Premier Coaches
  • Colby Williams Director of Coaching / Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Benedictine College
    • OKC Slickers (Indoor & Outdoor Soccer in the USISL)

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Over 20 years of experience coaching U9-U18 Boys and Girls

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF “B” License

     

    Academic Degree

    • BA in Business from Benedictine College
    • BA of Education from Washburn University

     

    Accomplishments

    • All-State and highest goals per game average - John Marshall High School
    • 4 Yr Starter, All-District, All-Conference, Co-Captain of team - Benedictine College
    • Rookie of the Year - Oklahoma City Slickers, Southwest Division Champs
    • Oklahoma All-Star Touring Team - Played Tournaments and games in Scotland and England
    • Founder, and Director of Coaching, for the Prodigy Soccer Club in Topeka, KS for over 15 years

     

    Hometown

    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Jeremy McGinnis Technical Director / Goalkeeper Director / Premier Coach

    Playing Experience        

    • Allen County Community College
    • Neosho Community College

     

    Coaching Experience    

    • 19 Years Coaching Experience
    • Current Women’s Head Coach at Allen Community College
    • Current Head Coach for SKV Premier Boys team
    • Former Head Coach for Prodigy Soccer Club 
    • Former Assistant Coach at Midland College in Nebraska
    • Former Assistant Coach for Men’s & Women’s teams at Ottawa University
    • Former Assistant Coach at Topeka West High School for 5 years

     

    Coaching License            

    • USSF “C” License
    • NSCAA Premier Coaching License
    • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
    • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1, 2 and 3 Diploma

     

    Accomplishments

    • Most wins as Women's soccer coach at Allen Community College in the school's 20 year history 

     

    Academic Degree     

    • BA in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University

     

    Hometown        

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Mauro Nobre Technical Director / Director, SKV Academy / Premier Coach

    Playing Experience 

    • Played competitive soccer through High School

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Over 25 years of experience coaching U6-U19 Boys and Coed teams at the Kaw Valley Soccer Association
    • Was a coach for the KS Olympic Development Program (ODP) for 12 yrs 
    • Currently the SKV Boys Academy Director

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF “C” License

     

    Academic Degree  

    • Studied Philosophy at the University of Kansas

     

    Accomplishments  

    • Voted 2004 Boys Coach of Year by the Kansas Youth Soccer Association
    • Coached Several State ODP boys teams at ODP Regionals

     

    Hometown

    • Santa Maria, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

  • Mike Sanchez Technical Director / Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • McPherson College

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Girls Head Coach, Manhattan High School – 5 years
    • Kansas Olympic Development Staff Coach – 4 years
    • Former Boys Assistant Coach, Manhattan High School – 2 years
    • Over 10 years of experience coaching U8-U18 Boys and Girls

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National “D” License
    • NSCAA National Diploma

     

    Academic Degree

    • BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Developed top student athletes that have moved on to play collegiately at NCAA D2, NAIA and Junior College
    • In his 5 years at the helm of the Lady Indians he guided them to a two 6A State Final Fours, five qtr. finals and five Regional final championships 
    • He has coached 10 All-State players and 30 all league players
    • Co-Founder/Director for Real Kansas United in Manhattan, KS
    • Three-year letter winner for McPherson College

     

    Hometown

    • Oceanside, California

  • Steve Tilson Assistant Technical Director / Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • South Mountain Community College – Arizona
    • Kansas Wesleyan University

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Head Boys Coach – Salina South High School for 1 year
    • Current Head Girls Coach – Salina Central High School for 1 year
    • Former Salina Soccer Club Director of Coaching – 4 years
    • Former Assistant Boys Coach – Salina South High School - 5 years
    • Former Assistant Girls Coach – Salina Central High School - 4 years
    • Over 10 years of experience coaching U8-U18 Boys and Girls

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National "F" & "E"
    • NSCAA Goalkeeping I and II Diplomas
    • NSCAA Regional Diploma
    • Various Certificates Awarded

     

    Academic Degree

    • B.A. General Studies from Kansas Wesleyan University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Developed top student athletes that have moved on to play collegiately at NCAA D1, NCAA D2, NAIA and Junior College
    • In the 5 years as the assistant of Salina South he helped guide them to a 5A State Championship, four quarterfinals appearances and four Regional final championships

     

    Hometown

    • Chandler, Arizona 

  • Frank Alonso Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Brentford Football Club (7 years)

