Staff

Men's Team

George Moni
Head Coach

Moni, who has led the Boys in Blue since the inaugural 2015 campaign, has an 18-7-7 record in all competitions.  He led GRFC to a National Premier Soccer League Midwest Western Conference championship in 2016 as well as winning the first playoff game in club history with a win over Indy Eleven in July.  With that win, GRFC qualified for the US Open Cup which starts in May of 2017.
“I am happy and privileged to continue as the GRFC Head Coach for the 2017 season” said Moni. “The past two seasons have been outstanding and overwhelming. Our work was filled with joy, excitement and a great sense of accomplishment on and off the soccer field. The ownership, fans, coaching staff, and I have built a strong team and a solid foundation for many years to come. Entering the third year as the Head Coach, I am looking forward to continuing the past success and work harder to make GRFC a power house not only regionally but compete to win the NPSL in 2017”.

Steve Herdsman
First Assistant Coach

Herdsman, who is the head coach at Cornerstone University, will serve as George Moni’s first assistant during the 2017 campaign.
“I am excited to be back for the 2017 season” said Herdsman.  “The progress we made during the 2016 campaign was impressive and to be a part of the soccer community at this level makes me proud. I enjoy working with the staff, coaches, and high level players in the squad. I look forward to the growth of the club and can’t wait to be back at Houseman in front of our fans and the atmosphere they create”.

James Gilpin
Goalkeeper Coach

Gilpin, who coaches full time for Midwest United and is an assistant coach for the Davenport Women’s program, enters he third season with the Boys in Blue.
“I am very proud and excited to continue with Grand Rapids Football Club” said Gilpin.  The club has continued to go from strength to strength and that is down to the fantastic foundation laid by the owners, staff, players and supporters. Collectively, we strive to field a team that the city of Grand Rapids can be very proud of and I cannot wait for the 2017 season to begin so we can push on from where we left of last year”!

Women's Team

Lewis Robinson
Head Coach

Robinson, who is originally from Newcastle, England, was the Associate Head Coach of our Men’s team during the National Premier Soccer LeagueConference Championship 2016 season.  He has won 7 State Cups at the youth level, and also won a National Championship with his @Midwest United FC U15 Girls last summer.  He has a USSF “A” license and an FA Level 1 Badge.
“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead GRFC Women into their first season” said Robinson.  “We are really looking forward to giving elite level female players a place to train, play, and showcase their talents for our City this summer. West Michigan has a great population of talented female players, including several US Youth National Team players that we look forward to including in our team. The team will be a fantastic expansion for the club and a great step forward for West Michigan Soccer. We look forward to getting to work and putting together a quality team that that our GRFC community can enjoy watching and supporting!”

Rob Cheyne
First Assistant
Cheyne, who has been named the first assistant, is originally from Liverpool and holds a USSF “A” License.  He currently works as a director for Midwest United.
Brent Kowalski
Assistant Coach
Kowalski will serve as an assistant coach and holds a USSF “B” license.  He has coaching experience with Lakeshore Premier SC and Muskegon Community College.
Will Morlock
Assistant Coach

Morlock, who will work with the goalkeepers, played at Hope College and has coaching experience with Lakeshore Premier SC and Heart Soccer Academy.