|Kyle is a very familiar and well-known face within the metro Detroit soccer community due to his exploits on and off the field and sidelines as the top goalscorer in AFC Ann Arbor's history, as well as his coaching ability. Kyle bring's a wealth of soccer knowledge from his time as a player both playing NCAA Division 1 soccer in West Virginia and in the NPSL for AFC Ann Arbor, as well as from his time coaching at Lawrence Tech University and Canton Soccer Club. Director Ashley Wormall said “Kyle is someone who I’ve been trying to get into the organization for a number of years and am delighted to finally get someone of his ability. He has a lot of people vying to get him to their staff and it's a real coup for the club to bring him in. He’s someone who will be a huge asset to the continued growth of Michigan Thunder with his knowledge, ideas and drive that he has for continued improvement in everything he does. He has the methodology, ideas, and determination which will help the continued development of our girls and Academy program which coach Paris has done a great job with over the past 2 years. Coach Paris will be missed by all but I couldn’t ask for a better replacement, I know Kyle will be a huge success at the club!”
Kyle will be joining Michigan Thunder FC, having previously been a staff coach for the Canton Celtic Soccer Club. He has also spent the last two years as the assistant head coach at Lawrence Tech University's Men's Soccer program where he has also been the head coach of the reserve team. Kyle helped coach Lawrence Tech to their best ever finish in school history in 2017 when they came up just short as conference runners-up.
Kyle playing history speak for itself, having spent the last 2 seasons with NPSL side AFC Ann Arbor becoming the top goalscorer in the clubs history. He has also played at Toledo United FC and Ocala Stampede in Florida where he won two division championships and one conference championship. Kyle has also previously played NCAA Division 1 soccer at Liberty University in Virginia where he won a Big South Conference championship in 2011 and finished as the team’s leading goal scorer in 2012. Kyle played for Canton High School and grew up in the Plymouth-Canton area.
Please join us in welcoming coach Kyle Breitmeyer to the Michigan Thunder family!