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Head Boys Coach - Manhattan High School for 17 years (12 Head Coach & 5 Assistant Coach)
    • Current U14 Boys Coach - Sporting Kaw Valley
    • ODP Head Coach - Kansas, Alaska & Nevada for numerous age groups
    • Director of Coaching - Little Apple Soccer Club for 12 years
    • Former Kansas State Instructor for D,E & F License Courses

     

    Coaching License

    • B Licence
    • Advanced Diploma, National Diploma
    • FA Coaching Badge

     

    Academic Degree

    • Masters in Sports Administration - Kansas State University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Developed top student athletes that have moved on to play college at  the NCAA D1, D2, NAIA and Junior College levels.
    • In his 12 years at the helm of the Indians, he guided them to a  6A State Runner Up (2013), five Sub-State finals & five Regional final championships.
    • He has coached 59 All-League players, 39 All-State players and 1 High School All American.

     

    Hometown

    • London, United Kingdom

  • Kat Benton Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Irvine Valley College
    • Santiago Canyon College
    • Kansas Wesleyan University

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Head Coach, Kansas Wesleyan University Women's Soccer
    • Current Head Coach, Kansas Olympic Development Program – 4 years
    • Former Salina Soccer Club Head Coach, Assistant DOC, Director of Youth and Club Academies – 8 years
    • Former Kansas Wesleyan University Assistant, NAIA – 4 years
    • Experience coaching U4-U18 Boys and Girls

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National "F", "E", and “D” License
    • NSCAA Youth II Diploma 
    • NSCAA Goalkeeping I and II Diplomas
    • NSCAA Regional, National, and Advanced National and Premier Diploma

     

    Academic Degree

    • B.A. in Public Relations and Communication with minor in Athletic Coaching from Kansas Wesleyan University
    • Masters in Business Administration with emphasis in Sports Management from Kansas Wesleyan University

     

    Accomplishments

    • 2016 Kansas Youth Soccer Association Competitive Girls Coach of the Year
    • NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program Member - pegging the top 15 men and 15 women in the US as the best up and coming young coaches in the country
    • Published several articles for NSCAA on how to build winning team cultures at the youth level
    • KS ODP Region II Finalist with Girls 02/03 in 2015
    • Trained several years with the former head coach of the Peruvian Women's National Team
    • At Santiago Canyon: Won the COA State Championship, team ranked #2 in the country in 2006
    • At KWU: Won back to back KCAC Conference and Tournament Championships, won a Region IV title in 2007, made 1st ever NAIA National Championship appearance and 2nd round in 2007, returned 2008
    • As a player was named KCAC 1st team selection both years, KCAC Newcomer of the Year 2007, and NAIA All-American 

     

    Hometown

    • Trabuco Canyon, California

  • Diego Cocon Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    Mt. San Antonio College

    • State and National Champion 2012 Undefeated season-Kansas Wesleyan University
    • Two-time Second Team All-Midwest Region
    • Two-time First Team All-Conference
    • Two time KCAC Conference and Conference tournament champion
    • Two time appearance at the NAIA national tournament

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Men’s Head Soccer Coach-Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
    • Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach-Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
    • Men’s student Assistant Soccer Coach-Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
    • Head Coach U-19 Boys team (2015 Cal South State Cup Runner-up)-Imperio FC, Bell Gardens, CA
    • Youth Academy Director and Coach Advisor-Imperio FC, Bell Gardens, CA
    • Head Coach and Assistant Youth Academy Director-Salina Soccer Club Youth Academy, Salina, KS
    • Head Men’s JV and Associate Head Coach for the Varsity-Bell Gardens High school, Bell Gardens, CA

     

    Coaching License 

    • USSF “D” License

     

    Academic Degree

    • Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS-Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management 
    • Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS-Master’s Degree in Business Administration

     

    Accomplishments

    • 31-6-5 Overall Record, 20-2-2 Conference Record, 2 Regular Season & 1 post-Season Conference Championships, 5 NAIA All-Americans, 16 All-Conference Players
    • 2016 Season:  16-1-3 Overall Record, KCAC Regular Season Co-Champions
    • #17 National Ranking, Ranked as high as #13
    • KCAC MVP, Offensive MVP & Newcomer of the Year
    • National Tournament Qualifier
    • 2015 Season: 15-5-3 Overall Record, KCAC Tournament Champions
    • #17 National Ranking in Final Season Poll
    • National Tournament Qualifier, Sweet 16 berth

