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      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
[email protected]
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
 
   
 CASEY STEVENS

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2007
[email protected]
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
 
   
 FATAI AYOADE

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2010
[email protected]
913.764.4111

 
 
  • USSF "C" 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
 
   
 RANDALL PORTER

DIRECTOR OF COACHING - BOYS
NPL Director

KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2010

[email protected]
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)
 
   
 SCOTT SIEGEL

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2011
[email protected]
913.764.4111

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

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2012
[email protected]
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 
 
   
 DALIO MERCADO

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2014
[email protected]
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)

 
   
 

PETER HARRISON
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2015
[email protected]
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 
 
   
 

DUSTIN OTTESEN
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
[email protected]
913.764.4111

 
 
  • USSF "C" License
  • USSF National Youth Course
  • Played professionally for 3 years with Indiana Blast (2001-2003) All League Honors 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)
 
   
 WILL SCOTT

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2017
[email protected]
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
 
 

SAM GLASS                       
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE 2018
[email protected]

913-764-4111   

  • Played for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Won Region II Championship in 2015
  • Represented Kansas Rush at Youth Soccer’s National Championship in 2015
  • Blue Valley Northwest High School
  • Won Kansas Class 6A State Championship in 2013
  • Two-time All-State award winner
  • Kansas 6A Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013
  • Played with Sporting KC developmental academy in 2012
  • Former Kansas Rush Player
 
 JESSE ANDONIAN
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2018
[email protected]
913-908-8314


  • USSF “D” License
  • NAIA Graceland University Player 2015
  • Former Rush Player 2007-2016
  • USYSA Regional Champion 2015
  • University of Kansas Graduate 2020
 
 STEVE BRYAN

STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2019
[email protected]
913.764.4111

  • NSCAA – National Diploma
  • National USSF- C license
  • NASM- Speed online certification
  • Former college Division two player (Essex County College)
  • Former strength and speed coach college D1 Sports Training Cincinnati
  • Seventeen years coaching experience at the youth and high school level
  • Accomplishments: Designed and implemented the speed training program at Cincinnati United for three years, which resulted in the club winning 6 State Cup titles in 2010.Coached the Cincinnati United 2012 Boys u-16 team to the Ohio Cup National Championship.
 
 COLE MIESNER

 STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2019
[email protected]
816-556-6480

  • Grassroots 11v11 license
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • 6-time Kansas State Cup Champion, 2 time Regional Finalist
  • 4 time all-conference, 2 time all-state, all regional team, Kansas City player of the year
 
 

JOSE (ARDI) REYES
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020

  • NSCAA - National Diploma
  • USSF - “D” License
  • KSYSA - 2014 Boys Coach of the Year
  • McPherson College Men’s Assistant coach (6 years)
  • Played collegiately at McPherson College 2005-2008
 
 

DEREK OTTESEN
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2019
[email protected]
913.764.4111

 
 
  • USSF "D" License
  • SBV Club Coach
  • Drake University Player 2002-2006
  • BA in Graphic Design
  • BA in News Internet Journalism
 
   
 ZAC FERGUSON
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020


 
   
 MICHAEL JANIS
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020
913.302.1753


  • USSF "E" License
  • Sporting Kansas City Youth Soccer Coach (2017-2019)
  • 10+ years coaching at the youth level
  • BS Kinesiology & Psychology
  • MS Sports Administration
 
   
 

JEFF COLE
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020

 
 
  • USSF "A" License 2012
  • USSF National "GK" License 2011
  • USC (NSCAA) Advanced National 2007
  • Johnson County Community College Head Coach Men's Soccer.....Present
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Associate Head Coach Women's Soccer.....Aug. 2013-Feb. 2020
  • KC Select Soccer Club Boys DOC / Youth Academy Director.....Jan. 2011-Dec 2017
  • Hutchinson Community College Assistant Coach Women's Soccer.....Aug. 2009-Dec. 2010
 
   
 STEVEN HAYNES
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020

 
   
 GREGORY PRO
STAFF COACH
KANSAS RUSH STAFF SINCE: 2020

 
   

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