“My coaching philosophy is based on living and breathing the game of soccer for over 20 years. It’s also based on the perspective of life is bigger than soccer. Why do I coach? I coach to inspire boys to become men of excellence and strength that lead others with mercy and grace.” – Alec
Alec was a four year starter and captain for the MNU men’s soccer team. He was a two-time NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American, a two-time Heart of America All-Conference player, a two-time NCCAA All-Central Region player, and was the NAIA Champions of Character Award winner for MNU at the 2007 NAIA National Championship tournament. He was a part of numerous team achievements at MNU as well, including a 2006 NCCAA National Championship, a second round appearance in the 2007 NAIA National Championship, and a 2008 HAAC Conference Championship with a final NAIA National Ranking of #16. Alec is currently tied for #4 all time on the MNU career scoring list.
Alec was selected to the 36 player pool team for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Team in 2001. He traveled with this team to Mexico for various international friendlies. He was also with the 86’ Region II ODP team, and with the 87’ Region II ODP teams for over four years. With the Region II Boys teams, Alec made trips to Massachusetts, Florida, Costa Rica and to the famous Biella, Italy Junior Pro Tournament. At this tournament the Region II Boys team was the first U.S. team to ever win the tournament championship. The tournament included the youth teams of famous Pro clubs such as Bayern Munich, Torino, Lazio and Juventus. Alec also traveled to Haiti in 2007 to play against the Haitian Youth National Team.
Alec’s High School career was equally as impressive as he helped lead Maranatha Academy in Shawnee, KS, to their first Kansas State Championship in history. As a high school player he started every game and served as team captain 2 years. Alec is the second all-time leading scorer at his high school with 47 goals, second only to his brother who held the state record several years with 96 career goals. He was selected to the All-Sub Regional, All-County, All-State, and All-Metro teams.
Alec has his Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Leadership from MNU and went on to finish his Masters in Business Administration in 2012. While finishing school Alec served as the Coaching Director for the Gardner Legends Club for 2 years before launching Toca!