Comets Indoor Soccer

Coaching Staff

Goran Karadzov, Head Coach

Goran_KoradzovGoran Karadzov brings passion, coaching ability and 15 years of professional soccer experience to the Comets program. The highlight of his career includes playing for the Macedonian National Team. His coaching experiences include: FC Kansas City (NWSL) 2013, Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Assistant Coach, 2008-present, Futura Futbol Club 2007-present, FCMAC/KHMAC 2004-2007, KC Inter Soccer Club, 2004. He also has experience in  professional play including: 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.  In addition to playing professional both in the states and overseas he has served as a member for the Macedonian Men’s National Team Player.

 

Alan Mayer, Goalkeeper Coach

TXQFTIVIDNTQJYT_20140814220152Alan Mayer joined the Comets coaching staff in 2012. He played goalkeeper professionally for 16 years, and was a member of the U.S. National team in 1976 and 1977. He earned six caps with team U.S.A., including two shutouts.  He played in the NASL from 1974-81 for two different franchises where he earned several honors, including 1978 NASL American Player of the Year. From 1979-89, he played indoor soccer in the MISL, where he helped the San Diego Sockers to the 1982-83 league title, and was named the MISL MVP and first-team All-Star goalkeeper. Mayer signed with the Kansas City Comets for the 1985-86 season and became an MISL All-Star for the second time. “Kamikaze” (as he was nicknamed for his reckless all-out style of play) became a fan favorite throughout his time in K.C., spending his final four seasons as a Comet before retiring at the end of the 1988-89 season. Mayer’s number (0) was retired on February 22, 2013 and his banner hangs from the rafters at the Independence Events Center.

Scott Moody, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Scott Moodyis the founder and CEO for the not-for-profit Training and Research Institute for Athletic Development (TRIAD). After ten years of success at CAP, one of the largest youth sports performance centers in the country, he is now focusing his attention on developing a curriculum that bridges the gap between training for sport and on-field performance. Along with instructing young players at the F.I.T. Academy, he is also working closely with well known equipment manufactures such as Cybex, Woodway, Myotest, Fitness Anywhere and Fusion Sport, to research the effectiveness of their products on this population, and create programming and educational resources to advance the understanding of sports performance training in youth athletics.

Shawn DuMers, Head Athletic Trainer

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Fran Heisinger, Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Dr. Greg Barnhill, Official Orthopedic Surgeon of the Comets

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Dr. Pete Casey, Official Chiropractor of the Comets

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Dr. Justin Hildebrand, Official Chiropractor of the Comets

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Dr. Alex Miller, Official Chiropractor of the Comets

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Neil Kelly DDS, Official Dentist of the Comets

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