Leroy was born in Kenya and raised in Marion, Iowa. Through his drive and hard work, Leroy had a successful youth soccer experience. He won a state championship for both his club and high school soccer team. Leroy won Gatorade Iowa Player of the Year, Des Moines Register Player of the Year, and is an All-American. Currently, Leroy still holds all goal-scoring records at his former high school; Linn Mar. He received All-State and All-Conference awards during his 3 seasons playing for the Lions.
Leroy then went to play for Sporting Kansas City Academy his senior year, where he signed an academy contract. After gaining experience and exposure from Sporting Kansas City, he continued his soccer career collegiately at the Division 1 level at Drake University. Starting every game in his 4 years, he received All-tournament, All-Conference, and All-Region awards.
After leading the Bulldogs in goals in 3 years and graduating with a major in Data Analytics, Leroy was selected by Nashville SC in the 2021 MLS Draft. Leroy’s passion for translating his knowledge and skills to the next generation comes from his desire to see individuals attain the experiences he had as well as reach the expectations a player has for themselves.
Erik was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska where he quickly developed a love for soccer. Throughout his youth career he won 4 club state championships and 1 high school state championship as a sophomore for Millard West High School on top of receiving all state awards.
Upon his move to Des Moines, Erik had a successful college career at Drake University appearing in 67/68 games in his 4 years. Growing up always being the smallest kid, he quickly learned that if he wanted to make it at the next level he would have to put in the most work. Countless hours of training gave him expertise in what it takes to train at the highest level.
Erik has a passion for developing players and instilling a mindset into them that gives them the power and belief that they can achieve anything that they want to in their lifetime as long as they are willing to put in the work. Coach Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. When he is not coaching/playing soccer he is building his brand biig Pluto to spread messages of love and self-help through his artwork.
Bradan has played and coached at the highest levels. He started his youth career being a part of FC Wisconsin where he won an NPL National Championship his Senior year before college.
He then went on to play soccer his first 2 collegiate seasons at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Bradan was a part of the team in their pursuit of the BIG Ten tournament Championship and a Sweet 16 run.
After his first two seasons, Bradan spent the rest of his collegiate career at Drake University. Bradan would go on to have a decorated career. He was a 2x All MVC Selection, MVC Preseason first-team nomination, First Team MVC Scholar-Athlete, CoSIDA first-team All-Region, and a 2x Team Captain.
Bradan graduated from Drake University with his undergraduate degree in Marketing and is in pursuit of his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership. Coach Allen is an energetic individual who puts a ton of focus on developing his players to become and achieve the highest accomplishments in soccer and become the best version of themselves off the field.
Jared has over 10 years high level playing experience, competing on many different teams across North America. His youth playing career is highlighted by being a Canadian Youth Soccer National Finalist and attending a U-20 National team camp.
He would go on to play college soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University, being named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team before winning the ASUN Conference tournament and going on to make a 2nd round NCAA appearance.
He then spent his remaining college career at Drake University, earning the Programs first ever Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Award. He was also honored with being a 3x College All-Conference Selection, MVC All-Tournament Selection, 2x College Player of the Week, 2x MVC All-Scholar Athlete, 3x Captain at Drake University.
Coach Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Science in Leadership Development. Jared is a highly dedicated individual who inspires his goalkeepers to grow on and off the field.