Kyle Gookins- Owner

Kyle Gookins resides in Atlanta Georgia with his wife Megan and son Otis.  He has spent the last 20 years coaching, educating, and mentoring soccer players of all ages throughout the United States.  His passion is to help players push the boundaries of the technical, tactical and psychosocial aspects of their game.  He has extensive knowledge, success, and experience at the College, Club, and High School levels.  He has been on both sides of the recruiting process, as a college coach and a youth coach/director.

When Kyle is not coaching/educating soccer players, he enjoys playing and spending time with his son and travling to new destinations with his wife.  

Coaching History

College Experience

2007-2009 CSU Bakersfield Mens Assistant Coach2009-2016 UNC Charlotte Mens Assistant Coach2016-2017 Stetson University Mens Head Coach

Youth Experience

2000-2009 Bakersfield Strikers (U12-U18 Coach)2009-2015 FC Carolina Alliance (U15-U18 Coach)2015-2016, 2018-2019 Carolina Rapids (U17-U19 USSF Development Academy Coach)2019-2020 Los Gatos United (U10 Coach)2020-2021 Present Charlotte Independence SC (U14-U15 Pro Academy Coach)2020-Present My College Soccer Owner

US National Team Experience

2013-2015, 2022-Present US Youth National Team Scout

Awards & Accolades




Matej Dekovic- Director of Europe

Matej lives in Zagreb Croatia with his wife Lucija and Daughter Zara.  His specialty is helping European based players reach their playing goals in various levels of NCAA Soccer.  As a former NCAA player, he has intricate knowledge and experience about the process of emigrating and playing College Soccer in the USA.

Matej "Dex" spent his youth career in Croatia and played for NK HASK before relocating to America to play NCAA Division I Soccer at UNC Charlotte.  Chicago Fire drafted Dex in in the fourth round of the MLS Superdraft.  He played professionally in the US and Norway before retiring from playing in 2022 and returning to Croatia.  

Playing Career

Playing Awards