Goalgetters United Soccer Club started over 25 years ago to bring soccer to all ages and skill levels in our community. It has been an amazing success. However, as our soccer community has grown, so has the need to evolve into a club with broader reach and bigger goals. With that in mind, the Goalgetters of Manitowoc Inc. Board of Directors made the decision in June of 2021 to re-brand our club to Manitowoc FC to match this new vision. Although we expect this change to bring new levels of success to our club over time, we will always offer soccer to the young and old, skilled and new to the sport and to players of every economic background.
New uniforms, updated program offerings and coach/player development will all be a part of this updated club structure along with our continued affiliation with Lakeshore United FC. We want to grow our Community/Rec Soccer program and also our Select Program so we can begin to compete at the State of Wisconsin level. Manitowoc FC is a volunteer organization which encourages community/family participation to help foster growth and development of our members within the environment of soccer.
We continuously emphasize skill development, personal improvement, teamwork, respect, sportsmanship and commitment during our coaching sessions and throughout the season. Manitowoc FC values and promotes continuing soccer education, fair and competitive play, leadership development, good sportsmanship and strives to generate a love for the "beautiful game".
Chris is married to Laura and together they have four daughters (ages 17 - 21) along with the family favorite Dachshund, "Maddi". Chris began his love for the game when he was six and continued to play over the next 30+ years for various Select and Majors teams here in Wisconsin. He has been coaching since 1992 working with young men and women ages 9 - 19 at the following clubs: North Shore, Milwaukee Sport Club, Wauwatosa Kickers, De Pere Select and Lakeshore United FC. Chris currently holds a National D license and continues to educate himself with various Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) programs and training. He recently took on the responsibility of Varsity Head Coach @ Roncalli leading the Varsity programs. Chris feels very blessed to have been a part of the Boy's Division 2 State Title. This is an experience that he and his family will never forget. He brings his passion for the game, as well as a love of coaching to the Manitowoc FC in hopes to add Manitowoc as a destination for players of all skill levels.