About | Staff & Head Coaches

Tom Ross

Club President

Teams:

Email: tom@rapidsfc.com
Phone: 616-821-3393

Certification: USSF D License

Bre Brendsel

Executive Director

Teams: U18 GIRLS (2002) PREMIER

Email: bbrendsel@rapidsfc.com
Phone: 406-471-0310

Certification: USSF D License

  • NFHS/USC Professional Development Certificate
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Defending Principles of Play
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Attacking Principles of Play
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Futsal Level 1
  • USC Goalkeeper 1 Diploma
  • USC LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion
  • USC Youth Club Administrator Professional Development Certificate
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Integrating the Goalkeeper into Team Training
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: 4v4 Diploma
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Systems of Play

David Smith

Director of Soccer Operations

Teams: U12 BOYS (2007) WHITE

Email: dsmith@rapidsfc.com
Phone: 616-717-8980

Certification: USSF E License

  • Pursuing USSF D License
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Youth Club Administrator
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Director of Coaching

Cameron Stewart

Technical Director

Teams: U18 GIRLS (2002) PREMIER

Email: cstewart@rapidsfc.com
Phone: 616-888-1247

Certification: USSF E License

  • USSF D License in process
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach Professional Development
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Leadership

Freddie Bennett

Staff Coach

Teams: U12 BOYS (2007) WHITE

Email: freddiebennett@me.com
Phone: 616-724-7747

Certification: USSF E License

  • USSF D License in process
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Director of Coaching
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: The Mental Game; The Coaches Role in Developing Players

Scott Bonsall

Staff Coach

Teams: U11 BOYS (2008) GREEN

Email: scott.bonsall@dcsg.com
Phone: 412-298-9607

Certification: USSF E License

Sean Hieftje

Staff Coach

Teams: U11 BOYS (2008) WHITE, U14 BOYS (2005) WHITE, U19 BOYS (2000) GREEN

Email: seanhieftje@hotmail.com
Phone: 231-414-6053

Certification: USSF D License

  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Integrating the Goalkeeper into Team Training
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: The Mental Game; The Coaches Role in Developing Players

Kirk Krahn

Staff Coach

Teams: U16 BOYS (2003) GREEN ELITE

Email: krahn4@yahoo.com
Phone: 248-730-9321

Certification: USSF E License

Brittany Mayer

Staff Coach

Teams: U11 GIRLS (2008) GREEN, U13 GIRLS (2006) WHITE

Email: Bnm002@aquinas.edu
Phone: 616-634-7545

Certification: USSF D License

  • USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach Professional Development
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Integrating the Goalkeeper into Team Training
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Developing Your Players and Coaches with High-Performance Technology

Kevin Newell

Staff Coach

Teams: U10 Girls (2009) WHITE, U8 Boys (2011) WHITE

Email: knewell@serviceexpress.com
Phone: (616) 826-8807

Certification: USSF Grassroots 4v4 and 11v11

  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Leadership Development
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Developing Your Players and Coaches with High-Performance Technology
  • USC 4v4 Diploma

Sean Piegore

Staff Coach

Teams: U10 Boys (2009) WHITE, U13 Boys (2006) GREEN

Email: sean.piegore@gmail.com
Phone: (630) 450-3845

Certification: USSF E License

Shawn Pursley

Staff Coach

Teams: U8 BOYS (2011) GREEN, U12 GIRLS (2007) WHITE

Email: tupurz2@gmail.com
Phone: (616) 308-5093

Certification: USSF D License

  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Futsal Level 1
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: 4v4 Diploma

Tim Ruffini

Staff Coach

Teams: U12 GIRLS (2007) BLACK, U15 BOYS (2004) GREEN

Email: ruffini@hotmail.com
Phone: 616-402-5423

Certification: USSF E License

Amanda Seifert

Staff Coach

Teams: U9 GIRLS (2010) GREEN, U10 GIRLS (2009) GREEN, U13 GIRLS (2006) WHITE

Email: amandamseifert@gmail.com
Phone: 586-996-1246

Certification: USSF D License

  • USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Integrating the Goalkeeper into Team Training
  • USC Technical Development of the Competitive Player
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Leadership Development
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach
  • USC 4v4 Diploma

Curt Tamminga

Staff Coach

Teams: U15 GIRLS (2004) PREMIER, U19 BOYS (2000) PREMIER

Email: ctamminga@concut.com
Phone: 616-901-5490

Certification: USSF E License