STAFF

Paul Doroh  |  Assistant Coach

2010 Oakland Hall of Honor inductee, Paul Doroh joined the men’s soccer coaching staff for the 2016 season

Prior to Oakland, Doroh was a member of the Saginaw Valley State men's soccer coaching staff in 2015 under the direction of former Oakland assistant coach, Andy Wagstaff where he helped guide the Cardinals to a 15-4-1 overall record and 12-2-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) mark.

Doroh is a USSF National “C” Licensed coach and also serves as an assistant coach for Liverpool International Academy Michigan (formerly Force FC) and the Michigan Stars.

Doroh, a four-year starter and two-time All-GLIAC selection, helped lead the men's soccer team to a pair of national championship game appearances (1994 - Tampa, Florida, 1996 - Phoenix, Arizona) and was one of the top defenders ever to play at Oakland. During his senior camping in 1996, Doroh was elected team captain garnering All-America and All-Region honors as a part of the record-setting defense that posted seven consecutive shutouts, 738 consecutive shutout minutes and 14 total shutouts. He was invited to participate in the Umbro Senior Bowl and attended the MLS combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

After his collegiate career, Doroh played professionally in Savannah, Georgia and later returned to Michigan playing with the Michigan Bucks and Detroit Rockers.

Doroh began his career with Force FC in 1997-98 leading the club’s 1989 Girl’s team to several State Cup Championships and back-to-back USYSA National Champions in 2007 and 2008.

Doroh earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Oakland in 2001 and graduated from the Thomas Cooley Law School (cum laude) with a Juris Doctor Degree. He and his wife Stacy have seven children.

Thomaz Freitas  |  Graduate Assistant

2018 marks the first season for Thomaz Freitas as the Graduate Assistant for the Oakland men’s soccer program.

Freitas will handle day-to-day responsibilities including: video and performance analysis, coordination of team and staff travel, social media/marketing coordination, NCAA compliance tracking and monitoring, recruiting and admissions visit coordination, camp coordination and marketing, team communications, recruiting database management, equipment and inventory budgeting/tracking/order placement.

Prior to Oakland, Freitas spent two years at Notre Dame College where he was named team captain seeing action in 37 games helping the team to 23 wins with three goals and three assists while serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2015-17. After his playing stent, Freitas remained with the Falcons as an assistant coach helping run training session and game day operations.

Freitas also spent two years at Mars Hill University from 2013-15 playing in 36 games scoring five goals with four assists leading the Lions to 16 wins and two-time runner-up finish in the South Atlantic Conference.

Freitas, earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame College in 2017 and will be pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at Oakland.