Coach Machel James


USSF D 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.