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Rangers Academy

Welcome to the Rangers Academy

Our Expert Trainers and Coaches

Samir Hazbic

Director of Coaching
Phone: 260-804-5172

Email: [email protected]

     

About Samir Hazbic: The best way to explain Samir is that he has forgotten more about the game of soccer than most will ever know.  He has been playing soccer for over 30 years, playing at the top levels in Europe for over 10 years.  He was awarded a UEFA B license after completion of professional playing career and then went on to train the Bosnian National Team.   Samir is a highly technical coach and can analyze and correct problems with even the most advanced players.   

Welcome - "Welcome to the Rangers Academy.  I would like to personally thank you for being a part of this club and let you know that I am fully devoted to making you the best soccer player and individual that I can.  My background in playing professionally with the top players in the world gives me a unique perspective and advantage in providing you with skills that can make you extremely successful.  Becoming a great soccer player does not just involve learning the skills.  It involves eating properly, exercising daily and developing habits that will give you an advantage over all other players.  I am excited to teach you how I became an elite athlete and how you too can accomplish the goal of playing at the top levels."   




 
 




Michael Rayburn

Rangers Coach
Phone:  260-739-2299
Email:  [email protected]

 

About Mike: I have a unique perspective on training our Rangers players as I was a Rangers Player in the U18 Boys group.  This experience allows me to educate my team members based on the best methods that were taught to me.  I have been playing soccer since I was 10 years old and continue playing the game today.  I have an E license and am currently working on achieving my D license. 
 

 

Paul Cook

Rangers Coach

Phone:  260-602-5334
Email:  [email protected]

     

About Paul:  I have been playing soccer for 29 years including 4 years of travel soccer and 3 years of college soccer at Trine University. I have coached off and on since college, with my first head coaching job at Hamilton High School for 3 seasons. My next job was a boys assistant at Heritage High School for 1 season. A few years later I was an assistant coach for a girls travel team for 2 years. That lead me to 6 seasons as a head coach of girls soccer at East Noble High School. The past several seasons I have been coaching the 11U and 17U boys.  During this time I have attended some coaching seminars and earned my "D" coaching License.


 

 



   





























 

Jamie Martin

Rangers Coach

Phone:  260-350-8681
Email:  [email protected]


About Jamie:  




Joe Imhof
Rangers Coach

Phone: 260-564-6078
Email: [email protected]


About Joe: 

Joe has been involved with the Auburn Rangers Soccer Club since 2012. He is a USSF National C Coaching License Candidate, and has earned his prerequisite F, E, and National D licenses. Joe has coached for the Rangers since 2016. He has led the Central Noble High School Boys Soccer team since 2017. After coaching for the Noble Area Soccer Association since 2006, Joe currently holds a NASA board position, administratively assisting that recreational soccer league. He is also a certified USSF referee. An IT professional for 25+ years, Joe received a BS in COS from Taylor University, and a MS in MIS from DePaul University. Along with playing indoor soccer in the winter months, Joe also plays tennis year round, competes on a summer USTA team, enjoys road cycling, snow skiing and water skiing. He and his wife live in rural Noble County where they have raised four children. "Reality based training, experiential learning, personal/team development and having fun are the keys for any youth program to succeed, and I strive to deliver those mainstays of soccer education to each and every player I coach."

 

 



Ryan Hull

Rangers Coach

Phone:  260-415-7437
Email:  [email protected]

 

Ryan is excited to see soccer thriving with the Rangers under the excellent leadership of their Board and Director of Coaching, Samir Hazbic.  Ryan has been blessed with a wonderful wife and family of six children, which many are involved with the Rangers.

Ryan grew up in Garrett, IN and played club soccer with players from Hamilton, Auburn, Angola and Garrett in his middle and high school years.  After high school, Ryan played soccer at Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne, IN.  After College, Ryan has coached at multiple age levels for over 11 years.  He currently directs the soccer program at Our Lady of Good Hope School in Fort Wayne and is also the Goalkeeper Coach for the Rangers Academy.  Ryan holds Level 1 and Level 2 National Goalkeeping Diplomas through United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) and will have his Grassroots Coaching License through US Soccer in June.




Doug Klopfenstein

Rangers Coach

Phone:  260-417-2903
Email:  [email protected]


Garrett HS Boys Soccer: Head Coach
Garrett Youth Soccer: Board Member/DOC
Garrett HS FCA: Faculty Supervisor
Member: ISCA
Member: United Soccer Coaches 

 

Brian Roth

Rangers Coach

Phone:  260-466-5902
Email:  [email protected]