Boy's Coaching Staff

Ryan Kruse, Director of Coaching - Boys

402-718-7331

Sporting Omaha FC Black U11 & Elite U16​

20+ years with the club

  • 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 & Boys U9-U10 Academy Director of Coaching

402-659-9967

Elite Coach - U11

15+ years with the club

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

  • USSF 'D' License

  • USSF Youth National License

  • Coerver Youth Diploma

  • NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper License

Danny Gornell - Pre-Academy Director

402-301-4530

U8 Pre-Academy Director

10+ years with the club

  • USSF 'D' License

Hendry Rilantono - Head Coach

402-880-9662

Sporting Omaha FC Gold - U11

6+ years with the club

  • USSF "D" License

  • NSCAA GK Level 1 Diploma

  • NSCAA GK Level 2 Diploma

  • Grassroots 7v7

Mike Dean - Head Coach

402-319-0141

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U12 Elite & U17 Elite

20+ years with the club

  • USSF B License

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma

  • 2012 USYS Boys National Coach of the Year

  • 2013 NSCAA Boys Central Region Coach of the Year

  • Westside HS - Boys Varsity Head Coach

Tim Shriver - Head Coach

402-630-0603

Sporting Omaha FC Gold & Black U12

7+ years with the club

  • Community Outreach Director

  • USSF "D" License

Matt Swartz - Head Coach

402-709-5036​

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U13 Elite

7+ years with the club

  • USSF "C" License

  • Former college player at Wheaton College and Creighton

James Beckman - Head Coach

402-730-5442​

Sporting Omaha FC Elite, U11 U13 & U14 - Lincoln

4+ years with the club

  • 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

515-771-6662

​Sporting Omaha FC Gold, U13

6+ years with the club

  • USSF "E" License

Jon Iberg - Head Coach

402-598-8491

Sporting Omaha FC Black - U13

3+ years with the club

Karl Ostrand - Head Coach

402-609-6015​

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U14 Elite & U17 Gold

15+ years with the club

  • USSF "C" License

  • 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 

William Taylor - Head Coach

601-212-4549

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U14 Gold & Black

4+ years with the club

  • USSF "D" License

Ben Damewood - Head Coach

402-429-0701

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U12 & U15 Elite - Lincoln

4+ years with the club

  • USSF C License

  • 20 years experience as Club Director and Coach in Lincoln

Bill Koeppen - Head Coach

402-706-2096

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U15 & U18/19 Elite

4+ years with the club

  • USSF "B" License

Kai Schuster - Head Coach

321-305-0345

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U15 Gold

2+ years with the club

  • USSF "D" License

Chris McCormick - Head Coach

531-777-9133

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U15 Black

3+ years with the club

  • USSF "E" License

Naser Alsharif - Head Coach

402-218-3032

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U16 Gold

6+ years with the club

  • USSF "D" License

Mike McCumbers - Head Coach

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U16 & U17 Black ​

6+ years with the club

  • 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

Nathan May - Head Coach

402-536-0303

Sporting Omaha FC - ​U18 Elite

3+ years with the club

  • USSF "C" License

Assistant Coaches

Jaylon George - U14

Paul Grandgenett - U15

BJ Frankman - U17

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