Mike spent his childhood playing club soccer in the Toledo area before attending St. John’s Jesuit High School. After graduating from SJJ in 1991 he attended Miami University for one year before returning to the area to complete his undergraduate work at the University of Toledo. In 1996 Mike was instrumental in forming the Greater Toledo Futbol Club where he has been the Executive Director since 1997. In addition to his role with GTFC he has been an Ohio North State Team coach for several years and was the assistant varsity coach at Notre Dame Academy for two years. With strong roots in Northwest Ohio Mike continues to be the core of the most stable and consistent coaching staff in the area.
Mike is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He played youth and club soccer before graduating from Colerain High School. He furthered his career as a 4-year player at the University of Findlay, where he graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in AYA Social Studies and History. Mike continued his education by earning his Master's Degree in Education. While obtaining his master’s degree, he served as the assistant coach for the University of Findlay men's team. Mike has been coaching club and high school soccer in Northwest Ohio for 11 years and was previously the Director of Coaching for Ohio Extreme before joining GTFC Impact.
Dean Joseph was born in Durban South Africa and played club soccer for Virgina United. He was the player coach at Northlands Boys High his senior year of high school. Post-grad, he was selected for senior provincial team in 1990 where he then went on to play professionally for Stella FC and African Wanderers FC prior to coming to the United States on scholarship to William Carey College in Mississippi. In 1994, Joseph transferred to Tiffin University graduating with a Bachelor's degree on Sport Management and Marketing. His coaching career in Toledo originally began at the Toledo Celtics, GTFC, and Pacesetter throughout the 1990's. In 2000, he became the Director of Coaching at Jackson Futbol Club before moving on to start a college program at Mississippi Valley State. After 12 years in college coaching and stops at Jackson State and University of Louisiana Monroe, Joseph began coaching at Northwest Rankin High. While at Northwest Rankin, he founded and formed the International Futbol Club and was a Director of Coaching working with the academy and college recruitment. In 2020 Dean Joseph was hired by Tiffin University to head up the women's soccer program until he reunited with the GTFC Impact family as the Girls Program Director of Coaching in 2021.
Ryan Otten is from Brookfield, Wisconsin. He played youth and club soccer before graduating from Brookfield High School. He attended & graduated Calvin College with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical and Health Education. After graduating college, he served as the varsity head coach of Sussex Hamilton HS and New Berlin West High School (leading them to their first conference championship in 25 years). He continued to progress as a coach, and became an assistant at Cardinal Stritch University for both the men's & women's program (where the men won back to back conference titles). Ryan then made the jump into club full-time, as a director of coaching at Ohio Extreme SC for both boys and girls. He quickly advanced to be the Girls Director of Coaching at Sporting Springfield (MLS Sporting KC affiliate), where they produced a first girls state championship for the club and first non-Kansas City or non-St. Louis club to do so. Finally, he moved back to his roots turning the Youth Program around as the Youth Director at FC Wisconsin (top 100 club in US in 2021). He has over 30 years of playing and coaching experience.
Mark Batman enters his 17th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern women’s soccer program as just the fourth head coach in program history. He holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma and is in his fourth year as a trainer at the United States Women's National Team Training Center, where he helps identify talent for the U.S. Women's National Team. His duties have included hosting practices throughout the region for elite soccer players and identifying potential national team players.
Brandon played college soccer at Bowling Green State University. Brandon has coached for Revere high school, Pennine United and was the Director of Coaching for RSC. Brandon moved to Perrysburg in 2014 and became the head boys coach for Perrysburg High School. Brandon currently is the Director of Goalkeeping for GTFC and is a GTFC boys team coach.