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Luke Ruff
Assistant Coach

Luke Ruff enters his third season as an assistant coach on the SVSU Men's Soccer coaching staff.

Ruff joined the SVSU men's soccer coaching staff after serving three years (2013-2015) on the Northwood University men’s soccer staff.

As a full-time assistant for the program, Northwood won the 2014 and 2015 GLIAC Tournament, as well as being the 2015 GLIAC Regular Season Champions. The GLIAC regular season Championship in 2015 and the GLIAC Tournament Championship in 2014 were the first in program history. Northwood hosted the first two rounds of the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Tournaments, as well as advancing to the 2015 NCAA Round of 16 in this period.

Ruff was the Owner and Director of Coaching at the Mid-Michigan PSG. Ruff is now the Director of Coaching at Nationals Soccer Club Tricounty. He served as the 00 Boys Coach for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and is now serving as the 02 Olympic Development Program Coach.  He achieved FA Level 2, USSF National D and E Licenses and is working towards his USSF Nationals C License. He is also the Camp Director at Elite College Academy.

As a player at Northwood University, Ruff was named the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year and Daktronic First Team All-Region following the 2012 campaign. He earned NSCAA All-Region and First Team All-GLIAC honors in both his junior and senior seasons. In addition, Ruff was named Second Team All-GLIAC his sophomore year and was a two-year captain for the Timberwolves.For his career, Ruff played in 41 matches and finished with a 26-18-10 record.

A native of Bradford, England, and graduate of Northwood University, Ruff currently lives in Grand Blanc with his wife Mallory.


Louis Barrow
Assistant Coach

Louis Barrow enters his second season serving on the SVSU Men's Soccer coaching staff. Barrow served as a student assistant coach for the 2017 campaign.

Louis played for the Cardinals from 2015-16 after transferring from Regis University. He competed in 29 matches for the Cardinals, starting 17 of those as a defender. He helped lead the team's back line to 13 shutouts in those two years.


Dominic Hart
Assistant Coach
Dominic Hart joins the SVSU men’s soccer coaching staff for the 2018 season. In 2017 Hart captained the team and helped lead them to the second round of the NCAA National Tournament whilst also earning 1st team ALL-GLIAC honors and 2nd team ALL-REGION honors as the team achieved a 13-4-2 record.
 
Prior to SVSU, Hart played three years at Northwood University. In 2014 he captained the team as they won the GLIAC Conference Tournament and reached the second round of the NCAA National Championship with an overall record of 14-4-1. In 2015 Hart also captained the team as Northwood won the GLIAC Regular Season, GLIAC Conference Tournament and reached the NCAA National Tournament Sweet 16 achieving a 17-2-1 record in the process.
 
Hart has also spent two seasons playing in the NPSL with the Michigan Stars in 2016 where he won defensive player of the year and Lansing United in 2017. In 2018 Hart played for the Michigan Bucks in the PDL.