Get to know our talented and diverse coaching staff.
Carl Forrester has been coaching soccer for 5 years. In Spring of 2012, Carl’s U10 Boys’ Premier team from Leavenworth United Soccer Club went undefeated, winning the Division Championship. Carl started his coaching career as a recreational soccer coach for Leavenworth Soccer Association, coaching levels U8-U10.
Carl is licensed through National Soccer Association of America. He is a native of Jamaica, moving to the U.S. in 2001. In Jamaica, Carl played high school and Division I soccer, where he excelled and was among the elite players.
Carl is married with children. He enjoys playing soccer, coaching, and jogging. He also enjoys refereeing for Brookside Soccer Club in his free time.
Luke has a soccer enriched background. Growing up in Dublin, Ireland, Luke played soccer for his hometown club and helped run soccer clinics and summer camps. Luke played a key role for the UMKC men’s soccer team during the 2009 -2012 seasons as a central midfielder. During the college off-seasons, he played for the Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers. Luke has coached with Cristo Rey High School, Futura Soccer Club, KCFC, Kilnamanagh F.C. back in Ireland, and KC Legends “Happy Feet” program.
Frank is a never ending student of the game of soccer. There are few things, besides art, that he finds more compelling. He has coached for Brookside Soccer Club for 12 years and he feels there is no club like it. He states, “The emphasis has always been about the kids first and continues with the new competitive side.”
Frank plays soccer as often as possible and is co-host of the weekly podcast, “Jimmy Conrad’s American Soccer Spectacular.”
Born in Northern Ireland, Geordie played in the Irish League for four years before being recruited to play in the US at the college level. He played NCAA Division I for University of South Alabama and was Sunbelt Conference player two years in a row. He played two years at Rockhurst College, ranked #1 in the nation both years he played. Geordie coached college level soccer with Kansas City, Kansas Community College for 5 years. During the 3rd year, his team was ranked in the top 10 junior colleges in the nation. Four of his players went on to play professional soccer and he was awarded coach of the year for his region. Geordie has two daughters, and has enjoyed coaching their teams for the last five years.
- Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Men’s Coach, 2007-Present.
- Brookside Soccer Club, 2013- Present
- Futura Futbol Club, 2008-2013
- People to People, Sports Ambassadors Coach and Athletic Director, 2002-2011. Includes tournaments in Brazil, Austria, Netherlands and New Zealand
- Rogers High School Boys J.V. and Varsity Assistant, 1999-2001
Collegiate Playing Experience:
- Varsity Soccer at Gonzaga University, 1990 and 1991
- Varsity Soccer at Spokane Community College, 1988 and 1989
- National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16 Championship, 2010
- National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16 Coach of the Year, 2010
Licensing: USSF D
Matthew has 22 years of coaching experience at the college, high school, club, and Olympic Development Program (ODP) levels. He has been the head boys’ and girls’ varsity coach at The Pembroke Hill School since 1999. In that time, he has developed one of the top high school programs in the state of Missouri.
Matthew grew up in the St. Louis club soccer system and went on to play at Columbia College as a goalkeeper. A job opportunity moved him to Kansas City in 1991, where he continued his coaching with the Odyssey, Blue Valley, and Kansas City Legends Soccer Clubs. He has also coached ODP and, for the last two years, has been on the Region II coaching staff at developmental camps. He currently holds coaching licenses with USSF and NSCAA and has a Master’s degree in elementary education from Rockhurst University.
Miguel has 7 years of coaching experience. He has coached at the college, high school, and youth level. He was the assistant coach for the UMKC women’s soccer team in 2011 and an assistant of the UMKC men’s team in 2010. Born in Brazil he played his youth soccer for a high profile club team (West Kendall Soccer) in Miami, FL. While in college, he captained the UMKC men’s team for two years and made the NCAA tournament twice during his four year career. He currently holds an F license and plans to get his D license over the summer