• Sporting & Academy Director Dutch Eredivisie
• Academy Coach U19 – U12
• KNVB Coach Instructor
• Former P.E. Teacher
• Bachelor in Education (PE)
• Master in Sports Directorship Student
After finishing his VWO diploma, Dennis followed his sportive roots via the Academic for Sportstudies where he finished and received his Bachelor’s degree in education. Dennis has worked at a PE teacher and tutor for ten years. His talent and passion for football made him decide to move on from teaching. He worked for the professional football clubs, PEC Zwolle, FC Twente, but reached the top of the football piramide when he became the Technical Manager for Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie.
Dennis has an inner ambition, based on the ‘Holistic Approach’ to not only help footballers, but young people in general and educate them. He visited and learned a lot from his visits to football academies all over the world and has developed a clear vision when it comes to ‘High Performance’ and ‘Personal Development’.
To set personal goals, ambition, self-discipline, pushing boundaries, resilience and the ability to reflect are important characteristics for ‘Personal Grow’. He is currently a Master’s degree student in Manchester and is experiencing the benefits to be part of an International University and is enjoying the personal growth.