Boyens excited about opportunity to coach in LA Galaxy Academy

04 September 6:33 pm

Boyens excited about opportunity to coach in LA Galaxy Academy

By Adam Serrano

When the LA Galaxy Academy coaching list was finalized several weeks ago, one name stood out above all. Current LA Galaxy defender and long-time New Zealand International Andrew Boyens would take up an assistant position coaching the LA Galaxy Under-15 side alongside head coach Alex Yi.

Despite taking the assistant coaching job with the Galaxy Academy, Boyens shows no signs of slowing down in his professional career as evidenced by a strong performance during his strong showing in LA's 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Recently, I caught up with Boyens to discuss his new venture...

BOYENS: "Coaching is something that I’ve always been interested in. I got the opportunity to work alongside Alex Yi who is a good man and I get there as many days a week with our schedule. I’m really enjoying it."

(On whether he approached the Galaxy for the chance to coach...)

BOYENS: "I definitely approached them. I went and saw Chris Klein and said that it was something that I was interested in and we kind of went from there. I went along a few times just to check it out and they needed to take that role and it just so worked out that I could do it."

(On whether he plans to pursue coaching after his playing career...)

BOYENS: "I’ve always really enjoyed coaching and I’ve done it for a long time ever since I was 16 and it’s something that I really enjoy. Whether I pursue it or not is  a question up in the air, but it’s definitely good to get some experience especially with some quality young kids."