Assistant Coach Birge Signs with Oakland County Football Club

Senior Julian Birge
Senior Julian Birge

Alma, Mich. - Former men's soccer player and current assistant coach Julian Birge (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) is the newest addition to the Oakland County Football Club, which plays in the Premier League of America.

"Julian epitomizes what it is to be an Alma Soccer alum," said Head Coach Josh Oakley. "He represents a program that he helped build as a player and coach. We are very excited for him to be given this opportunity as a player at the next level."

Birge is the ninth signing to the team in 2017. A three-time team captain, Birge was named Second-Team All-MIAA as a sophomore and senior and also earned a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team in his final year. He is also a four-time honoree of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

Birge had 16 goals and six assists in his career. He led the team in goals and points in two of his four years as a player and was an assistant coach for the team under Oakley this past season.

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director, (989) 463-7436