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Introducing our 2017-18 Lakeshore SC Coaching Staff


Lakeshore Soccer Club Director of Coaching - Aaron Dean

Aaron Dean, our Director of Coaching, is one of the most knowledgeable and respected coaches in West Michigan, having played the game at Grand Haven High School, which included two-time All-State honors. He played at Hope College where he appeared in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III National Tournament. He’s distinguished himself in coaching by obtaining the USSF National “B” license and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma. He is a past president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, while serving on the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) Instructional and ODP staffs. He is also the Director of Coaching for Lakeshore Premier SC, and has been the Grand Haven High School Boys Varsity Soccer Coach for over a decade, regularly advancing in Districts, Regionals and appearing in the finals of Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament. We look forward to having Aaron back but this time coaching our Lakeshore SC girls! 


2006 Boys - Dave Giroux

Dave holds the USSF National “C” License, a rarity for area soccer coaches. He also holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma.  In addition to his licensing credentials, he has been training players in the Heart Soccer Academy and for the last five years, and has been a Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) Olympic Development Coach (ODP). Most notably, Dave has been a Lakeshore Premier SC coach. He does a tremendous job with his teams in helping players perfect technique and understand tactics.  He's a dynamic coach who exudes passion for the game as he helps players learn what it takes to be successful. Lakeshore SC is excited to have such a knowledgeable and skilled coach joining our staff. 


2007 Girls, 2004 Boys, 2007 Boys - Eric Andrews

Eric played four seasons for the Tri-Cities Strikers as a kid in the early 90s and then played at Spring Lake High School. He's been coaching soccer in the area for the past 12 years and coached for Strikers\Lakeshore SC since 2010. He usually coaches multiple teams and multiple age groups. He's been an assistant coach at Lakeshore Premier under Yvonne McKessy, and was the head coach for the Grand Haven girls JV team this past spring. He holds the USSF National D License.  In the past Eric has been the U9 Girls Age Group Director and has also served for 5 years on the board as the Youth Academy Director and Uniform Director. 


2006 Girls - Scott Oosterbaan

Coach Scott completed the NSCAA Level 6 diploma in 2015.  He's been an assistant coach for Strikers and/or Lakeshore Premier for 4 years, and an assistant/head coach with Lakeshore Select for the past 3 seasons.  He's had a great experience working with Dave Giroux for four years, and then coach Eric Andrews.  His son just completed his season with the U15 Lakeshore Premier Team.  Scott played on one of the original Tri-Cities Strikers teams, and then GHHS. His family enjoys watching Barclay's Premier League on the weekends. We look forward to having Coach Scott on our staff again this season!


1999/2000 Boys - Ryan Hallberg

Coach Ryan has been coaching at Tri-Cities Strikers since 2012. Ryan holds his USSF 'E' license and is also a certified in the Rene Meulensteen Method. He has coached at the GVSA Select level for 7 years ranging from U8-U14. Ryan and his wife Angie have three sons who are active in both Lakeshore Select SC and Lakeshore Premier SC. When Ryan isn't coaching soccer, he enjoys both playing and officiating ice hockey. Lakeshore SC is very fortunate to have a coach so devoted to soccer and to kids as well!



2008 Boys - Murshed Khadija

Murshed Khadija is a former 3 year varsity soccer player and played travel soccer on the east side of the state throughout his youth. Since then, he’s played on many indoor and outdoor soccer leagues for many years. He’s coached boys TCYSO teams for 3 years starting with U6 on up and coached 2 years of girls’ TCYSO as well. This past year, he was the assistant coach for the U9 girls Lakeshore SC team and will again be the assistant for the U10 girl’s team. He enjoys the game of soccer, loves playing, and enjoys coaching and watching kids passion for the game grow. Murshed’s assistant coach will be Joe Van Harken, who played ODP (Olympic Development Program) soccer throughout his youth. He also played club soccer at U of M. Go Blue!

