Meet the Coaching Staff
The Green Bay Glory are gearing up for their 2021 WPSL season. Not only will the team call a new venue home, but there will also be plenty of new faces on and off the field for the Glory. Optimism is high and expectations for this exciting club are even higher. Take a look at the staff that will help make this season Glorious on the field!
Coach Chad and his staff are positioned to make a big step forward from year one to this season. Thanks to new additions in coaches and streamlined procedures, this 2021 coaching staff is ready to win, but most importantly, have a lot of fun.
Head Coach Chad Johnson returns for a new season, full of excitement and optimism. As he preaches to his staff consistently “Glory is just different” and Johnson aims to continue building on the solid foundation established in 2019.
Best known as Coach Chad's “second brain”, Adam will continue to focus on breaking down the game from an analytical point of view. When players leave the match, they will come straight to Winters who will walk through their performance, and pass along information to ready them to reenter the game better than when they left it. His biggest role will come at halftime, along with Bree, will run vital player discussion and refocus them for the second half.
Returning to the sidelines for another season, Bree Rezacheck will focus specifically on player production and overall awareness of how each player on the field is progressing during matches. From injury spotting to lineup changes, Rezcheck plays a vital role in making certain the eleven players on the field for the Glory are prepared, focused, and at the top of their game.
New to the coaching staff, Arikan brings years of experience coaching at both the local and professional levels. “He brings a professional polish to our training sessions, and players are attracted to the way he leads and coaches,” says coach Chad. Rahmi will focus mainly on bringing out the best in each player during training and carrying over the lessons taught into matches. He will continue to help Glory play the beautiful game in a way that will impress fans every match.
Another familiar face rejoining the Glory coaching staff is Patrick Birder. Similar to Rahmi, Birder brings a contagious presence to the coaching staff that players flock to and desire to be around. He aims to match with and enhance the training style of Arikan and pairs will Rahmi on game days to carry out the direction of Coach Chad’s game plan.
Better known as “Big Cat”, Mike Vesley brings his unique goalkeeping experience to the Glory staff. Working with three goalkeepers this season, Vesley says he cannot wait for the experience to provide stability and consistency between the posts for the Glory.