NSCAA National Diploma
USSF National Youth License
USSF E License
MSYSA D License
Coerver Training Certification
United Soccer coaches GK 1
MHSAA District coach of the year
NACAA Notre Dame Coaching Certificate
PASS FC President
PASS FC Youth Development Director
Mark has coached all levels of soccer since 1988 in the South Bend and the Grand Rapids areas. He has coached in the Midwest Regional League, Michigan Premier League and in GVSA. He is currently the girls Varsity coach at Northview High School and has twice been named District Coach of the year by his peers. Mark holds a USSF National Youth License, NSCAA National Diploma, State D license and Coerver Coaching Certification. He is the President and co‐founding member of the PASS FC soccer club (2001) and oversees the PASS Youth Development Academy. He is a strong advocate for developing EVERY player on a team. His passion for teaching the game with a positive approach is what has players returning to his teams year after year. Mark is an attorney in downtown Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Aquinas College and Valparaiso University School of Law. He and his wife have 4 adult children and live in Northeast Grand Rapids.
English FA Badge
NSCAA, National Diploma
United Soccer Coaches GK 1 & 2
Sports Therapy and Fitness Instruction Degree
PASS FC Boys Technical Director
Jeff has been coaching in the Grand Rapids area since 2003, relocating to the area after coaching in Boston and on the East Coast for several years. His positions in other Grand Rapids area clubs have been extensive and include Director of Coaching, Technical Director, and Premier/MRL coaching. Since his debut at PASS in 2013, Jeff’s love of coaching has been revitalized and it shows itself in the players who want to play for him each year. As one of our Technical Directors, he is involved and engaged in training many of our players, in addition to the teams he coaches. Jeff’s resides in Rockford.
USSF A License
NSCAA Notre Dame Caching Certificate
Glenn has been a soccer coach in West Michigan since 1991 and has coached all levels of boys and girls’ soccer, from YMCA to State cup contenders. Glenn helped establish and coach for the first Premier club in Grand Rapids (Grand Valley Premier) until joining the PASS Soccer Club in 2007 to help PASS develop its Premier level soccer program. He is the club Director of Coaching, overseeing the coaching curriculum and placement of the PASS FC coaching staff. Glenn is an excellent technical trainer and is very passionate about player development. His focus is on repetition of technical aspects, and developing confident, skilled players. He has had a hand in helping to develop many of the talented young players in the Grand Rapids area. Glenn continues to play, and attends yearly clinics to continue to learn the game.
USSF D License
Jim Fuller is a veteran coach who is best known in the soccer community as the winningest State Cup coach in West Michigan. He has led more teams to State Cup 1/4's, semi's and finals in his 25 years as a competitive coach than any other! Scottish born Fuller is celebrated for his excellence in player development and is looking forward to working with the players at PASS to bring them to their next ability level! Jim joined PASS in June of 2017.
USSF D License
Coerver Youth Diploma
United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) GK 1 & 2
Matt returned to PASS after a brief absence while he coached at the OHIO ELITE Soccer Academy in Southern Ohio. While there, he coached several different Premier teams under the direction of former US soccer team scout and college coach, Dave Schurek. After promotion to Staff Coach he attended clinics held by Jurgen Klinsmann, who at the time was coaching the Men's National Team, as well as several OHIO ELITE and Ohio South State coaching seminars. He was also a staff coach at several camps across the United States. Matt brings a wealth of information back to PASS and we are very excited to welcome him back HOME. He will be coaching the U11b DA team and U18b Premier team, as well as oversee the boys U7/8 teams as the PASS Juniors Director of Coaching.
USSF E License
MSYSA D License
2018 Coach of the Month - Gazelle
Bob started coaching at PASS FC in 2007 for the high school girls. He has since become our “specialist” for the u13-u16 girls select teams. His prior experience as a coach started in the 1980’s but left the sport when his kids were young until he joined PASS in 2007. He has also recently become the girls JV coach at Northview High School.
Bob’s experience with soccer started as a player in the 70’s in middle and high school where he played and captained his team at Union High School. He also played for club teams and in leagues around Grand Rapids for several years after graduation. At that time the “club” soccer league in Grand Rapids was known as the “Burger King” league. As a high school student, Bob actively worked on the initiative with the GRPS school board to recognize and bring soccer into all city high schools as a Varsity sport. The effort was successful the year AFTER he graduated from Union.
Bob is married and has an adult son and daughter and has always lived in Grand Rapids. He loves coaching and looks forward to staying involved and working with players in the PASS program for many years to come.
USSF D License
John has coached for PASS FC since 2006, coaching teams from u7-u14 at both the select and premier level. He has also been involved in our Juniors program. John is married and has three children who have or are currently playing on teams in the club.
