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.
Lambeck joined GTFC Impact in 2021 after two years as Head Coach for men's soccer at McMurray University, Prior to McM, he spent three seasons as an assistant for the University of the Ozarks men's soccer program. Primarily working with goalkeepers, Lambeck helped develop 20 All-Conference players in his three seasons at Ozarks. Goalkeepers earned those honors in 2016 and 2018. Prior to his stint with Ozarks, Lambeck spent three years as the assistant men's soccer coach at his alma mater Wittenberg University, as well as one season as an assistant coach for the women's program at the University of Akron. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Lambeck coached numerous soccer camps in Ohio, served as the head coach and Director of Goalkeeping for Club Ohio Football Club, as well as the Director of Goalkeeping and Youth Academy Director for the Arkansas Valley Soccer Association. Lambeck graduated from Wittenberg with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2012, earned his Masters of Sports Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2019 and is also a certified strength and conditioning coach.
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.
Sean was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and a 1995 graduate of Elida High School He began is coaching career as a volunteer coach in 1997. As a player, Sean was a goal keeper and has his goal keeper coaching license. Having been involved in club soccer for many years, Sean has coached for clubs in the Lima area including West Central United, AC Elite, and spent ten years coaching for Ohio Extreme Soccer Club. In 2019, Sean joined GTFC and became the director of our Bluffton Teams. Sean will be joining the staff at Shawnee High School as an assistant coach on for the boys team in the fall of 2021.