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Directors, Coaches & Trainers

Mark Powell - Director of Coaching / GM

Coaching License:

  • USSF National "D" License 

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC Boys U16
  • Legacy SC Boys U17
  • Legacy SC Boys U17 NPL

Years of Coaching:

  • 35 Years

Coaching Experience:

  • Legacy SC (2010 - Current)
  • Steel City F.C. Assistant Coach & Player Scout (2021 - Current)
  • Joliet Junior College Girls Asst. Coach (2016 - 2017)
  • Lincoln-Way West High School Varsity Asst. Coach (2009)
  • Bremen High School Varsity Coach (1999 - 2003)
  • Chicago Magic SC (1993 - 2010)
  • Lincoln-Way Central Boys Sophomore Coach (1992)
  • Lincoln-Way Central Girls Sophomore Coach & Varsity Asst. Coach (1992)
  • Prairie State Games (1989 - 1992)
  • Lincoln-Way Soccer Club (1988 - 1992)

Years of Playing:

  • 40 Years

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Soccer League & National Soccer League - Several Teams (25+ Years)
  • Prairie State Games (1986 - 1995)
  • Lincoln-Way Soccer Club (1982 - 1988)

College Playing Career:

  • University of Illinois Chicago 

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • National Champs as Chicago Magic SC Boys Head Coach
  • State Champs several times as Chicago Magic SC Boys Head Coach
  • Conference Champs 1999, 2000 and 2001 as Bremen High School Varsity Coach
  • Regional Champs 1999, 2001 and 2003 as Bremen High School Varsity Coach
  • UIC Team Captain 1991 & 1992
  • First Lincoln-Way Central soccer player to play NCAA Division I soccer & receive full scholarship​​​
  • Lincoln-Way Central High School Team Captain as Junior and Senior
  • Lincoln-Way Central All-Area, All-Conference, All-Sectional, All-State
  • Lincoln-Way Central first team to win Conference Championship
  • Lincoln-Way Central first team to win Regional Championship
  • Undefeated Junior & Senior years until state playoffs

Click here to contact Mark Powell.

Dan Nakoneczny - Assistant Director of Coaching

Coaching License:

  • USSF National "D" License 

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC Boys 2011 Navy
  • Legacy SC Boys 2011 White

Years of Coaching:

  • 18 Years

Coaching Experience:

  • Legacy SC (2017 - Current)
  • Fury FC
  • Orland Park SC
  • Lemont Raiders

Years of Playing:

  • 30 Years

Playing Experience:

  • Metropolitan Soccer League - A.A.C. Eagles (25+ years)
  • Metropolitan Soccer League - Vikings AA
  • National Soccer League - Lemont FC
  • Northwest Indiana Soccer League - NWI Fusion
  • Other various local leagues & competitive clubs

College Playing Career:

  • Aurora University
  • Moraine Valley CC

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Carl Sandburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2017
  • ​​​Moraine Valley CC MVP 1995
  • Moraine Valley CC Top Goal Scorer 1995
  • Region IV All-Conference 1995
  • All-Regional First Team 1995
  • Carl Sandburg High School State Champs 1993

Click here to contact Dan Nakoneczny.

John Muckian - Little Legacy Program Coordinator

Coaching License:

  • USSF National "E" License 

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC Boys 2012

Years of Coaching:

  • 12 Years

Coaching Experience:

  • Legacy SC U9 Boys (2021 - Current)
  • Little Legacy Program Coordinator / Coach (2010 - Current)
  • Legacy SC U17 Girls (2012)
  • Legacy SC U8 - U11 Girls (2010 - 2012)
  • Lincoln-Way Soccer Club (2009 - 2010)

Years of Playing:

  • 20 Years

Playing Experience:

  • Chicago Men's League (2014 - 2015)
  • Chicago Latin American Soccer Association (2005 - 2009)
  • Robert Morris University (2005 - 2008)
  • Crete-Monee High School (2001- 2005)
  • Park Forest Wings (1991 - 2005)

College Playing Career:

