Midland Soccer Club

Technical Director

George Hageage

Technical Director

George Hageage is the Technical Director of the Midland Soccer Club.  He comes to Midland after 17 years coaching at the NCAA Division I level and brings with him 33 years of youth coaching experience including 2 former club directorships, State ODP Head Coaching expeience and is a current Academy Staff member for the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA).

Coach Hageage's primary focus is making MSC a club modeled on player development.  This model features a comprehensive curriculum that runs through the entire club, tying together the Recreation program with the Fusion/ Select program, to create an atmosphere that is optimal for player development on the pitch and off.

George's Bio

Coaching/ Club Directorship Experience

  • Michigan State Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year 2017
  • 17 years as a Division I women's coach (14 years as a head coach)
    • Eastern Washington University 2000-2014
    • University of Toledo 1997-1999
  • Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year 2004
  • 33 years as a club coach
    • Spokane Shadow
      • State Cup Champion - Girls U16 ('96), 2013
    • River City SC
      • Director
    • Co-DOC- Blaze Soccer, Toledo Ohio (became GTFC)
    • Pacesetter Soccer Club
      • Lake Erie Champions - Boys U17, U18, 1993-94
  • Ohio - North ODP NW District Coach 1998 - 2000
  • Ohio- North ODP State Team Coach 1998-2000
  • United Soccer Coaches Academy Staff (2006 - present)
  • NSCAA Region 12 Director (2004 - 2010)
  • Author of "Building a Succesful Soccer Program"

Education

  • M. Ed. University of Toledo
  • Master Diploma - NSCAA
  • Premier Diploma with distinction - NSCAA
  • Advanced National Diploma with distinction- NSCAA
  • National Diploma- NSCAA
  • Director of Coaching Diploma - NSCAA
  • National Goalkeeping Diploma- NSCAA
  • League Managers Association- Certificate, Building a Winning Culture
  • Celtic FC Development Certificate
  • US Soccer "D" License
  • US Soccer C License