Contact Info

Contact Coach Owens:
816.437.1958 cell
816.604.6426 office
david.owens@mcckc.edu

Trail Blazers Men's Soccer Coaches

 

David Owens - Head Coach

David Owens.

Under the direction of David Owens, the Trail Blazers have earned two NJCAA Region 16 Championships and three additional Region 16 Semifinal appearances in the program's nine seasons.  His experience includes:

Coaching Experience:
  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Coach and Athletics Coordinator, 2007-present
  • Brookside Soccer Club Coach and Board Member, 2013 - present 
  • Futura Futbol Club Coach, 2008-2013
  • People to People, Sports Ambassadors Coach and Athletic Director, 2002-2011. Includes tournaments in Brazil, Austria, Netherlands and New Zealand
  • Rogers High School Boys J.V. and Varsity Assistant, 1999-2001
Collegiate Playing Experience:
  • Two Year Varsity Starter at Gonzaga University, 1990 and 1991
  • Two Year Varsity Starter at Spokane Community College, 1988 and 1989
Accomplishments:
  • NJCAA Region 16 Championship, 2010 and 2014
  • NJCAA Region 16 Coach of the Year, 2010 and 2014 

Goran Karadzov - Associate Head Coach

Coach Vlatko

Goran Karadzov brings passion, coaching ability and 13 years of professional soccer experience to the Blue River program.The highlight of his career includes playing for the Macedonian National Team. His coaching and professional playing experience includes:

Coaching Experience: 
  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Assistant Coach, 2008-present
  • FC Kansas Cit Blues Assistant Coach, 2013 - present 
  • Missouri Comets Assistant Coach, 2013 - present 
  • Futura Futbol Club, 2007-present
  • FCMAC/KHMAC, 2004-2007
  • KC Inter Soccer Club, 2004
 Professional Playing Experience:
  • K.C. Comets, Major Indoor Soccer League, 2003-2004
  • FC Vardar - Macedonia First Division, 2002
  • FC Emelec - Ecuador First Division, 2001
  • FC Vardar - Macedonia First Division, 1991-2000
 Accomplishments:
  • Macedonian National Cup Champions (two times)
  • Macedonian Men's National Team Player
  • U21 Macedonian National Team Player
  • 2014 MISL National Championship as Assistant Coach for Missouri Comets
  • 2014 and 2015 NWSL National Championship as Assistant coach for FC Kansas City Blues
  • Missouri State Cup Championship, U15 Futura Academy Team, 2012

 Contact Email: Goran.Karadzov@mcckc.edu

Leonard Harmon - Assistant & Goalkeeper Coach

coach harmonLeonard Harmon has been an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the MCC-Blue River Trailblazers since 2010. He played varsity goalkeeper at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where he was a three-year varsity player and team captain his senior year. He was also a semi-professional soccer player for five years in Pennsylvania.

Leonard previously served as the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for two seasons (2006-2007) and at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri for two seasons (2008-2009). Additionally, he has coached at the youth and high school levels and is the current Goalkeeper Coach for Futura Futbol Club Southland.

His daily work with both the men's and women's goalkeepers at Blue River has resulted in a combined 43 shutouts since 2010.  He has also coached one NJCAA Region 16 first team goalkeeper and four second team goalkeepers. 

Contact Email:  Leonard.Harmon@mcckc.edu

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