About Me

Thank you for visiting me virtually. I appreciate you dropping by. This is my little online shelter. Who am I? I am Ralf Wunderlich, an original Berliner who ended up in Finland some time ago.

My life mainly evolves around football as I work as a football coach. But I have more sides to me than just this one. I am a studied philosopher and work(ed) several years in marketing. I also run my own record label quite successfully. In the past professionally, nowadays just as a hobby.

On this website I give you a little overview about the four main layers of my life.

  • Football
  • Studies & Work
  • Writing
  • Music

Football

In a nutshell

Football plays an important role in my life since I played in the long jump sandpit of the Mommsenstadion in 1982 while my father watched the home games of Sport-Club Charlottenburg in the 2. Bundesliga. Until today I am one of the very few fans of their football team (nowadays they play in the 7th division).
I play football for fun, although I am quite a competitive player, even after all those years. All in all, I played more than 1.000 games in my life, mainly in lower amateur levels of Berlin, but also in Finland. The highest ranked team I played for was in Berlin's highest university league during the 1990s.
Since 1998, I have continously been involved in the organisational aspects of my clubs and have been part of the official sides, for example as a member of the board or coach.
I continually progressed my coaching skills and since 2013, I have a "Professional Football Management" license which (theoretically) allows me to work in e. g. Bundesliga-management as well as the UEFA B coaching license from the German Football Association.
In 2015, the finnish women's football club FC Hertta Joensuu hired me as their head coach. Ever since I live in Finland and try to find my luck there. Which is easier said than done...

My Clubs and Roles

2017-... SC Riverball (Kolmonen) - Head Coach (Men)

2015-... Jomoni Joensuu (Puulaaki) - Coach (Refugees team, small field)

2015-2016 FC Hertta Joensuu (Naisten Kakkonen) - Head Coach (Women, D-girls)

2015-2016 AFC Keltik Joensuu (Viitonen) - Head Coach (Men)

2014-2015 SG Eichkamp-Rupenhorn (Kreisliga) - Coach (Men, 32+ Seniors)

2010-2014 1. FFV Spandau (Kreisliga) - Head Coach, Goalkeeper's coach (Men)

2000-2010 BSG AOK Berlin (Companies League) - Secretary of the board, (playing) coach, caretaker (Men)

1998-2000 AA Berlin / X-Men Soccer (University League) - Member of the board, referee, playing coach (Men)

My Coaching Philosophy

  • Fairplay
  • Teamwork and teamspirit
  • Team tactics
  • Technical training
  • Match plans (if possible)
  • Calm coaching (especially during games)
  • Psychological expertise
  • Philosophical expertise
  • Creative ideas
  • Training with ball as much as possible
  • Ball-sports optimised fitness training
  • Involving players
  • Motivation
  • Mental coaching
  • Humor and fun
  • No swearing
  • German approach to football training
  • Teach players football
  • Teach players to love football
  • Explaining a lot
  • And much more...

You: How about some photos? I: Sure, why not.

(Click the pics for big version.)

Philosophy

BLANK THOUGHTS AND HIDDEN DEPTHS

Does a good philosopher need his own philosophy? Some say yes, some say no. If I would have my own philosophy, I would fit into a category. This is (a priori) impossible:

  • Premise 1: (A priori) I do not fit into a category.
  • Premise 2: An own philosophy would put me into a category.
  • Conclusio: I cannot have an own philosophy.

*This argument is logically apodictic. And if not, then my philosophy would definitely contain colourful balloons.*

If I act upon the following maxims, do they define me?

  • Silence is the highest art form.

    Gerhart Hauptmann
  • The deeper the knowledge, the humbler the knowing one.

    Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Sometimes things are not as they seem, although usually they are.

    X-Files vs. Aristotle
  • Ockham's razor

    A neat scientific theory which can also be applied in everyday life.
  • I had four biscuits, and I ate one. Then I only had three.

    Billy



Joking aside, yes, I am an actual philosopher with a diploma and whatnot. But I'm not just that. I am a complex person. Here is my CV:

Academical Milestones

2011 Degree: Magister Artium (M.A.) in philosophy, psychology and media studies

2010 Thesis “The Prudent Player and the Ethics of Computer Gaming

2010 Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Athens

2009 Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Oslo

2008 Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Potsdam

2008-2009 Student assistant at the “Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation“

2006-2007 Exchange year at the University of Joensuu (Finland)

2005 Tutor for exchange students at the University of Potsdam

2004-2011 Studies at the University of Potsdam

Key Aspects of my Studies

Philosophy Media ethics, sports ethics, identity, Aristotle

Psychology Identity, personality concepts, learning techniques

Media studies Music television, media literacy, advertisement

Full Work & Education Chronology

2017-... Football coach @ SC Riverball, Joensuu

2015-2016 Football coach @ FC Hertta, Joensuu

2014-2015 Vinyl record seller and customer support @ recordsale & musicberlin GmbH

2013 Football coaching licenses up to UEFA B @ Berliner Fußball Verband

2012-2013 Diploma in Professional Football Management @ IST Studieninstitut, Düsseldorf

2010-2012 Strategic Planner for Private Customer Sales @ Health Insurance AOK Nordost, Teltow

2008-2009 Student Assistant @ Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Potsam (CEIP), University of Potsdam

2007 Internship @ Radio Oi fm, Joensuu

2004-2011 Fulltime Student @ University of Potsdam (see "Academical Milestones" for details)

2002 Continuing Education: The Portal Manager @ Management Circle, München

2001 Continuing Education: Dynamic Webdesign with HTML, Flash, CSS, JavaScript and PHP @ Management Circle, Berlin

2001 Continuing Education: Text Composition for Internet @ Management Circle, Berlin

2001-2004 Internet Supervisor and Intranet Editor-in-charge @ Health Insurance AOK Berlin

2000 Additional Education: Business English @ Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin

1998-2001 In-house Training to become a Management Assistant in Office Communication @ Health Insurance AOK Berlin

1996-1997 Civilian Service @ Jugendfreizeitheim und Fortbildungszentrum Haus Uhlenbusch, Hanstedt in der Nordheide

1989-1996 Secondary school education @ Herder-Oberschule (Gymnasium), Berlin-Charlottenburg

1983-1989 Primary school education @ Wald-Grundschule, Berlin

Music

DUB FLASH RECORDS

Dub Flash Records
My musical journey since 1998. From 2003 to 2010 as a professional label, distribution and shop, ever since still going strong, albeit only as a hobby.
Visit the Dub Flash website or check out a couple of my releases right here:

DUB MASH RADIOSHOW

Dub Mash Radioshow
My radio show since 2007. I play Dub (and related) music from the outer space and all around the world.
Visit Dub Mash's Show Archive or listen to one example of my show right here:

MOONBASS HI+FI

MoonBass Hi+Fi
My Soundsystem collective as part of the Boba Fat Crew. (Disbanded in 2016.)
Video of a MoonBass Hi+Fi Soundcheck

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