Coaching Staff

Steve Kennedy

Contact; Cell#: 909-367-0453

Teams HC/AC: Assistant Coach 2015/2016 Girls

Coaching Experience:
39 Years Coaching at all levels including: La Salle H.S. Lancers, J.V. Girls Team Head Coach (4 Years); and concurrently (39 Years) in Rec and Competitive Soccer in Southern California (U05 thru U19) with the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) and the Santa Anita Soccer Club, (SASC Magic) as Head Coach for a variety of league and All-Star teams.

LA County Fair “Community Hero” Award in 2015; Jim Scranton “Pride of La Verne” Award in 2014; Steve Gaylor Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011; Referee of the Year Award in 2006.

Licenses/Awards: National D (04/06/2006 California State Soccer Assoc. – South); AAU Certified (1993); 11v11 License (US Soccer 03/05/2022); 7v7 License (US Soccer 11/11/2021); USSF Referee (03/26/2000).

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University plus some graduate courses toward an MBA.

Favorite Food:
Connecticut Beef Supper and pretty much anything Chocolate.
Favorite Team: USWNT
Favorite 3 Players: My Daughters: Meghan, Caitlin and Caralie, followed closely by Mallory Swanson, Crystal Dunn and Rose Lavelle.

Why do you coach?

I’ve always believed that to make the world a better place we should share whatever knowledge and skill we accumulate with our children and try to impart to all children a sense of responsibility and the need for volunteerism. I’ve been blessed to be able to volunteer in a variety of capacities, including many years in a fraternal, service organization (KofC); and, as my daughters grew, my interests changed to assisting in theatre productions, homework and whatever youth sports they were interested in playing.

Why Alaska Rush?
As I was Refereeing during a local Tournament I witnessed Rush Coach, Johnny Turner, hurrying off the field after a game and he explained to me that he had four teams he was coaching and he didn’t have a lot of help that day. The following week I inquired about the Rush Program and here I am.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Photography, Singing at Church, Playing Guitar and Making Brownies.