FC Missoula is proud to showcase our elite group of coaches! From the fundamentals, to advanced tactics, you can be sure these coaches have their eyes set on the game and turning your child into the best soccer player they can be.
Gordon has been coaching for over 15 years, and has coached in Great Fall, Helena and Missoula, MT. He has been a coach at FC Missoula since 2016. Currently, Gordon is head coach of FC Missoula 2008G - PR team. Gordon has his USSF D license, and is working toward his USSF C license.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA , I played competitive soccer for ~15 years. Eventually I moved to the Bay Area to work as a logistics engineer & played semi-pro soccer there for three years. While I enjoy watching Chelsea FC in my spare time, I’m a big advocate for growing the game locally at a grassroots level. I truly believe the US is a sleeping giant of soccer talent, and with the right approach - great things can be realized. Very excited for this journey with FC Missoula!
Carin co-coaches our 2009G team. Born and raised near San Francisco, CA she's been playing soccer since mesh jerseys were fashionable. Growing up she played for her local club and high school team and spent summers as a sports camp counselor. She continued her soccer career through college at UC San Diego winning a National Championship with an amazing group of women and inspiring coach. She started coaching her kids' teams here in Missoula. She is passionate about helping young people find their confidence on the field and to enjoy being active in soccer and other sports. She lives in Missoula with her family and occasional foster kittens.
Fig has played sports competitively his whole life, including playing college volleyball at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has coached multiple competitive sports teams over the past 10 years. In particular, he coached various soccer teams in California under the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) with two years as an assistant coach for the AYSO EXTRA 2009 team. Fig is passionate about the development of people and helping players reach their greatest level of performance.
I grew up playing football and basketball, so I only became involved with soccer as my kids became interested and started playing. I have helped Mike coach for years and love being apart of this great team.
Miki co-coaches our 2010G team with Coach Carsyn. His favorite pastime is building frequent flyer miles on flights between Missoula and Atlanta (where he is originally from). Miki played youth soccer up until high school, but then soon transitioned to coaching his younger brother's team - who happens to be Coach Mihir of the FC Missoula 2009 Premier team! Some might even say he taught Coach Mihir everything he knows about soccer :)
Miki is passionate about working with kids and helping them reach their full potential, both on and off the field. This last Fall, he completed his USSF "D" Coaching License, and is looking forward to an action-packed season with FC Missoula.
My name is Carsyn Kraft, and I'm a 23 year old Carroll College graduate from Helena, Montana. After graduating Helena High School in 2016, I attended Carroll College under athletic and academic scholarships. At Carroll, I helped lead the women’s soccer team to two conference championships and had the opportunity to compete in two national tournaments. Not only did soccer allow me to continue my athletic and academic careers at Carroll College, but it also taught me the importance of leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and strong work ethic.
During college I was also able to help coach the Carroll Women's Soccer camp each summer, as well as assist with the Helena Arsenal program from time to time.
Since graduating Carroll in 2020, I have moved to Missoula to be a medical device sales representative for a company called Stryker. During my free time I remain active and enjoy hiking, boating, water sports, reading, cheering on my younger siblings, and spending time with family and friends.
Mike has been playing soccer for 35+ years, coaching soccer for 5+ years, and FC Missoula Club President since January 2021.
He started coaching an ambitious group of boys in the YMCA soccer league and transitioned them to FC in 2019, as well as a similar group of girls who transitioned to FC in the Spring of 2021. He is a passionate coach who focuses on player development, discipline, sarcasm, and enjoyment of the game he loves.
Mike has excelled at soccer his whole life and continues to play in various adult leagues around Missoula. He considers it bittersweet to have been inducted into the Old Boys League in 2021.
All three of Mike's children play FC Soccer and share his dedication to the game.
His wife, Sara, makes it all possible.
My name is Zoe Glenn, and I’m a 22 year old student at the University of Montana. I am currently studying Integrative physiology and athletic training in pursuit of a Physical Therapy degree. With which I hope to play a vital role in return to play protocols for athletes. As a Livingston, MT native, I grew up playing MYSA club, MT ODP and Montana Varsity High School Soccer. After a couple seasons at the collegiate level, I decided to retire from competitive play due to serve injuries.
In Spring of 2022, I had the opportunity to volunteer coach with Missoula YMCA. I love the experience and the way it brought my love of soccer into a new light. Throughout high school, I assisted with my younger sibling’s teams, but loved being able to officially coach and teach those girls to love the game. I am really excited for this opportunity to co-coach this 2011G team with Mike Keller. I hope to build these girls confidence as players up and enhance their love for the game.
