Decker joined St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois in 2006 where he spent the next 4 years coaching and overseeing the divisions Pre-Academy program. A former high school teacher, Decker left the classroom in 2010 to join the club on a full-time basis. During that time, he served as an assistant coach in the first and only season of expansion side AC Saint Louis in the NASL as well as led two SLSG Illinois teams to National Championships in US Club competition in 2011 and 2013. In 2014, Decker was named Director of Coaching and Academy Director for the SLSG Illinois program. During his tenure as Academy Director, the program was recognized by US Soccer as “Most Improved Academy” at the conclusion on the 2015 season and received the “Community Award” on two occasions for work done to support grassroots community based soccer organizations in the Southern Illinois region.
USSF Academy Director License, A License, National Youth License
B.A. Secondary Education, M.A. K-12 Education