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DCFC Genesee has a coaching staff of high-quality licensed professionals.   Our coaches have a passion for teaching the beautiful game and developing a player's skills, tactical awareness, and self-confidence while enjoying the game

Our Staff_ Rob Nuckolls

Rob Nuckolls- Club President/Coach

Contact: (810)- 955-3364
Email:  [email protected]

Coaching History

Started coaching in '88 as a senior in high school as an assistant at Grand Blanc. 
Continued coaching summer camps in college
'94 - '03 coaching travel FSSC. 
'99 - '00 Coached at Powers. 
'10 Mesa Coach
'11 - Present. Formed Michigan Arrows.  Merged with Canton Celtic '16. Merged with DCFC '19

USSF National "C" License and is a Michigan Olympic Development Program Coach


·  Knowing the game is important but developing that personal relationship with your players and developing that bond is what is most important.  You can be the smartest

·  coach in the world but if your players don't believe in you, they won't follow you into the trenches.

Coaching History

·  Started coaching in '88 as a senior in high school as an assistant at Grand Blanc. 

·  Continued coaching summer camps in college

·  '94 - '03 coaching travel FSSC. 

·  '99 - '00 Coached at Powers. 

·  '10 Mesa Coach

·  '11 - Present. Formed Michigan Arrows.  Merged with Canton Celtic '16. Merged with DCFC '19

Playing Accomplishments

·  '86 State Title Norman, Oklahoma

·  '86 1st Team All Big 9

·  '87 1st Team All Big 9

·  '87 Big 9 MVP

·  '87 1st Team All-State

·  '87 State Finalist Grand Blanc, MI

·  '88 - '89 MSU Soccer

Moments that had the greatest impact on me

·  Getting cut as a freshman in high school.  It lit the fire to be successful that burns within me to this day.


Our Staff_Kenny Uzoigwe

Kenny Uzoigwe-Director of Player Development/Head Coach 

Contact: 248-481-1044
Email:  [email protected]

Kenny Uzoigwe is the Celtic Director of Player Development. He is a former MLS player with the Colorado Rapids and is a Hall of Famer with the Michigan Bucks as well as a Head Coach for the Celtic Soccer Club.

Coach Kenny lists spending time with his family and vacationing as his off the field passions.

Kenny holds a Coerver Youth Diploma and USSF National "C" License

Our Staff_Steve Applebee

Steve Applebee- Vice-President, Head Coach, Goalie Coach

Contact:  810-444-6079
Email: [email protected]

25+ years of experience coaching soccer

  • 1990-93 Canusa/Mott league 

  • 1998-2006 Grand Blanc High School junior varsity boys and girls soccer coach

  • 2006-08 Davison varsity boys soccer 

  • 2011-present DCFC Genesee vice president/Goalie coach

  • 2014-2020 DCFC 08 boys head coach

  • 2019-present Grand Blanc junior varsity boys and girls soccer coach

30+ years of playing experience

  • 1984-1990 Genesee Star Soccer club

  • 1986-1989 Grand Blanc high school

  • 1996 Central Michigan University Men's club team

Licenses and awards:

  • United States soccer coaching education

  • 9v9 grassroots license

  •  11v11 grassroots license

  •  1989 honorable mention all big 9

  •  2006 big 9 coach of the year

  • USSF "D" License

Philosophy of coaching: 

As a coach/teacher I believe it is important to establish an environment that allows all players to grow in a way that is advantageous to the player and the team. If the coaches, players, and parents are all aware of the goals of the team then a successful team can be established. I also believe that If my teams play together, play hard, and have fun then their maximum potential will be reached.

Greatest moments: 

As a player: Being on the 1987 state finalists grand blanc high school soccer team

As a high school coach: Winning the 2006 district championship game at Davison high school

As a travel coach: Watching my 08 boys team advance themselves through the travel soccer system and qualify for the directors academy.

Best part of coaching: 

The best parts of coaching are watching players work hard and achieve a level of success that they never thought was possible. I also truly enjoy watching the bonds and friendships that are formed that may last throughout their lifetimes. At the end of the day the friendships, memories, and experiences will be things that outlast any wins and losses.

Our Staff_Doug Burroughs

Doug Burroughs- Board of Directors, Director of Coaching, Head Coach

Contact: 810-423-7686
Email: [email protected]

Doug Burroughs is a member of the Board of Directors, Director of Coaching and a Head Coach for DCFC Genesee.

As a Grand Blanc Hall of Fame coach, Doug won 20 Big Nine championships, 11 district titles and 5 regional championships.

When he’s not coaching, Doug loves working in the yard, hiking through the woods, spending time with friends and family.

Doug holds a USSF National "B" License

Our Staff_Derek Felt

Derek Felt-Head Coach

Board of Directors, Head Coach

Derek is a lifelong resident of Grand Blanc and grew up playing for the old Flint Arrows as a youth before taking his game to Michigan State University.

Derek holds a USSF License

Cell: 810-516-3285


Our Staff_Norman Power

Norman Power- Head Coach

Norman grew up playing in Ireland where he won several national championships with De La Salle in Ballyfermot, Dublin and was on the U15 and 16 national team before going professional. He was on trial with Middlesbrough F.C. at the age of 15 before signing with Saint Patrick F.C. (Dublin) and then Shelbourne F.C. (Dublin). He received a full ride to Clemson University and then transferred to CSU (Charleston Southern University.
Norman holds a USSF “A” license, and National Youth Diploma and has been on staff with ODP since 1997. He has coached at all levels, here and abroad, from youth to collegiate. In addition, Norman is trilingual in English, Irish (Gaelic) and French.

Cell: 517-599-2549

Our Staff_Christian Pumphrey

Christian Pumphrey- Head Coach

Christian holds a USSF License

Cell: 810-444-9324

Our Staff_Brad Woolman

Brad Woolman- Head Coach

Years of experience
20years Coaching/ 12years Soccer

Philosophy of coaching
Have Fun/Work Hard/Have Fun/Work Hard

Greatest moments in the games/soccer experience that had the greatest impact on you.
Tournaments that require Travel, spending time with “our soccer families” on and off the field. 

Best part of coaching
Watching the girls grow from 4/5 years olds to now 8th Graders -Seniors between to the 2 teams both on and off the field.  Have coached many of the same girls for more than 1/2 of their life. 

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 810-691-9644

Our Staff_Tom Childs

Tom Childs-Head Coach

Coaching 5 years. 

My Philosophy:   I implore the philosophy that we must work to our fullest potential at all times on the field to never cheat the game.  One must learn how to lose in order to understand the values of winning.  To play the game the correct way.  To respect one another and laugh.

My greatest moments are when I see the hard work pay off.  When the players are linking up with a great pass and using their minds to build the play. 

The best part of coaching for me is the team. 


Our Staff_Bryce Miller

Bryce Miller- Recreational Coach

A self described “student of the game,” Bryce has basically grown up on the soccer fields.  His love for the game and his passion for teaching is what motivates him on a daily basis.

Bryce holds a USSF License

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 810-969-7550

Our Staff_Will Tucker

Will Tucker-Head Coach 

Contact: 810-618-2221

Experience: 2 years 
Philosophy: Find the diamonds in the rough and let them shine
Greatest Moment: Winning Boys State Championship at Powers Catholic in 2017
Licenses: US 4v4, 9v9, and 11v11 Grassroots licenses/USSF 



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