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Select Soccer Coaching Staff

Dutch Vigar - Director of Coaching, U10 Boys SIU and Developmental Training Coach

Dutch has over 35 years of competitive coaching experience with SIU, New Albany High School, Indiana ODP, and is the Director and Coach of our Academy.  He is also on the Kentucky and Indiana coaching education staffs. He holds the USSF F, E and D coaching licenses as well as the USSF National Youth License, and the United Soccer Coaches Small Sided Games Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma. He has attended various soccer symposiums (IU and UofL Soccer Coaching Symposium, Rene Meulensteen Academy). He also conducts US Soccer coaching education course in Indiana and Kentucky.  He has played on various men’s indoor and outdoor soccer teams locally. Dutch is married, has one son and two granddaughters. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, cycling, golfing, hiking, skiing and reading.

Chris Newland - U10 Girls Net-Surfers Coach

Chris has been a player since 1994 and played in college at Vincennes University. Also, Chris has been a referee since 2003. He has coached since 2005 and holds a "D" license. In addition, he has given private lessons since 2015.

"Play hard, get dirty, have fun, soccer is life, just can’t get enough".  Chris grew up and has been involved with soccer his whole life. As a coach, he has worked with every age from 3 to 18. Chris started coaching as a player by helping out his dad by demonstrating to the younger kids. His learning though this led to him coaching with a different perspective of the game. Now Chris wants to pass on his knowledge on and to see the kids grow and hopefully love soccer as much as he did. 

Taylor Hamblin - U11 Boys SIU Coach & SIU Goal Keeper Coach

Taylor has been playing soccer since 1996 in a competitive league as well as playing Goalkeeper for a few years for various clubs U23 teams. He was an understudy to Nathan Pitcock (Former Chicago Fire GK coach and current coach of Derby City Rovers) and Thabane Sutu (Current GK coach of Orlando City SC). He has been coaching for over 4 years even as a player coach. He currently holds a USSF “D” license, as well as, several United Soccer Coaches license including Goalkeeper and many others. He wants to train the next generation of players to love, learn, and appreciate the game. His focus is on decision making, technique, and development of the mental game in order to create players for college and beyond. He wishes to achieve the same success as a coach as he did as a player and believes his boyhood club is the best place to achieve that. In his spare time he is often watching any sport, coaching, or running with his 2 dogs.

Nik Davidenkoff - U11 Boys SIU Coach

Nik played soccer growing up and wants everyone to learn to love soccer as much as he does. He holds his “D” license and has been coaching boys and girls for over 15 years. In 2017,he coached the U11 team that won the Indiana Challenge Cup.

Gisgard Ciney - U12 Boys SIU Coach

Giscard currently holds his 'D' Coaching License. He has played soccer for over twenty years and coached for the past five. 

Steve Johnson - U12 Girls Net-Surfers Coach

Steve holds his E Coaching License. He has been coaching for more than 10 years. He appreciates dedication to the sport and the ability to learn what is coached.

 

Jeremy Young - U12 Girls Net-Surfers Coach

Marlon Jones - U13 Boys SIU Coach

Marlon currently holds a E Coaching License. He has been with SIU over 10 years as a coach. He has coached almost every age level because he adores the sport!

Nate Bowers - 13U Boys SIU Coach

Nate currently holds USSF “E” coaching license and will be receiving his "D" Coaching License this June. Nate has coached for many years and inspires his players to play not just to win, but because they love the sport! He started in the ECIYSL (East Central Indiana Youth Soccer League) where the soccer field became his second home before moving to SIU. His focus is on individual development, player-to-player communication, and playing as a team. He spends his free time with his three kids and two dogs, and when given the opportunity he enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife.

Justin Bottorff - U14 Boys SIU Coach

Justin played travel, ODP, Midwest League, High School and College Soccer. He was a Regional ODP player, a Hoosier Hills 1st team All-Conference Player, and a 2 time Varsity College player.

He holds a USSF National D Coaching License. He has coached travel soccer for three years from 2000 to 2006 boys. He also holds a Physical Trainer Certification. Justin is an ambassador of the game and feels strongly in a positive approach using the new grass roots-play practice play philosophy of instruction.