Pedro Colato’s philosophy is to instill confidence in developing players by motivating them to play at their fullest potential, be disciplined athletes and work as a team. He was his high school’s defender of the year and played on the men’s soccer team at Los Angeles Community College. In addition to coaching for Brookside Soccer Club since 2013, Coach Colato has a decade of coaching experience. He has held several head coaching positions with KC Metro League, Police Athletic League and A Todo Deporte Adult Soccer League, all of which he brought in a long list of championships for each.
He holds NSCAA and USSF ‘F’ licenses.
Carl Forrester has been coaching soccer for seven years. In spring of 2012, Coach Forrester’s U10 Boys’ Premier team from Leavenworth United Soccer Club went undefeated, winning the Division Championship. He started his coaching career as a recreational soccer coach for Leavenworth Soccer Association, coaching levels U8-U10.
Coach Forrester is licensed through National Soccer Association of America. He is a native of Jamaica, moving to the United States in 2001. In Jamaica, Carl played high school and Division I soccer, where he excelled and was among the elite players.
Coach Forrester is married with two children. He enjoys playing soccer, coaching and running. He also enjoys refereeing for Brookside Soccer Club in his free time.
Nick began coaching competitive soccer shortly after beginning his professional playing career in Kansas City and fell in love sharing his knowledge of the game with players of all abilities. In 2009, Nick earned his B license from the United States Soccer Federation. Upon retiring from 12 years in Major League Soccer, Nick returned to Kansas City where he assumed the Executive Director role of a competitive club in a Kansas City suburb. In early 2012, Nick joined Brookside Soccer Club as the new Executive Director, overseeing more than 2,300 players on both the recreational and competitive sides. Today, he oversees the day-to-day operations of Brookside Soccer Club and is in charge of the strategic growth and development of all things soccer.
Nick is married to Dr. MeLinda Garcia. They have 2 wonderful boys, Cruz and Axle, and reside in a suburb of Kansas City. He has spent many hours and years volunteering for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Jackson County CASA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Mattie Rhodes Center and Teammates for Kids.
Coach Jason Jacob was born and raised in Kansas City where he attended Archbishop O’Hara High School. He was named as 1st Team All Conference, District, State and All-Metro teams. Coach Jacob played at Johnson County Community College and was named 1st Team All-Conference, District and All-Sunflower team. He graduated from Avila University in 2011 with a degree in Communications, PR/Advertising and was awarded 1st Team All-Conference while there. He participated for three years for the Olympic Development Program as well as with Cosmos, Legends, KCFC and Dynamos. He played for the PASL-premiere team, Kansas City Kings from 2007-2009. From 2012-2013, Coach Jason played with the MISL Missouri Comets and is the goalkeeper for the local professional futsal team, KC Cyclones.
He holds a State D License with the U.S. Soccer Federation. He has experience playing in all field positions and coaching all ages. He is Brookside Soccer Club’s goalkeeper coach and privately trains goalkeepers and field players.
Coach Jason Lee is a native of Wareham, Dorset, UK, and has a Socratic method of coaching with ball-based activities. He aims to develop players to make snap decisions and learn through guided discovery. Coach Lee attended The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, in sports development and coaching, where he captained his UG team, winning 2 national trophies in the British University and College Sports competitions.
He has extensive experience as a youth soccer coach with UK Elite Soccer in Connecticut; AFC Bournemouth in Championship, UK; as well as BSC’s youth development director.
He received his NSCAA Advance National Diploma, National Coaching Diploma, Regional Coaching Award; CJSA Advanced Technical Training Certificate; FA certificates in Level 2, Safeguarding Children, Emergency Aid and Disabled Football Certificate. He received his UK Level 2 Junior Sports Leader Award and is completing his NSCAA Premier Diploma.
Carlos McField was born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., where he attended and excelled in soccer and wrestling at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, graduating in 1994. He attended Elon University in North Carolina where was a starter on the men’s soccer team and served as captain during his senior. He graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He received bachelor’s degrees in physical education and secondary education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2003. He is the head soccer coach at Belton High School.
Coach McField coached three years at Summit Christian Academy and was head coach for the boys’ and girls’ programs at Sacred Heart in Sedalia for four years, where he built the foundation for successful teams at both schools. Coach McField was also an assistant coach for eight years at The Pembroke Hill School.
He has several years’ experience in youth soccer, having coached for KC Odyssey, Blue Valley and KC Strikers soccer clubs.
Coach McField holds a USSF licensing, an NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and received a master’s degree in education with a focus on sports administration and physical education from the University of Kansas in 2006.
David Owens brings excellent playing and coaching experience to the Brookside Soccer Club competitive program. He has been the Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Athletics Coordinator for Metropolitan Community College-Blue River since 2007. At MCC-Blue River, Coach Owens earned National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16 Coach of the Year honors in 2010 after guiding the team to a Region 16 Championship. Additionally, he coached club soccer for Futura Futbol Club from 2008 to 2013. Coach Owens gained further experience as a coach and athletic director for People to People, Sports Ambassadors from 2002-2011. This includes tournaments in Brazil, Austria, Netherlands and New Zealand. As an athlete, he played varsity soccer for Gonzaga University (1990 and 1991) and Spokane Community College (1988 and 1989).