Christopher Fleming coaches our 2011B team and currently holds U.S. Grassroots Coaching Licenses for 9v9 and 11v11. Although this is his first official coaching position, prior to moving to Missoula, he spent a lot of time volunteering to coach Pre-K children for his hometown recreation department in Michigan. He has wanted to coach soccer his entire life. He began playing soccer at the age of 6 and began playing competitive club soccer for Michigan Rush at 9 years old. He also played MHSAA DIII for Grosse Ile High School, playing varsity all four years and earning Michigan All-State DIII honors on two occasions. He continued his soccer career through college at Adrian College (MI) (NCAA DIII). When not coaching, Christopher spends a lot of time playing pick-up soccer with his friends and enjoying the great outdoors! He loves FC Missoula and its dedication to ensuring every kid is having fun and growing not only as players, but also as people.
I have been playing soccer since the age of 7. Throughout my playing career, I have played at various levels, including club soccer for West Chester United (now Penn Fusion), which taught me the foundational tools that propelled my athletic career.
During high school, I was fortunate to play for Pequea Valley, where we won two state titles during my four years as a striker. My soccer journey also included playing for Penn State and winning the Big Ten Championship in 2005, but unfortunately, my college career ended prematurely due to an injury. Throughout my playing years, I was fortunate to be coached by some of the best, and those experiences have inspired me to pass on my knowledge to younger generations. Currently, I hold four grassroots coaching licenses and am working towards achieving my Class D license.
My wife Kyli has been an incredible support system throughout my post-injury life, and her unwavering support has been integral to my success. I am also a proud father to my daughter Brooke, who shares my love for soccer and plays for FC. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help build this organization into Montana's finest soccer club and inspire young players to reach their full potential on and off the field.
Derek Biggs was born here in Missoula. Growing up he played soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis and golf through various clubs and high school and 3 years of semi-pro football. He also has a love for all things outdoors that Montana has to offer from hiking and fishing to hunting and backpacking. Growing up in small town Montana he was exposed to coaching by both parents from an early age. His father a history teacher coached wrestling for 10 years and track for 3. While his mother coached 25 years of basketball, 20 years of softball, and 12 years of volleyball. So he grew up around coaching and sports almost year round developing a love for sports and competition at an early age and been involved in sports in one way or another ever since. He first started his love for coaching in high-school when he took over and ran the Little Dribblers basketball program his junior and senior year. He has since coached 7 years of ymca soccer, 3 years of boys and girls club basketball, 2 years of teeball, and 1 undefeated year of 8u softball having only 3 girls who had ever played before. His coaching style is to have a positive intensity that helps build and foster a fun but competitive atmosphere focused on positive reinforcement and lots of encouragement to help get everyone to their common goals.
My name is Pablo Durán, I grew up in Chile where I started playing soccer in my very early days. I spent my childhood playing club soccer for my neighborhood team in the north of Santiago until the age of 14. In South America, soccer is a daily activity: you can see kids, youngsters and adults taking over the streets to play the beautiful game. I consider this informal segment of my formation just as important as my club career as it helped me build relationships with my peers in a horizontal manner and helped shape my character as a player and as a person.
I joined FC Missoula to give back to the community that has given me so much since my arrival to the United States in 2009. I believe that my experience, passion and eye for the game can be of help to the new generations.
In my free time I enjoy cooking big meals for my loved ones, hiking, traveling and learning about different cultures, and going to concerts and the movie theater.
Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, soccer was an after-thought behind hockey and basketball. Our season began each year by shoveling snow off the field, or practicing on the beach at low tide. I began coaching my daughters' teams in Y ball 8 years ago. I feel fortunate to be able to help these young athletes learn about themselves, the game, and develop a passion for the sport. Each individual player is a powerful part of a team, and my goal as a coach is to provide an atmosphere of positivity where every player can thrive.
My name is Sam Reckley, I am the head coach of the 2014 boys team. I began my soccer career as soon as I could walk and have played since then. After a long club career with Michigan Rush and MRL team Michigan Jaguars, I played 4 years at Hiram College, a D3 school in Hiram Ohio. I never dreamed of a day where soccer didn’t run my life so the transition out of competitive play was a difficult one. I did not know where to put my love for the game but coaching has given me that outlet. Having the privilege to teach the next generation of players is truly an honor. Outside of coaching I enjoy skiing, fishing, hiking and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I love watching premier league soccer and supporting the greatest club in the world, Arsenal FC. I look forward to helping FC Missoula grow and can’t wait to develop these boys into an amazing team!
Coach Mihir going over the finer details at a halftime intermission.
Mihir Kumar (Picture Pending)
Mihir Kumar and Jay Risser
Our goal is to take the first steps in the long journey of making FC Missoula a place where we produce not just great athletes, but great people as well. We are focused on these foundational goals:
Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Creativity
We both believe strongly in the development of our players through rigorous technical training, cutting edge strength and conditioning and common sense mental health protocols. We also know that encouraging the love of the game through positive mentorship helps our mission to put FC Missoula on the path towards success for the betterment of all it's players.
Coach Jay brings his girls in for a pregame chant!
Jay Risser looking for a weakness in the defense to attack
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We also offer an excellent compensation package for our coaching staff. Benefits include:
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