Coaching Staff

Steve Branch

Levi Butcher

Email: Levi.butcher.gk@gmail.com
Phone:989.763.3898
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF D
Coaching Experience:

Kingdom Soccer Club (2009 - Present)
3 seasons coaching Junior Varsity Boys and Girls at Gull Lake High School
4 seasons coaching Boys Varsity at Otsego High School
Girls Varsity at Otsego (2016 - Present)
Kingdom Goalkeeping Director

Playing Experience:

3 year Varsity player at Alma High School (2001-2004)
2 year NAIA Varsity player at Johnson & Wales University Denver

Other Certifications:

CAP certified through the MHSAA (level 5)
Concussion certification through CDC
First Aid and CPR Certified

Favorite Professional Team:Chelsea FC
Favorite Professional Player:
Oliver Kahn, Didier Drogba, & Ronaldinho
Hobbies:
I enjoy camping, cooking and entertaining friends, watching Premier League soccer, getting outdoors and playing almost any sport, snow skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Roger (Mason) Darling

Email: roger.m.darling@wmich.edu
Phone:231-645-0769
Level of Education:College Graduate, Master Degree in Sport Management
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

Kalamazoo College summer camps

Gull Lake Varsity

KZFC Player/Coach

Playing Experience:

4 years at Kalamazoo College

2 years with KZFC

Other Certifications:

N/A

Favorite Professional Team:Liverpool
Favorite Professional Player:
Philippe Coutinho
Hobbies:
I enjoy hiking, camping, boating, and photography

Kyle Farris

Email: kyle.j.farris@wmich.edu
Phone:269-760-6605
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF D
Coaching Experience:

Western Michigan University Assistant Women's Coach (2016-Present)

Plainwell High School Women's Coach (2016)

Kingdom Soccer Club (2017-Present)

Playing Experience:

Grew up playing Kingdom SC and Michigan Wolves

4 year letter winner at Western Michigan University (2011-2014)

Other Certifications:

CPR First Aid Certified

Heads Up Concussion Certified

Favorite Professional Team:Chelsea FC
Favorite Professional Player:
David Luiz
Hobbies:
I enjoy plauing soccer and golf, working on home projects with my wife

Joe Fuld

Email: joedfuld@gmail.com
Phone: 269-317-2483
Level of Education:3 Years of College
Level of Coaching License:USSF
Coaching Experience:

9 years High School Coaching

2nd year with Kingdom SC

Playing Experience:

4 year varsity at BCCHS
6 year member of Kingdom SC
2 years at Olivet College

Favorite Professional Team:Manchester United FC
Favorite Professional Player:
Jaap Stam
Hobbies:
I enjoy wood working, anything outdoors like kayaking, biking, camping, hiking, etc.

Steve Gibbs

Email: rgibbs999@gmail.com
Phone:269-993-1179
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

4 years coaching with Kingdom Soccer Club
Academy, U9, and U10

Playing Experience:

4 years Recreationally

Favorite Professional Team:Arsenal FC
Favorite Professional Player:
Antoine Griezmann
Hobbies:
Fishing, Soccer, hanging out with family.
Watching almost any sport on television.

Randy Homic

Email: homicrm@yahoo.com
Phone:269-342-7102
Level of Education:3 years of college
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

Kingdom Academy

AYSO Coaching

Playing Experience:

Youth soccer growing up

Other Certifications:

Medical First Responder

CPR Instructor

First-Aid Instructor

Tourniquet Trainer

Hazmat Technician

Favorite Professional Team:Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers
Favorite Professional Player:
N/A
Hobbies:
I enjoy online video games, working on home improvement projects, learning new skills

Ross Joyce

Email: ross@kicsports.net
Level of Coaching License:USSF D
Coaching Experience:

Blandford United Youth Coach - 1 Year
UK International Soccer Coach - 6 Years
Pacesetter Soccer Coach - 2 Years
Kingdom Soccer Club Coach - 1 Year

Playing Experience:

Blandford United Youth
Senior Player

Other Certifications:AYSO Coach Instructor
Favorite Professional Team:Tottenham Hotspur
Favorite Professional Player:
Hugo Lloris
Hobbies:
Watching the Premier League and reading sporting biographies.

