Luke comes to us as an established member of the Whitehorse United family, having been at the club in some capacity since 1994.
Luke began coaching at a young age and brings over 10 years experience to the role. He has coached several junior teams while honing his coaching skills through his work with world-renowned technical coaching academy Coerver Coaching.
He has completed his FFA C Youth Licence and is well positioned to take the players at WUSC to the next level.
"My philosophy is very much player-first. That doesn't mean I let the players make the call, but rather everything we do should be for the benefit of the players. I coach every single player to make them the best player they can be when they become an adult. If that means a year playing in a lower grade to build confidence, that's what I believe should happen. If it means my team makes 5000 mistakes at 10 years old and we lose every game, that's what will happen. I don't prioritise winning at the expense of development, but I maintain that the drive to win is an integral part of development and so will always encourage competitiveness and work rate alongside technical and tactical development. I have a very long term approach and will always endeavour to do right by each and every player.
My ideal player would be technically-gifted with the ability to go it alone, but is also able to make the best decision for the good of the team in any situation."