Coaching Qualifications: U.S. Soccer 7 v. 7 License and SafeSport Certified
Coaching Experience: I’ve been coaching with TKO Premier SC (Midwest United) since 2018.
- 2018-2020: TKO Juniors/Future Stars (4 V. 4)
- 2020-2021: 2012 TKO Premier Boys Blue (7 v. 7)
- 2021-current: 2012 TKO Premier Boys White (7 v. 7)
Playing Experience: I’ve played soccer for most of my life including, Township Recreation League (1984-1989), Saginaw Heat Travel (1989-1993), Saginaw Heritage High School (1992-1996), Michigan State University Intramural Soccer League (1996-2000, 2001-2005), Houston Corporate Soccer League (ExxonMobil) 2007-2010.
Why I coach for TKO Premier SC: I coach for TKO Premier because I feel the lessons learned participating in team sports directly translate into a joyful life. I enjoy mentoring and helping kids develop their athletic talents, mental toughness, and self-esteem. I’m a lifelong soccer player, so having the opportunity to give back to the sport through coaching is a privilege. It’s also a lot of fun, and I love being able to pass along the great advice that I’ve gathered from my awesome coaches.
Fun fact about me: I once swam with a shiver of reef sharks in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Parent Perspective: “Our boys love Coach Steve! He is kind and patient with the players and knows how to give space and direction when needed. Steve is a great role model for players as he demonstrates the proper skills and practices right alongside them. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of the sport. Coach Steve’s positive attitude and excitement for soccer is contagious. We are lucky to have him!”