About Henry Aiyenero

Hoover Dam

Henry Aiyenero, holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" coaching license, is the Technical Director of Player Development for Aiyenero School of Excellence (ASE).

As the Technical Director, “I will bring the commitment, energy and experience necessary to teach players how be successful on the field. I will help create a soccer culture that is a diverse learning community and allow players to grow."

Aiyenero, was born in Nigeria and grew up in Canada, played college soccer at Bethel College and went on to play professional soccer for teams in Hong Kong and Brazil. He has a wealth of both playing and coaching experience, most recently having served as the Director of Soccer Operations for Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer in Traverse City, Mich., for the past three years.

Prior to joining TBAYS, Aiyenero was the Director of Coaching for Stingers SC in Evergreen, Colorado.

He also was an assistant for the Edgewood College men's and women's teams, was an associate youth director for Middleton Yahara SC (now known as Rush Wisconsin) and was a player/assistant coach for the Madison 56ers men's amateur team in the National Premier Soccer League.

In addition to his USSF "A" license, Aiyenero holds a United Soccer Coaches (USC)Premier License and a USSF National Youth License. He has also served on the coaching staff of the Wisconsin Olympic Development Program and coaching license instructor.

Aiyenero School of Excellence (ASE) is for any player looking to gain better understanding and the require fundamental skills set for the beautiful game of soccer. We provide services for individual, groups, and teams.

We want Aiyenero School of Excellence (ASE) players to know “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of being.” Aiyenero School of Excellence (ASE) hosts a training environment where all players are inspired, challenged and empowered.  We believe, in order to help develop a player, we must first understand the player. Aiyenero School of Excellence takes great pride in the growth of every players, athletes, students by building long lasting relationships one player at a time.

As the Technical Director, Aiyenero will serve as the resource on all coaching and player development aspects within ASE. Some of his specific duties include:

  • Overseeing all Aiyenero School of Excellence (ASE) training, camps, and tournaments. Reinforcing all player development curriculum and philosophy at all levels

  • Mentoring many volunteer coaches in the community

  • Conducting weekly training sessions, individual training and group training


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  • Certified USSF “A” License Coach

  • Certified USC Premier License Coach

  • Certified CSA “B” License Canada Soccer Association

  • Certified USSF National Youth License and Youth Modules Instructor

  • Coaching Staff with Wisconsin State Regional Olympic Development Program

  • Colorado Soccer Association teaching instructor; teaching coaching licensing courses

  • Michigan State Youth Soccer Association; teaching coaching license course

What others say about Henry Aiyenero

"Coach Aiyenero has several qualities that make him an excellent coach: He has endless energy to devote to the game and players, he has a very good concept of the game as a player coupled with an ability to transmit those ideas to younger players, and mainly Henry's love of the game as well as working with people shines through every day."

- Jim Launder, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Director of Coaching

"His energy and passion is infectious, and players of all ages and gender truly enjoy learning from him."

- Vince Ganzberg, NSCAA Academy staff coach

"He has worked the Notre Dame soccer camps for many years as age group director and has a truly wonderful personality. The youngers who attend camp just love him. His personality, his ability as a player and his coaching make him an excellent ambassador."

- Bobby Clark, Notre Dame men's soccer coach