2015 PDL Coaching Staff Announced

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC have named Technical Director, Sid van Druenen, as the 2015 PDL Head Coach. Bruno Lopes, Shane Smith, Catherine Gordon and Eric Kissinger complete the coaching staff.

Van Druenen has been the club’s Technical Director for the past 2 years and was the Head Coach for both the Women’s team in 2013 and the Men’s professional team in 2014. Van Druenen played semi professional soccer in Portugal and the Netherlands, possesses a bachelor degree in Sport Science, UEFA B coaching license and 15 years of experience at all levels.

“I am very happy with this opportunity.” Van Druenen said, “The move to the PDL gives me the opportunity to combine the role of Technical Director and Head Coach of the Men’s team as the season is only 3 months long.”

Bruno Lopes and former professional player Shane Smith will join van Druenen as assistant coaches, Catherine Gordon will function as the Goalkeeper Coach and Eric Kissinger will take on the role as player/coach.

“All of them bring something special and unique to the table”, van Druenen said. “I am looking forward to working with them on building a strong team and hopefully we can do some damage in the 2015 PDL league.”

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC will compete in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference. Regular season games will start on May 21st with a home game against Forrest City London, kick off is set at 7.30pm at the DOC Stadium in West Carrollton.

Try outs are set for February 21st and 22nd. To register for the 2015 PDL Try Outs click here.

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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL W-League) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.


    The address is: 5833 Student St., West Carrollton, Ohio, 45449

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