Coaching Staff & Achievements

Competitive Coaches

A snapshot of Brookside Soccer Club competitive coaches.

Nick Garcia, Carl Forrester, Matt Tomlin, Josh White, Jason Lee, Alex Raich, Matthew Pritchett and Carlos McField.

Carl Forrester, David Owens, Alex Raich, Jason Jacob, Tato Chiaparro, Eddie Leiva, Tim Saxe and Matthew Pritchett.

Tato Chiaparro

The 2017-2018 competitive season is Coach Tato Chiaparro’s third year as a coach for Brookside Soccer Club. Coach Tato attended and played soccer for Lewis & Clark Community College and University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at Lewis & Clark, he was named Region Forward of the Year and selected to the first-team all-region squad. During his playing career at UMKC, Coach Tato was a two time All-WAC selection, a third-team NSCAA All-Region pick, an Academic All-WAC selection and a Scholar Athlete.

He is from Sao Paolo, Brazil, where he played high school futsal.

Coach Chiaparro also serves as a graduate assistant for UMKC’s soccer program.

Email: Tato.Chiaparro@live.com

Nick Garcia

Coach Nick Garcia 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, Coach Garcia earned his B license from the United States Soccer Federation. Upon retiring from 12 years in Major League Soccer, Coach Garcia returned to Kansas City where he assumed the Executive Director role of a competitive club in a Kansas City suburb. In early 2012, he joined Brookside Soccer Club as the new Executive Director, overseeing more than 2,500 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.

Coach Garcia is married to Dr. MeLinda Garcia. They have 2 sons, Cruz and Axle, and a daughter, Isla, 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. 

Email: Nick@BrooksideSoccer.org
Phone: 913.787.1536

Eddie Horn

Coach Eddie Horn is new to Brookside Soccer Club for the 2017-2018 competitive league. He retired in 2016 as the longtime soccer head coach at Jefferson City High School and recently accepted a position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as an assistant coach for the men’s team, director of soccer operations and head recruiter. Coach Horn also served as the men’s and women’s head coach at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

Coach Horn served as the director of coaching for the United Soccer Club and as director of the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Clinic. He founded the Central Missouri 7v7 Summer League and the Central Missouri Futsal League.

He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. He played soccer for one year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated from Missouri Southern State College with a Bachelor’s degree in physical education. He earned his Master’s degree from Lincoln University.

Email: HornRAL@umkc.edu

Eddie Leiva

A native of Honduras, Coach Eddie Leiva started playing soccer for the U4-U9 of Deportivo Marathon and at the age of 14 participated in the Honduras National Team Developmental Program. He joined the Real Madrid Soccer Academy in Miami, Fla. where his team placed second in the Florida State Cup two years in a row. He also played in the final four of the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Soccer State Championships his senior year at Killian Senior High School. He was awarded with a position on the Mid-West Athletic Conference Region Team as a freshman at Lewis And Clark Community College and also played at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Coach Leiva played one year with the KC Cyclones professional futsal team. He holds a U.S. National E coaching license and plans to pursue additional coaching licenses.

He is working toward a career in dentistry after completing Bachelor degrees in both biology and chemistry.

Email: EdgardoLeiva12@gmail.com

Carlos McField

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.

Email: CarlosMcField@icloud.com

Phone: 913.579.9697

David Owens

Coach David Owens brings excellent playing and coaching experience to Brookside Soccer Club. He is the Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River. At MCC-Blue River, Coach Owens earned National Junior College Athletic Association Region 16 Coach of the Year honors in 2010 and 2014 after guiding the men’s team to two NJCAA Region 16 Championships. Additionally, he coached for Futura Futbol Club from 2008 to 2013 and with People to People, Sports Ambassadors from 2002 to 2011. P2P coaching experiences include tournaments in Brazil, Austria, Netherlands and New Zealand.

Coach Owens grew up in Washington State and played collegiately for Gonzaga University and Spokane Community College.

He has a Master’s Degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration from the University of Concordia Irvine and a USSF D coaching license.

Email Address: David.Owens@mcckc.edu

Matthew Pritchett

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.

Email: PHCoach1@gmail.com 

Phone: 816.866.7800

Alex Raich

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.
Email: Alex_Raich@mymail.eku.edu

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)

Jeffrey Tipping

Jeffrey Tipping is serving Brookside Soccer Club as Coaching Technical Advisor. His role is to provide guidance with programming and coaches training for the entire Club, but his focus is with the competitive division.

Born in Liverpool, England, Coach Tipping played soccer for Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he won the 1977 NCAA Division I National Championship and was named defensive MVP. He played professionally with the American Soccer League with the New York Eagles and Pennsylvania Stoners, where he served as team captain. While with the Stoners, he was a 3-time Allstar, an MVP and won the 1980 ASL National Championship. He holds a bachelor’s degree in European history from Hartwick College and a master’s in European history from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Coach Tipping began his coaching career as an assistant at Hartwick College, and later served as the head coach of soccer and golf at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. From 2002-2011, Coach Tipping served as director of coaching education at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in Kansas City.

He served as technical director and director of College Bound Program for the Palm Beach Soccer Academy.

Coach Tipping holds a UEFA A License, US Soccer Federation A License, NSCAA Master Coach, FIFA Futuro Award and a North and Central American B License Assessor for UEFA.

 

 

 

Email: JeffRTipping@gmail.com

Josh White

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.

Email: JoshKWhite@gmail.com