David Hannah, Dunbrack's New Technical Director

David Hannah, Dunbrack's New Technical Director

Halifax Dunbrack Soccer Club ( HDSC) is pleased to announce that David Hannah will be the club’s new Technical Director (TD). The club received many qualified applicants from Halifax, the rest of Canada and around the world. We thank all that applied for this position and were very impressed by the qualifications of candidates interested in the HDSC TD position.


David Hannah is from Scotland where he played for most of his 23 year professional career, notably for Scottish Premiership teams Dundee United and Celtic FC. Since retiring, David has held a number of player development and technical director positions in Canada, Scotland, Finland and Iceland. He is currently finishing a B.A. in Business & Enterprise in Sport at Edinburgh Napier University.


David’s successes in the coaching arena are underpinned by a wealth of experience in soccer as a Player, Head Coach, Sporting Director, Technical Director and Elite High Performance and Soccer Development Coach, as well as a portfolio of industry knowledge and qualifications.


David’s qualifications include:

️ UEFA A Licence (Scottish Football Association)

️ National B Licence (Canadian Soccer Association)

️ Technical Director Diploma (Ontario Soccer Association)

️ Disabilities Awareness Training (Dundee City Council)

️ UEFA B Licence (Scottish Football Association)


David’s philosophy on player development incorporates a player centred approach and provides a positive learning environment which allows players to gain confidence, mature as individuals and help learn life skills. This philosophy focuses on long-term player development of youth and senior players.


David will be joining the club in September as the Dunbrack Technical Director. In this role, David will be responsible for the club's player development programs and provide direction for all technical staff and coaches. David will organize and oversee the club’s activities relating to Grassroots, Skill centre, Recreational, Development, High Performance and Senior teams. We look forward to welcoming David to HDSC as our new Technical Director.