Troy ‘Chopper’ Edwards,
Soccer Coach

Troy played professionally in several U.S. leagues including one season in Major League Soccer. He was a member of two college championship teams and one runner up and in 1989 scored the winning goal in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers national championship victory over the San Diego Nomads.

Troy grew up in Miami, Florida. He played soccer at Miami Killian High School where he was an All-Dade County player. In 1982, he entered Miami-Dade Community College, playing on the men's soccer team in 1982 and 1983. In 1983, the Miami-Dade won the National Junior College National Championship, defeating Forest Park Community College.[1] He then transferred to Florida International University for the 1984 and 1985 seasons. FIU won the 1984 NCAA Division II Soccer Championship over Seattle Pacific University with Edwards scoring a golden goal in overtime, and were runners-up in 1985.

He currently coaches youth soccer coach in Sarasota, FL at Braden River Soccer Club and has his USSF B and USSF Youth National licenses.