Coaching Staff

Kaleen Haines

Contact Information: kaleenhaines@gmail.com; (907) 227-7465

Teams: Assistant Coach for 2013 Rush Boys

Coaching Experience: Coached with Rush since summer 2022

Licenses/Awards: High School (Utah)- 5A All-State First Team College (Weber State)-  2001/02 – Big Sky All Conference Team Honorable Mention – 2002/03 – Big Sky All Conference Second Team – 2003/04 – Big Sky All Conference First Team

Education: Weber State University Bachelor of Science 2004; UAA Masters of Business Administration 2014

Playing Experience: Weber State University (NCAA 1) 2000-2004

Favorite Food: Popcorn
Favorite Team: US National Teams, Chelsea, Leeds
Favorite 3 Players:Messi, Luca Modric, Antonee Robinson

Why do you coach?
Soccer has been one of the largest parts of my life for over three decades. I grew up playing competitively, including ODP, played at a top 20 ranked high school, and eventually had the wonderful experience of division I soccer. It has been more than just a sport for me, but a way of life. In fact, I still play coed soccer today here in Alaska. I have always recognized that coaching and playing are two very different roles, and with limited time available, I always chose playing. This however changed when my son, Grant, decided he wanted to play. It has been such an amazing experience to watch my child be part of a team and grow in a positive environment. I love being part of the joy these athletes experience playing a sport I love, and the potential in these kids is truly amazing and I am honored to be a small part of their journey. Also, two words…Johnny Turner. He finally got me! Jokes aside, I started by helping Johnny with the 2013s and he showed me just how fun coaching can be!

Why Alaska Rush?
Rush has a positive reputation in the soccer community, and has values and a methodology that I believe in. I wanted my child to be coached in an environment focused on development and not just results.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Snowboarding, yoga, hiking, biking, snowmachining, and doing anything else with my three sons and husband. I also enjoy working with my other extended work family, the Alyeska Ski Club!