Liam Lacy

Head of Player Development

  • With IMG Since: 2020
  • Hometown: Dumfries, Scotland
  • Languages Spoken: English

Liam comes to IMG with extensive experience as a coach, educator & analyst within youth, club and college programs. As a coach, Liam has worked at all levels of the college game with roles at NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA schools. As an analyst, Liam has worked in match analysis, scouting and talent identification departments for national, regional and local organizations. These roles involved working at events in the U.S, Costa Rica and Italy in recent years. 


Liam supports the education and development of coaches to raise the standards of play across the country. As part of this commitment to learning, Liam recently graduated from the University of Stirling with an MSc in Performance Coaching and gained his UEFA B License with the Scottish F.A. He also works closely with U.S Soccer to deliver their Grassroots courses to new and aspiring coaches. 



  • USSF A License USSF National Youth License 

  • USSF Grassroots Instructor License 

  • United Soccer Coaches Master Coach & Soccer Leader Diploma 

  • United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma 

  • United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma 

  • M.Sc Performance Coaching – University of Stirling (Scotland) – 2017-2019 

  • B.A Sports Studies – University of Stirling (Scotland) – 2001-2005 




  • Assistant Coach & Video Analyst – Purdue Northwest University Men’s Soccer        2017 - 2020 

  • Coach Education Instructor – Illinois Youth Soccer Association                                     2019 - 2020 

  • Director of Player Development & Coach Education – Chicago Rush Soccer Club     2017 - 2019 

  • Head Coach – College of Lake County                                                                            2016 - 2017

  • Technical Director – FC Lake County                                                                                2014 - 2017