Coaching Staff

Barat Killian

Contact Information: bkillian@alaskarush.com; 907-306-0225

Teams HC/AC: AK Rush Technical Director

Coaching Experience:
17 years Coaching at all levels:

  • Grassroots (CISC Recreational program 2008-2010)
  • Competitive, Youth
    • High Country Soccer Association, (2006/2007)
    • Cook Inlet SC (2008-2018)
    • United Futbol Academy – Norcross and Metro Atlanta, (2018-2023)
  • High School (Dimond HS Boys, 2010-2018)
  • ODP (Alaska State, 2010-2018)
  • Region IV Staff (2017/2018)
  • College (Oglethorpe University Men’s OU2, 2020-2022)

Licenses/Awards:

  • USSF A (2017); United Soccer Coaches
  • Alaska High School Boys Coach of the Year (2018)
  • USC 30 Under 30 Program (2014)

Education:

  • Appalachian State University (2007); Bachelor Science.

Playing Experience:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2004)
  • Appalachian State University (2005-2007).

Favorite Food: Mom’s Spaghetti
Favorite Team: Manchester United
Favorite 3 Players: Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane

Why do you coach?

Soccer gave me so much growing up. I owe everything to this game. Soccer took me around the world, kept me disciplined, taught me hard work, respect, teamwork and overcoming adversity. The relationships over decades of playing and coaching has given me purpose and being a part of that process for the next generation is very important to me.

Why Alaska Rush?
I am proud of the RUSH WAY and what we are building for our communities (branches in Homer, Juneau, Polar Vortex, Sitka), for our players and their families. We have a wide range of services and programs that Rush offers. The staff/players/parents… My team/club has always been like my extended family and I’m proud to be a part of it and to move our family back to Alaska!

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?

Snowboarding, spending time with my family, Hiking, and of course, playing soccer!