Coaches

Founder Coach Tom Creagh carefully selects and trains all Keiki Soccer Pros Coaches.  Many are former soccer players and all have experience working with young children.  Our coaches thoughtfully plan each class to suit each age group and pour their hearts and positive energy into their classes.  We love soccer, and it shows! 

Coach Tom working with our youngest players – age 2!    

 

Patrick McGinnis

  • Favorite Color: light bluish green with a hint of bright yellow and some red
  • Favorite teams: Real Madrid and Keiki Soccer Pro all stars
  • Soccer experience or awards you’ve received: All-American at Colorado College; drafted by Kansas City Wizards
  • Funniest thing a keiki soccer player has said to you: Yargg!!!! (you would have to see the face!)
  • Favorite Keiki Soccer Class activity: soccer tag and of course Saturday scrimmages!
  • Got Kids? Izaiah, 4 Amia, 2 and baby 
  • Who do you most admire? My wife
  • Describe yourself in one word: Yargg!!!!
  • What’s your fav thing to do when not coaching soccer? Being with family, swimming in the ocean
  • Fav family movie/show? World Cup Soccer!
  • What do you love most about being a soccer coach? Sharing the soccer passion, being outside in such a beautiful place
  • We’d be surprised to learn this about you: planting over 200 fruit trees this season, and more on the way!

Caile Kohlbrenner

  • Favorite Color:  Oceanic Blue
  • Favorite team: Keiki Soccer Pros!! and New York Red Bulls
  • Soccer experience or awards you’ve received: I played soccer in high school and intramural in college
  • Funniest thing a Keiki soccer player has said to you: “Meow! I’m a soccer kitty!”
  • Favorite Keiki Soccer Class activity: Weaving in and out just like a snake and scrimmaging
  • Got kids? Not yet! but, I teach hundreds of kids math every year and often call them “my kids”!
  • Who do you most admire? My parents
  • Describe yourself in one word: Happy!!
  • What’s your favorite thing to do when not coaching soccer? Surfing and Running!
  • Favorite Family movie/show? Moana
  • What do you love most about being a soccer coach? The Kids! They are funny, interesting and exciting, always! I love watching them grow as people and young athletes.
  • We’d be surprised to learn this about you: I used to coach runners in New York City.

Vanessa Onkow

  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • Favorite team: Mutiny! (my travel team when I was in jr. high)
  • Soccer experience or awards you’ve received: Been playing since I was a wee keiki…my first job ever when I was 14 was a soccer referee.
  • Funniest thing a keiki soccer player has said to you: TOO MANY GOOD ONES. “I like to play goalie, because I don’t like to kick the ball.  My dad wishes I would kick the ball, but I would rather dance and pick flowers!!!” (twirls enthusiastically in her skirt)  “will you let me know when the ball is coming towards me?”
  • Favorite Keiki Soccer Class activity: The bear game, because they love it so much.
  • Who do you most admire? Jenny’s coaching abilities with the little ones!
  • Describe yourself in one word: Going
  • What’s your favorite thing to do when not coaching soccer?  Farming
  • Favorite Keiki movie or show?  Honey I shrunk the Kids
  • What do you love most about being a soccer coach?  Seeing the kids improve and grow season to season, and being a total weirdo and making the kids laugh!  
  • We’d be surprised to learn this about you: I have a healthy yahtzee addiction 

 

Kelsey Hladik

  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite team: I have fond memories of watching the Huskies when I was younger!! But my favorite “team” has to be the Keiki Soccer Pros! 
  • Soccer experience or awards you’ve received: Played as a keiki myself, and I’m loving sharing these experiences again! 
  • Funniest thing a keiki soccer player has said to you: “COACH NO DON’T! Don’t smell the stinky banana it will make you sick!”-3 year old
  • Favorite Keiki Soccer Class activity/drill: I love watching the kids dribble from island to island 🌴
  • Who do you most admire? Each one of these parents for the work they put in at home! You guys are the real stars of the show! 🌟
  • Describe yourself in one word: caring! 
  • What’s your favorite thing to do when not coaching soccer? Prop myself up under an umbrella on the beach and read a good book! 
  • Favorite Family or Keiki movie or show?  UP!
  • What do you love most about being a soccer coach? Seeing the joy on the child’s face when they succeed at something for the first time, like making that first really solid pass or mastering a component of footwork they weren’t able to do before. 
  • We’d be surprised to learn this about you: I have SIX sisters, and I’m the second oldest in line! 

Parent Reviews

"Keiki Soccer Pros coaches are amazing! I love how they focus on both individual and team activities. My 5 year has learned so much. We've taken soccer for 3 years and will keep coming back! Love the positive vibe of all your classes and games!" Michelle K.
"The way our coach interacted with the children was excellent. It was great to see the kids actually play with the soccer balls for the whole class. They did not do that at the other soccer program we had tried. Thank you so much.”