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Stuart Collins (Executive Director of Coaching)

Stuart Collins joins the Michigan Fire Juniors staff for the 2018 season. Stuart has assumed the clubs role as Executive Director of Coaching after transitioning over as owner and technical director of Vardar Grand Rapids. 

Stuart who is from Cork, Republic of Ireland has played at a very high level, played for Davenport University, currently captains the Muskegon Risers soccer team and has coached since 2004 with an impressive coaching profile: FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Soccer School (2006-2009), Kennedy Cup (ODP Equivalent) Selector and Evaluator (2008), Vardar West Staff Coach (2010-2012), Vardar West Technical Director (2012-2016), Vardar Grand Rapids Owner/Technical Director (2016-2018) and Michigan State ODP 03 Coach.

Stuart is also a part of Davenport University men’s soccer program who have successfully won multiple WHAC NAIA collegiate titles, a National Title and most recently NCAA GLIAC men’s conference title.