Coaching Staff WPSL


Head Coach – Mike Tucker


Mike Tucker joins the Dayton Dutch Lions FC for his first year as the Women’s Professional Soccer League head coach.

Mike recently retired from coaching at the University of Dayton after spending 25 years there – 3 as an assistant, and the past 22 years as head coach of the women’s soccer program. At the time of his retirement, he was one of only 17 active coaches in Division I with over 300 victories. His overall record as head coach was 313-124-34.

During his head coaching tenure, the Flyers won 11 Atlantic 10 conference championships, captured 10 A-10 tournament championships and appeared in 10 NCAA tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance and two trips to the second round. He was named as the A-10 Coach of the Year five times, the NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year and a finalist for NSCAA National Coach of the Year.

Mike takes great pride in the accomplishments of the Flyer teams in the classroom as well, as they won 21 consecutive NSCAA team academic awards and had a team GPA over 3.0 during his entire career.

During his career, he helped develop numerous players who received league and national honors.

  • Seventeen were named as All-Americans
  • Eight were Academic All-Americans
  • Fifty-Two were First Team All-Ohio selections
  • Fifty-Nine were First Team All-Atlantic 10
  • Eight were named A-10 Offensive Players of the Year
  • Eight were named as A-10 Defensive Players of the Year.

Recently, Nicole Waters led the country in assists and this past season junior Alexis Kiehl was the NCAA leader in goals scored. Several of his players played professionally and represented their national teams.

Prior to joining the University of Dayton, Mike had an illustrious youth academy career. He coached the ’73 Cardinals club team to over 300 victories, three state championships, numerous tournament championships and in 1987 his U-14 team won the London International Football Festival where they became the first women’s team to play in the original Wembley Stadium.

He also was a long time State Coach in the Ohio South Olympic Development program in the U-16 and U-17 age groups.

He holds a NSCCA Advanced Diploma, has been elected to the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame and is an Ohio Soccer Coaches Association Honor Award winner.

Mike and his wife, Chris reside in Miami Township. They have two daughters, Lori who resides in Mansfield, TX. With her four children (ages 24, 22, 21 and 17), and Traci who resides in Maumee, OH. with her husband, Lou and their three children (ages 17, 15 and 13).


Assistant Coach – TBD


  • DDL Soccer Complex

    DDL Soccer Complex

    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL WPSL) 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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