A native of Finland, Mika is currently an Assistant Coach with the Richmond Kickers pro team, and will be assisting Will Bates with the Richmond United boys’ U12 team this season. After an extensive playing career in both NCAA D1 and overseas, he has gained a wealth of experience both as a coach and an administrator. Prior to the Kickers pro team, he most recently served as the Commissioner of the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).
Mika received his BA from UNC Wilmington, and he has a Master’s Degree and a PhD from the University of Oulu, Finland. Mika also holds a USSF B License, UEFA B License, and UEFA Football Strength and Conditioning diploma.