Below is information about our coaching staff. While coaches are assigned
to individual teams, the group works collectively in assisting each other so that the players get the benefit of the combined
experience and input of the coaching staff. All of our team coaches are licensed by the United States Soccer Federation
in order to provide the experience and abilities necessary to help our players achieve their individual and team goals.
Dennis Murrell, Founder Derby City Rossoneri Soccer
Dennis has been coaching soccer for 17
years. His previous soccer experience includes serving 6 years as the coaching director for Jefferstown Youth Soccer
Association, two years as the head coach of a high school soccer team, and five years as a select coach. His accomplishments
include leading the '96 DCR team to two consecutive KSSL league championships, the 2011 Divison One championship and
the 2012 Premier championship. Dennis is also the high school girls' basketball coach for the Academy for Individual
Excellence and is a repeat all-star coach for the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association. Dennis holds the USSF "D"
Satko Lunja, Director of Coaching [UEFA A]
has been coaching soccer for over 20 years. He coached in Bosnia and Germany prior to coming to the United States.
He served as an assistant coach with Hertha BSC of the Bundesliga [Germany's Premier League]. In the USA, he coached
United FC, Thoroughbreds SC and Bluegrass SC. Satko was also a coach for ODP Kentucky. He is currently a physical education
teacher at Eastern High School, where he first coached the boys and later girls soccer team. He has the UEFA "A"
License, also holds the Higher Sport Coach Diploma in Soccer and a Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University.
Aaron has been coaching soccer since 2004. He is
currently the head coach of the duPont Manual JV girls team. He is the head coach of the 05 boys team. Aaron holds
the USSF "D" License.
Tony has coached with DCR since 2010 as an
assistant to the 96 team and previously coached with JYSA since 2005. He has also coached at the Academy for Individual
Excellence [AIE]. He is currently the head coach of the 00 team. Tony holds the USSF "D" License.
Jake has coached
girls soccer since 2009. Prior to joining DCR in 2011 he was a head coach at Fern Creek Optimist. He is currently the head
coach of the 01 and 05 girls teams. Jake holds the USSF "D" License.
Alex has coached soccer since 2009. He previously served as the head coach of the 99, 00 and 03 girls and has
assisted the 96, 97 teams. He is the head soccer coach for Academy of Individual Excellence. He is currently
a head coach of the 02 girls team. Alex holds the USSF "D" License.
Coach Q previously coached recreational soccer for several seasons at Fern Creek Optimist before
joining DCR. He is currently the head coach of the 03 Black team. Coach Q holds the USSF "D" License.
Don Harris, Club Conditioning Coach
Don was a record holder in Track & Field at the University of Louisville and currently
helps coach track athletes. Don brings his experience in track and field in assisting our athletes with speed and endurance
training tailored for soccer during our pre-season conditioning. Don holds the USSF "E" License.