The Australian native also serves as the Rapids Academy Director of Goalkeeping, working with Rapids youth players of all ages and ability levels. In addition to his coaching duties with the Rapids, Sharpe is also the Goalkeeper Coach for Colorado’s U.S. Soccer Training Center sessions, and is the Director of the Core Goalkeeper Academy.
His previous professional playing experience included Danish clubs Koge BK (2007) and Viborg FF (2006-07), Chesterfield FC of England (2004-05), and Australian clubs Parramatta Power (2004) and Northern Spirit (2002-03). His youth career was spent with illustrious English clubs Southampton FC (2000-02) and Blackburn Rovers (1998-2000). He participated in camps with the Australian Under-23 National Team leading up to the 2004 Summer Olympics, and played a pair of matches for the Australian U-20’s in qualifying for the 2001 FIFA Youth World Cup.