Coach Danny

Coaching team II, 23rd April 2012 –  30th June 2012


Personal information:

  • currently completing Arsenal Football Club’s Gap Year Program
  • dual citizenship, American & German (understand German on a moderate level)
  • graduated May 2005 from North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA
  • attended Gainesville State College 2010-2011
  • coached 30 & under football team in Atlanta for 2 years
  • interests include football, coaching, traveling, getting to know different cultures, playing guitar, drawing

Objectives & strenght:

I have a strong desire to have a career coaching football (soccer), either in the US or abroad.  I have plans to further my education in that regard as well as get the necessary certifications that are required.  I will be working toward my FA 2 license in the summer.  The months that I have spent at Arsenal Football Club has shown that I bring the willingness, enthusiasm, knowledge and work ethic that is needed to succeed.

Employment history:

a) August 2011 until August 2012: Arsenal Football Club, London, UK; coach, currently completing the Gap Year Programme in which I have received extensive training on teaching different levels and ages of kids how to play football (soccer).

  • From August 2011 to December 2011, I worked in various local London schools to gain coaching experience.  While at Arsenal in London, I received the following certifications: FA 1 Level in football coaching, FA Learning Safeguarding Children Workshop, Certificate in Emergency Aid, Certificate as a Small Sided Referee, Certificate of Completion in Working with Challenging Behavior, Certificate of Completion in Developing young people as Peer Mentors, TOEFL certificate, teaching English to foreign language speakers, AIDS Awareness
  • January 2012 to April 2012, Arsenal Football Club, Kenya as part of the Gap Year Program, I was in Kenya coaching and teaching children and youth at various schools as well as coordinating and representing Arsenal Football Club in different charitable events in Nakuku, Nairobi and small towns around the area.
  • April 2012 to the end of August 2012, Arsenal Football Club, Barbados, last part of the Gap Year Programme.

b) May 2010 to August 2011: Mimi’s Café, Buford, GA, server, consistently provided superior customer service to patrons, responsible for nightly reconciliation of cash register

c) August 2009 to April 2010, Midac Deutschland, Huettenberg, Germany: seasonal worker in car battery factory, responsible for setting up orders and stocking products, traveled with Regional Sales Manager to customer sites to gain knowledge of the business, ensured that stocked products were clean before being shipped to customers

d) September 2005 to July 2009, Longhorn Steakhouse (Darden Company), Buford, GA: started as host but was quickly promoted to server, consistently recognized by management for outstanding customer service as evidenced by several awards such as Most Customer Compliments, Most Side Sales etc.

e) January 2005 to September 2005, Perimeter Church, Duluth, GA: part-time custodial work at 10,000-member church while attending college (Atlanta Arts Institute), helping arrange large church functions, breaking down afterwards

f) August 2004 to January 2005, The Hooch Golf Club, Duluth, GA: part-time seasonal worker at public golf course during senior year in high school, responsible for cleaning golf carts, picking up golf balls from course, assisting patrons with various tasks