Sponsors
  • Chicago Fire
  • adidas
  • Eurosport
  • Baptist Sports Medicine
  • Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex
  • TEG Architects

Staff


 

BRETT GREGORY
Director of Operations
Every club or organization needs a leader, one that you feel has the club and your player's best interests at heart. With Brett you have that as well as the drive to continue to make Kentucky Fire Juniors the best club in the nation. Brett has a rare drive and incredible leadership skills that make a huge impact across the Kentucky Fire Teams and Organization. Under his leadership Brett has increase our footprint across the soccer landscape. Want more info about KFJ? Feel free to email him directly.
    Teams Coached: U9 Academy Coordinator | U12 Premier Red
| U13 Premier Red

Jonathon Velotta
Asst. Director of Operations
Coach Velotta is a "Soccer Junkie" and it is this passion that pours into his coaching. Coach Velotta holds a USSF "A" License and has spent time as an Asst. Coach at the University of Louisville and Head Coach of Bellarmine University's women's program. His involvment with the ODP program while also coaching 3 State Championship teams, made him the obvious choice for this important position.

    Teams Coached: U12 Boys Premier Red | U13 Boys Premier Red

MIKE DICKEY
Techncial Director
Aside from coaching our U14 Girls Premier team, Mike leads the way as our Technical Director. Mike Dickey is an Internationally recognized soccer coach and clinician. He spent 7 years working as a National Staff Coach and Coach for the United States Soccer Youth National teams before becoming the Technical Director at KFJ. He is currently the Head Coach for the United States Youth Soccer Region II Girls Olympic Development Program. Coach Dickey's enthusiasm for the game of soccer is only surpassed for his desire to develop a player as a whole person. For an entire look at his impressive resume, please Click here!
    Teams Coached: U14 Girls Premier Red

DALE HELFRICH
Boys Coordinator
Providing high-level coaching experience is very important for our core foundation and philosophy. Coach Helfrich has more than we need, but we're not complaining. From head coach of Kentucky Wesleyan to currently working and coaching with the regional ODP. Coach Dale is a fantastic piece of the KFJ Family! For Dale's resume please Click here!
    Teams Coached: U11 Girls Premier Red | U17 Premier Red

TIM NOWAK
Girls Director
Tim is an example of why the KFJ has one of the best clubs in the region Tim's college coaching experience with women's programs spreads from Arkansas to Illinois as well as UofL. Tim is a big part of what we do as a club and we're glad he's on our side. For Tim's resume please Click here!
    Teams Coached: U11 Girls Premier Red | U17 Premier Red

CHRIS CAHILL
Goalkeeper Director
After graduating from DeSales High School, Chris played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as a two year starter and now teaches what he learned there to all Fire Goalkeepers! For more information regarding Chris and his training program please email Brett Gregory directly.
       

FRANK PEABODY
Goalkeeper Assistant Director
Frank, like Coach Cahill played their high school soccer here in Louisville. Frank won a state championship with St. Xavier before continuing his playing career at Butler University, where he led Div. 1 soccer in multiple catagories in 2005! For more about Frank and his experience please Click here!
    Teams Coached: U15 Boys Classic Red

Joe Salem
Academy Coordinator
To understand why we hired Joe to be our Academy Coordinator, you have to first ask yourself, "Do I want my U9 player coached and developed by a dad, or by someone who has played a high level and with solid coaching experience?" So you have your answer? Well, Joe is exactly what you want with an Academy Coordinator. He has "High-Level Character" with "Same-Level Relatability"! Joe is a great addition to our club, and we can't wait to get started!

 

   

 

 


Craig Jones
Field Coordinator
Craig Jones is well, Craig Jones! One of the best hires we have ever made. Coach Jones is the winningest head coach in Hanover College history and has been the asst. coach at Bellarmine University since 2011. His lincense is a USSF "A" and if you think he's smart about all things soccer, think again! Craig, also is a faculty member, teaching in the exercise science department at Bellarmine. Coach Jones has an extensive legacy as a coach in youth soccer and has accumulated 4 state championships while coaching and developing young men.
   
 

 


George Huffman
Referee Assignor
Bio to come
   
 

 

Kristen Wallace
Select Billing
kwallace@mockingbirdsoccer.net

Tanya Collins
Club Administrator
tcollins@mockingbirdsoccer.net

 

Jenny Zender
Communications Coordinator
jzender@mockingbirdsoccer.net

 

Brad Howard

Website
brad@gofetchmarketing.com

 


GIRLS TEAM

COACH

U9 Premier

Kacie Wilkinson & Casey Whitfield
U10 Premier Red Joe Salmon & Rob Zoeller
U11 Premier Red Tim Nowak & Chelsea Hunter
U12 Premier Red Brett Gregory
U12 Classic Red Christian Lauria
U13 Premier Red Brett Gregory
U13 Classic Red Christian Lauria
U14 Premier Red Mike Dickey
U14 Classic Red Dale Armistead
U15 Premier Red Jaclyn Puntillo
U16 Premier Red Jonathan Velotta
U17 Premier Red Tim Nowak
U18 Premier Red Jonathon Velotta

BOYS TEAM

COACH

U9 Premier

Brett Gregory, Bryan Klienman, Jarrett Robbins & Sean Bingham
U10 Premier Red Tim Jeffus
U10 Premier White Larry Raible
U10 Classic Red Justin Robbins
U10 Classic White Jarrett Robbins
U11 Premier Red Jet Robinson & Brad Davies
U11 Classic Red Justin Robbins
U12 Premier Red Brock Hickam & Damon Bootes
U12 Classic Red Dale Armistead
U12 Classic White Edwin Ngaiza
U13 Premier Red Brock Hickman
U13 Classic Red Dave Carrier & Neil Shulten
U14 Premier Red Matt Wilkerson
U14 Classic Red Damian Sweeney
U15 Premier Red Dale Helfrich
U15 Classic Red John Pedro & Frank Peabody
U16 Premier Red Dale Helfrich
U16 Classic Red Chris Barron
U17 Premier Red TBA
U17 Classic Red Mark Benitez
U18 Premier Red Neil Shulten & Brad Walsh
U18 Classic Red Neil Shulten & Brad Walsh