Henry Apaloo begins his sixth season on the Buccaneers' staff after an incredible career as both a player and coach for the Buccaneers.
In his two-year stint as Steve McCrath’s graduate assistant coach, Apaloo helped the team to a 25-12-2 record. In 2008, Apaloo’s Bucs came out of the gates with a torrid 9-1 start, but faltered late in the year and lost in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. In the 2009 season, Apaloo helped coach the team to their first ever SSC Tournament Championship, and their first birth in the NCAA Tournament since 2003.
Apaloo was a four-year letter winner for the Buccaneers from 2004-07. During the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Apaloo led the team in points, scoring 11 goals and distributing seven assists in 2006 and seven goals with five assists in 2007.
Apaloo was a three-time All-SSC selection and the first-ever Buccaneer selected to the Daktronics All-South Region Team. During his junior year, Apaloo was named to the First-Team All-SSC, First-Team NSCAA All-Region and the Daktronics First-Team All-Region. He closed out his career as an offensive standout, earning 68 points, 23 goals, 22 assists and seven game-winning goals.
Apaloo, a native of Blackburn, England, came up through the Premier League Academy system, having spells at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, and Bolton Wanderers. He also spent two years at Football League side Preston North End, as well as playing for the Lancashire Football Academy. Later, he went on to play for the England National Futsal Team.
Aside from his playing and coaching experience, both in the U.S. and overseas, Apaloo holds a Football Association (FA) Level 2 Coaching Badge, a NSCAA National Diploma, and a NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Certificate. He is currently working towards his Advanced National Diploma and UEFA B Coaching Licenses.