Head Coach and Program Coordinator
Joe was born in Toledo, Ohio and has been playing soccer for almost two decades. An avid supporter of the sport, he still plays whenever he has a chance. Joe has experience coaching high school and pee wee soccer teams, and is always looking for opportunities to help the sport continue to grow in the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo and when he isn’t coaching or playing soccer, Joe enjoys reading, working out, and playing other sports like ice hockey and Muay Thai.
Michael has been playing soccer since the age of 3. Born and raised in Los Angeles, soccer was a huge part of Michael’s life his entire time in Southern California. As a player growing through the soccer world Michael had the opportunity to play AYSO, Club indoor and outdoor, traveling teams, All Stars and finally in High School. Michael graduated from UC Santa Barbara studying both Global Studies and Sports Management as well as obtaining an Associates in Psychology along the way. Michael moved himself, his girlfriend, and two dogs to Michigan to start a new chapter. Pursuing a career in player development and coaching, Michael is committed to creating the best environment for children to grow and learn. If you catch Michael outside of Soccer Island, he is most likely at the Big House cheering for the maize and blue, playing basketball, golf, or enjoying quality time with his girlfriend and puppies.
I’m Coach Ryan and I’m 21 years old and soccer is my passion. I’ve been playing since I was five and have loved the sport ever since. I played competitive soccer in southeast Michigan for 11 years for clubs such as the Michigan Wolves. I played all four years of high school soccer and was privileged enough to captain the team in my final year. Coaching has been a goal of mine for a long time and to be able to share my passion with kids is an indescribable feeling. Outside of soccer, I enjoy time outdoors getting the full Michigan experience sun or snow. Love time with my family and friends and meeting new people.
Kerrigan started playing soccer at age 5 for a community program, and began playing for a club team at 11. She grew up in a sports family and played multiple other sports in childhood, but soccer was always her passion. She played for her highschool’s team for her freshman and sophomore year, but unfortunately had to quit before her junior year due to injuries. Since then she has been trying to find a way to keep soccer in her life and coaching seemed to be the perfect way to do that. Being able to share her passion and knowledge of the game with children is exactly what she was looking for. She is currently studying at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in biology. With an expected graduation in the winter of 2023, and will hopefully be starting veterinary school in the following fall semester. She spends her time reading, watching sports, and playing with her pet rabbit Loki.
Chelsea began her soccer journey at 3 years old with the Pittsfield Township, Pee Wee Soccer. She tried many different sports along the way but was always drawn back to soccer. She played for 15 years including all 4 years of high school and one year of club on the college level. She has played with Canton Celtic, Dearborn Arsenal as well as a few Garden City club and select teams. She is still playing for fun and for the love of the game. Chelsea graduated in May 2022 with a bachelors in Social Work (BSW). She is currently working as a behavior technician who helps youth with autism build skills in communication, socialization, self-help and play. She will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall to obtain her MSW and begin her career in medical social work.
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