“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.”-Magic Johnson

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​Director of Coaching

​Pawel Otachel has been playing soccer for over 20 years. After moving to Chicago from Poland, Pawel started playing for the AAC Eagles. Throughout his soccer career, he has had many accomplishments. While playing at Leyden High School, Pawel was named the MVP in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, he was ranked as the #3 player in Illinois with turning 80 points. Pawel continued to play soccer at UIC, where he was named the League All-Newcomer and All-League Second Team in 2004. He was also named All-League Second Team in 2005. In 2002, while Pawel was playing for the AAC Eagles, he along with the First Team won the following championships: US Open Cup Region 2, US Amateur Soccer Association Open Cup, and USASA Open Cup. Pawel and the Eagles also won the US Open Cup Region 2 Championship in 2005. In 2005 and 2006, Pawel was selected to join the Illinois State Select Team. In 2007, Pawel played in the National Cup Open with the Illinois State Team. In 2009, he played for the United States Adult Soccer Association against Republic of Ireland Amateur National Team in San Francisco. Pawel also played for Rockford Rampage in 2012, which is a professional indoor soccer team. In 2017, while playing for the First Team, he was able to add another championship under his belt: The State Cup. Pawel currently coaches the Eagles’s First Team, which his team won their first Indoor Championship and plays with the Eagles’s Over-30 Team.

Robert Sempoch has many years of playing and coaching one of the world’s greatest sports, soccer. Robert has had the opportunity to play soccer in the USA and Poland. While playing in Poland, Robert played for 4 different clubs: Hutnik Krakow, Wawel Krakow, Team Krakow, and Team Malopolska. In the USA, Robert played for Cracovia Chicago and Legovia Chicago. He is currently playing for the AAC Eagles Over 40 team. Robert has been coaching youth soccer since 1994. In Poland, he was a soccer instructor through KOZPN and AWF Krakow and in America, he holds a National B License. Robert coached the Hutnik Krakow youth teams in Poland. In Chicago, he has coached for Illinois Sting FC and Highland Park District.

Marek Golik has been playing soccer for over 20 years. During his soccer career, Marek has had countless opportunities to gain experience from different teams. As a child, he played for Green and White, American Spirit, Arlington Aces, and Maroons. Marek played all 4 years at Rolling Meadows High School. In 2002, he won the All Conference Award. In 2004, Marek played for Harper College and in 2007 he played for Dominican University. Marek has been apart of the AAC Eagles for over 13 years. He has been playing with the First Team for 13 years and has been playing on the Over 30 team for 3 years now. During his time as an Eagle, he and his teammates have won multiple tournaments. Marek also has played in the US Open Cup and US Amateur Cup countless times. He played for 2 seasons on the Rockford Rampage in the PASI Pro Soccer League.

Jakub Gurgul fell in love with the game of soccer at the age of 8 when he arrived in America. When he was 9, he started playing with the AAC Eagles. At age 14, Jakub played for Wisla Chicago which is another well-known soccer club in Chicago. He then started playing soccer at Taft High School. There he won Most Valuable Player (MVP) his freshman year. Jakub continued playing soccer at Triton College. Jakub also traveled to Poland to tryout for the Polish team, ​Nieciecza, and spent a little time out there playing. When he came back from Poland, Jakub picked up and moved to Washington to play with the Seattle Impact FC, which is an American Professional indoor soccer team in the Major Arena Soccer League. Jakub has participated in many Polish soccer tournaments. While playing with the Eagles, he has won the Top Scorer at 3 Polish tournaments. Jakub is currently playing with Eagles’ First Team. During this time, he and his teammates have been able to call themselves State Cup Champions and League Champions a few times already.

Maciej Orlowski has been playing, coaching and officiating the sport of soccer for over 9 years. Maciej found his interest in soccer after arriving to Chicago from Poland. He played at Triton College for two years as a goalkeeper. He became the second goalkeeper in the Nation in 2012 in Division III NJCAA. Maciej became a soccer coach at Prosser Career Academy High School; his team won the Regional Championship. After two years of coaching at the high school level, Maciej was offered to be part of the coaching staff at Triton. Orlowski will start his fourth year of being assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. His passion toward the sport is also demonstrated by his active part in many youth and adult teams. He is currently coaching Czarni Jaslo where he also has played. His loyalty to the club is presented by being with the team for six years and winning many league championships. He is also assistant for AAC Eagles first team since 2017, where together with Coach Pawel Otachel he reached his first Indoor Championship. The other big hobby of his is officiating. Maciej has been a soccer official for many years and is currently a Referee Soccer Assignor for Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Tony Zemlisnky – Team Doctor
Doctor of D.C., Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Certified Burdenko Specialist

Dr. Zemlinsky graduated from National University Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2002. Tony is a licensed certified Chiropractic Sports Physician specializing in soft tissue mobilization and rehabilitation. He is also a master certified Burdenko Specialist. His personal experience as an athlete helps him to develop individual speed, strength, and conditioning programs for various sports. Dr. Zemlinsky develops these programs based on an athlete’s goals, and evaluates and treats various injuries. He uses water and land rehabilitation programs to allow faster recovery from trauma.