2005 Girls - Jordan Diffenderfer

Since she was five years old, Jordan has been in love with the game of soccer. She played for various travel teams such as Vardar, FIRE and SCOR, and went on to play varsity at both Rockford High School and Saint Mary's College, where she was a team leader and leading goal scorer. She currently lives in the Grand Rapids area and works for L'Italo Americano Newspaper as a writer, editor, and translator, and for Cascade Life, a local magazine, as the Editor and Content Coordinator, and is working on her Masters in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Jordan recently joined the Lakeshore Select family as part of the coaching staff in 2016 and enjoys fostering a fun, energetic atmosphere to help the girls on her team grow as players and people.

1999/2000 Girls, 2005 Boys - Bradley Boyer

I have been coaching youth soccer since 2007 starting with young children ages 5 and up.  I have since been coaching both boys and girls ages 11-18 and have been coaching with Lakeshore SC since 2011.  I have an NSCAA Level 6 Diploma.  I am currently coaching 2005 boys and 1999-2002 high school girls.  I graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1990 playing varsity soccer and moved on to play in college at Lawrence Tech University in Detroit.

2004 Boys - Hugo Laranja

Hugo currently possesses a USSF National license “E” and has coached TCYSO, participated in the strikers academy with boys and girls in the late 2000’s and has been coaching Lakeshore for the past 7 years from U-9 boys and girls to U-19 High School Boys. Also, he has been enjoying coaching the boys with Chris Albertie for the past 5 years. Chris has also played and coached for multiple West Michigan clubs and has an USSF National license “E”. Hugo currently coaches the U-13 girls with Lauren Gagnon and the U-14 Boys with Chris Albertie. He enjoys going to professional soccer matches and organizing soccer family outings. He also enjoys the game and likes his players to have fun playing the game competitively. Relishes and addresses respect to the game, players and referees. Appreciates family, and the social aspect that the sport gives. And, likes bringing ice cream to practice...

2009/2010 Girls - Josh Schaendorf

Coach Josh holds his USSF “E” National license and has been coaching Tri-Cities Strikers\Lakeshore Select since 2014.  He has had the privilege to work with Coach  Aaron Dean, Ryan Hallberg, Dave Giroux and many other great soccer minds over the past few years deepening his soccer knowledge.  Josh and his wife Tana have three kids all in the Lakeshore SC program ranging from U8/U9 - U12.  For the 2017/18 Lakeshore soccer season Josh is coaching a team in the U8/U9 Girls academy.  When he is not involved in soccer you can find him with his family camping somewhere in Michigan cheering on the University of Michigan! Go Blue!

2008 Boys - David Redeker

David Redeker has been directly involved in coaching soccer for the past six years.  Over the past two years, he has been working with the Lakeshore Select program (2016 season U9 Assistant Coach).  He has been passionate about soccer his entire life playing for various teams including the Tri City Strikers (member of one of the first teams the club had), Grand Haven High School, and for Albion College (all four years).  Dave’s general philosophy is to allow the children to enjoy the soccer experience while learning the key fundamentals to build from.   He currently is coaching the U10 boys and has a daughter that plays for the Lakeshore U14 team.   His general coaching philosophy is that the season is about more than wins and losses.  It’s about learning and improving on individual and team skills at every practice and game and building on those skills for further advancement.  Dave is very interested in the community and keeping children busy and engaged in physical activity.  He has three children (Rebecca (14), Samantha (12), and Thomas (9)) a lovely wife (Caroline), and is involved as a board member in the community for both the YMCA and Spring Lake Schools Foundation Board.   He truly enjoys the opportunity to watch his team mature as players, people, and friends.   

2006 Boys - Matt DeYoung

Matt grew up playing soccer in Grand Haven, and was a member of the Tri-Cities Strikers in the early days of the club back in the early 1990s. He continued to play soccer as an adult, both indoor and outdoor.  He’s coached soccer for 10 years, including three years with the Lakeshore SC. He joined Lakeshore SC as an assistant coach under Patrick Moran in the U9 academy system, and has since coached U11 and now U12 boys teams.  Matt loves coaching youth soccer, helping young players grow in their love for this great game and also helping them reach their potential as individuals and as a team. This year, Matt’s U12 boys team features plenty of fresh faces, but the boys have come together quickly, learning to play together as an unselfish team. Wins are great, but playing hard, being a great teammate and exhibiting good sportsmanship are even more important. 

