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Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators.
Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.
For our staff pictures, we thought you might want to see real life pictures instead of us all dressed up the same with forced smiles and a bunch of trophies in the background.


Gordon Gardiner

Phone: 248 390 9163
Email:  [email protected]

Gordon, nicknamed "Shrek", oversees our programs.  
Since moving to the U.S. in 2000, "Shrek" has a solid track record of player, team and program development.

United Soccer League (2017 - Present)
Wolves Hawks East (2016 - 2017)
Rochester Soccer Club Recreation Director (2013 - 2016)
Rochester Soccer Club Development Director (2007 - 2016)
TOPSoccer 2014 US Youth Soccer Michigan State and Region 2 'Buddy Of The Year' Winner

Oakland University Women's Soccer Assistant Coach (2001 - 2014)
Former Michigan Olympic Development Program Coach
Former Michigan Goalkeeper Academy Assistant Director (5 years)
Leeds United (3 years)
TOPSoccer Certified
UEFA B License
USSF National D License

Mark Whitcomb



Rich Ludwig

Phone: 589 360 9643

As well as being a top notch coach, Rich is the printing and embroidery guy, he's gonna make us all look real good.
Rich has been coaching travel soccer for 18 years and lead several teams into state cup finals.  
Rich has a passion for the sport that you 
rarely see in a coach these days, another obvious choice to be part of our team.

NATIONALS (2016 - present)
WAZA F.C. East (2007 - 2015)
Our Lady of the Lakes H.S. Girls Varsity Coach (2008 - 2011)
Four District Titles
Two Catholic League Championships
One State Championship
USSF D License


Josh Hickey


Josh joined us in February 2017.  Currently the Rochester Adams boys varsity head coach and head coach of the JV girls program.  Josh adds a ton of experience to our group.
With a Masters in Teacher Leadership from Oakland University, Josh joined the Adams High School teaching staff in 2010.

Adams Varsity Boys Head Coach (2009 - present)
Adams JV Girls Head Coach (2008 - present)
Rochester Soccer Club Coach (2009 - 2011 and 2015)
All American and National Champion with Rochester College (2006)
US National Youth License (2010)
USSF B License (2013)

Danielle Gardiner

Phone: 248 342 1521

Danielle has been a para profesional for 10 plus years and is currently teaching in Rochester Communicty Schools.  A lot of 'her' kids that she has taught throughout the years have at one point been in our program.

With a smile on her face all the time, Danielle is a great addition to our staff.