  • Robert Morris University

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Robert Morris University - IL Nationals 2005/2006
  • Region II National League Statewide 2003/2004
  • San Diego Surf Cup - CA 2003
  • Tampa Bay Sun Bowl - FL 2003
  • National Indoor Championship - IN 2003
  • All-Conference 2002/2003
  • Crete Monee High School - 4 Years Varsity
  • Three Years Undefeated in Conference 2002 - 2005
  • Sectionals
  • Park Forest Wings - NISL Premier League Platinum Division
  • Emerald Cup Finalist - Limerick IRE 2001

Jason Almazan

Training Experience:     

2016- Present / Owner/Head Coach of Ladies Steel City F.C & Steel City F.C

2019-2021/ Head Freshman Coach Joliet West H.S

2019-2021/ Assistant Boys Coach Joliet West H.S

2015-2016 / U16 Head Coach for Future Stars F.C

2010- Present / Specialize in private 1v1 training and group sessions. Building motivation with skill and mental strength.


Human Kinetics- Coaching Principles
Human Kinetics- First Aid
Human Kinetics- Illinois H.S Association
United Soccer Coaches- Sports psychology and individual mental skills.
United Soccer Coaches- Certificate in Individual& Pair Defending

Playing Experience:

1996-2000 Joliet Township H.S
Captain all 4 years, Lead in Assists
1998-2001 La Garita Reserve
1995- 2000 La Garita Juvenil (CLASA)
Captain
1995-1995 Chicago Magic
1993-1996 Juventus Soccer Club
Captain
1992-1993 Joliet Park District

Dave Brown - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


Click here to contact Dave Brown

Nigel Dillard - Coach

Training Experience:

2010-Present - Legacy SC
2010-Present - Private training during spring and summer

Playing Experience:

2007-2011 - Olivet Nazarene University: Captain 2010
2003-2006 - Rich South High School: All Conference and All Sectional 2005 and 2006; Captain 2006
2005-2007 - Chicago Magic SC under Mark Powell
2001-2005 - Homewood Flossmoor SC
1998-2001 - Park Forest Wings

Click here to contact Nigel Dillard.

Jake Lysik - Coach

Training Experience:
2019-2021 Aurora University Men’s Soccer Graduate Assistant; Conference Champions 2019, Apart of staff where head coach received Coach of the Year Award for the conference 2019.

2018 - Aurora University Men’s Soccer Volunteer Assistant
2016-2018 -Lincoln-Way Central Summer Camp Counselor.
 

Holds a USSF Grassroots License

 

 



Playing Experience:

 

2021- Steel City Semi-Pro Captain

2017-2019- Aurora University; First Team All-Conference, All-Region, Conference Player of Year, Academic All-American, Academic All-Region. Second most assists in single season school history.

2015-2017 - Eastern Illinois University (DI)

2012-2015 - Lincoln-Way Central High School; captain junior/senior years; All-Area, All-Sectional, All-State

2013-2015- Legacy Soccer Club

2011-2013- Chicago Fire Youth Academy

2006-2011- Chicago Magic Soccer Club


 




Click here to contact Jake Lysik

Victor Gallegos-Coach

Training Experience:

• 2021- Current - Legacy SC

• 2018- 2021- Berwyn Blazers FC U8 to U12

• 2020- Inter FC/ Bridgeview Park District 

• 2014- 2021- Berwyn Recreational Department’s Soccer League

• 2014- 2021- Berwyn Park District Soccer Program

 

 



Playing Experience:

• 2001-2005- Prosser Career Academy High School

• 1998-2001- Local Youth Leagues in the ChicagolandArea 

• 1997-1998- Chicago Park District

Kevin Allen - Coach

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon

Leslie Rodgers - Coach

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon

Anthony Skrip - Coach

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon

Damon Almazan - Trainer

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon

Darin McVicker - Coach

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon

Paul Miller-Trainer

Coaching License:

  • Coaches profile update in progress

Current Teams Coaching:

  • Legacy SC

Years of Coaching:

  • Coming Soon

Coaching Experience:

  • Coming Soon

Years of Playing:

  • Coming Soon

Playing Experience:

  • Coming Soon

College Playing Career:

  • Coming Soon

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Coming Soon