Men's Soccer Camp Staff

published January 29, 2013

Johnnie Keen
Head Men's Soccer Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

After working with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's soccer program during the past four seasons as an assistant coach, Johnnie Keen begins his first season as the Head Men's Soccer Coach in 2012. The Mountain Lions are coming off an RMAC tournament appearance with a large number of returners on the fall roster.

Keen worked with former head coach Henry Ellis, who retired after last season, to rebuild the UCCS men's soccer program. The process has come as the depth of RMAC men's soccer has grown deeper during the years.

Before arriving in Colorado Springs, Keen worked with the City of Charleston, S.C., in the youth soccer program and with the under-18 Columbia (S.C.) Soccer Club. He also spent time with the Mount Pleasant Soccer Club as an assistant coach for the under-16 and under-17 premier boys and as the head coach for the under-18 classic boys.

In the 2003-04 season, Keen was the club coach for the Port City Soccer Club in Wilmington, N.C., and served as a practice coach for all of the teams in the program. He was an assistant coach for The Citadel from 2001-03, and was the Director and Head Trainer for The Citadel Soccer Camps. He was the Player Coach at the camps in 1999-2000.

Keen played professionally for the Wilmington (N.C.) Hammerheads from 2002-04, where he was a starter as the team won the D2 Pro Select League National Championship in 2003. The team finished as the national runner-up the season beforehand when he was named to the All-League Team. An ACL injury in 2004 ending his professional playing career and he stepped in as an inspirational leader for the team.

Keen spent his rookie season with the Charleston Battery in 2001. A member of The Citadel program, he was team captain in 1999 and 2000, and was a three-time All-Southern Conference selection and an All-South Selection in his senior season.

In the summer of 2000, Keen attended the Tauhichi Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and was named El Jugador Mejor (the best player) among the more than 80 international players.

Keen was a four-time All-State selection during his prep career in South Carolina and was the Player of the Year in 1997.

Brian Miller
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Brian Miller, a former collegiate player, will join Coach Johnnie Keen in his second season on the Mountain Lion coaching staff. Miller was a four-year letter winner at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, from 2006-10. Following a standout collegiate career with sweet sixteen and final four appearances, Brian came to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to receive his master's degree in counseling.

In Miller's first year as an assistant coach, he helped the UCCS Men's soccer team to a 7-6-1 conference record and a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament appearance. The 2011 coaching staff also produced two RMAC second team and two RMAC honorable mention players.

In 2009, Miller was unable to play due to medical reasons and took on the role as an assistant coach for the UW-Oshkosh Titans. As an assistant coach, Miler helped the Titans to a 13-4-2 record and a top 25 national ranking.

The Chippewa Falls, WI., native appeared in 74 matches during his four seasons with the Titans, Scoring 17 goals and 16 assists, and compiling a record of 56-15-10. UW-Oshkosh advanced to the NCAA DIII Tournament in his sophomore and senior seasons. As a sophomore in 2007, he scored both game winning goals, propelling the Titans past Wartburg College and Whitworth University landing UW-Oshkosh in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. His senior season included a team leading 9 assists and 5 goals, pushing his undefeated squad to the NCAA DIII Final Four in San Antonio. He was tabbed to the WIAC All-Conference Team in 2010 as well as the NSCAA Academic All-Region Team.

Miller finished his career at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh by receiving his bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in wellness promotion and an impressive 3.7 GPA. He was often on the university's Dean's List and a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society.

Adam Liszewski
Goalkeeper Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

After starting for three seasons for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Adam Liszewski begins his second season as the goalkeeper coach for the Mountain Lions. He finished his career fourth in UCCS records in career wins (13), third in career saves (281) and sixth in career shtuouts (6).

Liszewski was the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week in 2009 with back-to-back shutouts against Colorado Christian and Colorado Christian. He went nearly 300 minutes without allowing a goal during that stretch.

A native of Mesa, Ariz., Liszewski is earned a master's degree in communications. He earned a baehlor's degree from UCCS in 2010  in sports management and health and wellness. He enjoys snowboarding and long boarding in his spare time.

Tomas Martinez
Assistant Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Martinez is in his third season as an assistant coach for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is also a Senior Staff Trainer for Pikes Peak Rush and is the Head Coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School.

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