Erik was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska where he quickly developed a love for soccer. Throughout his youth career he won 4 club state championships and 1 high school state championship as a sophomore for Millard West High School on top of receiving all state awards.book with erik
Upon his move to Des Moines, Erik had a successful college career at Drake University appearing in 67/68 games in his 4 years. Growing up always being the smallest kid, he quickly learned that if he wanted to make it at the next level he would have to put in the most work. Countless hours of training gave him expertise in what it takes to train at the highest level.
Erik has a passion for developing players and instilling a mindset into them that gives them the power and belief that they can achieve anything that they want to in their lifetime as long as they are willing to put in the work. Coach Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. When he is not coaching/playing soccer he is building his brand biig Pluto to spread messages of love and self-help through his artwork.