Hometown/First Soccer Experience: Originally from Cedarburg, WI. I grew up with a ball at my feet. Soccer was always a part of my life as my father played for professional teams across the United States and abroad.
Family: I live with my wife in Greenfield.
Years of Coaching: This upcoming 21/22 season marks my 10th year coaching.
Favorite Team and Why: 2011 Barcelona – This team was again performing at their peak just as I was beginning to coach at a competitive level.
Favorite Player and Why: Roberto Carlos because of his explosive power.
Coaching Education: I currently hold a USSF C license (2018).
Why Did You Start Coaching? I took the opportunity to coach when a close friend offered me a high school position. I wanted to be a part of the program and environment he was creating for the players.
Coaching Role Models/Mentors: Michael King, Jim Launder, Craig Carlson, Albert Capellas
Favorite Coaching Memory: Every moment when a player of mine recognizes or understands the concept of playing simple.
What Are Your Hobbies Outside of Soccer? Growing hot peppers and creating sauces, home improvement, casual chess, archery, everything Porsche.
Favorite Book: The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle
Did You Play Other Sports Growing Up? Action sports (mostly aggressive inline skating), competitive gaming (now designated as eSports), parkour
What is something people may never guess about you?: I have a few years of marital arts training.