Coaches

Meet some of our Polonia Coaches – Fall 2020 !!


Director of Coaching

President & Coaching Executive


DAN STADLER

Certification:

  • USSF National C License

Current Role:

  • Polonia President & Executive Director
  • Polonia 2003 Girls Head Coach
  • Polonia 2004 Girls Head Coach (MRL 1st Div)
  • Polonia 2005 Girls Head Coach (MRL 1st Div)

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • Assistant for Marquette University Men’s Team (1993)
  • Head Coach for Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (1988-1995 winning two State Championships)

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia Men’s Team
  • Milwaukee Wave
  • Marquette University
  • Milwaukee Technical and Trade High School

Personal:

Dan was born into a soccer family. He father Stanislaw’ is an original founding member of Polonia Sport Club back in 1950. Stadler brothers, cousins, nephews and nieces played/play club soccer, college and nephew Andrew currently plays professional soccer in Sweden.

Dan is a 50-year member of Polonia Sport Club. This is where Dan started his passion for the great game of soccer as a youth player. Dan coached Polonia youth teams in the 1980’s and 1990’s and took a few years off while living in Seattle WA area. Dan came back to Polonia in 2009 as a coach and in 2010 took over as President of Polonia Youth Soccer Club.

Dan was a four-year letter winner at Milwaukee Technical & Trade High School, earning All-State honors all four seasons. He went on to play collegiately for Marquette University Warriors, where he was team captain, MVP and earned All Collegiate honors. Dan signed on with Milwaukee Wave but after a few months his Engineering career took precedence. Dan has played on numerous Olympic Sports Festival Teams. He started as a youth player for Polonia and has played on Polonia Men’s team for 20 years.

Dan holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Marquette University. He is native of Milwaukee and currently lives in Muskego with his wife Bonnie who runs the Youth side of Polonia.  Their daughters Jacqueline and Natalia play for the Club as well. 


Coaching Staff


JOSH YANKE

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2010 Boys Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia Soccer Club O35 Men’s Team
  • Polonia Majors from 1997-2008
  • Cudahy High School

Personal:

Josh grew up in Cudahy playing soccer at Cudahy High School as a four-year starter. He earned all-conference honors as both a junior and a senior. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison and served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard for six years. Josh has three children Olivia, Liam and Violet who all play soccer at Polonia. His wife Meredith is also active in Polonia Youth Soccer. Coach Josh has been coaching with Polonia since 2012.


DANNY FUENTES

Certification:

  • USSF National E License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2009 Girls Head Coach
  • Polonia Little Eagles Micro Soccer Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • Assistant Boys Varsity Coach, St Cloud Tech High School (MN)
  • Assistant Boys Varsity Coach, St Cloud Cathedral High School (MN)

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia Soccer Club O35 Men’s Team
  • Croatian Eagles Soccer Club Majors and Reserves
  • Aztec Warriors Soccer Club Majors and Reserves

Personal:

Danny has been with the Polonia Soccer Club organization since 2016 coaching his daughter Grace and son Isaiah since Micro’s. He feels that soccer provides a unique bonding opportunity for him and his family to enjoy time together. Danny credits his father for showing him the opportunities that soccer could bring and all the life lessons that can be learned.


DOMINIC KASTEN

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2008 Girls Head Coach
  • Polonia 2012 Girls Head Coach

Coaching & Playing Experience:

  • Various indoor and outdoor leagues
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • Whitnall High School Varsity

Personal:

Dominic has coached with Polonia since 2015. He grew up in Greenfield, attending Whitnall High School, where he earned all-state honors in soccer as a senior. He was a multi-sport athlete, playing soccer, wrestling and football (kicker), and earned all-conference, both as a junior and senior, in all three sports. In 2000, at UW Oshkosh, his soccer team advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Dominic currently lives in Greenfield with his wife Jessica and children Aubrey, Aiden and Autumn.


ERIN LUBARSKY

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2008 Boys Head Coach
  • Polonia 2005 Girls Assist Coach
  • Wisconsin Youth Soccer Olympic Development (ODP)

Coaching Experience:

  • Muskego Kickers
  • Kickers Winter Academy Training program

Playing Experience:

  • Women’s Soccer Club (WSC)

Personal:

Coach Erin has been playing soccer for over 20 years. Coach Erin lives in Muskego with her husband Eric and their two children who both play with Polonia.


