Dehinde "Mike A" Akinlotan

Dehinde "Mike A" Akinlotan

Player Development Coach
License Level

USSF Grassroots, NSCAA National Diploma, National Youth License, La Liga Certificate



Favorite Soccer Team

Manchester United

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill


As a youth growing up in Nigeria, I represented and played at the 1983 U21 FIFA World Cup in Mexico for Nigeria in a group that included: Brazil, Holland, and Russia. I played against Holland’s Marco Van Basten and Brazilian legends Dunga and Bebeto. I also represented the Nigeria Men’s National Team at the 1988 Olympic game qualifiers. I studied Physical Education at Brooklyn College in New York City, and also played for their soccer team. After college, I was drafted by the Boston Bolts FC to play professionally in the inaugural season of the (APSL) American Professional Soccer League. I went on to be selected as an All Star alongside players like Jorge Acosta, Paul Riley, Jean Harbor and Brian Ainsclough.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Walid Bnider

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Cody Callahan
Kelvin Cardona
Laura Flores
Brandon Gonzalez
Joshua Groesbeck
Alexandra "Zandy" Soree


Recreational Site Coordinator

Andy Zangoullis

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Luis Reyes
Oscar Rojo

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Stormy Cook

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Lorin Banja
Miguel Hernandez

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE