Our Coaching Staff

Duncan Nicol

Head COACH

Now in his 4th full year as the head boys’ and girls’ soccer coach at Arlingon High School – Duncan Nicol’s 18 years in coaching spans many levels of the game. His previous roles include interim head coach and assistant coach for the Union University women’s program, assistant coach at Collierville High School, head coach for both the boys’ and girls’ programs at Southwind High and a club coach with the Collierville Lobos Rush Soccer Association where he won a state championship with the 98 boys. A native of North Delta, British Columbia, Canada, Duncan has also had the opportunity to play at various levels including winning the Canadian National Club Championships with his youth team North Delta United. Nicol attended Union University where he and his team won the NCCAA National Championship and went undefeated in all four years on their home field. Coach Duncan lives in Lakeland with his wife Julie, son Cayden, and daughter Callie.

Alek Marchand

ASSISTANT / GK coach

Alek Marchand, originally from Bayamón Puerto Rico, lives in Arlington Tennessee. During his playing career, he played for Puerto Rico Islanders and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He also played for the  Under-20 Puerto Rico National Team, Fluminense Athletic Club Guaynabo and Fenix Soccer Club Vega Baja in the Puerto Rico Soccer League,. Marchand started his coaching career in 2008 as a head coach at the youth level, all the way through coaching Knights FC Cataño, a Second Division team from the Puerto Rico South League. Alek serves as an Assistant Coach for the boys and girls Varsity programs and is also our Goalkeeper Coach.

Heather Haskins

JV Head coach

Heather Haskins, an alumni of Arlington High, brings a youthful intelligence and perspective to the Tigers coaching staff. Haskins played for the Collierville Rush Lobos. During her club career, she achieved state titles, regional appearances, as well as competing in the National Tournament for US Soccer. She then went on and played at the collegiate level for Austin Peay University. Upon graduation, Heather has returned to Shelby County to continue her studies at the University of Memphis. Heather is serving as an Assistant Coach for the Junior Varsity program for both boys and girls.