Cape Coral, March 9th - Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions FC add Chris Vianest to the staff of our Women's team as Assistant Coach. He will assist our head coach Vincent de Weger during the summer program. We are really happy to add somebody like Chris because of his experience as Head Coach of the Ida S. Baker Girls.
Who is Chris Vianest?
I am Chris Vianest and live with my wife and two kids in Cape Coral. I am 41 years old, and I have 7 years soccer experience. My first coach job was in 2010 till 2012. I was the head coach of the North Ft. Myers Boys. In 2011 till 2015 I was CCSA coach. Currently, I am the head coach of the Ida S. Baker Girls, and I am also since the beginning of the year coach of FGCDL FC Youth Academy.
What is going to be your role as the assistant this season?
My job is to help Coach Vincent de Weger get the most out of all of our Women’s Team players. Motivate, train, and teach the Dutch Lion style of soccer.
What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
I expect to advance to the Regional Tournament. All of the players are talented, but our girls will need a high level of intensity and a strong mental focus to be successful this season.
Why do you want to be part of the staff of the FGCDL Women’s Team?
For us, this is an excellent opportunity to bring a higher level of Women’s Soccer to Southwest Florida. We have some of the best talents in the country, and I am very happy to be part of the club that can showcase these players and help them progress to the next level.
Head coach Vincent de Weger is glad that the club adds Chris Vianest as assistant coach: ''I worked with Chris the last 8 months, and since the beginning, we click together. We share the same philosophy about soccer, and we educate the kids in a positive way. Besides that Chris has some skills that I don't have and I have some skills that Chris don't have, and that's crucial as staff. I look forward to continuing with Chris at another high level.''
Want to see our Women's team play? Come to our home opener on June 3rd, 5pm at North Fort Myers Community Park.