BJ McNicol played his club soccer in Utah. He represented the state ODP program for 6 years, playing for the Western Regional team in '94.He was the Utah Gatorade Player of the Year in '95 and played NCAA Div. I collegiate soccer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). BJ played professional soccer for 5 years for the Utah Blitzz (currently Real Salt Lake) and New Hampshire Phantoms. As a rookie he led the Blitzz in goals scored and total points as the team went on to win the Western Conference. In 2001 BJ lead the league in assists and the Blitzz were again Western Champs and claimed their first National Championship. BJ returned to the Blitzz in '04 and again lead the team to another Western title and their second title as National Champs. BJ has played internationally as a youth in Europe and professionally in Thailand also suiting up for Real Salt Lake reserves vs. Chivas USA of MLS.
McNicol is nationally licensed through the USYSA and NSCAA with specialty diplomas in Futsal and Maximizing Player Performance Using Technology and Science. He is the General Manager of Soccer for Youth Sports Performance Network YSPN360.com.McNicol has an overall record of 67-34-26 in his six seasons at Saddleback, qualifying for the playoffs in each of the past five seasons. He was voted the Orange Empire Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 2015 when the Gauchos finished 16-4-2 overall and in second place in the Orange Empire Conference.
Coach McNicol earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from UNLV and added a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University. He currently makes his home in Riverside with his wife, Kelly