     

    Hometown 

    • Bell Gardens, California

     


  • Trey Crow Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Bethany College

     

    Coaching Experience

    • U8-U13 Club Soccer for the past 7 years Salina Soccer Club 
    • Salina South HS Head Girls Coach for the past 13 years  
    • Head Boys coach at Salina South High School for 3 years 
    • Current Assistant Boys Coach at Salina South High School

     

    Coaching License

    • Kansas State "D" License

     

    Academic Degree

    • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Biology and Chemistry) - Bethany College                                   
    • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction - Kansas State University

     

    Accomplishments

    • 4 year starter at Bethany College
    • Team Player of the Year for 2 years
    • Co-Captain

     

    Hometown

    • Waxahachie, Texas

  • Tyson Heck Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • 15 years playing soccer which includes 3 years high school soccer

     

    Coaching Experience

    • 4 years coaching for Sporting Kaw Valley 
    • 2 years coaching High school soccer at my high school after graduating

     

    Coaching License 

    • USSF National E License

     

    Academic Degree

    • High School Diploma

     

    Hometown 

    • Lawrence, Kansas

  • Brendon McGonigle Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Southern Polytechnic State University included a trip to the NAIA National Tournament second round, a regular season conference championship, a national ranking as high as No. 4
    • Eearned Academic All-Conference honors from the Southern States Athletic Conference in 2009

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Head Coach, Ottawa University Men's Soccer
    • Premier Coach, Sporting Kaw Valley
    • Assistant Coach, Ottawa University Women's Soccer
    • Former Premier Coach, Southern Soccer Academy in Atlanta GA

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF ‘C’ Coaching License as well as the
    • NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma

     

    Academic Degree

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2012 from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA
    • Master’s in Business Administration from Ottawa University

     

    Hometown

    • Atlanta, Georgia

  • Paul Miller Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Allen County Community College (1997-1998)
    • Topeka High School Varsity Soccer (1994-1997)

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Over 9 years experience coaching U5 to U15 boys and girls
    • 6 years premier coaching experience (U8 – U15 Girls)
    • 2 years coaching SKV Academy

             

    Coaching License 

    • USSF “D” License

     

    Academic Degree      

    • Associate in Arts - Allen County Community College
    • BS - Criminal Justice - Washburn University

     

    Accomplishments

    • 1995-1996 – Topeka High School, 6A State Runner Up
    • 1994-1996 – Topeka High School, 6A Regional Champions

     

    Hometown

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Elissa Post Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • KCFC in Overland Park in youth years
    • SMS High school
    • K-State Women’s Club Team

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Assistant Coach, Emporia State University
    • Current Head Coach, SKV Premier Boys
    • Current Coach, Kansas Olympic Development Program
    • Former Assistant Coach, HS Varsity and Head Coach of JV-3 Years
    • Former Head of Juniors Program Ages 3-6
    • Former coach of U12 boys – 5 years

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF E
    • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1
    • NFHS Diploma

     

    Academic Degree

    • Pursuing Masters in HPER (est May 2018)
    • BS in Elementary Education from Kansas State University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Developed top student athletes that have moved on to play collegiately at NCAA D1, NCAA D2, NAIA and Junior College
    • In the 3 years as the assistant of the Lady Indians she helped guide them to a 6A State Final Four, with a third place finish, three qtr. finals and three Regional final championships

     

    Hometown

    • Overland Park, Kansas

  • Tyler Preston Premier Coach / Goalkeeper Trainer

    Playing Experience

    • Shawnee Mission West High School
    • ODP - 1 year

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Sporting Kaw Valley - 4 Years (3 Club level, 1 Premier)

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National "D" License
    • USSF "E" License
    • Goalkeeper Level 1 Certification
    • Goalkeeper Level 2 Certification 

     

    Academic Degree 

    • Bachelor's Degree from Baker University in Business Administration

     

    Accomplishments

    • Ranked 5th Nationally Senior year and Sunflower League Champs

     

    Hometown

    • Lenexa, Kansas

  • Gabe Romo Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Kansas Wesleyan, 4-year letterman and team captain in 2008

