Meet Coach Tunji

We are happy to welcome Coach Tunji Akiwowo to lead our rising U16 Blue Metros team. Please read Tunji’s resume below and feel free to contact him via email, takiwowo@verizon.net, or phone, at 202-832-0701 (home) and 703-851-1416 (cell).
 

SOCCER CAREER RESUME

College Career

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:

  • NCAA Post Season Tournament, 1979-1981
  • All Time Scoring Leader
  • All Mid-East Team, 1980-1981
  • UWM Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 1997

Professional Career

North American Soccer League:

  • Tulsa Roughnecks – 1983 Pre-season

American Indoor Soccer League (AISL):

  • Milwaukee Wave (Professional Indoor) – 1984-1989

Amateur Career

  • Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame – Class of 1997
  • Milwaukee Kickers – Milwaukee, WI
    • All Time Scoring Leader, 1976-1982
    • Wisconsin All Star Team, 1981-1982
  • Milwaukee Serbian Soccer Club – Milwaukee, WI
    • All Time Scoring Leader, 1984-1989
    • State Champion: 1984, 1986, 1987
    • Wisconsin All Star Team, 1984-1989
    • US Olympic Sports Festival (North Team), 1987
    • Coach, 1989
  • British Embassy Bulldogs – Washington, DC, 1994-1997
    • US Men Over 30 National Finalist, 1995
    • US Men Over 30 Regional Finalist, 1996
    • League Champions (NVSL), 1995
  • The World Bank Soccer Club – Washington, DC, 1997

Select Teams

  • Wisconsin All Star Teams, 1981-1989
  • US Olympic Sports Festival, 1987

Coaching

  • Medalist Sports Camps, 1978-1984
  • Cedarburg Strikers (Boys U-12), Cedarburg, WI, 1981-1984
  • Tosa United (Boys U -16): Wauwautosa, WI, 1987
  • Wauwautosa West High School, Coach, 1982-1983
  • Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC (Head Coach), 1999-2003
  • Mclean Wildcats (WAGS U-12 Div. 4 to U-18 Div. 1), 1993-1999
  • Mclean Eagles (NCSL U-13 Div. 4 to U-18 Div. 2), 1999-2004
  • Arlington Explosion White (WAGS U-16, D4-D2)
  • Age Group Coach: Arlington Travel Soccer Club (U-14 to U-16), 2008-2011
  • Arlington Blast (WAGS U-16), 2011-2012
  • Arlington Strikers (NCSL U-17 Boys), 2012-Present
  • Private Camps, 1993-Present

Coaching License

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, 2012
  • USSF B License, 1997
  • Staff to Bob Gansler (Former National Team/Columbus Crew Head Coach) – Coaching Seminars, 1982-1986
  • Positive Coaching Alliance; Transforming Youth Sports Seminar – Washington DC.

Memberships

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
  • US Soccer Federation
  • Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA)

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