Olympiacos Soccer Club Kitchener Coaches

Our Coaches

Club President

Michael Dogantzis is a first generation Greek Canadian. Michael was born in Montreal in 1975 before moving with his family back to Greece. Michael played his youth soccer in the city of Sparta where his love of Olympiacos was formed. A gifted player, Michael ended up playing professionally for 1 season in Bari, Italy before suffering a career ending injury. Michael moved to Canada in 2000 and settled in the Waterloo Region with his wife Betty and their 2 sons. Mike's passion for soccer and love of Olympiacos FC never left him, and after building a very successful business, he made the decision to commit himself to bringing Olympiacos to the Kitchener - Waterloo Region.

Our Team

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Coach Chidiebube Emenonye

Technical Director / Coach of U18 I-Model, U17 I-Model ( National B )

Chidiebube Emenonye, also known as Chidi, is a highly qualified and experienced football coach with over a decade of expertise. He also has several qualifications, including; Mexican Pro License, Canada Soccer National B, and UEFA C. With a dynamic approach and a professional license, he has successfully coached teams in Mexico, the USA, and Canada.

Chidi excels in identifying and nurturing young talent, guiding them to professional levels. He is adept at motivating players, building strong connections, and educating them to reach their full potential. Committed to achieving club objectives, he favors a high-tempo, possession-based style of play.

Chidi is also fluent in the following languages; English, Spanish, Igbo, German.

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Coach Edi Gazdic

U12B Team Coach ( UEFA C)

Coach Edi, with professional experience at Syrianska FC and semi-professional stints at SC Waterloo in the CSL, boasts a diverse soccer background. Having represented Conestoga College and local REP soccer, he brings over 5 years of coaching expertise to Olympiacos, now in his second season. Edi's profound grasp of the game equips him to mentor and develop players adeptly.

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Coach Santiago Torres

U11 & U15 Coach( National B)

Coach Santiago, with over 5 years of coaching experience in Colombia and Canada, holds a Canadian C license and is on track to pursue his B license. His expertise lies in developing players aged 12 to 16 to their fullest potential. Armed with a Canadian degree in Sports Management and a Law degree from Colombia, Santiago's unique background and strong work ethic make him an invaluable asset to any club.

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Coach Abdulbasad Noor

U6/7/8 Coach ( National C "on going")

Coach Abdulbasad brings two years of coaching experience and a lifelong passion for soccer. With a background playing for Football United Academy, BVB Waterloo, FFTW, and the KW Somali team, he possesses a deep understanding of the game. Abdul has coached various youth teams, including BVB U3-12, Sunnydale FC U12 and U16, and currently, he coaches Olympiacos U6-9. His ability to connect with players and tailor coaching to their individual needs makes him an exceptional mentor.

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