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Director of Coaching & Player Development

Akin Falade

Director of Coaching

Phone: 651-278-8733


Akin is thrilled to have been appointed Director of Coaching for the club and is excited to bolster the Holistic development program already established. His ultimate objective is for BVU to become synonymous with the best youth soccer experience a child can have.

Akin’s mission as a coach and director is to create a positive and supportive environment in which coaches, players, and families can build positive relationships and foster self-development. Through collaborative and guided activities, Akin works to promote inclusivity, a growth mindset, and overall growth within the community.

Coaching Licensure

  • United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches High School Diploma
  • USSF National 'Youth' License
  • United Soccer Coaches 7v7 and 9v9 Diplomas

Additional Education & Certificates

  • Doctor of Business Administration - St. Mary's University (2022)
  • Masters of International Marketing - Hult International Business School (2015)
  • BA, Digital Arts and Photography - Minnesota-Duluth (2013) 

Coaching Highlights

  • PACT Charter School Boys Varsity Head Coach, 2021-22
  • Fusion Soccer Club Team Coach (Girls U11/U16), 2017-22
  • St Paul Academy Asst. Girls Soccer Coach, 2018-21
  • White Bear Lake Soccer Club Team Coach, 2014
  • East Ridge High School Girls B Squad Coach, 2013
  • Duluth East High School Boys Assistant Coach, 2010-12
  • East Select Soccer Club Team Coach (Boys U9), 2010-11