SKC Academy Staff

Jon Parry – Academy Director, U19 Head Coach

Jon Parry joined the Sporting KC Academy as the Director of Coaching in January of 2008 and has an impressive background in soccer. Parry has over 16 years of coaching experience and has worked alongside Peter Vermes for the many years as the Director of Coaching – Boys at Sporting Blue Valley. Prior to joining SBV, he was the Head Coach for the Men's and Women's team at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. His playing experience includes the 1996 United States FUTSAL Team which competed in the World Championships, the 1998 team that played in the Mundialito de Futsal Tournament in Brazil, eight years of professional indoor soccer in the NPSL and the CISL, and college experience at Rockhurst. He was an All-Star four times in indoor leagues and finished his career with over 400 goals scored. With 93 career goals, Parry is the second all-time leading scorer at Rockhurst. Parry is currently the Executive Director of US Youth Futsal. Parry has his USSF A coaching license and is currently enrolled in the Elite Formation Coaching License through the French Football Federation.

Rumbani Munthali - U17 Head Coach

Rumba joined the Sporting Kansas City Academy in the Fall of 2016. Munthali brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club. Munthali was Conference USA Freshman of the Year and an NSCAA Division 1 All-American at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where his team reached the “sweet 16” and “elite 8” in the NCAA Tournament. Munthali was selected to participate in the 2000 Umbro College All-star Game and was the 9th overall draft pick of the Montreal Impact in 2001. Munthali went on to have a 10 year professional playing career that spanned Canada, the USA, and China, winning the 2001 USL Regular Season Championship with the Richmond Kickers and playing in the 2002 USL League Championship Finals. After his time in the USL Munthali played in China with the Nanchang Bayi Football Club and Shenyang Dongjin Football Club. Munthali’ s coaching experience includes being an Assistant Coach with the University of Montevallo, club coach at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club (Birmingham, Alabama) club coach at Vaughan Soccer Club(Toronto, Canada)and Assistant Technical Director of Glen Shields Futbol Club(Toronto, Canada). Munthali holds USSF National B License and is currently enrolled in the USSF National A-Youth License.

Kelly Findley - U15 Head Coach

Findley joined the Sporting KC Academy staff in the Spring of 2017 with more than 10 years of experience coaching in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He won two national championships working with Carmel United and also was a coach for Capital Area Soccer League (CASL). Aside from working in the USSDA, Findley spent almost 20 years working in collegiate athletics including five seasons as head coach at Butler University and six seasons as head coach at NC State. Findley was a three-time All-American at Judson University and played six seasons with USL side Charlotte Eagles - the final two as a player/coach. Findley holds USSF A and NSCAA Premier coaching licenses and is currently pursuing the Elite French Coaching License.

Declan Jogi – U14 Head Coach

Declan Jogi joined Sporting KC Academy in the fall of 2015 with a strong reputation in developing young, technical players. Originally from Zimbabwe, Jogi played college soccer at King University in Tennessee and followed with a professional career with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL and Acadia United & Dynamos FC in the Zimbabwe Premier League. After his player career, Jogi started coaching youth players in Eastern Tennessee with FC Fusion and FC Dallas TRI where he was the Director of Coaching for the Pre-K to U14 age groups. While in Tennessee, Jogi was on the state ODP staff and was named the Tennessee Boys Competitive Coach of the Year in 2014. Jogi also has his USSF B License.

Luis Pacheco – U13 Head Coach

Pacheco joined the Sporting KC Academy from the University of Louisville where he played for the Cardinals from 2007-11 before moving into a role as an assistant coach. As a player, Pacheco was a member of Louisville's 2010 team, which advanced to the College Cup and closed the season as the national runner-up.

Colby Childress – U12 Head Coach

Childress joined the Sporting KC Academy after four years as a Graduate Assistant at King University. While at King, Childress managed players on and off the field, perform administrative work, handled recruiting visits for potential recruits and conducted video analysis and scouting reports. He also served as Director of Soccer Operations at Georgia Southern from 2014-15.

Gavin McInerney - Academy Goalkeeper Coach (U18 & U16)

McInerney is the goalkeeping coach for the Swope Park Rangers as Sporting KC Academy. Before coming to Kansas City, McInereny was the Rochester Rhinos assistant and goalkeeper coach from 2015 through the end of the 2016 season. McInerney was a key member of the Rhinos’ coaching staff as the Eastern Conference side claimed the USL Regular-Season Championship and the USL Cup in 2015, setting a league record by conceding just 15 goals in 28 regular-season games. A native of Dublin, Ireland, McInerney moved to the U.S. to play collegiate soccer at the University of Memphis in 2004 before returning to Ireland after the 2005 season to sign a professional contract with St. Patrick’s Athletic FC of the League of Ireland. A move to fellow top-flight side Bray Wanderers followed in 2008 before returning stateside in 2009 to begin his coaching career as an assistant head coach with the University of Buffalo.

Michel Ribeiro - Technical Coach

Ribeiro join the Sporting KC Academy staff as a Technical Coach in July of 2017. Prior to joining the club, he worked as a Technical Coach at KRC Genk from 2004-2017 where he worked closely with players on the various academy teams. Ribeiro's playing career saw stints at five different clubs including Genk, Patro Eisden, Telstar, FC Den Bosch and T Rangers. Ribeiro will work closely with the Sporting KC Academy, Swope Park Rangers as well as assist with the Sporting KC first team.
 
Academy Staff:

Name

Position

James Collins

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Isaac Gomez

Athletic Trainer

Ulises Lagunas

Athletic Trainer

Wan Kuzac

Team Administrator

Marcus Siler

Equipment Manager

Ashley Wallace

Performance Analyst