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Tony Deakin

Tony is a member of our full-time coaching staff and has worked with our club since 2013.

He grew up in Oldham, England and studied at Hop Wood Hall College before moving to the U.S and earning his bachelors degree in Sports Management from Davenport University.

He currently holds his USSF B license and is a certified NASM personal trainer, NASM Youth Exercise Specialist, and Kickboxing CLP Fitness Manager.

Tony has coached for Flagtree Academy in Australia and is currently the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer coach at Aquinas College.

Tony played with Oldham Boro in England then played 4 years of collegiate soccer at Davenport University where he was an all American. He then played two years of semi-professional soccer for the Cringila Lions in Australia.  He also captained GRFC for 4 years. Tony is currently playing with BIH.

Tony currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife Amanda and his son and has a baby girl on the way.

Tony Deakin

Phone: 616-375-4559