Boyzzz Khumalo - Player/Coach
Boyzzz is currently a Director of Coaching for the Michigan Rush Northville, where he oversees the U8-U10 Boys & Girls teams. He is also on the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Staff & serves as an assistant coach at Madonna University. Boyzzz holds the USSF A License & previously served as the Director of Coaching for the Saline Area Soccer Association. Boyzz accomplished a highlighted professional career with D.C United, Chicago Fire, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Charleston Battery & Wilmington Hammerheads. Boyzzz & Eric previously worked with one another at Lansing United.
Mike Meyer - Assistant Coach
Mike is currently a Director & Coach for Vardar. He oversees Vardar Ann Arbor & is the head coach for Vardar's U16 USSF Developmental Academy team. Mike holds the USSF A License. Mike enjoyed a successful playing & coaching career in Cincinnati before moving up to Ann Arbor in 2006. Mike & Eric previously worked with one another at the former Ann Arbor Arsenal & Lansing United.
Dave "Westy" West - Goal Keeper Coach
Westy is currently the Goal Keeper Coach at Cleary College & serves as a staff coach for the Michigan Alliance in Brighton. He has a wealth of experience as a professional player that saw him make saves in the professional indoor game for close to 20 years. Westy previously worked with Eric at Spring Arbor University & Lansing United.
Saimir Rada - Assistant Coach
Saimir is currently the Head Men's Coach at Cleary College & serves as a Director of Coaching for the Michigan Alliance in Brighton. Saimir is a UEFA A License coach, who gained high level coaching & playing experience across Europe prior to moving to the USA. Saimir & Eric previously worked with one another at Spring Arbor University & Lansing United.
Ron Rudland - Assistant Coach
Ron is currently the Boys Soccer Coach at Western High School in Parma, a position he has held now for over 30 years. Ron has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to tactics & player management. He holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma. Ron & Eric previously worked with one another at Lansing United.
Erik Schultz - Assistant Coach
Erik is currently the Head Men's Coach at Concordia University & a staff coach for the Michigan Rush Northville. Erik previously served as the women's assistant coach at Concordia & as a staff coach with the Dexter Soccer Club. He holds a USSF C License.
Cora Essenmacher - Director of Soccer Operations
Cora is currently the Assistant Women's Soccer & Basketball Coach at Alma College. Last summer she was the Director of Soccer Operations for Lansing United and will be joining AFC Ann Arbor in the same capacity for 2016.
Nick VanBoogelen - Performance Coach & Certified Athletic Trainer
Nick is currently a Director for Orthopedic Rehab Specialists & Optimal Performance Specialists in Jackson. Nick has high level education & experience in motor development, injury care & prevention, regeneration & periodization. Nick & Eric preciously worked with one another at Spring Arbor University & Lansing United.
Anuj Balaji - Director of Scouting & Match Analysis
Anuj is currently an engineer at General Motors & has footbal experience in both India & the USA. He has studied football analyzation under Matt Martin (Director of Scouting for the Portland Timbers) & Sports Management Worldwide. Anuj has a keen eye for dissecting match footage, identifying team tendencies, player personalities & compiling match analytics.