Coach Profile:
Andy Wagstaff
 

Andy starting playing soccer at a very young age in his native England. Andy was part of a very select group of youth players in England to sign both a schoolboy contract and then a two-year apprentice professional contract at Huddersfield Town AFC and Bury FC in England. At the age of eighteen, Andy was offered a chance to move to the USA and play collegiate soccer.  During his four year career at Oakland University Andy earned a bachelors degree in Psychology and  minor in Sociology.

Andy signed a professional contract to play for the Detroit Neon and then the Detroit Rockers.  During his professional playing career Andy began a successful coaching career that started as Youth Coach for Bloomfield Force (ForceFC) and then assistant coach of the Oakland University Womens soccer program. Andy became the Director of Coaching for Bloomfield Force in 1995 and is presently the club's General Manager.  His experience as a player and as a coach along with his passion and commitment was the foundation for the club then and now. 

Andy has great coaching success at the high school and club levels. He led the ‘89 Force Girls to two consecutive National Championships in 2007 and 2008, the only Michigan soccer team to ever do so. He also led the '90 Force Boys to the Michigan state championships in 2008.  At the high school level, Andy managed to win the MHSAA State Championships with Bloomfield Hills-Lahser Boys in 1999 and was a runner up in 2002.  During that time, Andy was traveling to the UK to work for Liverpool Football Club community in football program as well as with Bolton Wanderers as their U10 Boys academy coach.  He continued his education by achieving a post graduate certificate in Sports Psychology from Liverpool-John Moores University and completed the UEFA 'B' Coaching License.  Andy holds a USSF ‘A' License and is about to enter Part II of the UEFA ‘A' license in the UK.  Other awards that Andy has received include the 1999 MHSAA District coach of the year, 2006 Michigan Girls Competitive Coach of the Year, 2006 Michigan Youth Competitive Coach of the Year and the 2007 NSCAA Midwest Regional Girls Coach of the Year. Andy was also the assistant coach to the most successful Men's PDL team in history, the Michigan Bucks in 2010 and 2012. 

In 2011, Andy was named Assistant Coach for the University of Michigan Men's Soccer team and is now entering his 3rd year as men's assistant coach at Oakland University. These impressive credentials are only a few reasons that the Force is excited to have Andy as General Manager of the Force FC.

Coaching Qualifications: 

USSF National ‘A’ License

UEFA "B" License

currently completing Part II of the prestiguos UEFA "A" License


Roles with Force: 

Force General Manager and Owner


email Andy

Cell: 248-790-9226