Director of Aces Soccer
Current teams coaching: Boys U15, Girls U10 & U15
Contact: 224-381.2832 or email
From 1999 to 2004 Dwayne was the director of coaching and player development at Chicago United FC. In 2004 the club merged and formed Kickers United and KUFC Premier for which Dwayne was the director of coaching. During these years Dwayne coached teams to 2 Illinois State Cup Championships and one 2nd place finish, 1 U.S. Club National Championship and two 2nd place finishes.
In his 20 years of coaching Dwayne has helped over 100 players advance on to play at the college level. As the head coach of the Harper College women's team since 2000, Dwayne has led the Lady Hawks to the National Junior College Tournament in 2002, 2010 and 2012.
License(s): KNVB Youth License, NSCAA National Youth License, USSF D, ASEP Certified.
Technical, Pre K and Junior Aces Director
Current teams coaching: Girls U11 & U12
Contact: 847.650-0584 or email
Chip began coaching in 2001 for the KUFC where he worked jointly to oversee youth activities for the club. In 2009 he became the Youth Director for Campton United Soccer Club where he lead and developed various programs at the U8/U9, Junior Soccer Academy, Academy and Camps. He was responsible for program growth, player development and the club's player philosophy and curriculum for the youth age groups.
Chip is an enthusiastic coach/trainer with a reputation for educating and increasing the overall enjoyment and love for the game. He is dedicated to developing the skills and confidence in his players so they can achieve their goals.
License(s): USSF National D License, USSF National Youth License, ASEP Certified, NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas: 4v4, Advanced Youth Coaching, Technical Development of the Competitive Player, Technical Training and Small-Sided Games.
Director of Player Development
Current teams coaching: Boys U8, Boys U9, Boys U16, Boys U18
Eric has coached at the club and college level including Northern Illinois University (NIU - Division I) as the Men's Head Coach from 2009-2016, and St. Mary's University of MN (NCAA D II) as the Men's Head Coach from 2001-2005. Coach Eric played goalkeeper at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago and at St. Mary's University (Minnesota).
Eric has numerous years of coaching experience and a reputation for positive player development. He is dedicated to developing the skills and confidence in his players so they can achieve their goals.
License(s): US Soccer Federation "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, US Soccer national Youth License, NSCAA National Goalkeeping License, NSCAA Director of Coaching License..
Current teams coaching: Girls U8 and U11, Pre K and Junior Aces
Contact: 847-553-1624 or email
Lisa was the general manager for the Chicago Breeze as well as a part of their camp staff (2006-2011), assisted coaching at Harper College (2008-2011) and was a part of KUFC Staff. She played at Hoffman Estates High School and continued to play at Harper College.
Lisa brings an energetic love of the game to the Aces administration staff as well as training youth camps, classes and school activities in the area.
License(s): USSF E
Senon 'Bubba' Cruz
Current teams coaching: Pre K, Junior Aces, Girls U14, Boys U10
Contact: 847.620-9093 or email
Beginning in 2014 Coach Bubba began working with the Aces to build the PreK and Junior Aces programs. Coach Bubba's personality, calm demeanor and high energy are a perfect fit for young soccer players. Coach Bubba has worked as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team at Harper College since the fall of 2014 and has brought his knowledge of game tactics and player skill development to the Aces.
License(s): USSF E
Current teams coaching: Boys U12
Contact: 847-363-6624 or email
Coach Gabe has enjoyed coaching soccer at various levels for the last five years. Gabe's experience includes coaching at the Wheeling High School, Wheeling P.D., Chicago Storm Camps and Proviso West High School. For over 16 years Coach Gabe played competitive soccer with various soccer clubs and at Wheeling High School. His high energy helps to motivate players to work their hardest at all times and strive to become a better teammates and players.
License(s): National D License, ASEP Certified, NSCAA H.S. Level 1 Diploma
Current teams coaching: Boys U9
Contact: 847.208-2438 or email
Coach Lee began working with the Aces in 2016. Lee brings 13+ years of coaching and training experience. His strong work ethic and player development help young players learn to be self confident when using their new found skills on the field. Lee has played at Northern Illinois University, Metro League, AAC Eagles and with International S.C.
License(s): USSF E
Current teams coaching: Girls U11
Coach Kevin has 20 years of coaching and training experience including Boys and Girls varsity coach at Elgin Academy from 2014-2017, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at William Rainey harper College from 2003-2005 and currently coaching with the Illinois Olympic Development Program since 20013. His strong work ethic and player development help young players learn to be self confident when using their new found skills on the field.
License(s): US Federation "B" License, NSCAA National and National Youth Diploma, ACEP Certified, and a Coerver Youth Diploma, Spanish Formation Course Diploma.
Current teams coaching: Girls U15, Girls U17
Contact Jaimie at 847-609-9428 or email
Jaimie has had numerous years of coaching at a variety of clubs that include BASA, HUSA, Schwaben, and the Crystal Lake Force. After playing for Barrington High School Jaimie was Team Captain for club teams at the Iowa State University (1996-1998) and Oregon State University (1998-2000).
Jamie brings her years of knowledge and experience with youth to the Aces and aims to teach players to respect the game, their opponents and to push themselves each and every day to be the best person on and off the field.
License(s): USSF D