Coaching Staff

 

 

 

Contact Info

 

Experience

 

 

Steve Arce

(248)786-7803

sarce@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Vardar Boys Youth Director
  • Michigan State University 1998-2001
  • 1st Team All Region-MSU
  • 1st Team Big Ten-MSU (2yrs.)
  • Drafted by Montreal Impact 2001
  • Club Argentino, Mendoza 1996
  • Coaching License
    • USSF C

 

 

Tony Deacon

(248)217-6363

tdeacon@vardarsoccer.com

 

  •  Vardar Michigan 2010-present
  • Madonna University Assistant Coach 2002-2008
  • Michigan Rush Director of Coaching 2005-2008
  • Coerver MI Technical Program Director, part owner, 2000-present
  • ODP PDP 2000-2003 & 2006-2007
  •  West Bromwich Albion Football Club, apprentice 1984-1987
  • Worcester City Football Club U19 Team 1987-1989
  • Coaching License
    • UEFA B
    • USSF D

 

 

Dale Garrish

(248)703-1278

dgarrish@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Vardar Michigan 2010- present
  • MI Elite Director 2005-2010
  • Vardar III Coach 1999-2005
  • Warren Mott/Sterling Heights Stevenson HS Varsity Coach 1996-2000
  • Coaching License
    • NSCAA National Advanced Diploma

 

 

Stew Givens

(248)885-1792

sgivens@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Oakland University Women's Soccer Assistant Coach 2014-Present
  • Oakland University Men’s Soccer Graduate Assistant 2012-2014
  • Michigan Bucks PDL 2009-present
  • 2011 PDL Defender of the Year
  • 2011 PDL Best XI
  • 2010 & 2011 Central Conference Best XI
  • Kalamazoo Outrage PDL 2008
  • Oakland University 2005-2008
  • Coaching License
    • USSF C,D

 

 

Chad Gurzick

(248)229-9440

cgurzick@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Youth Academy Director 2015-Present
  • Played 4 Years Central Michigan University
  • Played 3 Years Varsity Athens Red Hawks
  • Central Michigan University Women’s Club Coach 2005-2006
  • Central Michigan University Men’s Club Coach 2007
  • Troy School District - Physical Education Teacher 2009-Present
  •  AJAX Player Development Model 2013
  • United F.C. Coach 2010- 2015
  • Olympic Development Program Coach 2015
  •  Vardar Michigan Coach 2015-Present
  •  Coaching License
    • USSF D
    • USSF E

 

 

 

 

Tony Hermiz

(248)521-2848 

thermiz@vardarsoccer.com 

 

  • Ferndale High School, all state team and Mr. Soccer 1977
  • 4 year soccer scholarship at Oakland University
    • Team Captain senior year
  • All Midwest All Star Team
  • Iraq American Sport Club, US Open Cup semi-finalist, Chicago IL
  • Ukrainian Sport Club, US Open Cup finalist, St. Louis MI 1984
  • Michigan Ontario Soccer League, all star team
  • Michigan Express All Star team member selected to play against Moscow Locomotive Russian Team 1989
  • Coach for Vardar 2013 – present
  • Club Director – Metrostars FC  2007- present
  • Founder and Director of Soccer City 1996-present
  • Co-owner of Vardarstars Soccer Club 2004-2006
  • Founder and Owner of Metrostars Soccer Club 1998-2004
  • Assistant coach at Oakland University 1981-1983
  • NCAA Division II Semi-Finalists
  • Coaching License
    • USSF C

 

 

Mike Lupenec

(313)585-8293

milupenec@vardarsoccer.com
lupenemi@udmercy.edu

 

  • Head Coach, University of Detroit  Mercy 1991– present
  • Vardar Soccer 1989 – present
  • Canadian Professional Champions 1986
  • 3 years Windsor Wheels - NSL Professional Soccer
  • 2 Final Four appearances as a player
  • 3 years Oakland University
  • Coaching License
    • USSF-C

 

 

Morris Lupenec

(248)930-0025

molupenec@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • 4 years Collegiate Scholarship Player, Oakland University 
  • Senior Bowl Player 1983 
  • Coached 23 years Vardar Soccer Club 
  • 5 years Director of Coaching, Vardar Soccer Club 
  • 11 years Men’s Head Coach, University of Detroit Mercy 
  • 10 years Michigan Striker’s Academy, Director 
  • Troy Sports Center, Director of Operations 
  • USSF Certified Referee 2002 
  • Coaching Liscence 
    • USSF National A

 

 

Collin MacDonald

(586)634-3701

cmacdonald@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Scholarship to Madonna University 
  • Coaching at highest level for 10 years
  • DeLaSalle High School 2 years assistant varsity coach
  • 2 years with Carpathia Kickers
  • 4 years coaching with Vardar 
  • U18 boys top 100 team in MRL
    • Also U8&9 boys.
  • Coaching Liscense
    • USSF "D"
    • USSF "E"

 

 

Matt Mahoney

(586)854-3556

mmahoney@vardarsoccer.com

 

 

 

Demir Muftari

(248)321-2245

dmuftari@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Vardar Michigan 2000- present
  • Vardar Academy Coach 2008- present
  • Vardar ECNL Coach 2010- present
  • Michigan Bucks Head Coach PDL-2 yr named Coach of the Year
  • Oakland University Men’s Assistant Coach
  • 2 yr Pro and Collegiate experience
  • 2 yrs USISL
  • 8 yrs MPSL
  • Former all state and ODP player
  • Coaching License
    • USSF B,C

 

 

