Mike Redmond is a long-time champion of his community with roots deep in the Island.
He and his wife, Bryn live in Stratford with their three children, Caelan (11), Declan (6), and Ella (2). Mike’s roots reach across rural PEI via his parents, who’s families are from Kelley’s Cross and Fort Augustus/Montague. Mike grew up in downtown Charlottetown, the son of Lorne Edward ”Ted” Redmond (Sydney Street) and Margaret Rose Roberts (Spring Park Road). Ted was a Principal of West Kent school and Margie taught school and Sunday school at their home on Allen Street. Mike is a graduate of Holland College with a diploma in Interactive Multi-Media.
Mike is currently serving as the Director of Facilities at the Murphy’s Community Centre in downtown Charlottetown. He is a nationally certified soccer coach and has served as the Head Coach of the UPEI’s Women’s Soccer Team since 2004. His accolades in athletics and coaching are bar none. He was on the Canadian Soccer Board of Directors from 2000-2005 and served as the PEI Soccer Association President from 2000-2005. He is a two-time CIS Coach of the Year – the only coach in the history of UPEI to achieve such distinction – and a two-time AUS Coach of the Year. Mike was also the first coach in Island soccer history to capture a medal at a National Championships winning a silver medal in 2005. Outside of sport, Mike has been working on social issues for over ten years. His interests span both local and global issues. Mike describes himself as a ‘DOer’ and has hosted a plethora of events to benefit community. In 2010, he was awarded the Outstanding Individual Award by Newcomers to PEI.