Coaching Qualifications: In addition to pursuing a USSF D License, I’m an experienced parent, educator, and referee.
Coaching Experience: I’ve been coaching with TKO Premier/Midwest United FC since 2018.
Playing Experience: Saginaw 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 love yelling at kids! Of course, I’m joking….I genuinely get a lot of enjoyment being able to mentor and help kids develop their athletic talents, mental toughness, and self-esteem. I’m a lifelong soccer player, so contributing to the sport through coaching has been a privilege. It’s a lot of fun, and I love being able to pass along the amazing advice that I’ve collected from my awesome coaches.
Fun fact about me: I once swam with 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!”