Hometown: Littleton, CO
USSF National “E” License
Putnam County Panthers - U8,U10,U12
Prairie Cities Soccer League – U6,U7 Boys, U6 Girls
Illinois Fusion - U8/U9 Academy Director, U10,U11 Boys, U8/U9 Girls
Current Teams: U11 Boys Black and U8/U9 Academy Coach
As a player I had the fortune of playing soccer in other parts of the world and against teams from many different countries. I have played matches on Fiji against opponents with no shoes, in Australia and New Zealand where comradery was more important than the final score, and in pick-up games in a park in Costa Rica with locals who needed a few more players. I have played against teams from Russia, Nigeria, Mexico and Guatemala to name a few. And I have been fortunate to have hosted coaches from England and Brazil in my home. Soccer is a wonderful way to relate to, and learn from others, as it is a common denominator for so many cultures in the world.
It is truly a beautiful game when we can achieve joy in playing it. And as a coach, when we can unearth it’s lessons of teamwork, creativity, sportsmanship, and determination with our players, we have achieved something important. That is what I strive for as a coach, and this is what the game of soccer offers all of us.
Boys Academy Director