Boy's Coaching Staff

Ryan Kruse, Director of Coaching - Boys

  • U15 Elite Head Coach

  • USSF "A" License

  • NSSA Boys’ Coach of the Year (2011)

  • NSCAA Level 2 GK Diploma

  • National Youth License

  • Spanish RFEF Workshop (2012)

  • NSSA CEP State Instructional Staff

James Dean - Head Coach

Elite Coach - U11

  • Boys Academy Director of Coaching

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diplomia

  • USSF 'D' License

  • USSF Youth National License

  • Coerver Youth Diploma

  • NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper License

Paul Smith - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Elite U11 - Lincoln

  • USSF "D" License

Tim Shriver - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Gold & Black U11

  • USSF "D" License

John Roode - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Elite, U12

  • USSF “B” License

  • 25 Years coaching experience with Boys & Girls, U8-U19, College

  • Former Nebraska Coach of the Year

  • Former Volunteer Assistant Coach, Creighton University Men

  • Former Boys Director of Coaching, Gladiator Soccer Club

  • Completed Ajax Youth Academy (Amsterdam) Coaching Workshop

James Beckman - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Elite, U12 - Lincoln

  • USSF “A” License

  • NSCAA Advanced National License

  • Former Head Men’s Soccer Coach Nebraska Wesleyan University 2000-2009, All time Leader in Wins

  • Player: 3 Time Captain and All-Conference at Nebraska Wesleyan, 1996-1998, Honorable Mention All-American, 1998

Paul Pfeifler, Head Coach

​Sporting Omaha FC Gold, U12

  • USSF "E" License

Hendry Rilantono - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Black - U12

  • USSF "D" License

  • NSCAA GK Level 1 Diploma

  • NSCAA GK Level 2 Diploma

  • Grassroots 7v7

John Iberg - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC Silver - U12

Karl Ostrand - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U13 Elite & U16 Gold

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

  • Former Director of Coaching Education at Ubuntu Football Academy, Cape Town South Africa  

  • Former Club Technical Director at Fish Hoek AFC, Cape Town South Africa 

Ben Damewood - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U13 Elite - Lincoln

  • USSF C License

  • 20 years experience as Club Director and Coach in Lincoln

William Taylor - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U13 Black

Mike Dean - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U14 Elite & U16 Elite

  • USC Premier Diploma

  • USSF C License

  • USSF National Youth License

  • USC GK Level 2

  • Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma

  • USYS National Coach of the Year 2012

  • USC Central Region Coach of the Year 2013

Bill Koeppen - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U14 Gold

  • USSF "B" License

Chris McCormick - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U14 Black

  • USSF "E" License

Naser Alsharif - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U15 Gold

  • USSF "D" License

Mike McCumbers - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U15 Black ​

  • USSF "D" License

  • C National License pending

  • Previous Clubs: Bay United, Blast Academy, Mobile Bay FC (Alabama), Sporting Lincoln, and Norris High School.

  • 25+ years of coaching experience.

  • Played at the college and professional level

Kai Schuster - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U16 Black

Matt Swartz - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U17 Elite

  • USSF "C" License

Nathan May - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U17 Gold​

Brain Pelton - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U19 Gold

  • Former Illinois High School Coach

  • Asst. Men’s Coach at Illinois Wesleyan

Assistant Coaches

Jalen George - U13

BJ Franklin - U13 & U16

Dennis Beckman - U12 Lincoln

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