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Assistant Coach, Kansas State University Womens Soccer
    • Former Head Coach, Holy Names University, Men's & Women's Soccer, Oakland, California
    • Former Head Coach, La Canada (Calif.) High School 
    • Former Head Coach, Lancaster (Calif.) High School 

     

    Coaching License

    • NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma
    • USSF "D" and "E" license
    • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma Level 1

     

    Academic Degree 

    • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Kansas Wesleyan

     

    Accomplishments

    • As a Kansas Wesleyan player, he helped lead the team to a 56-22-5 record, three KCAC regular conference titles and two KCAC tournament crowns in his four years
    • Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Coach of the Year - 2013 

     

    Hometown  

    • Los Angeles, California

  • Kyle Ross Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Played competitive soccer in high school

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Two years coaching premier soccer

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National E License

     

    Academic Degree

    • PhD in Economics, Kansas State University
    • BS in Biology, Kansas State University

     

    Hometown

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Scott Schafersman Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Missouri Southern State University (1998-2001)
    • Blue Valley Northwest High School (3 year letterman and captain)
    • Crystal Lake Central High School – Chicago Area (1 year letterman)
    • ODP 3 year Team Captain of Kansas 79/80 team & played 1 year for Illinois 79/80 ODP team
    • Club Soccer – Udinese (Kansas City) & Schwaben AC (Illinois)

     

    Coaching Experience    

    • Youth Boys Coach U8-U10 since 2007

     

    Coaching License            

    • USSF National “D” License
    • USSF "E” License

     

    Academic Degree      

    • BS, Business Administration - Missouri Southern State University 

     

    Accomplishments

    • Travelled to Germany with my club team Schwaben AC and played against club teams from Germany
    • 1st Team All Conference EKL     
    • 1st Team All Sun Country

     

    Hometown

    • Overland Park, Kansas

  • Derek Snook Premier Coach

    Playing Experience         

    • Greenwood High School, Greenwood, MS - All conference honorable mention goalie

     

    Coaching Experience    

    • Current Boys and Girls Head Varsity Coach at Topeka High School
    • 12 years coaching premier and competitive soccer

     

    Coaching License            

    • USSF “D” License
    • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching 

     

    Academic Degree       

    • MS Delta Community College
    • Brewton-Parker College

     

    Hometown

    • Greenwood, Mississippi

  • Taylor Tarvin Premier Coach

    Playing Experience 

    • Played for Prodigy Soccer Club for 10 years 
    • Played for the prodigy Ambush coached under Lance Wilson, Colby Williams, and Jeremy Mcginnis for all of those ten years 
    • Played high school soccer at Washburn Rural 
    • 4 year Varsity letterman and 2013 Team captain 
    • Played one year at Johnson County Community College For coach Fatai Ayuade and Omar Seck

     

    Coaching Experience 

    • First time coaching for SKV
    • Coached 2 boys U-10 Academy teams this Spring session
    • Guest coached and Assistant Coach for numerous random clubs when needed 

     

    Coaching License 

    • F License

     

    Academic Degree

    • Associates Degree in Science 
    • Currently pursuing Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing 

     

    Accomplishments

    • High school state champion in 2012 with a goal and an assist in the championship game
    • High school state 3rd place in 2011
    • St. Louis Gateway National Soccer Tournament Champion in the A Bracket and also being awarded Player of the Game with the only goal 
    • All city, All league, All state honors junior and senior year of high school
    • Was part of an amazing youth soccer team, the Prodigy ambush, who were ranked 2nd in the state of Kansas for 4 years straight 

     

    Hometown 

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Gordon Temple Premier Coach

    Playing Experience         

    • Ottawa University (OU)
    • Iowa Central Community College (ICCC)

     

    Coaching Experience     

    • Over 6 years coaching U9- U17 Boys & Girls at Sporting Kaw Valley
    • Former Assistant Coach for Ottawa University Men’s Soccer team

     

    Coaching License            

    • "C" License
    • NSCAA National Diploma

     

    Academic Degree       

    • BA in Sports Administration, from Ottawa University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Named Team Captain for Ottawa University Men’s Soccer team
    • Named All-Conference and KCAC Runner-Up while playing for Ottawa University
    • Named All-Conference while playing for #5 nationally ranked Iowa Central Community College

     

    Hometown

    • Edinburgh, Scottland

  • Bill Turnley Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Greenwood High School 
    • Greenwood Emeralds (club)

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Over 12 years coaching experience with U8-U18 teams

     

