The talented player, turned talented coach, that has now turned into one of the most sought after individuals in the state of Missouri for his methods of coaching and teaching the game of soccer. As a player, Tony was non-stop. Playing for Amateur teams the Lindberg Cadillacs, St. Louis United, CSMAC, Busch White Star, St. Louis Kickers, a summer in Reutlingen Germany playing, Gianinos, PNA, Kutis Collegians, Imo’s, Super Star Sports, Mastercraft, Soccer Dome, and Kutis Veterans Cup Team. During the initial years of the NASL, Tony was on the Taxi squad for the St. Louis Stars in 1968. Tony’s coaching career actually started while he was still playing. PNA, Imo’s, Super Star Sports and Mastercraft led to a couple of years at Pattonville H.S., then to Webster University, Forest Park CC, Soccer Dome, and the MO. Senior Men’s State Team. This all led Tony to become the Director of Coaching for MYSA that led to a full time position from 1982-1995. In addition to these responsibilities, Tony was Region II USYSA Staff Coach for Boys and for 14 years Tony was the coach for boys and girls at DeSoto High School.