Director of Legacy Soccer Organization
Legends FC Boys Director of Coaching
Coaching Licence(s): USSF National C License, USSF National D License, USSF E License, Currently working towards the USSF National B License.
Playing Experience: Ann Arbor Elite – USISL Semi-Professional League, University of Michigan (1996), Livonia Stevenson High School (1991), Livonia Wolves Soccer Club.
Coaching Experience: MAFC Club Director – 2015-2017, Director of Coaching – Boys, MAFC – 2012-2015, MAFC Development Director 2010-2012, Hamburg United Staff Coach – 2006-2010, Pinckney Blues Director of Coaching – 2009-2011, Howell Revolution Director of Coaching – 2004-2006, Northville Premier Football Club Staff Coach – 1998-2001, Howell High School Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer – 2001 – 2006, and 2011-2014, Dansville High School Boys Varsity – 1999-2001, Michigan ODP Guest Trainer, Founder Michigan Orange Soccer Training.
Ryan is an educator with a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching. His approach to soccer is to instill confidence, risk-taking, and a growth mindset with his players, parents, and teams. He is an avid reader and enjoys studying culture, philosophy, and psychology. His wife, Andrea, and their three children: Addison, Hagen, and Silas; spend every free moment traveling and visiting family.
Legends FC Club Director
Coaching License(s): USSF National C License, USSF National D License, USSF E License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma. Currently working towards the USSF National B License.
Playing Experience: Ann Arbor Elite – USISL Semi-Professional League, Schoolcraft College – 2 year starter, Plymouth-Salem High School – 4 year varsity player, Canton Soccer Club – 14 years.
Coaching Experience: Director of Coaching – Girls, Canton Soccer Club – Celtic; Canton, Mi — 2006-2017, Canton Celtic Full Time Staff Coach; Canton, Mi — 1995-2017, Plymouth High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach; Plymouth, Mi — 2005-Present, Plymouth High School Boys Varisty Assistant Coach; Plymouth, Mi 2005-2013, Salem High School Boys Freshmen Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach – 1999-2003, Northville High School Boys Jr. Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach – 1997-1998, Michigan ODP Try-Out Staff Coach — 2004, 2011.
Accomplished soccer player, coach and director of coaching with over 20 years of experience in all age groups and levels of play. Well-versed in all soccer skills and techniques with a focus on developing players to love the game and building basic life skills. Recognized as a coach that maintains a positive and professional relationship with both players and parents. He’s coaching resume includes coaching high school varsity soccer programs, MSYSA’s Olympic Development Program and founder of the soccer training company ELEVATE90. Married to Brianna and expecting their first child this June.
Legends FC Girls Director of Coaching
Coaching Licence(s): USSF C, *Collegiate Player, ODP Coach
Playing Experience: Won a state championship playing for Brother Rice High School, won a state championship as a Vardar player, member of the high school “Dream Team” in 2000
Coaching Experience: Current Legends MAFC coach, and has flourished in his coaching role
Passionate about using his playing experience and enthusiasm to teach youth players. More bio coming soon!
Director of Coaching – Media/Communications
Coaching License: USSF C License
Jake embodies the core values of the Legacy Soccer Organization. His intrinsic motivation and ability to develop well-rounded student-athletes makes him a natural fit to our staff. On the field, Jake’s accomplishments speak for themselves. The club’s exponential growth over the past nine years necessitates a streamlining of roles. Jake’s expertise in all platforms of social media, and his ability to influence our digital footprint via marketing will exponentially increase our visibility.
Director of Coaching – High School Boys
UEFA A License, 2009
UEFA B License, 2006
USSF D License, 2003 – USSF C License, 2007
Albanian Coaching License Class A, 1998
Junior Pro Academy Albania, 1989-1993
Albanian U17 International Team, 199
F.K. Tirana Albania (Professional), 1993-1998
A.S Torlupara Italy (Semi Pro), 2000-2001
Michigan Alliance Football Club Head Coach, 2001-present
Assistant Men’s Coach Spring Arbor University, 2011-2013
Assistant Coach Lansing United(NPSL), 2014-2015
Assistant Coach AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL), 2015- 2016
Head Coach Legends FC (UWS) 2017- present
Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jackson College, 2013-2016
Head Men’s Soccer Coach Cleary University, 2016-present
ODP 101 Soccer Coach, 2011-present
Married to Kelly and their two children Emily and Gejsi have been students athletes with Brighton HS.