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Dennis Buckler

Executive Director

Dennis Buckler is in his ninth season with FC42 where he currently coaches our 03 Girls Academy program as well as the 06/07 Girls.

Dennis joined the West Ham academy at 13. He played academy with West Ham and was selected to Tottenham at 17. Dennis played with the Hot Spurs until the age of 19 and then joined Blackpool FC playing for 5 years. Dennis moved back to the states and joined the Washington diplomats (later becoming DC United) and played 2 years for them.

Over the last 15 years Dennis has coached locally with Revolution FC, OP, and now FC42.

He currently holds a National "D" license.



Daniel Wigg

Coaching Director

Daniel is a former player and head coach for several local club teams in central Ohio and now a HappyFeet-Legends franchisee.

At the young age of 15 Daniel started his coaching/training career under the guidance of his father, Ron Wigg (former English League Professional player and Professional coach in the United States). This is where he instantly developed a passion to better develop players in an educational yet fun and positive environment. At the age of 19 he successfully captured the USSF National “C” badge, the youngest to do so.

After playing for one of the top clubs in Columbus, Daniel went on to play college soccer at Columbus State. It is here that he led the team in goals and assists in the first season of the program.

Daniel then moved on to Soccer First as the “Director of Soccer” where he started youth training and development classes as well as heading the Summer Camp program as Camp Director. It was at Soccer First where he first met Andy Barney when the “National Indoor Championships” came to town. Daniel and Andy hit it off from the start as they both believed in the same philosophy on how to better develop each player, which is now known as the “HappyFeet Legends” way.

Daniel continued his coaching in the Columbus area which, over the years, included team State titles and a #1 National ranking. He has also helped develop many players who have progressed to Division 1 college soccer and even the MLS.



Geovanny Salinas

Director of Goal Keeping

Geovanny Salinas started as a professional player at the age of 18. In the position of goalie he played for 8 different professional teams in Ecuador and Panama. He traveled and played throughout South American while on international tours with his respective teams.

The knowledge he has acquired throughout his years as a professional goalie and now as an instructor is reflected in the manner in which he teaches the basic principles a goalie must possess as well as confidence, placement and good reflexes. He has an extensive repertoire of drills -and training techniques which he utilizes in his training sessions. Geovanny not only instructs but also demonstrates proper technique affording young players a model and a visual frame of reference. In addition to the basic training and drills, Geovanny educates the player on the "position" of goalie and the mental preparation needed for game situations.

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