Rafal Kolankowski


Hotspurs Role:  Foundation Phase Coach


Coaching Qualifications

  • USSF D Licence Coach

Relevant Experience

  • Point Park University- Assistant Coach: 1996
  • Premier Football Academy Coach: 2008-2011
  • Century United Coach: 2011-2015
  • PA West ODP Staff: 2014
  • Plum High School Boys Assistant Coach: 2016-2018
  • Plum High School Boys Varsity Head Coach: 2019-present
  • Point Park University Player: 1992-1995
    • Graduated All-Time leading Goal Scorer and inducted into Point Park University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006

Start in soccer:

As a youth, living in Poland, soccer is what we did before, during, and after school. It was during the 1982 World Cup that I fell in love with the game. And it has been my passion ever since.

Inspiration to coach:

My wife made me (asked me to) coach for Plum area soccer when my son was young. I enjoyed the experience and never stopped.

Favorite part of coaching soccer:

Games are always fun but I enjoy seeing young players develop and seeing the improvement from one season to next.

Favorite player/team:

Current player- Ronaldo-(POR)- one in a life time player

Past player-Ronaldinho-(BRZ)- magician with the ball

Team- Real Madrid

When not coaching soccer:

I enjoy working out and watching college football.