Kansas Rush Soccer Club

Meet our Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and the other members of our great staff.

DAOUDA KANTE
EXECUTIVE & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2006
dkante@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "A" License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Mali National Team
  • MLS – New England Revolution
  • NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame (Mercer)
  • Division I All-American (FIU)
  • NSCAA Coaching Education Instructor
  • KC Wizards Academy Coaching
  • Baker University, Assistant Coach
  • NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year (2007)
  • KSYSA Competitive Girls Coach of the Year(2011)
  • United Soccer Coaches 2015 Coach of the Year for Youth Boys Central
  • United Soccer Coaches 2015 National Coach of the Year
FATAI AYOADE

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2010
fayoade@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "D" License
  • NSCAA Advance National
  • MS Excercise Sports and Science, University of Kansas
  • Head Men's Soccer Coach, JCCC
  • 30 year + Youth Coaching in Kansas Area
JOSH BENNETT

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2018
jbennett@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111

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  • 7 years coaching high school at Park Hill South
  • Played at State Fair Comm College
  • Division 1 All Mid-Conference Oral Roberts            University 00-02
  • Played in Europe Athlone Town FC
MELISSA BLOUNT

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2018
mblount@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111

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  • USSF “D” License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • DI Player The University of Tulsa
  • WPSL-KC Courage
  • Asst. Women’s coach-JCCC (13 years)
  • SBV Coach- 5years
  • JV Coach Girl’s St Teresa’s-3 years
  • KS ODP Coach-3 years
RINY DE BOER

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2013
rdeboer@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111


  • USSF "D" License
  • KSHAA High School Coaching Certificate
  • Over 40 years involved in youth soccer as coach and referee
  • High School Versity Coach - Perry Lecompton

PETER HARRISON
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2015
pharrison@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111


  • USSF "D" License
  • FAW "C" License
  • Sports Science Degree
  • English FA Teachers License
  • PE Teacher's License
  • FAW Center of Excellence
  • High School Head Coach
  • KCFC Club Coach
  • SBV Club Coach
IBRAHIM KANTE

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2012
ikante@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "B" LicenseC
  • MLS - New England Revolution
  • MISL - La Raza Monterrey, Baltimore Blast & St. Louis Steamers
  • USL - Crystal Palace Baltimore
  • All-American - Essex Community College
  • Currently Men's Assistant Coach at Johnson County Community College
TIMO KIBUNE

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2016
tkibune@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "A" License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • Played in Europe and Africa
  • Olympic Development Program - State/Region II
  • Assistant Men's Coach - Park University (2002-2006)
  • Head Women's Coach - Maple Woods College (2006-Present)

ANTOINETTE LOVE
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
alove@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111


  • USSF "D" License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Croatian National Team
  • Division I All Pac 10 - Arizona State University
  • Elmira College Assistant Coach
  • University of NEvada Assistant Head Coach
  • University of Kansas Assistant Coach
  • University of La Verne Head Coach (CA)
  • LA Premier FC Staff Coach (CA)
  • Houston Dynamo Youth Programs Coach (TX)
  • Eclipse Soccer Club Staff Coach (TX)

ANDREW MCGINNIS
GOAL KEEPER COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
amcginnis@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111

 
  • 5 years’ experience in coaching and goalkeeper development
  • United Soccer Coaches National Diploma, United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 1 & Level 2 Diplomas
  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Staff Member 2017 – Present
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Marketing & Sports Management
  • Played collegiately at Loras College

DALIO MERCADO

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2014
dmercado@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF national "C" License
  • USSF national "D" License
  • Played professionally for Independiente Sante Fe (Colombia)
  • Played collegiate at Park University
  • Graduate Assistant Coach Park University (1992-1993)
  • Heartland Boys Coach of the Year 2017
  • Won State Championship U18 Boys (2017)

DUSTIN OTTESEN

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
dottesen@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111


  • USSF "C" License
  • USSF National Youth Course
  • Played professionally for 3 years with Indiana Blast (2001-2003) All League Honrs 2 years
  • Played collegiate at University of Evansville (1996-2000)
  • Sporting Blue Valley Coach (2006-2014)
  • Sporting Academy Coach (2010-2013)
  • Won State Championships in 3 Different States
  • Advanced to Regional Championship 3 Times
  • Kansas State Coach of the Year (2009)
AARON PAYNE

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2000
apayne@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "C" License
  • Coerver Youth Diploma
  • NSCAA Professional Development Certificate
  • Kansas Rush - Youth Academy Director
  • Over 17 years coaching for Kansas Rush with special emphasis in developing players in the U8-U11 age groups.
RANDALL PORTER

DIRECTOR OF COACHING - BOYS
NPL Director

KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2010

rporter@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "C" License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Former Indoor Professional Player – Sacramento Knights
  • Blue Valley Soccer Club (2002-2010)
  • Wizards Juniors (2008-2010)
  • Nomads Soccer Club (2000-2002)
  • Graceland University Assistant Coach (2007)
  • Head Coach, Kansas Magic Pro Indoor Soccer Team (2011/2012)
BERNARD PRO

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2012
bpro@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "D" License
  • Played on Arago Football Club of Orleans, France and several seasons in Division III
  • Coached Club soccer for over 30 years in KC area including at Udinese, Shawnees, Aston Villa and Force Soccer Academy

EDMOND RUGOVA
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2018
erugova@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF),"A" National Coaching License
  • Kosova National Football Team Head Coach
  • 22 years’ experience in coaching and player development
  • 15 years’ experience as professional player
  • 5 years’ experience in managing a sports complex Represented Kosovo in Regional and International Competitions
  • 14 years’ experience in soccer club development Kansas Olympic Development Program Evaluator Kansas Select Team Coach for Regional Competition
  • Rockhurst University (NCAA Division ll ) Assistant soccer coach
  • Kosovo National Football Team Head Coach ( 2006-2009 )
  • General Director  FC Prishtina
  • 2009-2010  Sporting Kansas City  ( Academy )
  • BVSC
  • Languages (English, Albanian, Serbo -Croatian, Turkish )
WILL SCOTT

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
wscott@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111


  • USSF "C" License
  • USL - Wichita Blue (1994-1995)
  • Played collegiately at Newman University (1992) Team Captain/MVP, 1st Team All-District 10.
  • Played collegiately at St. Mary of the Plaines College (1989-1991), 1st Team All-KCAC, 1st Team All-District 10, All-Tourney Team
  • Kansas Rush Wichita (2013-2016)
  • Evolution Futbol club, River City SC, Wichita Thunderbirds SC, Royal Cheetahs SC
EFREM SHIMLIS

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2014
eshimlis@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • Men's Coach - Park University (2002-Present)
  • AMC Coach of the Year (2010)
  • MCAC and Region IV Coach of the Year (2007)
  • Assistant Coach Park University (1999-2001)
  • Played Collegiate Soccer - Park University (1992-1996)
  • Played Professionally - Kansas City Attack NPL, Daytona Speed Kings, Colmbus Comets
SCOTT SIEGEL

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2011
ssiegel@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • Played at Rockhurst University & UMKC
  • Head Coach - Girls, St. Teresa's Academy (10 Years)
  • Assistant Coach - Boys, Rockhurst High School
CASEY STEVENS

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2007
cstevens@kansasrush.com
913.764.4111

  • USSF "D" License
  • Former collegiate player - University of Evansville (D1)
  • Former PDL player with the Cocoa Expos and KC Brass
  • Former MISL player for the KC Comets
  • Competitive youth coach since 2004
GEOFF VANDEUSEN

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2013
gvandeusen@kansasrush.com
913-764-4111

  • NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma
  • Played collegiately at Trinity College and Western Illinois University.
  • Head Women's Coach - University of Central Missouri
  • Head Women's Coach - University of Indianapolis.
  • Olympic Development Program State Coach - IA, NE                 and Region I Staff.
  • NSCAA Director of Operations
 
  

Contact

Kansas Rush Soccer Club
1570A S. Mahaffie Circle 
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Phone : 913-764-4111
Email: officestaff@kansasrush.com

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