Coach Louis Staley

Louis Staley is a home-grown Utahan who began his soccer journey at five years of age playing recreational soccer.  As he moved into competitive club play, Louis quickly impressed scouts as a teenager and was elected to the Youth National Team. With this elite group he participated in soccer tours in Costa Rica, Argentina, Italy and Germany where he eventually signed a professional contract to play for the Stuttgart Kickers in 1999.  Upon returning to the United States, Louis played on the Collegiate National Championship Team and was named NJCAA All-Conference Player of the Year in 2001.

Louis Staley (right) as a professional player with Germany's Stuttgart Kickers.

Louis Staley (right) as a professional player with Germany's Stuttgart Kickers.

Coach Louis Staley, National Youth Team.

Coach Louis Staley, National Youth Team.

Fabio Cannavaro (Italian World Cup Champion, Champions League Winner, Ballon d'or recipient) with Coach Louis Staley (right).

Fabio Cannavaro (Italian World Cup Champion, Champions League Winner, Ballon d'or recipient) with Coach Louis Staley (right).

Louis transitioned from successful player to prolific soccer coach with a National "B" License.  He has been at the helm of high school teams, competitive club teams and eventually became an academy director.  He currently runs Utah's Skills Institute program at the United Soccer Center and shines as a leader to our Lil' Kickers coaching staff.

Separate from Louis's impressive soccer resume, he is a tremendously likable guy who never brags about his own achievements.  We love Louis and know you will too!