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Kyle gookins

Men's Soccer Senior Consultant

Kyle Gookins resides in Atlanta Georgia with his wife Megan and son Otis.  He has spent the last 20 years coaching, educating, and mentoring soccer players of all ages throughout the United States.  His passion is to help players push the boundaries of the technical, tactical and psychosocial aspects of their game.  He has extensive knowledge, success, and experience at the College, Club, and High School levels.  He has been on both sides of the recruiting process, as a college coach and a youth coach/director.

When Kyle is not coaching/educating soccer players, he enjoys playing and spending time with his son and travling to new destinations with his wife.  

Coaching History


College Experience

2007-2009 CSU Bakersfield Mens Assistant Coach

2009-2016 UNC Charlotte Mens Assistant Coach

2016-2017 Stetson University Mens Head Coach


Youth Coaching Experience

2000-2009 Bakersfield Strikers (U12-U18 Coach)

2009-2015 FC Carolina Alliance (U15-U18 Coach)

2015-2016, 2018-2019 Carolina Rapids (U17-U19 USSF Development Academy Coach)2019-2020 Los Gatos United (U10 Coach)2020-2021 Present Charlotte Independence SC (U14-U15 Pro Academy Coach)

2020-College Soccer Consultant


US National Team Experience

2013-2015, 2022-Present US Youth National Team Scout

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