    Coaching Licence

    • NSCAA Advanced Regional
    • USSF E

     

    Academic Degree

    • PhD in Organizational Behavior / Human Resource Management, University of South Carolina
    • MBA, University of South Carolina
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

     

    Accomplishments

    • Coached student athletes who have gone on to play college soccer at the NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and junior college levels

     

    Hometown

    • Greenwood, South Carolina

  • Tyler Watkins Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Played goalkeeper at Upper Iowa, starting the majority of the team’s games his freshman and sophomore years 
    • He also played with the St. Louis Lions Soccer Club PDL and Super 20 teams 
    • His college career ended in his junior year due to a knee injury

     

    Coaching Experience    

    • Current K-State volunteer coach/goalkeepers coach
    • Former head women’s soccer coach at NAIA-affiliated Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa
    • Former assistant coach at Upper Iowa University and Cornell College

     

    Coaching License            

    • NSCAA national diploma, a NSCAA advanced national goalkeeping diploma 
    • USSF “D” License

     

    Academic Degree      

    • Upper Iowa, Bachelor of Science degree in sports management and a minor in coaching

     

    Accomplishments

    • Former head coach with Wisconsin ODP and the Dubuque Soccer Club

     

    Hometown

    • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

  • Patrick Waugh Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • University of Saint Mary
    • Played competitive soccer through High School

     

    Coaching Experience     

    • Over 8 years of experience coaching U8-U18 Boys and Girls at Prodigy Soccer Club

     

    Coaching License

    • “C” License  
    • Holds NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

     

    Academic Degree     

    • BS in Information Systems Technology at the University of Saint Mary

     

    Accomplishments

    • Earned All-Conference honors while playing for the University of Saint Mary
    • U16 Girls recently took second at State

     

    Hometown

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Jamie Wilson Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Shawnee Heights High School Varsity Soccer
    • Lawrence Adult Soccer League 

     

    Coaching Experience

    • 8 years coaching Recreational, Academy, and Premier boys and girls 

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF "D" License
    • USSF "E" License 

     

    Academic Degree

    • BS in Life Science, Kansas State University
    • MS in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Kansas

     

    Hometown

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Lance Wilson Premier Coach

    Playing Experience        

    • Played competitive soccer through High School

     

    Coaching Experience     

    • Over 13 years of experience coaching U9-U18 Boys & Girls 

     

    Coaching License            

    • USSF “D” License
    • NSCAA High School Coaching Development Certificate
    • Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist
    • Instructor with Rebound Sports Performance Soccer Speed Program
    • Former Director of the Sunflower Soccer Association Youth Academy

     

    Academic Degree       

    • BS in Criminal Justice from Washburn University
    • MA in Public Administration from Troy State University

     

    Accomplishments

    • Received multiple collegiate scholarships offers
    • Finalist, Positive Coaching Alliance National Coach of the Year, 2010
    • State Finalist, 2008 Liberty Mutual Responsible Coaching National Award
    • Nominee, 2007 Liberty Mutual Responsible Coaching National Award
    • Director of Elite Sports Performance Academy, Shawnee County Parks & Recreation

     

    Hometown

    • Topeka, Kansas

  • Colin Wylie Premier Coach

    Playing Experience

    • Ottawa University 2007-2010

     

    Coaching Experience

    • Current Volunteer Men's Soccer Coach at Ottawa University
    • Former Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant at Ottawa University
    • Former Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Neosho County Community College 
    • Scottish Football Association
    • 5 years experience coaching U10 – U17 for Sporting Kaw Valley

     

    Coaching License

    • USSF National D License 
    • USSF National E License
    • NSCAA National Diploma
    • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma
    • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma 
    • SFA Level 3 youth coaching – Coaching in the Game
    • SFA Level 2 youth coaching – Coaching Youth Footballers
    • SFA Level 1 youth coaching – Development Activities

     

    Academic Degree

    • Master's Degree in Education - Ottawa University
    • Bachelors of Art Degree in Exercise Science – Ottawa University
    • Associates Degree in Sports Coaching with Development – Edinburgh’s Telford College

     

    Accomplishments

    • Earned All-Conference honors while playing for Ottawa University
    • Ottawa University team of the decade 2000-2010
    • Team captain during senior year
    • Made it to the second round of the Sporting KC open tryouts

     

    Hometown

    • Edinburgh, Scottland