Eric Perilla

 (313)205-6786

eperilla@vardarsoccer.com

  • Played and trialed with various clubs from 1st-4th division within North America, South America, and Europe
  • Michigan State University 2 years playing club then being invited to train with the school team until being sent for professional trials.
  • Currently Sponsored by Elite Sport GK
  • Coach at Vardar 2016-Present
  • University of Michigan Dearborn Assistant and Goalkeeping Coach 2016-Present
  • Michigan Stars NPSL Assistant Coach 2017-Present
  • National Premier Soccer League – Combine Goalkeeping Coach 2015 and 2016
  • Miami Fusion FC NPSL – Goalkeeping Coach/Player 2016
  • Kendall Soccer Coalition USSDA – Director of Goalkeeping 2012 – 2016
  • Miami United FC NPSL – Goalkeeping Coach/Player, Interim Head Coach, Advisor 2012 – 2016
  • Schulz Academy PDL – Assistant Coach/Player 2012 
  • NSCAA – 30 Under 30 - One of "Thirty Coaches pegged as the Profession's Next Generation" 2014
  • International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference Diploma
  • USSF – F, E, D, Currently finishing up the C License 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Read

(248)505-6233 

bread@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Played at Oakland University
  • Ukrainian Sports Club – semi pro
    • National Finalist and National Quarterfinalist
  • Riverside FC, Riverside CA
  • Detroit Express, American Soccer League
  • Hurling Green FC
  • Coach for Vardar Michigan 2010- present
  • Birmingham Blazers
  • Bloomfield Force
  • Rochester Select Soccer Club
  • Metro Stars
  • Michigan Gators
  • Adams High School
  • Groves High School
  • 27 years of individual player training and development experience, combined 38 years of playing, training and coaching experience.
  Leslie Reyes  

 

 

 

Travis Roy

tar@roinetworks.net

 

  • Played at University of Wisconsin
  • 1995 Big Ten and NCAA Division 1 Champions
  • 2-time Big Ten 1st Team and All-American 2nd Team
  • Played professionally with the Milwaukee Rampage, Detroit Rockers, St. Louis Ambush and New York Metrostars
  • 1997 NPSL Rookie of the Year and A-League National Champions
  • Owner of ROI Fit - exercise and training company
    • Trainees include players who went on to be part of USTC National Championships
  • Coaching License
    •  USSF E

 

 

Nathan Smith

(815)355-5141

nsmith@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Position: United States Soccer Development Academy Director

 

  • Qualifications:
    • USSF National 'A' License
    • NSCAA Premier Diploma (with Distinction)
    • BSc (hons) Sports Science and Coaching Dynamics

 

 

Jim Stachura

(248)709-2998

jstachura@vardarsoccer.com

  • 4 year collegiate player (St. Mary’s College)
  • 12 years MPSL player (Carpathia Kickers/ Keating FC)
  • 3 time all state HS player
  • Michigan ODP player
  • 1998 First Team USCAA All-American—St. Mary’s College
  • Vardar Michigan Coach 2012-present
  • Notre Dame Preparatory HS Varsity Girls Coach 2010-present
    • (2013 MHSAA State Finalist)
  • Birmingham Groves Boys Varsity Coach 2012-present
    • District and Regional MHSAA Coach of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • Troy High School Boys Varsity Asst Coach 2003-2007
    • 2003 District Coach of the Year and MHSAA Boys Division 1 State Champions
  • St. Mary’s College Men’s Soccer Head Coach 2001-2003
  • Coaching License
    • USSF D

 

 

Rob Suffredini

(586)337-9706

rsuffredini@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Adrian College (2 year captain, team MVP 1990, MIAA league honors)
  •  MUSL Premier League
  • Harper Woods, Notre Dame HS (4 year varsity player, all-state honors)
  • 25 plus years of Coaching experience
  • Current Varsity Head Coach, Notre Dame Prep
  • Former Varsity assistant at Fraser High School (boy’s)
  • Former Varsity assistant at Warren De La Salle
  • Former Varsity assistant at Fraser High School (girl’s)
  • Former Varsity Head Coach Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook
  • Founder of Cranbrook Soccer Academy
  • MSYSA 2009 Coach of the year           
  • High School State Championships 2000, 2005            
  • High School Regional Championships(boys) 2000, 2005, 2011, 2014     
  • High School Regional Championships (girls) 2011  
  • 16  State District Championships  (boys and girls combined)             
  • Numerous Catholic League and MAC championships                
  • Coaching License
    • USSF D

 

 

Demetri Vacratsis

(519)903-1135 

vacratsis@gmail.com

 

  • 2017-2017 Vardar Academy Reserves U14 & U17
  • Coaching Qualifications:
    • Canadian Provincial License
    • USSF E
  • Coach at Vardar 2016-Present
  • Coach for men's and youth semi-pro and regional programs in Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin
  • Played at University of Wisconsin-Milwakee (89-93)
  • NSL, Wisconsin Major League, Ontario Soccer League

 

 

Pete VanVliet

(248)687-0396

pvanvliet@vardarsoccer.com

 

  • Played 1 year at Siena Heights College
  • Played 3 years at Central Michigan University
  • 2 time All-State, Farmington Harrison High School
  • Rookie of the year at Siena Heights College
  • Captain- senior year at CMU
  • 2 time All Academic team at CMU
  • Coaches Leadership Award senior year at CMU
  • Vardar Michigan Coach  2013- present
  • Recreational leagues 2010-2013
  • Developed "Vardar Juggling Club" to promote juggling in the youth program
  • Coaching License
    • MSUSA E Youth
    • Coerver Youth Diploma