RICH HUTCHINS

Certification:

  • USSF D License

Current Role:

  • Assistant Coach: 2006 Girls Red (MRL Premier Level I)
  • Technical Training Manager
  • Tryout Session Coordinator

Coaching Experience:

  • Head Coach: U6-U11 Girls
  • Assistant Coach: U12-U15 Girls
  • Soccer Camps: U6-U16 Boys and Girls
  • High School Training Sessions

Playing Experience:

  • State Select teams
  • Lewis University
  • Rockford Guilford High School

Personal:

Rich grew up playing club soccer in Rockford, IL and the Chicago suburban area leagues. His early coaches groomed him to play any and all positions, which helped him get selected to “State Select” teams (pre-ODP) and the early beginnings of the ODP program. He was a three-year varsity player at Rockford Guilford high school where he was a two-time captain and earned honors for all-Conference, all-Sectional and High School Player of the year for the NIC10 Conference. After high school, he played his collegiate career at Lewis University while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He was a four-year starter, two-time captain and earned honors for all-Conference (twice) and all-Midwest Region his Senior year. After graduating from college, Rich had the honor of training and trying out for 2nd division teams in Scotland under the guidance of a Sheffield United F.C. legend. After returning to the States, he hung up his competitive boots due to injuries and trying to establish his career within Business Intelligence, which eventually moved him to Wisconsin in 1996.

Rich had the honor of being trained by numerous USSF A licensed and professional coaches throughout his playing career. He attributes his playing success and coaching philosophy to all of his fantastic coaches and role models. They did more for him than teaching the game. They taught life lessons on how to deal with adverse conditions and use problem solving skills to find a solution – both individually and as a team.

Early on, Rich dabbled in coaching by helping his coaching friends with high school teams and coaching at summer camps. He really didn’t take to coaching seriously until his daughters started playing and he realized that he had a lot to offer. He has a passion to share what he learned from his experiences and pay it forward to the next generation of players. He focuses on how players can get better – both as a player and as a person.

Rich is a huge advocate for the basics and technique and realized that his previous coaches had helped him set the tone for his coaching philosophy – attitude, first touch and game speed. He knows that making mistakes is part of the game and part of life. He teaches the kids how to pick themselves up after a mistake and tries to always keep them moving forward.


JOSH SEVERSON

Certification:

  • USSF National D License
  • United Soccer Coaches Advanced Youth
  • United Soccer Coaches Mental Game

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2012 Boys Head Coach
  • Polonia 2008 Girls Assist Coach
  • Polonia Youth Academy Manager

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all ages including U6 and Micro Soccer
  • Recreational soccer through college

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia’s Men’s Team
  • Lawrence University
  • Kaukauna High School

Personal:

Josh played soccer for Kaukauna High School as a three-year starter and was part of the first team, All-Conference. At Laurence University he was a four-year letter winner. Josh lives in Franklin with his family. His wife Heather is also a Polonia coach, and his three children all play for the club.


HEATHER DRUMM

Certification:

  • Grassroots 4v4 Coaching License
  • Grassroots 7v7 Coaching License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2010 Girls Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia U6, U7/8 and U9 Girls
  • Assistant Coach Hilliard Darby High School (Ohio)
  • Recreational Soccer

Playing Experience:

  • Women’s Co-Ed Teams in Chicago
  • High School in Chicago

Personal:

Heather has been playing soccer since a young age. She has coached recreational soccer and was the Assistant Coach for the Girls Varsity soccer team at Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, OH for three years. Heather lives with her family in Franklin. Her husband Josh is also a Polonia coach, and her three children all play for Polonia.


JEROD KRUSZKA

Certification:

  • USSF National D License
  • United Soccer Coaches Advanced Youth Coach
  • United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Futsal

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2011 Boys Head Coach
  • Polonia 2007 Girls Assist Coach
  • Polonia Field Scheduler

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • Muskego Kickers

Playing Experience:

  • Basketball, football and tennis for Germantown High School

Personal:

Jerod works in IT. When he’s not coaching or working you can find him up north wakeboarding and/or water-skiing with his wife and three kids Evelyn, Elaina and Grant. All three of his children play soccer for Polonia.


JOSé FUENTES

Certification:

  • USSF National D License
  • USSF National E License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2010 Girls Coach
  • Polonia HS Girls Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • New Berlin Soccer Club (2006-2012)

Playing Experience:

  • Croatian Eagles
  • United Serbians
  • Club Latino
  • UW-Whitewater
  • South Division High School

Personal:

José emphasis on the fundamentals of soccer. Concentrating on the technical aspects of the game.  He has a strong dedication in seeing a youth develop and mature their soccer knowledge.


Ricardo Vidal

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2007 Girls White Head Coach
  • Polonia 2001-2002 HS Girls Coach
  • Polonia HS Girls Goalkeeper Coach

Coaching & Playing Experience:

  • Polonia HS Girls
  • Polonia Adult Team
  • High School and College Soccer in Mexico

Personal:

Ricardo is from Mexico where he played soccer throughout high school and college. Playing for Polonia as an adult, his team won the 1st Division Championship in 2011. Currently Ricardo works as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Milwaukee Wave. He has coached numerous tournaments around the Wisconsin area and Illinois. Some of his most memorable accomplishments with the club were qualifying for the state cup in 2013 and 2014 with a U17/18 Girls team. Also, winning back to back championships for Select B in 2016 and Select A in 2017 with the U18/19 Girls team. In 2018, his U18/19 Girls team tied with points at the top of the group in the First Division State. Ricardo has been with Polonia since 2008.


