Sid van Druenen

Sid Maurice van Druenen (born July 9, 1983 in Venray) is a former semi-professional soccer player and current coach.

Sid van Druenen
Personal information
Full name Sid Maurice van Druenen
Date of birth (1983-07-09) July 9, 1983
Place of birth Venray, Netherlands
Youth career
Years Team
1994–2000 CD Boliqueime
2000–2001 EVV
2002–2005 CD Boliqueime
Teams managed
Years Team
2009–2011 CDR Quarteirense
2012–2013 Dayton Dutch Lions FC Pro
2013–2016 Dayton Dutch Lions FC
2017 Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC
2018 Wright State University

Playing career

Van Druenen played youth and semi-professional soccer in the Netherlands for EVV and in Portugal for CD Boliqueime.[1]

Management career

Van Druenen was a youth coach at Portuguese club CDR Quarteirense between 2006 and 2011. He was also involved as a fitness coach in several semi professional teams. In the summer of 2011 he moved to the USA to work for Soccer Centers in New Jersey.[2]

In 2012, van Druenen was appointed manager of Dayton Dutch Lions W-League women's team, leading the team to a division championship and getting nominated for coach and organization of the year. In November 2013 van Druenen became the youngest Head Coach in club and league history as he took over the reins of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC's professional team that competed in the USL PRO.[3]

After taking the 2015 season off coaching, van Druenen returned to the Dayton Dutch Lions FC in 2016 as the Director of Soccer and Head Coach for the Men's team that competes in the PDL. With van Druenen at the helm the team played a very attractive brand of soccer, just missed out on qualifying for the US Open Cup and registered one of its best PDL seasons in club history.

In January 2017, van Druenen left the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and was announced as the Technical Director and Head Coach for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC. Under van Druenen's leadership the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC improved in all aspects on the field, recording the best defensive record in club history, conceding only 16 goals in 14 games and a total of 6 clean sheets.

Van Druenen joined NCAA Division I Men's Soccer program, Wright State University, as a Volunteer Assistant Coach in August of 2017. One year later van Druenen was announced as the main Assistant for the Wright State Raiders Men’s Soccer program.

The 2018 season was one of the best in school history. The Raiders finished the season with a Regular Season Championship, a 13-3-3 record and where ranked top 25 throughout the D1 college season.


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  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2014-01-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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