This past winter Armen took the reigns as the head coach of the Demize PASL team and compiled a 5-2-1 record leading the Demize to thier best record thus far in the Premier Arena Soccer League, just one point away from making the playoffs and Midwest Conference Chamionship game. Unfortunately the Demize fell to the Evansville Crush in thier last match knocking them our of playoff contention. The Demize were the only team during the regualr season to beat the eventual Midwest Division Champions, Illinios Piasa.
After a three year hiatus, Armen returns as the Head Coach for Springfield Demize PDL team. Over the last three years Armen has taken up the role as the Demize’s assistant coach, and after an injury to goalkeeper Kyle Hoard at the end of the 2011 season Armen got called on to start in goal for the Demize in their last regualr season match against the Saint Louis Lions were he posted 15 saves and recorded a 2-2 draw. This year Armen has put together a roster that boasts six members of Missouri State University and four other Division 1 colleges including players from IUPUI - Ryan Robinson, Western Iliinois - Drew Edmond, University of Memphis - James Gross and IPFW’s Collin Hehrich. Drury University will be represented by Alex Nagel. The Springfield Demize boast ten returning players including Last years captian Jacob Rutledge and his Central Baptist teamate TJ Rodregez. Also returing are Craig Rogers, Oral Roberts and former professional player Alfredo Quesada.
Rounding our the Coaching staff will be former Demize player and current assistant coach at SBU, Dean Grey and Demize General Manager Chris Hanlon.
" Im looking forward to an exciting season and once we get all our players in town from there various colleges, the Demize will be able to field an exicting team this summer and hopefully we can carry over the success we had in the PASL this winter into the upcoming PDL season, " Head Coach Armen Tonianse.