St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

Saint Louis FC Academy Coaches

Blake Decker

Blake Decker - Academy Director, U15 Head Coach

License Level:  

Academy Director License

USSF A License

USSF National Youth License

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education

Master of Arts in K-12 Education

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

2006-2017: SLSG Illinois Academy Staff Coach 

2010- Assistant Coach, AC St. Louis (NASL)

2011- US Club National Champions (U14) 

2012- US Club National Finalists (U14)

2013- US Club National Premier League Champions (U14) 

2015-2017- SLSG Illinois Academy Director 

Playing Experience: 

Youth: Chicago Magic, Windy City Pride: 3 IYSA State Championships, 1 USYS Regional Championship 

High School: Naperville North HS, State Champions 

Collegiate: Westminster College (Fulton, MO) 

Kevin Kalish

Kevin Kalish - U19 Head Coach

License Level:  

Academy Director License

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

Master's in Sport Management (SIUE)

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

Division I College Head Coach for 5 years

Playing Experience: 

Division I All-American, Professional for 2 years

Kevin Stoll

Kevin Stoll - Director of Scouting, U16 Head Coach

License Level:  

National B License

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

Communication Major

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

USDA U-18 Head Coach, NPL National Championships

Playing Experience: 

Division 1 Athlete 

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly - Director of Goalkeeping

License Level:  

National B License

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

N/A

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

Professionals Developed:  Connor Sparrow(Real Monarchs), Tomas Gomez(Drafted Columbus/Rochester) , Mark Pais(Toronto FC2), Luis Soffner(New England Retired) , Kevin Corby(Charleston/Retired), Joe Willis(houston dynamo)

Other Professionals that has worked with( Nick Shackleford, La Galaxy 2) Dominic Cervi(Celitic FC/Retired) Hope Solo(US Womens National Team)  

Has been a member of the Academy staff since the inception of the league.

Playing Experience: 

Kansas City Wizards (MLS)

Arizona Sahuros (USL)

Brian Goark

Brian Goark - Individual Development Coach

License Level:  

National E License

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

Masters in Clinical Child/School Psychology

Specialist in School Psychology (Licensed)

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

SLSG Metro Academy/NPL Coach, Technical Trainer

Playing Experience: 

Professional: STLFC U23

College: SIUE (2008-2012) 

High School: CBC (2004-2008) 

Youth: St. Louis Scott Gallagher (1999-2007)

Nathan Steinmetz

Nathan Steinmetz - Academy Performance Coach

License Level:  

USSF National C

Additional Relevant Degrees: 

BSEd Exercise Science

BSEd K-12 Physical Education & Health

MS Sport Psychology

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

FMS Level 1

Coerver Youth Diploma

Coaching Experience/Achievements: 

Soccer: 19 years experience in Club & HS including multiple teams in USSDA, USYS National League, and/or USYS Midwest Regional Premier League

Strength & Conditioning: 19 years experience with youth through professional athletes including 5 years with the University of Tennessee Knoxville

Playing Experience: 

Youth: Variety of clubs in Knoxville, TN

College: HSSU

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