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.