Robert played soccer at the University of Michigan. His soccer experience also includes winning the USYSA National Championship as a youth player as well as being a member of the Region II ODP team. His previous coaching experience includes Brighton High School, Sports Made Personal, Pegasus Soccer Club, DePaul University, Chicago Lakefront Soccer Club, and Chicago City Soccer Club. Robert holds a M.A. from DePaul University in Education with a concentration in Sports Programs and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Sports Management and Communications.
Tom is the former Academy Director at Muscatine Soccer Club in Iowa. Prior to serving as Academy Director, Tom coached for Bury FC and was an Academy Coach Trainer at Challenger Sports. He earned his both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Additionally, he is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Doug played for numerous teams in the Chicagoland area and abroad in Brazil for Clube de Canoas. He has 15 years of coaching experience including Joliet Catholic Academy, Plainfield Freedom Soccer Club, OPRF Strikers, and United Soccer Academy. Along with his coaching experience, he has also served as a Director of Coaching and as a Junior Academy Director throughout his coaching career.
H has played soccer for over 20 years in South Africa and here in the United States. He played in a semi-pro academy in South Africa as a youth player prior to moving to New York where he signed with the Manhattan Celtic semi-pro team. His coaching experience includes coaching for the New York Red Bulls youth system and the Manhattan Celtic semi-pro team.
Johnny has 10 years of experience coaching youth soccer. Prior to joining Northwind he was a co-founder of Finchley Revolution FC and was also the Director of Coaching for the club. Also, served as the Director of Coaching for Soccer Revolution FC where he oversaw soccer camps and after school activities for the club.
Kelsey was born and raised in Colorado and played collegiate soccer at Coe College in Iowa where she was an All Conference player and team captain. While in Iowa, she coached for the West Elk Soccer Association and was also an assistant coach with Girls on the Run. She is currently in graduate school at the University of Chicago.
Jeff played collegiate soccer at North Park University. His soccer experience also includes being a member of two Michigan State Cup Champion teams. His coaching experience includes being an assistant coach at Von Steuben High School and he is currently the head varsity coach at Taft High School.
Prior to joining Northwind, Juan coached at the Bangkok Soccer Schools, where he worked with players ages 6 through 16 under the leadership of Ray Hall, former Everton Academy FC Academy Director. Additionally, Juan has gained experience coaching for the Elgin Pumas Soccer Club.
Rachel comes to Northwind from Washington, where she was most recently a head coach with Whatcom FC Rangers. Additionally, she served as the Assistant Director of the Hammers FC Academy as well as a staff trainer with the same club. Rachel also has experience as a futsal coach and has a background in sports psychology.
Nathaniel began coaching nine years ago for the Stockport Vikings in England. He moved to the United States and worked for UK International and, most recently, coached for the Wizards Football Club in Hinsdale, IL for three years.
In addition to his role with Northwind, Aidan serves as an assistant coach for the men's team at DePaul University. Additionally, Aidan spends his summers coaching Livonia City F.C., which is an elite amateur sports club consisting of college and former college players.