Coaching Staff & Achievements

Competitive Coaches

A snapshot of Brookside Soccer Club competitive coaches and their teams’ accomplishments.

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.

Nick Garcia

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. 

Phone: 913.787.1536

Jason Jacob

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.


Jason Lee

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

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.


Phone: 913.579.9697

Coach McField’s 2015-2016 team accomplishments.

2005 Girls:
• 2015 Heartland Soccer League 2nd Place(Fall)
• 2016 Heartland Soccer League 2
nd Place(Spring)

2001 Girls:
• 2015 Heartland Soccer League Champions(Fall)
• 2015 Midwest All Girls Tournament Champions
• 2015 Heartland Invitational Runner-up
• 2016 Heartland Soccer League Champions(Spring)

David Owens

David Owens brings excellent playing and coaching experience to Brookside Soccer Club.  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 and 2014 when guiding the 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 trips include tournaments in Brazil, Austria, Netherlands and New Zealand. 

He was a varsity starter for Spokane Community College (1988 and 1989) and for Gonzaga University (1990 and 1991).

Coach Owens holds a USSF D license and is working towards a Master’s Degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration through the University of Concordia – Irvine.

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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.


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.

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.





Matt Tomlin

Coach Matt Tomlin is a physical education teacher at a charter school serving Kansas City’s inner core. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Educational and Health from Northwest Missouri State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Administration.

Growing up in Kansas City’s Northland, Coach Tomlin was first introduced to soccer at the age of seven by his older brothers; he went on playing competitively for Ajax Soccer Club and Futura Football Club before eventually playing for Oak Park High School and later for Missouri Valley College. He soon was drawn to coaching the sport as well.

Coach Tomlin gained his first in depth coaching experience as assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Staley High School and Savannah High School before joining Brookside Soccer Club in 2013.

Coach Tomin’s approach to coaching (and teaching) is to bring passion and energy to the game. Building a team culture in which players hold themselves and each other accountable, have high expectations for themselves and the team and act on these expectations in practice and competitions is key to Coach Tomlin’s vision of developing his players. Coach Tomlin subscribes to the belief that lessons learned in soccer transcend the sport but are also applicable for life.

When not coaching, teaching or spending time with family and friends, Coach Tomlin enjoys being outdoors and hunting.


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!

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.