Playing Experience: Soccer has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up on the east coast in the state of North Carolina and played club soccer throughout my elementary and middle school years. In the 8th grade I moved to Mannheim, Germany where I had the privilege of playing for both a local German club in the town of Rohrbach and also my traditional high school team. After high school, I attended and graduated from the University of Dubuque where I also played soccer for the mighty Spartans from 2003-2005.
To this day I still enjoy competing in the Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, the Cedar Rapids Adult Soccer Association, as well as playing in the multicultural league: La Liga Latina de Waterloo. My competitive spirit and athletic experience also goes well beyond the game soccer. In high school I was a varsity athlete in football, wresting, golf, and baseball - and to this day still compete in tournaments across many of these same sports.
Coaching Experience: I have been coaching soccer and other sports through the Cedar Valley Recreation programs since 2015, and specifically with the soccer club since the Spring of 2018. My leadership background also includes military training starting as an enlisted soldier, and then commissioning as an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard. I have enjoyed coaching my children’s many teams these past number of years and I look forward to passing on my knowledge and experience as both a coach and parent member of this great club! 123 GO CV!
Personal Bio: I am the primary coach for the 2009G & 2011G teams with the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Association. I reside in Waterloo with my wife, Tiffany, and our four athletes Tayler (2009G), Taryn (2011G), Teagan (2013G), and Tyson (2014B). Our children currently attend Kingsley Elementary School and participate in all kinds of sports and activities in addition to soccer that includes tennis, golf, basketball, t-ball, piano, singing and acting. My wife is a real estate agent with Fusion Realty, and I own and manage a residential rental company that operates here in the Cedar Valley called Rock Star Real Estate. We are devoted fans of the MLS club Sporting KC, and passionate NFL football fans of the Kansas City Chiefs.