Pacific FC signs Pa-Modou Kah and James Merriman to extensions

Pacific FC announced on Thursday that it has inked coach Pa-Modou Kah, and associate head coach and technical director James Merriman to three-year extensions.

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

“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 ahead of the 2020 CPL season, guiding the team to 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’s coaching staff since their inaugural CPL season in 2019. The Vancouver Island native is also the technical director for the Trident Development Program.

Merriman served as Pacific’s interim coach for the team’s final game of the 2019 campaign after the club parted ways with Michael Silberbauer, who was the first coach to be fired in league history.