Coach Neil grew up in Glen Ellyn and played most of his competitive club soccer with Sockers F.C. His coach, Batata, was a former Brazil National Team player and taught Coach Neil to play the Brazilian way.
He attended Glenbard West High School where he earned multiple All Conference and All State honors and captained the Varsity Team in his Junior and Senior years. He was a 4-time Illinois ODP player, making the Midwest Regional Pool. While playing for Sockers F.C. his team won 4 consecutive State Cup Championships and Coach Neil won the Snickers Most Valuable Player.
Coach Neil attended the University of Virginia where he played for the #1 ranked Division I Men's Soccer team. In his second season Virginia played UCLA in the National Championship game coming runners-up. In his time at Virginia Neil was an ACC conference champion and played alongside U.S. Men's National team players.
2017 - Present: Naperville Soccer Association Director of Coaching
2016 - 2017: Evolution
2009 - 2016: Chicago Fire Juniors West
USSF D License