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Luke Ruff

Luke is joining Midwest United FC for the 2019/20 season as our Age Group Director of U16-19 Boys.  He grew up in Bradford, England and comes to us with 11 years of coaching experience.

  • Aquinas College- Head Coach
  • Saginaw Valley State University- Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Northwood University- Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach   
  • Nationals Soccer Club- Director of Coaching   
  • Premier Soccer Group- Director of Coaching    
  • Michigan State Youth Soccer Association- ODP Coach                 

He is currently taking the USSF National C course.  Has already earned the following:

  • USSF National D
  • USSF National E
  • Diploma in football coaching 
  • FA Level 2
  • FA Level 1

Luke's collegiate coaching Achievements:

Saginaw Valley State University NCAA Division 2     

2018                                                                            

  • NCAA Sweet Sixteen 
  • Freshman Of The Year
  • Defensive Player Of The Year
  • Six All-Conference Players
  • Three All-Region Players

2017

  • GLIAC Tournament Runners Up                                                                     
  • NCAA First Round
  • Goalkeeper Of The Year
  • Freshman Of The Year
  • Nine All-Conference Players
  • Four All-Region Players

2016

  • GLIAC Champions 
  • GLIAC Tournament Runners Up
  • NCAA First Round
  • Two Academic All Americans
  • Two Daktronics All Americans
  • Six All-Conference Players
  • Four All-Region Players

Coaching at Northwood University NCAA Division 2

2015     

  • GLIAC Champions 
  • GLIAC Tournament Champions 
  • NCAA Regional Runners Up 
  • Two Academic All Americans
  • Two Daktronics All Americans
  • Six All-Conference Players
  • Four All-Region Players

2014

  • GLIAC Tournament Champions      
  • NCAA Second Round
  • 2 Academic All Americans
  • 1 Daktronics All Americans
  • 2 All-Region Players
  • Collegiate Playing Career:

While playing at  Northwood University NCAA Division 2 

2013   

  • GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year                  
  • 1st Team All GLIAC
  • 1st Team All-Region NSCAA
  • 1st Team All-Region Daktronics 

2012

  • 1st Team All GLIAC     
  • 3rd Team All-Region NSCAA

2011

  • 2nd Team All GLIAC

Last but not least he is married to Mallory!

Luke Ruff