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Chris Clements

Head Coach

Chris Clements has served six seasons as the head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. In 2013, the Avila women’s team posted its best season with a 15-3-1 record and the 19th spot in the season’s final NAIA Top 25. Prior to coaching the Eagles, Clements was an assistant at Central Missouri.

Chris has also served as Director of Coaching for LSSA and Sporting LS since 2012. He currently coaches Sporting LS 1998-99. In 2014 he took this team to the U15 State Championship.



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Ron Cox

Coach

Email: ron.cox@lsr7.net

Ron holds a National Coaching Certification, has coached soccer for the past fifteen years, and was named the Missouri Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year in 2008.

His teams have won 3 Missouri State Game Championships, 5 regional tournaments, the 2002 National Championship, and National Championship runner-up in both 2008 and 2011. Ron teaches both the tactical and technical elements of the game.

Some of Ron's former players currently play professionally in Spain, the US National Team, and at a variety of collegiate levels.

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Brian Young

Coach

Email: brian.young@lsfc.us

Brian joined the Comets coaching staff in the Fall 2010 season, after supporting the Attacking Tigers in an ad hoc capacity for the past two years.

Brian lives in Lees Summit with his wife, Jenny, and his sons, Connor and Carter.

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Travis Neff

Speed and Agility Consultant

Email: travis.neff@lsfc.us

PT, ATC, CSCS, Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and owner of KC Boost, Travis has 12 years of experience providing physical therapy, rehabilitation, athletic training and sports performance training. He started BOOST in 2008 to provide the finest physical therapy and sports performance service in the KC metro area.

Travis is the former Head Athletic Trainer and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Kansas City Brigade (2006-2008), Rehabilitation consultant for the Kansas City Wizards (2004-2006), interned for the Kansas City Chiefs (2003), and was a student athletic trainer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (2000-2003).

Travis and his wife Misty are proud parents of 3 children, Isaac, Hayley and Sydney.

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Zoran Savic

Technical Director

Email: zoran.savic@lsfc.us

Zoran Savic Director of Player & Coach Development (2009 - Present) E-mail: zoran.savic@lsfc.us Current Assistant Coach of Sporting Kansas City (2009 - Date) and former Assistant Head Coach of Chivas USA (2007-2008), Zoran served as head coach of the Major Indoor Soccer League's Kansas City Comets (2000-2005), where he also served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

From 1992-1996, Zoran coached the Comets' predecessor, the Kansas City Attack of the National Professional Soccer League, leading the Attack to the NPSL Championship in his first year as a head coach (1993). He would go on to become the first person to win NPSL championships as player (1987), Coach (1993) and General Manager (1997).

Born August 13, 1959 in the Serbian town of Gornji Milanovac, Savic came to the United States from Yugoslavia in the early 1980's to play professional soccer. His playing career began in the former MISL in 1980 with the Buffalo Stallions (1980-1982), followed by the Kansas City Comets (1982-1984), Louisville Thunder (1985-18 87), Los Angeles Lazers (1984-1985, 1987-1988), Milwaukee Wave (1988-1989), and Kansas City Attack (89-92).

As a player, Zoran lead the league in scoring 1985-1986 and was named to the All-Star Team in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Zoran was also named Coach of the Year 1994 and 1995. Zoran currently holds a USSF 'A' License, as well as an NSCAA Premier Diploma.

He is married to his wife Scotty, with whom he shares a son, Stefan, and daughter, Sofia.

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