Campbell enjoyed a professional soccer playing career of over ten years and played in England, Sweden, Finland, Malta and Qatar. During this time the clubs he played for included Wolverhampton Wanderers (England), West Bromich Albion (England), IFK Ostersund (Sweden), Kaskinen IK (Finland), Birkakara FC (Malta) and Al Ahli Sports Club (Qatar).
In 1986 Campbell was invited to participate with the Northern Ireland U23 national team. During his playing career he played with some of the top players of their time including David Platt (England National Team Captain), David Seaman (England and Arsenal goalkeeper), Jari Litmannen (Finland and Ajax) and Colin Clarke (Northern Ireland, Portsmouth and MLS FC Dallas Head Coach).
The progression to move into coaching followed, and after working with youth and semi professional players in England, Campbell moved to the United States in 1993 and joined the coaching ranks in Georgia. He joined GSA and at that time became the third full time Director of Coaching in Georgia . Campbell’s philosophy is about developing players. He believes the young players must be taught the correct techniques and encouraged to use them in practices and games. He also believes that players develop as they learn from their experiences and that the game itself is the best teacher.
In January of 2007 Campbell took the position as Girls Director, he also became the head coach of the GSA Phoenix 92 Red, 93 Red and 95 Red team. The 92s were State Cup winners in 2007 and 2009, were 2009 Regional Champions and finished 4th in the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The 93s are 5 time State Cup winners and R3PL Champions in 2007 and 2009. In 2009 the 93s were Regional Finalists losing 0-2 in the final match. The 95s were 2008 State Cup winners and 2009 R3PL finalists. In the summer of 2008 Campbell was invited to be a Region Staff coach and in 2009 was named the assistant coach of the U19 Region team. The team beat the Mexican U20 National team 2-0 in a exhibition game. Later in the year he was the head coach of the U19 Region team that attended the Inter-Regional National Camp where the girls finished 2-0-1. Campbell has served as the the Assistant Coach to the Women's W-League Atlanta Silverbacks for the past 2 years. The team has been Conference Champions advancing to the playoffs each year.
Campbell has coached State ODP teams which have included Ricardo Clarke (MLS Houston Dynamo), Justin Moore (MLS FC Dallas) and Lawson Vaughn (MLS LA Chivas) and in 2005 coached the Georgia 89 ODP team to the National Championships Final Four. Campbell coached the GSA Phoenix 89 Girls, State Champions 2005, 2006 ,Regional Semi finalist 2005,2006 and were R3PL champions in 2005.
He holds a English FA Prelim Certificate and the USSF A License.