Meet our team.

Meet Coach Seyi.

Oluseyi Famodu, known by family and friends as Seyi (pronounced Shay-E) grew up in the Twin Cities and is the son of a 1st Generation immigrant father from Nigeria, and mother from the farmlands of southwest MN, Luverne. Seyi grew up playing soccer in the Twin Cities.  He won multiple Club Championships with his select team in Bloomington, MN, before heading off to play college soccer for Mount St. Clare in Clinton IA. There he was awarded "Male Athlete of the Year" twice during his dual-sport (soccer, tennis) collegiate career, All-American honorable mention, and was later inducted into the MSC NAIA Hall of Fame.

Seyi won a National Championship playing professional indoor soccer and later retired to become a successful business consultant. He currently lives in the South Metro and has been happily married to his wife Kimberly of 18 years with 2 young daughters Zuri (11) and Amara (7).

Meet Coach Nike.

Nike, the 3rd oldest of 7 children, also grew up in the Twin Cities and fell in love with the game of soccer at a very young age. At age 8, both she and another young girl joined an all-boys soccer team and soon became superstars. From there, the rest was history. After being recruited by great schools, she chose to keep her talents in her home state and become a Golden Gopher and play Division 1 soccer for the University of Minnesota. Nike met her husband Brandon in Honolulu, Hawaii and they have now been married for 8 years with 3 children, Nireti (5) Zaire (5), and Iyanu (3). Having twins and a toddler in the house keeps Nike and her husband Brandon very busy, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her love of the game of soccer.

Meet Coach Remi.

Dr. Oluremi (Remi) Famodu-Jackson is no stranger to soccer, as a former NCAA Division 1 player for Ohio University. She is now a registered dietitian with Twin Cities Orthopedic and serves as the sports dietitian for TCO’s performance facility. Currently though, she spends most of her time working on contract as the lead dietician with the Minnesota Vikings. Outside of work, Remi enjoys spending time with her family which consists of her husband Kenny, 3 year old daughter Lola, their boxer Duchess, and their new baby "KJ Junior". Remi is thrilled to work alongside her family helping to mentor future young soccer stars at Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals.

Meet Coach Toye.

Meet Toye Mortland!  Toye is fun-loving, full of energy and passionate about soccer - her dad claims she started kicking a ball around at 15 months old!  Toye grew up playing soccer all around her community and then received a soccer scholarship to play Division I at Ohio University.  She graduated with bachelor's degrees in Latin American Studies with minors in Spanish, Linguistics and Anthropology.  Toye knew she wanted to work with kids after graduating and becoming a full-time, K-3 reading tutor in Bloomington.  She then studied to become an English Language teacher and now works at Richfield Middle School.  Toye has coached competitive, traveling soccer for the last 5 years and is currently coaching for Richfield High School.

Meet Coach Tunde.

Babatunde (Tunde) Famodu is a 1st generation immigrant from Nigeria. He is an invaluable member of Soccer FDM and the father of its founders. Recognizing his gift for the sport at an early age, Tunde began his soccer journey representing his elementary school on the pitch in his home country. This passion persisted through his university years, where he joined the St. Cloud State club soccer team. Although being offered the opportunity to play professionally in the mid-'70s, he declined to pursue an alternative career path. Energized by his love for the sport and teaching it to children, he has now accumulated over 40 years of experience as a licensed soccer coach. 

Currently, Tunde coaches the Richfield High School girls junior varsity team along with his daughter, Toye. As one of the principle owners of Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals, he provides invaluable support to his children by drawing upon his extensive expertise in both business and soccer. You will regularly find him warmly welcoming parents and students at the facility, while also offering training assistance whenever required. What truly keeps him inspired and motivated is witnessing his children and grandchildren continue his legacy by enjoying the sport he cherishes.

Meet Coach Cola.

Meet Dave Giancola! He grew up just south of the Twin Cites and is originally from Jordan ,MN. His love for soccer began at a very young age and was nurtured from his Father, Peter Giancola. David (or as he is fondly known at SFDM "Coach Cola" ) competed for several well-known clubs during his high school career in Minnesota, achieving numerous accolades including a State Championship in 2006. David attended the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH to pursue a degree in Exercise Science in 2008. He also enjoyed a long and successful career in collegiate athletics in both football and track, competing on teams with four consecutive appearances at the NCAA DIII Football National Championship (2008 Champions). Following his time in Ohio, he went on to further his education in Houston, TX attending Baylor College of Medicine receiving a Masters degree in Prosthetic & Orthotics. David currently resides as the Clinical Supervisor of Prosthetics at Twin Cities Orthopedics and loves doing skills training with kids at SFDM!

Meet Coach Lilli.

Lilli Mavetz grew up playing soccer for Shakopee (SSA). During that time she won 2 club state championships, 2 USA Cups, and became a respected player for the Shakopee High School team. As a recent graduate, she is continuing on with higher education at Dakota County Technical College. She is currently pursuing a graphic design degree in hopes of being able to travel and continue her passion for learning. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for the beautiful game and is always experimenting with new coaching styles and techniques while working at Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals. When she is not coaching or studying, she likes to adventure outdoors, play with her younger sister Charli, shop at thrift stores, and spend quality time with her family and friends.

Meet Coach Edgar.

Edgar Illescas Gomez, originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, grew up playing soccer and has enjoyed "the beautiful game" as long as he can remember. Though he has played multiple sports, his passion has been, and always will be soccer. Edgar graduated from Augsburg University here in the Twin Cities. Before coming to training everyday at Fun-Da-Mentals, you can find Edgar teaching kids in a middle school classroom.  In his free time, Edgar enjoys being outside, working out at the gym, talking soccer with friends and family, and spending time with his five-year-old son, Julian. Edgar is hopeful that he can instill his same passion for soccer into other children.

Coach Edgar is a very valuable part of the FDM team as he is fluent in both Spanish and English!

Head Soccer Mom and Trainer Wendy.

Wendy Famodu is the proud mother and mentor of the owner's of Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals.  She grew up in Southwest Minnesota (Luverne) and has over 40 years of "soccer mom" experience despite having never played the sport herself.  Having 5 of 6 kids involved in soccer kept her very busy transporting them between games, supporting them through club soccer, and watching them succeed at the college level and above.  Wendy has worked in sales for over 40 years and loves working with her clients and customers.  Now that her kids are grown, Wendy has pursued her own passions in the fitness world.  She has been part of a performing dance troop for 10 years and has now started to build her resume in yoga.  Wendy has been in yoga training at a local studio for 7 years and has been teaching yoga for the last 3 years.  Even during the Covid 19 crisis, Wendy continues to enjoy yoga as she instructs her children and grandchildren via Zoom and other socially responsible methods.  With a growing family and a strong need in the community for healthy activities for families with children, Wendy is very excited about pursuing her new venture with Soccer Fun-Da-Mentals.  She will act as the CFO for the company and will also instruct Yoga Classes in the SFDM studio a couple of times a week. 

Come Kick It With Us.