USSF D License
Jeo was a 4-year starter on the Aquinas College team where he holds the record for most career goals scored, earned All-American playing honors, and graduated with his bachelor's degree. He has also played on the Oakland County FC, ABK Futsal Academy, and GRFC Men's Semi-Professional teams. Jeo is a certified referee and began his coaching career with Ole SC. He coached for several years in the Detroit area at the Michigan Wolves/Hawks SC before moving back to Grand Rapids with his wife Ashley.
USSF C License
Born and raised in Trinidad-Tebago, Coach Machel came to the US to play college soccer at Oakland University where he met his wife Katie. After being recruited by the MLS he endured an injury that prevented him from following his dream of playing professionally. He then moved to the Grand Rapids area to be close to his wife's family and began coaching for PASS in 2010. Machel lives in NE Grand Rapids with his wife and 3 children.
USSF C License
Kyle comes to PASS with a wealth of experience and we are very excited for what he will bring to the dimensions of our coaching staff. Kyle started coaching club soccer 13 years ago and played soccer at Calvin College where he earned a bachelor's degree. This experience along with his C license should be a great fit with one of the best coaching staff's in Grand Rapids. Kyle is quoted: "I love creative and crafty players that are bold and allow their personality to show through in their game. Helping players grow and achieve a high level of comfort and determination under pressure is one of my main focus' in coaching. I am beyond excited to be joining the PASS FC organization and begin working with their players."
I have been playing and or coaching soccer for over 45 years. I played high school soccer at Grand Rapids Christian where we won several league championships. I then played at Calvin College. I began coaching as a sophomore at Calvin and started the first recreational program in Rockford for U13 boys and girls. My coaching experience spans from U10 all the way through high school varsity boys.
Growing up, my favorite player was Pele. My favorite club is the Barnet Bees, a north London club. I am an avid student of soccer and am constantly looking for inventive ways to teach young players how to play and love the beautiful game.
USSF National E License
Jason joined the PASS coaching staff in 2016. "I was excited to start off as an assistant coach and transition into a Head Coach, for I was able to see the passion/understanding I have for the game being passed on to all the players in the PASS FC Organization." He played soccer in college and continues to play on several local league teams.
National Soccer Coaches E License
Joined PASS staff in 2018
Holly joined PASS as a player at 13 years old. Her dedication and hard work got her noticed by several college coaches. She chose to play for Davenport University. She began her coaching education by earning the National Soccer coaches F and E licenses and will be trying for her D license this year.
Holly is working with U11 and U12 Director’s Academy teams. She brings knowledge as a player with a high level of technical ability to her coaching. She is excited and wants to share her enthusiasm with the next generation.
2018/2019 COACHING STAFF
u7/8 boys: Matt Galloway, John Menhart, Chris Rhode
u7/8 girls: Matt Galloway, Abby Dykema, John Menhart
u9 boys: Matt Galloway, Chris Rhode, (Academy/Select)
u9 girls: Glenn Turek, Abby Dykema (Academy/Select)
u10 boys: Matt Galloway, Dave Clark, Jason Wingard (Academy/Select)
u10 girls: Glenn Turek, Brittany Steimel (Academy/Select
u11 boys: Mark VanSlooten, Kyle Vela (Academy), Jeff Naber (GVSA)
u11 girls: Brittany Steimel (Academy), Bob Kramer (GVSA
u12 boys: Mark VanSlooten, Kyle Vela (Academy), Dave Clark (GVSA)
u12 girls: Hannah Gallagher, Jeff Brown (Academy), Bob Kramer (GVSA)
u13 boys: Mark VanSlooten, Machel James (Premier 1), Jeo Pantoja, Mark VS (Premier 2/GVSA Elite)
u13 girls: Jeo Pantoja (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA
u14 boys: Jim Fuller (Premier), New hire* (GVSA)
u14 girls: Jeff Brown, Kerry Sims (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA
u15 boys: Jim Fuller (Premier), Jason Wingard (GVSA Fall only u15/16 in spring)
u15 girls: Jeff Brown, Kerry Sims (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA Spring only u15/16 in fall
u16 boys: Jim Fuller (Premier), Jason Wingard (GVSA u15/16 spring)
u16 girls: Jeff Brown (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA u15/16 fall)
u17 boys: Jeff Brown (Premier), TBD (GVSA u17/18/19)
u17 girls: Jeff Brown (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA u17/18/19)
u18 boys: Jeff Brown (Premier), TBD (GVSA u17/18/19)
u18 girls: Jeff Brown (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA u17/18/19)
u19 boys: Jeff Brown, Chris Kuhn (Premier), TBD (GVSA u17/18/19)
u19 girls: Jeff Brown, Joe Force (Premier), Bob Kramer (GVSA u17/18/19