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

Kelvin Cardona

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Abdelghani Abdesselam
Kevin Adjei
Jesus Aldea
Azael Ambrosio
Bayonle Arashi
Yassine Cherif
Dylan Dreghorn
Christopher Driver
Ehiosun Ekigho
Joshua Groesbeck
Darwin Martinez
Julio Rivas
Ayomide Salako
Marco Say
Nicholas Stoute
Alder Umanzor
Andy Zangoullis

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Luis Reyes

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Kevin Adjei
Ehiosun Ekigho

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Coach For RISE