Vlatko Andonovski, Head Coach
Vlatko joins FC Kansas City as Head Coach with an incredible soccer pedigree that includes an illustrious professional soccer career as well as coaching some of the country’s finest young soccer players. Vlatko holds an “A” License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma, and is the current Assistant Coach of the Missouri Comets, a professional indoor soccer team in the MISL. He has held positions as Director of Coaching for Futura FC, Sporting Blue Valley ECNL Director, and assistant collegiate coach. He was head coach of the Kansas City Kings of the PASL, and head coach of the girls ODP program for Missouri. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Coaching at KHMAC Futbol Club. As a youth coach, he has won four (4) Missouri State Championships and a Youth National Championship.
Vlatko played professionally for 6 seasons in Europe for clubs such as Rbotnicki FC, Vardar, and Makedonija GP. He played indoor professionally in the NPSL for the Wichita Wings, and in the MISL for the Kansas City Comets, California Cougars, and the Philadelphia Kixx. During his time in the MISL he received several accolades, including two All-Star selections for the Kansas City Comets.
Vlatko resides in Kearney, MO, with his wife & three children, Dargana, Luka & Daria.
Huw Williams, Technical Director
Huw joins FC Kansas City as Assistant Coach with long history of development of the sport in the United States. Huw holds a USSF ‘A’ License. has coached 32 State Champion teams (most in KSYSA history) and coached two (2) regional champion teams. He has coached teams to the national final-four four (4) times, and won a national championship. He has coached state champions in four different decades (80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s). He is a former Director of Coaching for Kansas Youth Soccer, a member of the Regional II coaching staff, and the director of coaching for Avellino Soccer Club. He was the Men’s Coach at Avila University in Kansas City, MO, from 1989-1992. Huw was the founder and technical director of the KCFC soccer club. His dedication to soccer and mentoring young people was recognized in 2007 when he was selected the Kansas State and the Midwest premier coach of the year. He was also a NSCAA Miswest Coach of the Year and finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award. He has coached six (6) youth national team players and an MLS player.
For Huw, soccer has always been a passion. He attended Cardiff College where he played soccer for the British Colleges and the All British Students teams for all four years—the last two years as captain. While at Cardiff, Huw was selected to play in the World Student Games in Tokyo. As a player, Huw joined professional club Blackburn Rovers at age 14 where he played for five years. During this time he was “capped” by Welsh Schools and Welsh Youth teams. Huw played for the national teams for two years, the second as captain.
Huw resides in Roeland Park, KS with his wife Stephanie and five children, Nia, Gill, John, George and Tommy.
Goran Karadzov, Assistant Coach
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 experiences include: 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.
Scott Moody, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Scott Moody is 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.
Kelly Miller, Goalkeeping Coach
In 1999, along with Francis, Miller made the move to KU to train the goalkeepers. He became a full-time assistant the following spring and has since helped the Jayhawks reach the NCAA Tournament five times (2001, `03, `04, `08, `11), and capture KU’s first Big 12 soccer title in 2004. Along with coaching the Jayhawks, Miller is a Region II Olympic Development Program staff coach, a Kansas state ODP coach and holds USSF licensing. A goalkeeper during his playing days, Miller trains the KU keepers along with the defenders to unite the two into a cohesive unit. In 2004, he was responsible for coaching the squad to the lowest goals against average in program history at 0.55 and fewest goals allowed with 13. His duties also include serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator.