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.
Taylor holds the "D" coaching license and wants to coach the next generation of soccer players to appreciate the game and develop a love for it. His focus is on technique, decision making, and development of the mental game to create the most well rounded players for college and beyond. Taylor spends his spare time running with his dogs, fishing and and traveling.
Nik holds his D License. He has been coaching for over 15 years.
Mike has his “D” USSF license has coached both rec and select soccer for many years. He played high school varsity soccer, as well as rec and select club soccer. Mike hopes to convey his joy of playing soccer to another generation of players so they will develop an understanding of the game and realize that there is more to playing a sport (and in life) then winning or losing a game. Mike is married and has three children. He enjoys running marathons and triathlons in his spare time.
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.
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!
Jake has been coaching with SIU for 3 years. He played with the inaugural SIU season and played select soccer from the age of 12-17. Jake was a 4 year varsity player at Providence High School and a 2 year varsity captain. He enjoys developing young players to have a love and respect for the game. His key focus in player development is getting players to work on technique so they can use those skills in the tactical part of the game. Jake holds his "E" USSF certification and has a desire to continue his coaching education.
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.
Will currently holds his 'D' Coaching License. He has taught for three years because he loves the sport as much as his son! Will is married and has two children.
Paul has coached recreational and select soccer for over 20 years, and we are happy to this Brit on our staff!. He holds a USSF 'D' license and National Youth coaching licenses. Paul played rec and select soccer as well as high school soccer. Paul’s goal is to create the best team possible and to have the respect of the players, parents and other coaches. He gives the kids the tools and knowledge to be the best they can while giving the encouragement needed to develop skills. Paul is married, has two children and in his spare time attends church and likes to play golf and travel.
Giscard currently holds his 'D' Coaching License. He has played soccer for over twenty years and coached for the past five.
Brett currently holds his 'E' Coaching License. Brett coaches a high school team in the fall and then comes over to SIU to help us in the spring.
Christian currently holds his 'F' Coaching License.
Jordan currently holds his 'D' Coaching License. Jordan played soccer throughout high school into college and still can't get enough of the sport! Jordan personal coaches kids to help increase their skills and technical abilities.
In addition to his successful playing career, Vejar has spent time interning with the Indiana Youth Soccer Association and Louisville City FC, where he was involved in their marketing and corporate sponsorships. He has also coached with Clark County Youth Soccer and Westside United FC.
Scott currently holds his 'D' Coaching License. Scott is an Assistant Coach at Floyd Central High School in the Fall and comes to SIU in the Spring to be the head coach of both the girls 17 & 18U teams.
Dan currently holds his 'D' Coaching License and his National Youth League License. Dan has been coaching for over 15 years and comes with a wealth of soccer knowledge including coaching overseas for several years.