Men's Soccer Camp Staff

published January 29, 2013

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

Johnnie Keen begins his second season as the Head Men's Soccer Coach in 2013. The Mountain Lions are coming off an RMAC tournament appearance that saw them win their first conference playoff game since 1998. Keen ended the year with a record of 9-9-1 and will look to build off that success this season.

Prior to taking over as head coach, Keen worked with former head coach Henry Ellis, who retired after the 2011 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.

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

Brian Miller, a former collegiate student-athlete, 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, Wis., 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

Adam Liszewski begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Mountain Lions. He works with the UCCS goalkeepers after defending the net for the Mountain Lions for four seasons.

Liszewski coached the Mountain Lion goalies to five shutouts and an appearance in the RMAC Tournament Semifinals. Goalkeeper Brandon Costa ranked third in the conference in total saves.

Liszewski made five shutouts in his career from 2007-10 and ranks second in UCCS career records with 281 saves. He ranks fourth in record books in career wins (14) and career saves per game (4.93). Liszewski ranks third in season records for minutes played (1,847 in 2009) after starting 18 games. He was the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week in his junior season after back-to-back shutouts.

Liszewski holds degree in sports management and health and wellness from UCCS.

Darren Gallagher
Assistant Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Darren Gallagher begins his first season on staff with the UCCS Men's Soccer program.

Gallagher will enter his eighth year coaching at the collegiate level. Prior to UCCS, Gallagher was the head coach at NJCAA Division I Ancilla College. He was head coach for two years with Indiana University men's club team and spent two seasons as the men's soccer assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He returned to the UW-Oshkosh program after serving as an assistant coach at Ripon College in 2005 and 2006.

Gallagher also has experience coaching higher level teams in the Midwest Regional League with NEW United (2006-2009), Cutters Soccer Club (2010-2011), and Jr. Irish Soccer Club (2011-2013). Along with coaching, Darren has held administrative roles of Director of Youth Development (Oshkosh United), Director of Development (Cutters) and Director of Coaching (Jr. Irish).

While playing soccer at UW-Oshkosh from 2001-04, the defender helped the Titans to a 59-13-6 record and three NCAA Division III postseason appearances. In 2003, the Mukwonago High School graduate was a starter on the back line of a UW-Oshkosh defense that allowed 8 goals; including 16 shutouts. The 2003 squad posted an impressive 21-1 record and advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Division III Championship.

Tomas Martinez
Assistant Coach
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Tomas Martinez begins his first season as a member of the coaching staff for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It will mark his 19th season of coaching soccer between the club and prep levels.

Martinez has coached more than 20 club teams in a variety of positions for Rush Pikes Peak since 1993. He is currently the Technical Director for the organization and coaches a Premier Team.

Martinez began coaching at Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1998 as an assistant coach and was a member of the staff for three state championship teams. He will begin his first season as the head coach in 2013.

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