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OUR STAFF

We aim to develop every player on and off the field.

Metro Alliance FC coaches focus on developing the four pillars of the game: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental. Our coaches provide a high quality training environment for all players that allow space and energy to grow into strong, talented, and smart players in the game and in the real world.

GIRLS DIRECTOR: JAMES CHAMBERS

Teams 2010 Girls Red, 2005 Girls Elite and 2002 Girls Elite
James@metroalliancefc.com

Licenses

  • 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.

Donny@metroalliancefc.com

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

BOYS 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.

Dave Fernandez

Dave Fernandez

Soccer Director - Elite FT

Dave Fernandez creates the soccer programs for the club, conducts most of the training and brings over 34 years of experience. 

Metro Alliance FC hires Elite FT for Club Training. Elite FT is the largest soccer and fitness company in the area and has operated since 2002. Since 2009, Elite FT has provided Club Training for the O’Fallon KiXX. With a staff of over 40 trainers, Elite FT provides age and skill level appropriate training for every team in the club for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring. U12 and under focus on individual/small group soccer skills, while U13 and older focus on Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. 

Our Board of Directors

PResident – Chris Lashley

VIce President – Gary Hoelscher

Andy kulp

 

Aaron Wilkerson

Chris bunting

Susan Scott

Eric Broeckling

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