Olaf HenkeClub Director

    Olaf has been with Fort Lauderdale FC since its inception in 2007 and, as Club Director, he oversees the daily operations and all age groups. Before joining Fort Lauderdale FC, Olaf was the Sports Director for the East Broward YMCA for two years, running several successful youth sports programs. In 2009, he became the head coach for the Pine Crest Middle School Boys and Girls teams, developing a strong soccer foundation at the school. In 2013, Olaf was appointed head coach for the Pine Crest Boys Varsity Team. Since the beginning of 2015, Olaf has also served as the assistant coach for the Broward College Women’s team. He also serves as a staff coach for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program for the Florida Youth Soccer Association. He spent the majority of his playing career in his home country, Germany, growing up with 2nd division team Motor Eberswalde. He later moved on to play for various other clubs in Eberswalde, Munich and Düsseldorf. After an injury ended his playing career in 2001, he went on to become a coach and manager for local teams in Germany. Olaf holds several licenses and diplomas (NSCAA Advanced National License, USSF “B” License, National Youth License, Director of Coaching Diploma, Coerver Coaching Diploma). In addition to his involvement in youth soccer, he is also an advocate for adult amateur soccer in the area as the president of the Lauderdale United Soccer League.

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