Coach Bolay has over 14 years of competitive soccer experience, including playing at the varsity level in High School, Travel Club, and College at the NCAA and NJCAA levels. He signed his first professional contract with IFK Maryland in the American Soccer League in 2015. He also had professional stints in Umeå, Sweden in the summers of 2015 and 2017. Coach Bolay began his coaching career in 2012 as an assistant coach for the CSSM Soccer Academy U14 side. The following year he became director of the CSSM Soccer Junior Academy, a program whose main focus was to build a culture of passion, confidence, and love for the game of soccer in young players ages 8-12. He currently serves as Vice-President of IFK Maryland Soccer Club and Pro-Academy.
Coach Bolay has an impressive coaching resume. He served as a head coach at CSSM Academy U13 from 2012-2014. Then Bolay simultaneously served as Glen Burnie High School’s JV boy’s head coach and the varsity program’s assistant coach from 2015-2017. Between the years of 2016-2018, he was the head coach for the U-18 IFK Maryland team. Currently, Coach Bolay serves as an assistant coach at U-23 Pro Academy (since 2017), while also serving as coaching director at the IFK Maryland Junior Academy since 2015.
Currently, Coach Bolay holds a number of licenses and certificates. He is in possession of his USSF F license, USSF E license, and 4 NFHS coaching certificates. He is also in the process of obtaining his USSF D license.
When asked to comment on his new position, Coach Bolay said: “As a former cardinal it gives me great pride to be back here in this new capacity. I am looking forward to working with the ladies and cultivating a positive team culture in the women’s program once again.”