2009/2010 Boys Mark Londot

Mark completed the NSCAA Level 6 diploma in 2015.  He has been coaching soccer for 12 years, where he spent 8 years as the Grand Haven 8th grade coach and the last four seasons with Lakeshore Select, presently as one of the boys U9 Academy coaches.  Mark still is playing men's indoor and outdoor soccer, trying to put into practice many techniques learned from Dave Giroux and Patrick Moran.  He enjoys coaching soccer and seeing the players improve soccer and life skills while still being able to be creative.

2005 Girls - Lauren Gagnon

I have been coaching for 3 years, 2 years with the club.  I played for the Michigan Hawks in high school. I attended and played soccer for Spring Lake High School. I went on to play for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team for 4 years in college. I coach because I think coaches serve a critical role in a players career. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by many coaches who had a positive impact on me as a soccer player and as an individual. I hope to have the same impact on my players. My goal is to motivate young players to be the best they can be as they grow on and off the field. I make it a priority to create a competitive environment, where my team can just play, getting as many touches as possible. I aim to bring fun into every session. Most importantly, I strive to make every player feel special as each member serves a pivotal role on our team. 

2008 Girls - Brad Springer


Brad Springer has coached nearly 10 years.  He holds a USSF “E” License and has coached with Lakeshore/Tri-Cities Strikers for 2 years.
I played in high school and was a co-captain of the GHHS soccer team.  Humble Pie Time:  I tried out for and did not make the team at the University of Michigan, but that turned out to be an important learning experience for me in certain ways.  I have continued to play in adult rec leagues for many years with my close friends.  My Coaching Role Models:  Paul Springer, longtime coach of the GVSU Crew (rowing) teams is a specific role model in terms of his ability to make meaningful life-long connections with his athletes.  But many important people inspire me to be passionate and enthusiastic about soccer, including my friends I continue to play soccer with and the kids I coach.  If the point is to identify someone famous, I’ll go with UMich Coach John Beilein—a class act gentleman who respects his players as people first, players second.  General Philosophy:  Philosophy might be too fancy a word, but to me, sports in general, and soccer in particular, provide an opportunity for self-discipline, fitness, fun, and friends.  It may sound corny at first but I even believe that at its best, soccer is a metaphor for life--give your best effort, think for yourself (while trusting your teammates and respecting your opponents), never give up, and enjoy it!  We can’t control how good our opponents will be or whether we will win or lose, but we can control how hard we try.  I coach because I love being around kids.  I have three girls, and I learn so much from being around them and around all kids, including lessons about enthusiasm, effort, kindness, and not taking myself too seriously.  I absolutely love being part of the mix when kids are learning a game that offers fitness, fun, and friends, and the opportunity for an even deeper connection as described above.  

 My main goals at the U-10 age level are:

  • Develop basic fundamental technical skills, like passing, receiving, and dribbling;         
  • Develop basic tactical skills, like passing and moving (on offense) and pressuring and covering (on defense);
  • Develop an understanding that we play as a team, with each player playing both “offense” and “defense” (those words just describing which team happens to have the ball at any given moment, not specific places on the field);
  • Develop an understanding of what to do when neither team has the ball (“50/50 balls”);
  • Develop an understanding of what it means to “never give up”—i.e., giving our best effort even when we are tired or behind in score; and
  • Learn and have fun! 

 






Played 4 years varsity at Grand Haven
 
Played 4 years at Michigan State. 
 
Play now for Stella :)
 
Summer League Semi with Bud Light (may not want to include that one 😉
 
Owned "West Michigan Girls Soccer Academy" 
 
Coached at MSU soccer camps.
 
Coached for Strikers 8 years. 
 
