Bill Ajram
Director of Coaching

Playing Experience:  University of Calgary (Canada), Alberta Canada Premier League and 1st Division, Univ of Iowa Club Team.

Coaching Experience:  20+ years Pro Coaching experience for  various soccer clubs across Eastern Iowa.

License: National USSF License (D), NSCAA Goal Keeping License, NSCAA Professional Development Certification, National Youth License.

Personal/Hobbies:  Bill served as a World Cup Ambassador and Interpreter for the 1994 World Cup.  He also was an Interpreter for the Bolivian National team in 1994 and served as Ambassador of the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

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Homer Screws
Technical Director

Playing Experience: Warner Pacific College, Portland Timbers, FC Portland, Atlanta Attack, Tacoma Stars, TSV Reichenbach

Coaching Experience:  (20 yrs.) Coe College head coach, Kennedy High School, DOC Heartland SC, FC Iowa, Little Caesars SC, Staff coach CRSA and ISC and Olympic Development coach

License: NSCAA Advance National Diploma (B), NSCAA National Diploma (C)

Personal/Hobbies: Biking, skiing, camping and photography

Quote: “the grind of experience trumps talent”

Marc Riley
Assistant Director of Coaching

Playing Experience:  Cal State Fullerton, Ashford Town in England

Coaching Experience:  27 years of coaching experience at the top level in youth soccer throughout the United States. Previous coaching positions include:

  • Arsenal Football Club (California) – Pro Coach
  • Bakersfield Brigade Soccer Club (California) – Director of Coaching
  • San Diego Surf (California) - Pro Coach
  • La Jolla Nomads (California) - Pro Coach

License: National USSF License (C)

Personal/Hobbies: Hiking, Fishing, Traveling

Favorite Quote:   "If you dont known what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the possibilities after" Bill Shankley

Kat Lewis
Club Administrator, Senior, Elite & Youth Academy

Playing Experience:  University of Iowa’s women’s soccer team – 4-year Varsity Letter Winner, All-Big Ten - Academic Team , Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Team Captain (Sr. Year)

Coaching Experience:  Currently serving as Club Administrator and coaching for Senior, Elite and Youth Academy ages at FC United

License:  Currently pursuing National USSF License (D)

Personal/Hobbies:  Traveling, spending time with my family and friends, playing frisbee with my puppy.

Favorite Quote:  "Whatever you have to do - just find an excuse to win. Keep going."

Andres Leza
Senior & Elite Academy

Playing Experience:  Macalester College

Coaching Experience:  Cornell College – Head Men’s Coach (Current)

License:   National USSF License (B), NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, NSCAA Regional GK Diploma,

Personal/Hobbies:  While attending Macalester College, Coach Leza was a three-sport athlete earning honors in Track and Field and Cross Country.  While playing soccer, Coach Leza also won two Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

Rick Webb
Little Striker Coordinator

Coaching Experience:  Club Staff Coach (2007 – Present)

License:  National USSF License (D), NSCAA State Goalkeeping License, Currently pursuing National USSF License (C)

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Marco DeLeon
Senior & Youth Academy

Coaching Experience:  Linn-Mar High School – Assistant Girls Varsity Coach (2011-Present); IHSAA Certified Referee (2005-2011)

License:   National USSF License (D), Currently pursuing National USSF License (C)

Richard Appleby
Senior Academy

Playing Experience:  Coe College

Coaching Experience:  Coe College – Assistant for Men and Women’s Soccer (Current), Linn Mar High School – Assistant Girls Coach (Current)

License:   National USSF License (D)

Brian Runels
Senior & Youth Academy

Coaching Experience: FC United Staff Coach (2007 – Present),  American Youth Soccer Association Team coach (2003 – 2007)

License:  National USSF License (D), NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 License, NSCAA professional Development Certification

Personal/Hobbies:  Golf; Indoor Soccer League; AAU Assistant Basketball Coach

Quote:  "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something.  I can't accept not trying."

Jamie Krusie
Junior & Youth Academy

Playing Experience:  Upper Iowa University

Coaching Experience:  Linn-Mar High School – Assistant Girls Soccer Coach

Personal/Hobbies:  . In her successful collegiate career at Upper Iowa, Jamie played in 63 games and was a starter in 59 of those games. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Jamie was also selected to the NSIC All-Academic Team in both 2009 and 2010.

Martin Chapa
Junior & Youth Academy

Playing Experience:  UANL Tigrillos (2 years), FAUANL Potros (4 years) , China, Nuevo Leon Soccer Team (7 years

Coaching Experience:  FC United Staff Coach (2011 – Present)

Personal/Hobbies:  Soccer, Tennis, Playing with his children – Gabe and Feli.

Quote:  “First we form habits and then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you”

Kyle Zimmerman
Senior & Youth Academy

Playing Experience:  University of St. Thomas

Coaching Experience:  FC United Staff Coach (2012-Present)

License:   National USSF License (D)

Personal/Hobbies:  Traveling, Athletics, Cooking

Quote:  "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo

Todd Bell
Junior & Youth Academy

Coaching Experience:  Club Coach  (2006 - Present)

License: NSCAA National License  (E) and working towards a NSCAA National License (D)

Hobbies: Both playing and watching Soccer.  Spending time with his family.

Matt Hubbel
Youth Academy

Playing Experience:  East Carolina University, VISTA Blackwatch (VA State Cup Champions in 1993 and 1994). Virginia ODP (multi-year selection)

License: currently pursuing USSF "E" License

Personal/Hobbies: kickboxing, competitive sports and spending time with the family. Permanent resident of Cedar Rapids since 1998 and father of two.

Scott Hull
Junior Academy

Coaching Experience:  FC United Staff Coach (2006-Present)

License:   Currently pursuing National USSF License (D)

Personal/Hobbies:  Spending time with his family, a wide variety of music and physical fitness

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