Director of Coaching: Jonathan-Luke Greenfield
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, professional soccer player and LUFC Director of Coaching, Jonathan-Luke Greenfield grew up playing the game from a young age. “In South Africa, soccer is the #1 sport - the most popular,” explained Greenfield. “Parents start kicking the ball around with their children as soon as they can walk.” Greenfield joined his hometown Durbanville Football Club as soon as he could. He played there from U6 through U14 before joining the South Africa Youth National Team from U14 through U23.
Professionally, Greenfield played for Cape Town-based Vasco da Gama in 1999 and then for Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier Soccer League from 2000 to 2003 before moving to the United States. In the US, Greenfield experienced success with both outdoor and indoor teams. Greenfield enjoyed seven seasons with the Milwaukee Wave and has also played with the Detroit Ignition, Baltimore Blast, Cedar Rapids Rampage, Minnesota Thunder, Rochester Rhinos, and San Antonio Scorpions.
In 2016, Greenfield joined Lakeshore United FC as the Director of Coaching. As the Director of Coaching, Greenfield is responsible for day-to-day coaching operations, developing the coaching staff, and making sure players of all ages receive instruction and training consistent with LUFCs core philosophy and vision.
After becoming a US citizen in 2017, Greenfield was recruited to play on the U.S. Men’s Beach Soccer National Team. He has represented the U.S. in international play from 2017 through 2019.
Despite all of his success on the pitch both as a player and coach, this 5-time champion often thinks about where it all started. “It’s funny - when I reflect on my youth soccer experience, I don’t think about the national team. I think about Durbanville FC,” Greenfield said. “That’s where I learned to play, where I spent time with my friends, and where I formed many of my childhood memories.
“Lakeshore United is a lot like Durbanville...I want to see us continue to grow as a club and a family in this sport that we love."
Jonathan resides in Cedarburg, WI with his wife, Layne. They have 2 sons, Espen (7) and Aven (3) and a beloved black labrador, Murphy.