As a resident of Kansas City, Coach Owens joined the BSC staff so he can be a part of developing soccer for the youth of our city. He holds a USSF D license and is currently working towards obtaining a Master’s Degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration through the University of Concordia, Irvine.
Email Address: David.Owens@mcckc.edu
Matthew Pritchett has nearly 25 years of coaching experience at the college, high school, club and Olympic Development Program levels. He has been the head boys’ and girls’ varsity coach at The Pembroke Hill School since 1999. In that time, he has developed one of the top high school programs in the state of Missouri.
Coach Pritchett grew up in the St. Louis club soccer system and went on to play at Columbia College as a goalkeeper. A job opportunity moved him to Kansas City in 1991, where he continued his coaching with the Odyssey, Blue Valley and Kansas City Legends Soccer Clubs. He has also coached with the Olympic Development Program and, for the last several years, has been on the Region II coaching staff at developmental camps.
He currently holds coaching licenses with USSF and NSCAA and has a master’s degree in elementary education from Rockhurst University.
Alex Raich attended Eastern Kentucky University where she lettered four years on the women’s soccer team. A vocal leader for EKU since her arrival on campus in 2007, Coach Raich played in 72 games in her career, third most all-time, and was one of the best goal scorers in program history, as she is second all-time at EKU in career goals and points.
A four-time Colonel Scholar and a consistent member of the Dean’s List and President’s List, Coach Raich graduated in the spring of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. After graduating, she assisted communities in Guatemala through Soccer Without Borders where she was also a volunteer coach.
Following her playing career, Coach Raich was the assistant coach for the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team. Coach Raich received a master’s of science in physical education in December of 2012. Raich was also a staff coach for the 2001 and 2002 girls Kentucky State Olympic Development Program team, and holds a USSF D coaching license.
Coach Alex Raich’s 2014-2015 teams had tremendous success! Below is a snapshot of accomplishments
U10 Division 2:
• 2015 Omaha Elite Spring Invitational Tournament Division 1 Champions
• 2015 Spring Emerald Cup Division 2 Champions
• 2014/2015 Winter league winners (2 leagues won and undefeated)
• 2014 Spring league winners (undefeated)
As a Kansas City native, Mike Tabory participated in Brookside Soccer Club’s recreational league from 5- to 8-years-old, moving on to club soccer with Futura KC. During his tenure at Rockhurst High School, he was a 3-year varsity letterman as the Hawklets’ goalkeeper, was an All-Western Region Selection for the state of Missouri and led that team to the state championship during 2004 as a senior.
Coach Tabory played two seasons for Marquette University in NCAA Division I men’s soccer.
He transferred to UMKC and will complete his bachelor’s degree in economics in December 2014. He completed his US Soccer Federation C license certification in August 2014.
Matt Tomlin has been coaching with Brookside Soccer Club for the last several years. He teaches physical education at a Kansas City-area elementary school, Academia de Nino’s. Coach Tomlin has played soccer since the age of 7. He went on to play two years at Missouri Valley College prior to transferring to Northwest Missouri State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health. Prior to joining Brookside Soccer Club, Coach Tomlin gained valuable experience coaching for three years with Savannah High School and three years with Staley High School in the Kansas City area.
Matt Tomlin’s U 9 boys team BSC Blue 05B has been newly formed for the Fall 2015 season. The boys voted for and adopted the team name “Munich” under which they like to be known and play tournaments.
Following a rocky start and after some time to find together as a team they performed well in their inaugural season and finished third in Heartland League Premier U 9 Div. 3 with a respectable 5-2-1 record and 45:20 goals.
The team participated in the KC Fall Finale 2014 tournament in the U 9 Red division and ended up winning the tournament with a strong performance in the finals against a Div. 2 team!
Soccer is a major part of Josh White’s life. He has played since high school where he lettered all 4 years playing for Blue Valley West in Overland Park, KS. Upon graduating he attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City playing for the Kangaroos all 4 years. After graduating, Coach White spent 2004-2007 playing for the Kansas City Brass and in 2007 was part of the PDL All Conference Team. From 2009-2012 he played for the Kansas City Wizards reserves and Kansas Magic.
Coach White spends his off-time with his wife, Casey, and their children, Kohen and Emmersyn.
Coach Jefferson Wolfe has coaching experience with Futura Futbol Club, as varsity head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and as varsity assistant at North Kansas City High School. He was also the goalkeeping coach with St. Pius X, director of coaching at Red Star and Red Star Juniors.
Coach Wolfe was awarded Coach of the Year three years from 2009-2011 for the Women’s Inter-Scholastic League, where he coached the team to league champions all three years.
He is certified as USSF National D License, NSCAA Youth Level II and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I.