Coaching Staff

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Brett Suhayda

Head Coach

Brett Suhayda was named the first head coach in Rockford FC history in February 2020.

Suhayda has coached at Waubonsee Community College for the last 12 years where he has won five conference championships and has been named coach of the year four times.

Suhayda led the Chiefs to a 13-5-1 record in 2019 and also took WCC to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament for the first time in school history back in 2017.

Suhayda graduated from Oswego High School in 2001 and went on to play at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also played and coached with Aurora Borealis SC.

Christian Bitangalo

Assistant Coach

Rockford FC named Christian Bitangalo as an assistant coach in February 2020.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo native comes to RFC after graduating from Guilford High School.

Bitangalo was the team captain for the Vikings before playing at the University of St. Francis for two seasons where he started 36 games as a defender for the Fighting Saints.

Bitangalo has coached kids at the Rockford Panthers Soccer Club and served as an assistant at Illinois Valley Community College.

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