“We are excited to bring a coach with his knowledge, skills and passion for the sport to Red River College as we continue to grow our soccer program," said Shane Ray, Manager of Athletics and Recreation Services for Red River College.
Goetting got his start in soccer at the age of nine and worked his way up through the soccer system in Winnipeg. He brings to the College more than 27 years of experience in the game as a player, coach and trainer.
Goetting’s experience has taken him to some of the highest levels in soccer, including a 1995 trial with Swansea City F.C. of the English Premier League. It was there that Goetting learned the difference between being a professional and an amateur soccer player. Goetting continued to play throughout North America with stints in Thunder Bay, Ontario with the Chill, and in Missouri with the Springfield Demize of the Premier Development League. As an amateur soccer player Goetting has won the national championships with two Manitoba clubs in 2000 (Winnipeg Lucania FC) and again in 2009 (SC Hellas).
“I am looking forward to starting my first year as the Rebels head coach and growing the program that will continue to improve each year,” said, Goetting.
In 2011 Goetting started his own soccer school, JNJ SOCCER, and has continued to pass on his love for the game onto kids and adults throughout the city. In 2012 he coached Action FC to a 10th place finish in the country.
Committed to sharing his passion for the sport of soccer, and to provide opportunities to children in need, Goetting will be traveling to Kenya in 2014 to develop a soccer program for an orphanage.
Goetting is a Pre-B level coach and plans on obtaining his national levels in the near future.