About our staff!

Joey Barone

As a profession:

1993-2018 High School teacher, Jenison High School,

BA and Masters degree

 

As a player:

1988-1991; NCAA All-American, Calvin College- School record 77 career goals

1995-2004; Pro player for the PDL W. Michigan Edge and Kalamazoo Kingdom

 

As a coach:

Youth:  1997-Present;  Select, Premier, MRL, and Super-Y-League clubs including:
Midwest United and Michigan Futbol Academy
Professional:  2005 and 2006; Pro Head Coach, West Michigan Edge,  USL League

 

Recent success as a head coach:

2017 Super Y National Champion; Midwest United FC U16 Girls

2017 US Youth Soccer Regional Finalist; Midwest United 2003 Girls

2016 Super Y National Champion; Midwest United U15 Girls

2014 State Cup RunnerUp; GR Crew U18 Girls Black

2012-13 MRL Champion; GR Crew Jrs. U14 Boys

2011 State Cup Finalist: GR Crew U16 Boys

2007 Super-Y-League Kalamazoo Kingdom U20

Midwest Champions and National Finalists

2007 GRASA U18 State Cup Champions

 

Local players coached:
Jake Stacy (Michigan), Domenico & Mark Barone (Michigan State), Matt Cebula and Garret Back (Michigan State), Johnny Rzepka (Wisconsin), Andrew Goorhouse (Hope), Geo Pantoja, Michael Vaughn and Jeff Larson (Aquinas),  Adam Mena (Notre Dame), Eric Alexander (Indiana and Dallas, 3rd round draft pick), Brent Rosendall (Louisville and MSU), Nathan Bruinsma, (Western Illinois), Dan Nederhoed (Calvin College),   Michael Sweers (Western Michigan), Tyler Moorman, Austin Harms and Matt DeVries (UofD), Charlie Constantino (Butler), , Kyle Srivocezc (Oakland).

 

 

Mark Barone

- USSF National Coaching License
- Professional Youth Coach with Michigan Futbol Academy
- 2012 All Big Ten with MSU
- Drafted in 2012 MLS Draft by FC Dallas

Domenico Barone

- USSF National Coaching License
- Professional Youth Coach with Michigan Futbol Academy
- 3-Time All Big Ten with MSU
- 2-Times Big Ten Champion 
- Leading Scorer MSU 2009-10

Lito Esquivel

- USSF National Coaching License
- Professional Youth Coach with Michigan Futbol Academy
- 2013 All Conference & All Region with Davenport

-National Champion with Davenport

Hunter Barone

- USSF National Coaching License
- Professional Youth Coach with Michigan Futbol Academy
- 2018 Final Four with Michigan State

- 2016 High School All-American

Lizzie Paul

- USSF National Coaching License
- Professional Youth Coach with SCOR
- Record Holder for Career and Single Season Goals at Davenport

- Currently Playing for GRFC Women's Team

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