NATE JANISZEWSKI

Certification:

  • US Soccer Grassroots Courses
  • Grassroots 11v11 license

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2006 Boys Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia 2006 Boys Head Coach
  • Recreation Teams
  • Parochial Leagues

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia Soccer Club

Personal:

Nate has been coaching in either an assistant or lead role since 2014. He has two sons that have played and are currently playing for the club.


ANDY WOJTANOWSKI

Certification:

  • Y2 license
  • USSF National E License Certification Classes

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2005 Girls White Head Coach
  • Polonia Director of Field Maintenance

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia 2005 Girls Coach
  • Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
  • Franklin Recreational Soccer

Personal:

Andy has coached at Polonia since 2016. He lives in Franklin with his wife and two daughters. Andy absolutely loves teaching sportsmanship and fundamentals to all of his players!


NATE PETASEK

Certification:

  • Compliant 2 Status with WYSA
  • Grassroots Modules 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2008 Girls White Head Coach
  • Polonia 2011 Boys Assist Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • Milwaukee Kickers

Playing Experience:

  • Notre Dame Academy
  • Green Bay Lightning Club Soccer

Personal:

Nate has coached with Polonia since 2017. He previously spent six years with the Milwaukee Kickers. He was born and raised in Green Bay and currently lives in Muskego with his wife Sheila and children Grace, William and Lucas.


TOM ANTHOLINE

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2006 Girls White Head Coach
  • Polonia HS Boys Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia Soccer Club (since 2011)
  • SC Waukesha
  • Milwaukee Kickers (Tosa Kickers) 

Playing Experience:

  • Polonia S.C.; Madison United
  • St. Norbert College
  • Greendale High School

DAVID KANE

Certification:

  • USSF National E License
  • USSF Goalkeeping Level 1

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2002 Girls Head Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia HS Girls Assist Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Serbian S.C. Reserves
  • UW-Eau Claire Men’s Varsity Soccer
  • DePere Rapids S.C.

Personal:

Dave has been coaching soccer for more than 15 years, and has been with Polonia S.C. since 2013 assisting with various girl’s teams. His coaching philosophy is to educate and prepare children for competition and for life by instilling a love for the game, teaching skills and tactics, good sportsmanship and developing competitive spirit. “There is no other feeling quite like helping young athletes develop and succeed.”


MIKE BRINDOWSKI

Certification:

  • Y1 license
  • Grassroots 11v11 license

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2005-06-07 Girls Coach
  • Polonia 2008-09 Girls Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia all age levels
  • Milwaukee Kickers

Playing Experience:

  • Catholic Memorial High School

Personal:

Mike started coaching at Polonia in 2018. Prior to starting with Polonia, Mike spent five years, and continues, coaching youth soccer with the Milwaukee Kickers. In those five years he coached both his daughters’ teams with players from U6 up to U12.


KEN AHLER

Certification:

  • USSF National D License

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2005 Boys Head Coach

Coaching & Playing Experience:

  • Polonia 2005 Boys Head Coach
  • Milwaukee Kickers

Personal:

Ken grew up on the southside of Milwaukee, having played with Milwaukee kickers his entire youth soccer career. Ken went to college at UW-Madison and is currently a mechanical engineer and vice president of a local mechanical contracting firm. Ken and his wife Marta have two children, Brady and Maggie. Ken has been coaching youth soccer since 2010.


NICK JANISZEWSKI

Certification:

  • USSF 11v11 Grassroots course

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2006 Boys Assist Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Polonia 2006 Boys Assist Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Catholic Memorial High School
  • Polonia Sport Club youth soccer

Personal:

Nick currently lives in Franklin, and works at Superior Die Set Corporation of Oak Creek as a Product Engineer. He has one son, Lukas, who also plays at Polonia. Nick has coached with Polonia since 2015.


Steve Becker

Certification:

  • USSF National D License
  • Level 1 Futsal Diploma

Current Role:

  • Polonia 2005 Girls Assist Coach
  • Polonia Legal Advisor
  • Polonia Board Secretary

Coaching & Playing Experience:

  • Polonia indoor soccer, futsal and summer camps

Personal:

Steve has coached youth soccer since 2010. In 2018, his 2005 Girls White team advanced to the Regional Competition of U.S. Youth Soccer’s President’s Cup. He enjoys working with players of all skill levels to instill a love for the game.

High Level Developmental and Select Soccer