REAL WC – C.F.C. – Staff

Steve Jose
Club President

Steve is a USSF National D Licensed coach and has 27 years of coaching experience. He helps create, implement, and oversees training, games, and team selections.

In 2013, he was head coach of U18 girls that finished USL Super Y Midwest Division Champions and qualified for the USL Super Y League North American Finals in Bradenton, Florida where they finished 3rd.

Steve was also President of Madrinas Soccer Club (2018-2020), where he coached and trained multiple premier league and tournament championships. Previous to that Steve was the founder of NX Level Soccer (2017-2018). From 2014-2017 Steve was the Girls Director for the Missouri Thorns where he oversaw the development of players from 5-19 years of age. (1994-2014) Steve was with Tony Glavin (now TG Academy) as girls Director of Coaching, Head Coach, and Trainer. (2006-2007) Missouri ODP State Coach.

Christie Grubbs
Coach: Speed, Agility, and Nutrition

Coaching Experience:
10 years of coaching experience in both the United States and England. Experienced in coaching both soccer and speed and agility from ages 6-18.

Licenses / Certifications:
– FA Level 1
– ACSM Personal Trainer
– ACE Sports Performance Specialist
– ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
– Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
– BTEC National Diploma in Sport Kingston College
– NVQ Level 3 in Sports Development Kingston College
– Bachelor’s in Experience Science Lindenwood University

Playing Experience:
– AFC Bournemouth U8-U16
– Dorset County Development Team
– Chelsea FC Women’s Academy U16-U19
– Lindenwood University

Megan Swanson
Goalie Coach

Playing Experience & Accomplishments:
– 16 Years Playing Experience
– 12 Years Club Soccer:
Tony Glavin & St. Louis Scott Gallagher
* Starting Goalkeeper 2012/13 – St. Louis Scott Gallagher State Champions
– St. Dominic High School 2011-2014
* Starting Varsity Goalkeeper Freshman-Senior Years
* Missouri State Champions – 2012
* Missouri State Champions – 2013
* #1 Ranked Goalkeeper in the Nation – 2013
* Undefeated Season – 2013
* 4x MSHAA Goalkeeper on the Year & All-Star Player
-Quincy University – 2014-2018
* Starting Goalkeeper Freshman-Senior Years
* 2x MVP Team Award
* All-Conference Player

Jeremiah Essmyer
Coach & Staff Trainer

Coaching Experience:
– 2007-2009 Lutheran South HS Varsity Boys
– 2007-2010 Lutheran South HS Varsity Girls
– 2008-2010 Maryville University Men’s Soccer (Graduate Assistant)
– 2010-2013 Maryville University Men’s Soccer (Assistant Coach)
– 2009-2011 Professional Development League (PDL) St. Louis Lions Assistant Coach

Licenses / Certifications:
– (USSF) United States Soccer Federation “E” License
– US Youth Soccer National Youth License

Playing Experience:
– 2003-2004 Morningside College (All-Conference)
– 2004-2007 Greenville University (All-Conference, All-American)
– 2006-2009 St. Louis Lions (PDL)
– European Playing Experience (Holland, Germany, Belgium)

Conor Baker
Staff Trainer

Licenses/ Certifications
– Missouri High School Soccer Coaching license
– Missouri Youth Soccer Assoc Youth Coaching Certificate
– United Soccer Coaches Foundations of Coaching Diploma
– National Soccer Coaches Association of America Completion Certificate
– U.S. Center for Safesport Trained

– 2013 Lou Fusz Soccer Club U.S Youth National Champions2013 St. Dominic High School State Champions
• First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State
• Undefeated Season
– 2013 Lou Fusz State Cup Champions2102
– St. Dominic High School State Champions
• First Team All-Conference
– 2011 Lou Fusz Missouri State Cup Champions – 2010 Forward varsity starter – freshman through senior year.        •Led and contributed to team success resulting in two consecutive state championship wins.
– Chosen in 2009 to participate in Glasgow, Scotland International Games

Hailey Hickerson
Staff Trainer

Playing Experience:
– 15 years playing
– 10 Years Club Soccer
– Christian High School
– starting varsity Freshman through Senior years
– State Champion 2018
– Missouri All-State Player of the Year 2018
– Currently playing Mid for Missouri Baptist University
– AMC Academic All-Conference 2019
– Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete