Pacific FC signs Coaches Pa-Modou Kah and James Merriman to extensions
Canadian Premier League

Pacific Football Club

Pacific FC are pleased to announce that Head Coach Pa-Modou Kah, and Associate Head Coach and Technical Director James Merriman have signed three-year contract extensions.

“We are extremely excited to have secured both Pa and James for the long term with Pacific FC,” Pacific CEO Rob Friend said.

“These are two of the most talented coaches in this country, and their ambition to build a winning organization, along with their commitment to the community falls directly in line with the clubs vision.”

Kah, 40, joined Pacific FC ahead of the 2020 CPL season, guiding the team through a challenging preseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic and posting a 4-2-4 record and a fourth-place finish at last summer’s Island Games in PEI.

Previously, Kah was an assistant coach at MLS side FC Cincinnati and for Whitecaps FC 2 in the USL. As a player, Kah was a Norway international who turned out for a number of clubs around the world during his career, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers.

Merriman, 35, has been a member of Pacific FC’s coaching staff since their inaugural CPL season in 2019. The Vancouver Island native is also the technical director for the Trident Development Program and is heavily involved with developing the next generation of soccer talent on the Island.

Merriman served as Pacific’s interim coach for the team’s final game of the 2019 campaign after the club parted ways with inaugural Head Coach Michael Silberbauer. Well known in Vancouver Island soccer circles, Merriman’s past coaching experience includes an assistant coach role for SFU men’s soccer NCAA Division II program and at Vancouver Island University. His playing days included stints with the Colorado Rapids Reserves, Victoria Highlanders FC as well as Colorado Lightning.

The 2021 CPL season is targeting to kickoff on May 22nd in local markets, dependent on local health authority approval. 2021 Season Tickets are now available starting at $22/month! Stay tuned to and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news.


Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat Starlight Stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil.