Coach van Druenen was born in the Netherlands in 1983. At the age of 5 his family moved to Portugal and there he fell in love with the game of soccer. Van Druenen played for 9 years in the youth of CD Boliqueime, being forced to stop because of injury at the age of 19. Not wanting to stop being involved in the sport he loved, he became a coach at the same soccer club and has been coaching every since, at different levels in Europe, where he coached youth teams in the Netherlands and in Portugal. Also being involved as a Fitness coach in several semi professional teams. In the summer of 2011 came the chance of moving to the USA and work for Soccer Centers in New Jersey. It was the opportunity van Druenen was waiting for, be a full time soccer coach!
At this point, van Druenen has his UEFA B license and a degree in Physical Education
Coach van Druenen has helped actively in the development of several youth players to a professional level, examples of that are Rafael Floro that plays for the Portuguese FC Porto and Filipe Magalhães that plays professionally in Brazil.