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Iowa Rush Staff

  

 


Technical Director 

Kirk Artist joined the Iowa Rush coaching staff as the Director of Coaching-Senior Boys in 2017.  Artist served for seven years as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Wartburg College.  The Knights qualified for the Iowa Conference tournament each year, made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in both of those years.  Artist coached 29 All-Conference honorees, eight All-Region selections, three All-Americans, and an NSCAA Academic All-American. He was named IIAC Coach of the Year and the NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014.  Kirk has served on the NCAA Division III National Committee during his time at Warburg.  Artist has his NSCAA Premier and NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Coaching Licenses.  Kirk currently lives in Ames with his wife Ashley and sons Deacon, Gage, and Owen.




 
 
Director of Coaching
Jeff Adamiak joined the Iowa Rush Select program in 2013 as the Director of Select-Nero teams. Adamiak’s ability to break down technical and tactical ideas has given him a running record of developing quality players across multiple ages for years. Prior to coming to Rush, Jeff worked in the Johnston-Urbandale Soccer Club, spending the last five years as the club’s U9-U10 Academy Director.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeff began his coaching career in the Iowa City area after graduating from the University of Iowa.  During his time in Iowa City, Jeff served as the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Iowa City Alliance Soccer Club and the Iowa Soccer Club, in addition to coaching at the high school level with both Iowa City High and Solon HS.  In 1998, Jeff became involved in the Iowa Olympic Development Program (ODP), where he spent twelve years as a member of the Iowa ODP State coaching staff.

Jeff currently holds a USSF “B” License and USSF “National Youth” License.


 


Office Manager 

Jen Young grew up playing soccer for the West Des Moines Soccer Club, as well as Ankeny High School. She originally went to play soccer for the University of Iowa, but was drawn another direction and got into fitness and health in many other ways. She currently works at Ankeny First United Methodist Church as a fitness consultant. Jen has been coaching at Iowa Rush in several of our programs over the past years, and is excited to be more involved in the sport she has always loved. Jen graduated with a Health and Human Physiology degree and has her USSF E coaching license. She lives in Ankeny and keeps busy with fitness, soccer, and her two puppies. 


 

Director of Senior Girls
Daryl Brazeau currently is the Director of the Senior Girls. Brazeau has guided ten Iowa Rush teams to State Cup championship titles and two Midwest Regional League (MRL) titles. Under his leadership on the girls senior side, over 90 Iowa Rush female players have committed to play soccer at the collegiate level. Brazeau was the former Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Grand View University and the Iowa Rush WPSL Head Coach. He holds a USSF B License.
 

A native of Hanover Park, IL, Brazeau played at Ohio State and was named All-Big Ten both academically and athletically. He finished his playing career with the Des Moines Menace. 

Daryl is married to Missy and they reside in Polk City with their four children- Conner, Beau, Brock and Crew.


 


Director of Rec

Ben Dighton joined Iowa Rush as a staff coach in 2018 assisting the Academy and Youth Girls programs. His vision and dedication to the program led him into the role of Director of Rec in the fall of 2019. 

Ben is a Boone, Iowa native and Iowa State University alumni. Previously he played soccer for Boone Soccer Club, Ames Soccer Club, and Buena Vista University. His past coaching experience includes North Polk Boys Varsity Soccer as an assistant coach, Ames Soccer Club as a skills coach, and Altoona Soccer Club as a Staff Coach.





Full Time Staff 

Will began coaching for the Rush in the spring of 2019. He spent his entire youth career (11U-18U) playing for the club and has additional playing experience on Rush National teams and at various levels of ODP. After graduating from Ankeny High School in 2016, Will went on to play at Drake University.
 


 
Full Time Staff 

Jordan Burns was born in Bo’ness, Scotland. He played for Syngenta Boys Club, Falkirk FC, Stenhousemuir FC, Scotland U18 School Boys, Bo’ness United, Grand View University. Jordan was the Grand View University men's assistant coach as well as coached for West Des Moines Soccer Club and Sporting Iowa Soccer Club. He has also coached at the high school level as the Ankeny head boys coach, Waukee assistant girls coach, Roosevelt assistant boys coach, and Meredith Middle School head boys coach. Jordan has also been involved in ODP for the stat of Iowa as the 2005 girls and 2004 girls head coach.

Jordan received his undergrad at Grandview in kinesiology and health promotions and his graduate of business and sports management.

Coaching License: USSF- E Licence, Iowa High School- Coaching Endorsement K-12.

