|Education:||B.S., Rhode Island, 2008|
Callum Bissett enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Rams in 2012-13.
A native of Pencaitland, Scotland, Bissett was a four-year
starter and three-time captain for the Rams. He was a member of two
Atlantic 10 Championship teams and helped lead the Rams to the NCAA
Tournament in both 2005 and 2006.
A three-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection, he was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region honoree in both 2005 and 2007 while landing a spot on the 2006 A-10 All-Tournament team.
Academically, Bissett was a member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll from 2004-2007. He also received the league's 2008 Sporting Award - which is presented annually to one male and one female A-10 student-athlete who best exemplifies good sportsmanship, is in good academic standing, is active within the campus community and embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity, and sporting conduct.
Bissett also was voted the URI Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year in both 2006 and 2007.
He went on to play professionally for the Western Mass Pioneers of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) until a career-ending injury forced his retirement.
Bissett earned his undergraduate degree in International Business and finished with a 3.5 GPA in his major. He was a member of the Dean's List for Academic Excellence in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Prior to joining the Rhode Island staff, he had returned to URI to pursue a Masters Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He spent the previous 18 months as a Senior Sports Consultant for FirstPointUSA, an athletic scholarship assistance company based in Glasgow, Scotland. There, he was responsible for evaluating players interested in pursuing academic and athletic careers at colleges and Universities here in the United States.
Upon graduating from Rhode Island in December of 2007, Bissett spent a year in the University's Optional Practical Training (OPT) program working for Versacold Logistics, LLC as a management trainee.
In addition to his assistant coaching duties, Bissett will also serve as the Assistant Director of Coaching for Rams Football Club, a premier youth soccer organization that is a fundraising arm for Rhody men's soccer. He holds a Scottish Football Association and UEFA "C" Coaching License, as well as an NSCAA Regional Diploma and Scottish Football Association Youth Coaching License.