Teams 2010 Girls Red, 2005 Girls Elite and 2002 Girls Elite


  • USSF “D” Soccer Coaching License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma 1
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma 2
  • Coerver Youth Diploma

Coaching Experience

  • Carbondale Recreational Program
  • Belleville Recreational Program
  • Quincy United Soccer Club
  • BFC Juniors Director
  • Shiloh Middle School
  • SLSG Pre-Academy
  • IL ODP Staff – Southern
  • Head Coach Belleville East Girls
We are excited to welcome James Chambers as our Girls Director of Coaching. James has been the Director of Coaching the past 3 years for Metro East Legacy and has helped the club thrive under his leadership. Before being promoted he was the Assistant Director of Coaching and the Tournament Director for Metro East Legacy. James brings a wealth of knowledge after coaching club soccer for the past 15 years.  We are excited to see him grow our girls program to another level.

High School Director: Lawrence Olum


  • USSF “B” Soccer Coaching License

Coaching Experience

  • St. Charles FC USL2
    Coach Lawrence Olum spent four years playing college soccer at Missouri Baptist University. He was an All American all four years. After college, Coach Lawrence spent time in the USL and MLS with multiple organizations. During his 15 year top level pro career, he was MLS CUP Champion and US Open Cup Champion with Sporting KC, USL Champion with Orlando City FC, and on the Kenyan national team. In addition to his dedication to soccer, he has created a foundation (Lawrence Olum Foundation) in Kenya that supports education and sports in his home country. Coach Lawrence holds a USSF B license and has spent over 20 years coaching players across multiple levels, including head coach of St Charles FC USL2. We are excited for Coach Lawrence to join our Metro Alliance FC team. His experience, knowledge and values will continue to grow our club and inspire our players.

    U-11-U14: Ricky Andrews

    Teams 2010 Girls Navy

    Ricky has collegiate and club coaching experience and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be adding him to the Alliance family. 

    Ricky grew up playing club soccer in England and came over to the States to play at the collegiate level at Harris Stowe University. He continued his soccer career playing for the St. Louis Ambush and St. Louis Steamers. 

    Ricky continued his love for soccer coaching at the collegiate level for Lindenwood Belleville & Fontbonne. He was formerly a Director of Training at SLSG before moving to Texas to coach for Challenge FC where he was their boy’s academy director. Ricky also coached ECNL Regional League teams with Challenge FC.

    Coaching Experience

    • United States Soccer Federation National ‘B’ License
    • 19 years college and club coaching experience
    • 8 years Assistant Men’s/Women’s Head Coach, McKendree University (NAIA)
    • 1 year Head Men’s Coach, McKendree University
      (NCAA Div 2)
    • 2 years Assistant Men’s Coach, University of Akron
      (NCAA Div 1)
    • IL ODP Staff – Southern
    • Assistant Women’s Coach – Gibault High School

    Camp Coaching Experience

    • Major League Soccer
    • Santa Clara University
    • University of California – Berkeley
    • Villanova University
    • University of South Florida
    • Missouri State University

    Played Goalkeeper for Eastern Illinois, SWIC and SIUE

    Youth DIRECTOR: DONNY Sheehan

    Donny Sheehan was the Men’s and Women’s assistant coach at McKendree University from 2002-2011 and was the head men’s coach at McKendree in 2012.  Sheehan then accepted the role of Director of Operations at The University of Akron, where he spent 2 years with the men’s soccer program.  He helped assist in the daily operations of the Zips program. Specifically, he coordinated team video, provided match analysis, assisted in the scouting of opponents, and helped with camps and clinics. Sheehan also served as the team liaison for marketing and promotions, and provided support in the management of equipment. In his time at Akron, the men’s team won 2 conference championships and played in 2 NCAA division 1 national tournaments.

    Sheehan became KiXX United FC’s Director of Coaching in 2016.  In his time at KiXX United FC, he ran the day to day operations for the club and helped increase the number of players in the club from 250 players to 420+.  He also oversaw the club’s camps, goalkeeper training, and was the tournament director for the September Showdown.

    Sheehan has been on staff at the following camps – Major League Soccer, Santa Clara University, University of California – Berkeley, Villanova University, University of South Florida, Missouri State University, The University of Akron, and Elite FT

    Sheehan graduated from SIUE in 2004 with a degree in Health and Physical Education.

    Justin McMillian

    Justin McMillian

    Training Director - Elite FT

    Elite FT is owned by Justin McMillian who played professional soccer for the St. Louis Steamers, was an All-American at SIUE and All-State player at Granite City, where he was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is co-owner of The Sports Academy indoor soccer facility and The Annex Fitness Center.

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