Coaching Qualifications: USSF D License and NSCAA Regional Diploma
Coaching Experience: 2023 U13 Boys State Cup Elite Division Champions, 20+ years with the following programs: TKO Premier/Midwest United FC, Grand Valley Premier(Now Midwest United FC Grand Rapids), East Grand Rapids Girls Varsity Assistant(Back-to-Back State Champions), and Aquinas College Assistant.
Co-founded Elite Sports International which conducted trainings and camps for youth players in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Playing Experience: TKO Premier SC, Mattawan High School and Hackett Catholic Central (State Champions), Aquinas College All-American.
Why I coach for TKO Premier SC: TKO Premier offers the best opportunity for area players to realize their full potential. It is also a way to “give-back” to the club that gave me so many great memories, when I played.
Quote: “Damian grew up playing TKO and played in college. He brings a high level of expectation from his players as he demonstrated success in Grand Rapids with GVP soccer club.” - Rich Labadie, Director of Coaching
Fun fact about me: My favorite team is Manchester United. My favorite players of all-time are Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Zinedine Zidane.