Jon Collett (JC) arrived in Kansas City in 1996 to work as a full-time soccer coach. He has worked for multiple youth soccer clubs in the area including Avellino FC (1996-1998), KCFC (1998-2001; 2008-2012), KC Legends (2003-2008), and Sporting Blue Valley (2012-2014).
During this time, he has held several coaching roles within these clubs, including t he Director of Coaching role for KCFC (1999-2001) and the KC Legends Soccer Club (High School aged groups 2008-2012), as well as being an Age Group Coordinator (Girls U13-U15) for Sporting Blue Valley (2012-2013).
JC attended the University of Wales (UWIC) in Cardiff, Wales from 1992-1996 where he received a BA Honors in Sports Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education (Physical Education & Geography). He has a USSF C License and holds the English FA Preliminary Coaching Award.
JC has coached 6 Kansas State Championship teams (KC Legends 87/88 – 2000 and 2001; KC Hotspurs – 2000 and 2001; KCFC Intensity/Sporting BV Sun City – 2012 and 2013), 1 Region II Semi-Finalist (KC Legends 87/88 – 2000) and 1 National Premier League Finalist (Sporting BV Chiefs – 2014).
JC believes in the Toca foundation of ‘Faith, Family and Futbol’ and is excited to be a part of the club.