soccer League to a conference title in his first season. Busby returned to the Toronto Lynx as their head coach in 2005. In 2009, Busby served as the Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer. Coach Busby also spent time leading the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders' women's squads.

He currently serves a staff coach with the Jamaican Women's National Team and as the associate head coach for the Jacksonville University Women’s Soccer Program. Busby earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as well as a sports administration diploma.

Additional Coaching Experience:

2011 - 2012 - Western New York Flash (New York) Academy Director & WPSL Assistant Coach (WPSL Champions)

2013 - 2016 - Whatcom FC Rangers (Washington) Technical Director

2016 - 2018 - Strikers FC (California) Technical Director - ENCL Girls Director of Coaching

“I’m excited to join the Armada Youth Academy family because my values align with the club’s holistic approach to overall player development. I’m looking forward to helping Armada players succeed both on and off the field this year.”

- Hubert Busby

Hubert Busby will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff. His resume speaks volume and to have a coach at Armada who has been at the World Cup and several more international tournaments with Jamaican Men`s and Women’s National Teams provides us with a wealth of knowledge. His philosophy about playing style and player development is very much in line with Armada FC Youth.
— Elmar Bolowich, JAFCYA Executive Director