Pat Ouckama

Academy Director

Patrick Ouckama joined D.C. United as the Academy Director in 2021 after spending four seasons with the New England Revolution. Prior to accepting his role as Academy Director, Ouckama served as the Head Coach of the Under-17s, Director of Coaching, and Director of the Residency Program for the Revolution Academy. One of his most notable accomplishments with New England came in his inaugural season when Ouckama led the Revs to a championship at the Montreal Impact International U-14 tournament in 2017, defeating Italy's Bologna FC, 1-0 in the final.

Ouckama currently carries the Elite Formation Coaching License from the French Football Federation (FFF) and an “A” Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Before joining the New England Revolution Academy, Ouckama was the Head Coach of men’s soccer for Ithaca College from 2015 to 2017. Ouckama posted an overall conference record of 11-2-1 during his time with Ithaca and played for the Empire 8 Championship in each of his two seasons at the helm. For his success, Ouckama was named the Empire 8 Doug May Coach of the Year in 2015. Prior to becoming head coach at Ithaca College, Ouckama coached at the club level at Westchester Soccer Academy, Castleford Youth Soccer Club, and New York Soccer Club. After graduating from Ithaca with a degree in journalism in 2005, he moved on to play professionally for the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Coaching Experience:

  • Cornell University
  • Westchester SA
  • Castleford Rovers SC
  • New York Soccer Club
  • Ithaca College
  • New England Revolution
  • D.C. United

Playing Experience:

  • Finger Lakes Fusion
  • NYSODP West
  • Ithaca College
  • Baltimore Blast

Coaching Licenses:

  • Elite Formation Coaching License (FFF/UEFA)
  • A License (USSF)

Favorite Player/Coach:

_“Ronaldinho. The creativity and skill he displayed at the highest level of the game is legendary. His titles and accolades speak for themselves. The fact that he did it all with that big smile on his face puts him at the top of the list. The man truly loved his work... even on days he wasn't lifting trophies.”