Contact Info

Contact Coach Owens:
816.437.1958 cell
816.604.6426 office

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 four additional Region 16 Semifinal appearances in the program's ten seasons.  His education and experience includes:

  • Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University Irvine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Gonzaga University
  • United States Soccer Federation D License


Coaching Experience:
  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Coach and Athletics Coordinator, 2007-present
  • Brookside Soccer Club Coach, 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 years varsity at Gonzaga University, 1990 and 1991
  • Two years varsity at Spokane Community College, 1988 and 1989
  • 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 MCC-Blue River program. The highlight of his career includes playing for the Macedonian National Team. His education and experience includes:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Park University
  • United States Soccer Federation A License
Coaching Experience: 
  • Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Assistant Coach, 2008-present
  • Kansas City Comets Head Coach, 2016 - present
  • FC Kansas City Blues Assistant Coach, 2013 - 2015 
  • Futbol Club Kansas City, 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
  • 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