Favourite teams: Rangers FC & Liverpool FC

Favourite players: Alfredo Morelos & Sadio Mane




Full Time staff
Luke McClyman joined the Iowa Rush staff in the Fall of 2020.  McClyman coached the past two years in Madison, WI for the Madison 56ers.  Prior to that, Luke coached 5 years out in Grand Junction, CO for Fire FC, out in Colorado he helped with Division 2 Colorado Mesa University both on the Men's and Women's as a volunteer.  McClyman was the Men's Assistant coach at Wartburg College for 2 years.  
 
As a native of Iowa Luke played his club soccer at CRSA and his college soccer at Wartburg College and he also played for the Des Moines Menace.  
 
McClyman has his USSF C License as well as his National Youth License. 
 
Luke is moving to the Des Moines area with his new wife Calli and his dog Lela!


 


Staff 
Fred Frimpong was born in Ghana, Africa. Fred played for Asante Kotoko S.C., Ankeny Soccer Club, Altoona Futsamba, Iowa ODP, Iowa Rush, and the Rush National Team. He played Division I soccer for the University of Nebraska Omaha for 3 years and for Drake University for 1 year. Fred was an assistant coach for various teams in the Iowa Rush Soccer Club for the past year.

Frimpong received my undergraduate from Drake in Business Management.

Licenses: Grassroots, 7v7, & 11v11




Staff
Derrick grew up playing for Iowa Rush and both Ankeny high schools. He spent 2 years as a skills coach in Ames before returning to Iowa Rush in 2016. Derrick has his E license. He currently attends Iowa State University working on his degree in kinesiology and health. He currently residing in Ames with his wife Amy.

 

 
Staff
Marcus joined the Rush team in the fall of 2018. He joins as a native of Ankeny and alum of Ankeny High School in 2012. Marcus was a part of the Ankeny Boys Varsity Soccer team for 4 years, and continued his soccer career at Simpson College. At Simpson, he was voted Captain by his teammates and earned All-Conference awards several years in a row. 
Currently, he is part of the Ankeny High School Varsity coaching staff. This past spring was his 3rd year with the program, with his newly appointed role as Assistant Varsity coach for the Boys Soccer team. 
Marcus currently resides in Ankeny. 




 
Staff
Coach Darby's goal is to foster a positive environment for the advancement of soccer, enhance technical & tactical skills, and play a positive role with creating excellent athletes who reflect well on both the community and Iowa Rush. Darby joined Iowa Rush in June of 2017 coaching 13U-19U girls. Along with coaching for Iowa Rush, Darby is the assistant boys varsity head coach for Ankeny Centennial High School, previously being the head JV Boys coach. Before coming to Rush, Darby coached for Ames Soccer and Nevada Club for both boys and girls 8U-13U and was thee head JV Boys coach for Hoover High School.


Darby has his State of Iowa Coaching Authorization, USSF F, E and D licenses, NSCAA High School Diploma: Systems and Tactics – Team Training, NSCAA Special Topics:  Attacking & Defending Principles of Play Diploma, as well as NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.


 


Staff
Brian is a former All-Missouri Valley conference player for Drake University who remains in the record books for career goals scored.  In fact, he ranks in the top 5 for career goals scored and career shots taken.  Duax served as the Assistant Varsity coach at Dowling High School for ten years, before becoming Ankeny High School's Head Varsity Coach in 2013. Brian, his wife Kristen, and three children (Ty, Tate and Teresa) reside in Ankeny.


 

Staff
Lindsey attended the University of Kansas to play soccer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Sports Management. She then received her Masters from Drake in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance: Leadership.

Career:
Drake Women's Soccer Assistant 03-08
Drake Women's Soccer Head Coach 08- Current
Iowa ODP Coach 03- Current
Iowa Girls ODP 2009 Head Coach

Coaching License: USSF "A"
NSCAA or now the USC Premier

 


 
Staff
DJ McMoil joins the Rush in 2020 as a goalkeeper coach and assistant for the senior girls program. DJ began his coaching career in Minnesota, starting at his home club as a goalkeeper coach and ending at the Minnesota Thunder Academy as a head coach in the elite boys program, as well as an assistant for the Development Academy 05 Boys. He also coached the goalkeepers for the St. Michael Girl’s Varsity program. After moving to California, he ran independent and group sessions with the goalkeepers of the LA Galaxy Orange County academy.

Back in the Midwest now, DJ lives in Grimes with his wife Kristen and their son, Asher. DJ holds his USSF C License, along with the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National and Goalkeeping III diplomas.
 


 

Staff
Simon Brown was born in Dublin, Ireland. He played collegiate soccer for NIACC and Ashford Univeristy.

From 2015-2017, Simon was Hastings College assistant coach. He then began coaching at William Penn where he recently was hired as the head men's soccer coach (March 2020).

Simon has been the coach of the Ankeny High School Girl's Soccer coach from 2018- present. He also coaches the 2007 girls ODP team.

 
  

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