Keith Julien

Phone: 269.967.7947
Email: coachkjulien21@gmail.com
Level of Education:1 Year of College
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

4 years Kingdom SC (U8 to U9)

Playing Experience:

Recreational

Favorite Professional Player: 
Arjen Robben

Chris Keenan

Email: chris@kicsports.net
Level of Education:
Level of Coaching License:USSF B
Coaching Experience:

NCAA Division 1 Assistant San Diego State University
Men's and Women's Professional Head Coach of the Detroit Neon of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL)
Head Coach for Kalamazoo Kingdom in the United Soccer Leagues (USL)

Playing Experience:

Gull Lake High School - MSHSAA
Indiana University - NCAA Division 1
San Diego State University - NCAA Division 1
San Diego Sockers - MISL
San Diego Nomads - Western Alliance
Detroit Rockers - NPSL
Kalamazoo Kingdom - USL

Other Certifications:ReThinkSoccer Master Coach
Favorite Professional Team:Manchester United
Favorite Professional Player:

Adebayo Akinfenwa “The Beast”

Hobbies:
Golf - Bike Riding - Amateur Gardener - Watching soccer on TV

Shane Lyons

Email: shane.e.lyons@wmich.edu
Phone Number:269.760.5310
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

WMU Men's Assistant Soccer Coach

Playing Experience:

Former WMU Player

Other Certifications:CPR and First Aid
Favorite Professional Team:Chelsea and Barcelona
Favorite Professional Player:

Messi

Hobbies:
Hanging out with friends.

Steve Morrison

Email: smorrison31@charter.net
Phone:269-720-2233
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:Currently working on USSF D
Coaching Experience:

Portage Northern Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach (95-96,06-07)

Maple Street YMCA (Late 90's)

Various Area camps

Playing Experience:

Western Michigan University (91-95)

TNT Men's Travel

USISL Appearances

Other Certifications:

CPR First Aid Certified

Favorite Professional Team:Arsenal
Favorite Professional Player:
Mesut Ozil
Hobbies:
I enjoy watching soccer, playing ice hockey and camping

Doug Raak

Phone: 269-270-1338
Email: douglas.j.raak@wmich.edu
Level of Education:Graduate School
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

Coached with Kingdom for 5 years
Worked with almost all ages both boys and girls
Student Assistant for WMU Men's Soccer for 2 years

Playing Experience:

Played 4 years at WMU (08' -11')
4 year starter
2 years PDL with the Kalamazoo Outrage (08' -09')

Favorite Professional Team:Barcalona
Favorite Professional Player:
Messi
Hobbies:
Anything with technology
Playing soccer
Outdoor activities

Josh Ross

Fred Smyser

Email: fredsmyser23@aol.com
Phone:616-826-7951
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

High School and Middle School boys and girls coach for 4 years

Playing Experience:

Played club soccer for Vardar growing up

4 year player at Olivet College

Other Certifications:

Elementary Education Certification

6-8 Grade mathematics certified

Favorite Professional Team:Juventus
Favorite Professional Player:
Lionel Messi
Hobbies:
I enjoy watching sports, playing sports, video games, hanging out with friends.

Anna Stegink

Phone: 269.217.5650
Email:annastegink@gmail.com
Level of Education:Masters Degree
Level of Coaching License:USSF E
Coaching Experience:

6 years for various teams:
Hudsonville Homeschool
Wayland High School
Kingdom SC
Kalamazoo Christian High School

Playing Experience:

Kalamazoo Soccer Club
Kalamazoo Homeschool
Cornerstone University -4yr starting defender

Favorite Professional Team:Chelsea
Favorite Professional Player:
Ali Krieger
Hobbies:
Running, biking, snowboarding, rollerblading,
camping, hiking and playing board games

Ian Troutman

Email: ian@kicsports.net
Phone:616-856-6863
Level of Education:College Graduate
Level of Coaching License:USSF D
Coaching Experience:

2010-2012 Haslett High School JV Boys
2012-Present Kingdom Soccer Club
2015-Present Hackett Catholic Prep Varsity Boys

Playing Experience:

GVSA and Little Caesars Premier (MSPSP)
Byron Center High School
Michigan State University Club Soccer

Other Certifications:

ReThinkSoccer Coaching Certification
Gryphon Place School Programs

Favorite Professional Team:Liverpool
Favorite Professional Player:
Zidane
Hobbies:
Community health, sports, water sports, reading, music

Chad Wiseman

Phone:517.202.0070
Email:chad.wiseman@wmich.edu
Level of Education:BA of Science
Level of Coaching License:USSF C
Coaching Experience:

WMU head Coach (2013 - present)
Olivet College head coach 4 yrs
Plainwell High School girls coach 9 yrs
Kingdom staff coach (2004 - Present)

Playing Experience:
4- yr player at WMU
Favorite Professional Team:New England Revolution
Favorite Professional Player:
Berandon Bye
Hobbies:
Golf, the lake, supporting the Broncos!