Married to Chuck May
Emily 15
Jacob 12
 
Why I Coach
Coaching provides a unique platform for impacting kids. Creativity, endurance, strength, mental toughness, passion, drive, composer and self-control are just a few of the character traits that can be developed through soccer. Coaching for me means drawing out these traits in kids and helping them apply them not just at practice and in games, but in every aspect of their life. 
Played 4 years varsity at Grand Haven
 
Played 4 years at Michigan State. 
 
Play now for Stella :)
 
Summer League Semi with Bud Light (may not want to include that one 😉
 
Owned "West Michigan Girls Soccer Academy" 
 
Coached at MSU soccer camps.
 
Coached for Strikers 8 years. 
 
Married to Chuck May
Emily 15
Jacob 12
 
Why I Coach
Coaching provides a unique platform for impacting kids. Creativity, endurance, strength, mental toughness, passion, drive, composer and self-control are just a few of the character traits that can be developed through soccer. Coaching for me means drawing out these traits in kids and helping them apply them not just at practice and in games, but in every aspect of their life. 

Played four seasons for the Strikers as a kid in the early 90s then played at Spring Lake High School. 

Coaching soccer in the area for the past 11 years.

Coached for Strikers since 2010

Usually coach multiple teams and multiple age groups.

Assistant coach at Lakeshore Premier under Yvonne McKessy the past 3 years.

Tri-Cities Strikers U9G Director the past 3 years.

I hold USSF National E License, currently working on USSF D License.

Strikers board member the past 4 years (Youth Academy Director, Uniform Director)

I am coaching 2003 Girls, and 2007 Girls so far this season, I may get another team at tryouts.

Since she was five years old, Jordan has been in love with the game of soccer. She played for various travel teams such as Vardar, FIRE and SCOR, and went on to play varsity at both Rockford High School and Saint Mary's College, where she was a team leader and leading goal scorer. She currently lives in the Grand Rapids area and works for L'Italo Americano Newspaper as a writer, editor, and translator, and for Cascade Life, a local magazine, as the Editor and Content Coordinator, and is working on her Masters in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Jordan recently joined the Lakeshore Select family as part of the coaching staff in 2016 and enjoys fostering a fun, energetic atmosphere to help the girls on her team grow as players and people.
Since she was five years old, Jordan has been in love with the game of soccer. She played for various travel teams such as Vardar, FIRE and SCOR, and went on to play varsity at both Rockford High School and Saint Mary's College, where she was a team leader and leading goal scorer. She currently lives in the Grand Rapids area and works for L'Italo Americano Newspaper as a writer, editor, and translator, and for Cascade Life, a local magazine, as the Editor and Content Coordinator, and is working on her Masters in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Jordan recently joined the Lakeshore Select family as part of the coaching staff in 2016 and enjoys fostering a fun, energetic atmosphere to help the girls on her team grow as players and people.
Since she was five years old, Jordan has been in love with the game of soccer. She played for various travel teams such as Vardar, FIRE and SCOR, and went on to play varsity at both Rockford High School and Saint Mary's College, where she was a team leader and leading goal scorer. She currently lives in the Grand Rapids area and works for L'Italo Americano Newspaper as a writer, editor, and translator, and for Cascade Life, a local magazine, as the Editor and Content Coordinator, and is working on her Masters in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Jordan recently joined the Lakeshore Select family as part of the coaching staff in 2016 and enjoys fostering a fun, energetic atmosphere to help the girls on her team grow as players and people.
Since she was five years old, Jordan has been in love with the game of soccer. She played for various travel teams such as Vardar, FIRE and SCOR, and went on to play varsity at both Rockford High School and Saint Mary's College, where she was a team leader and leading goal scorer. She currently lives in the Grand Rapids area and works for L'Italo Americano Newspaper as a writer, editor, and translator, and for Cascade Life, a local magazine, as the Editor and Content Coordinator, and is working on her Masters in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Jordan recently joined the Lakeshore Select family as part of the coaching staff in 2016 and enjoys fostering a fun, energetic atmosphere to help the girls on her team grow as players and people.
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