In the last two years, 45 players have advanced from Coach Kevin Keck’s FC Alliance teams to college soccer. His experience as an assistant coach for both Maryville College and the University of Tennessee has bolstered his ability to get players to the next level. He is one of the coaches the club entrusts to transition players from club soccer to college soccer, which he has had a tremendous amount of success doing.
Not only have individual players benefited greatly by playing for Coach Keck, his teams have found success, as well. His ten years of coaching has produced a state champion, a state finalist and a Region 3 semifinalist. During that time, his teams have won both the Disney Showcase and CASL Showcase- two of the nation’s top college showcase events.
Coach Keck has been a mainstay with the club nearly since its inception and he has advanced through the ranks at a steady pace. He coached in the well-known FC Alliance 96 Girls age group, which produced 31 college players. He also coached the 97 Girls Black, who would eventually move on to become Region 3 finalists.
Coach Keck has an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, which he earned while being given a “Distinguished Pass” for gaining the highest score awarded when testing for it. He also has a NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma, as well as many other national, regional, and state diplomas.
The ETSU graduate loves playing tennis and is a huge Liverpool supporter. He has been married for 10 years to Jennifer and has two children: Megan, age 3, and Madi, age 1.