Name: Henry Aiyenero
Not only has Henry Aiyenero brought his love of soccer from Lagos, Nigeria and Toronto, Canada to coach. He brought his love of soccer to play, which he's done for the local NPSL 56ers adult team and for the Madison Union Major League Team.
Team(s) you are coaching: U11 Boys Red and U11 Girls White
City where you live: Middleton, Wisconsin
City where you grew up: Lagos, Nigeria / Toronto, Canada
Family: Gretchen, Meredith, Margaret, Marius
Q: What can you tell us about your soccer accomplishments?
Member of the Canadian Under 21 National Team '93.
My U11 Boys Red Team winning the 2008 Ice Age Tournament.
My U11 Girls White beat MYSC (twice).
Playing for the local NPSL 56ers Team and the Madison United Major League Team.
Q: What is your earliest soccer memory?
Going to the Nigeria National Soccer Stadium to watch the National Team.
Q: What was your most embarrassing moment on the soccer field?
Lost 6-0 to another school my freshman year of high school.
Q: What's your favorite food?
Rice and meat.
Q: What's your favorite vacation spot?
Q: Who's your hero, and why?
My Mom and Dad, because they always told me "Henry, the dictionary is the only place that success comes before work" and they lived by that motto.
Q: What is the best part of coaching youth players?
The opportunity to teach youth players the technical skills of soccer and be part of a creative, positive, and fun learning environment. Also, letting the game be the greatest teacher.
Q: What was your favorite class in grade school?
Q: What's your dream job?
To play soccer, of course!
Q: What's your greatest accomplishment?
I am still waiting because the sky is the limit.
Q: What do you hope the 56ers Soccer Club will achieve in the next five years? 10 years?
I hope the 56ers will do the ordinary things extraordinarily well, and spend more time developing the youth program in the 56ers Soccer Club. I would like to see the youth program become the future of the club and have the 56ers be a national leader in development of youth soccer players.