Head Coach – Marcus Rixon
Marcus Rixon, born in Portsmouth, England, holds the UEFA BA coaching license and has coached youth through semi-professional players at Basingstoke College, South Downs College, Horndean FC Club, Chelseas FC Ladies Academy and Eastleigh in England. He most recently has been a youth coach in the Columbus area with the Classic Eagles FC.
He officially joins the Dayton Dutch Lions FC on March 1st.
He will immediately start work with Coach Lopes to assemble a squad that will compete for the conference championship. With tryouts just 9 days away, Coach Rixon has much to accomplish.
Associate Head Coach – Bruno Lopes
Bruno Lopes, natural of the Algarve in Portugal, possesses the UEFA B coaching license and has coached in the youth of FC Ferreiras and Imortal DC.
Joining the Dayton Dutch Lions FC, as a youth coach, in September of 2014, Coach Lopes had a important role in the successful 2015 PDL campaign of sister club Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, where Coach Lopes was one of the main assistants and ended up finishing the season as their interim head coach leading the team to playoffs for the first time in club history. In 2016, he was the main trainer/assistant head coach for PDL Dayton Dutch Lions FC and has been promoted to the Associate Head Coach this season.
Athletic Trainer – Neal Greier