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: U9 GIRLS (2012) GREEN

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: U11 GIRLS (2010) GREEN | U14 BOYS (2007) GREEN

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: U14 GIRLS (2007) GREEN PREMIER

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

Certification: USSF D License

  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Advanced Youth Coach Professional Development
  • USC Special Topics Diploma: Leadership

Dean Amick

Staff Coach

Teams: U10 BOYS (2011) WHITE

Email: Dean.Amick@fbmsales.com
Phone: (616) 826-8141

Certification: USSF E License

Scott Bonsall

Staff Coach

Teams: U13 BOYS (2008) GREEN PREMIER

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

Certification: USSF E License

  • Pursuing USSF D License

Jordan Diffenderfer

Staff Coach

Teams: U10 GIRLS (2011) GREEN; U12 GIRLS (2009) WHITE

Email: jdiffe01@saintmarys.edu
Phone:

Certification: USSF E License

Kirk Krahn

Staff Coach

Teams: U18 BOYS (2003) GREEN ELITE

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

Certification: USSF E License

Brittany Mayer

Staff Coach

Teams: U8 BOYS (2013) GREEN | U13 GIRLS (2008) GREEN | U15 GIRLS (2006) WHITE | U16 GIRLS (2005) 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

Karie McDonald

Staff Coach

Teams: U11 Girls (2010) GREEN | U11 Girls (2010) GREEN

Email: Kariemcdonald449@gmail.com
Phone:

Certification: USSF E License

Kevin Newell

Staff Coach

Teams: U9 BOYS (2012) GREEN | U11 BOYS (2010) GREEN

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: U15 BOYS (2006) GREEN

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

Certification: USSF E License

Shawn Pursley

Staff Coach

Teams: U10 BOYS (2011) GREEN | U14 GIRLS (2007) WHITE | U17 GIRLS (2004) 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: U14 GIRLS (2007) WHITE

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

Certification: USSF E License

Amanda Seifert

Staff Coach

Teams: U12 GIRLS (2009) GREEN | U15 GIRLS (2006) GREEN PREMIER | U16 GIRLS (2005) GREEN PREMIER

Email: aseifert@rapidsfc.com
Phone: 586-996-1246

Certification: USSF D License (Pursuing USSF National C License- Fall 2020)

USC Special Topics:

  • Advanced Technical Training: Passing Patterns and Functional Training
  • Foundations of Coaching
  • 11v11 Formations and Systems of Play
  • Attacking Principles of Play
  •  Defending Principles of Play
  •  Director of Coaching Role
  • Sports Performance
  • Leadership and Development
  • Developing a Team Philosophy and Purpose
  • Sports Psychology and Individual Mental Skill
  • 7 C’s: Confidence, Commitment, Communication, Control, Concentration, Coachability, Cohesion
  • Key Moments of the Game
  • Creating Talent: How to get the best from Trainings
  • Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer
  • LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion
  • MOCSA: Sexual Violence: The Facts
  • Futsal Level 1
  • Goalkeeper Level 1
  • Finishing and Goalkeeping
  • Integrating the Goalkeeper into Team Training
  • 4v4

United Soccer Coaches Diploma:

  • Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma
  • 4v4 Diploma

Curt Tamminga

Staff Coach

Teams: U17 GIRLS (2004) GREEN PREMIER

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

Certification: USSF D License

Joel Wachter

Staff Coach

Teams: U9 BOYS (2009) GREEN | U9 BOYS (2009) WHITE | U19 GIRLS (2002) PREMIER | U16 BOYS (2005) PREMIER

Email: wachterjoel77@gmail.com
Phone:

Certification: USSF D License

  • Pursuing USSF C License
  • Coerver Coaching Certification
  • Meulensteen Coaching Certification
  • USC Advanced Technical Training: Passing Patterns and Functional Training
  • USC Attacking Principles of Play
  • USC Defending Principles of Play
  • *Currently in process: USC E-Learning Diplomas*