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Legacy Training Staff - GM, Directors and Coaches

Mark Powell - Director of Coaching/GM

Training Experience:

2021 Steel City Assist Coach and player Scouting
2016-2017 Joliet Jr College Girls Assistant Coach
2009 - Lincoln-Way West High School assistant varsity coach
1999-2003 - Bremen High School varsity coach; conference champs 1999, 2000 and 2001; regional champions 1999, 2001, and 2003
1993-2010 - Chicago Magic SC boys coach U8 thru U19. Coaches many State Championships and National champs during my time there.
1992 - Lincoln-Way Central High School sophomore boys coach; conference champs
1992 - Lincoln-Way Central High School sophomore girls coach/varsity assistant coach; girls final 8 in State
1989-1992 -  Praire State Games girls coach
1988-1992 - Lincoln-Way Soccer Club boys and girls coach

Holds a "D" License


Playing Experience:

1988-2012 - Metropolitan Soccer League and National Soccer League with several teams
1988-1992 - University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); captain 1991-1992
1986-1995 - Prairie State Games for blue-gray area
1984-1988 - Lincoln-Way Central High School; captain junior/senior years; all area/all conference/all sectional/all state; first Lincoln-Way team to win conference and regionals; undefeated junior and senior years until state playoffs; first Lincoln-Way player to play Division 1 and received full scholarship
1982-1988 - Lincoln-Way Soccer Club


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Jason Almazan Co-Girls Director Of Coaching

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.

Holds "E" Licence 
Working to Finish "D" Licence
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

Kevin Allen - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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Dave Brown - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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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

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Manny Mireles - Coach

Training Experience:

 

Holds a State "E" License

Playing Experience:

 

Justin Lohrens - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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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


 




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Dan Nakoneczny - Co-Girls Director Of Coaching

Training Experience:

2017 – Current​Legacy SC

2010 – 2016​​Fury FC, Orland Park SC, Lemont Raiders

Certifications:​​USSF “E” License

Awards:​​2017 Carl Sandburg HS Athletic Hall of Fame

​​​1995 Moraine Valley CC MVP & Top Goal Scorer

1995 Region IV All Regional First Team

​​​1993 High School State Champ

Playing Experience:

 

I started playing soccer at age 9 for AAC Eagles based out ofChicago.  I spent over 25 years playing with the Eagles from their youth program, moving up to their reserves and first teams(Semi Professional) in the Metro League. I concluded my competitive travel soccer days playing with the AAC Eagles for their over 32 team when I was forced to take time off due to aknee injury.  

Current​Retired from competitive soccer and joined theAFGL Tour (American Footgolf League) in 2019, currently playing for Angel City Footgolf Club out of Los Angeles.  

After College​Played with various teams in leagues ranging from Metro league (AAC Eagles, LITHS, Vikings FC, Lightning), National Soccer League (Lemont FC) to NW Indiana Soccer League(NWI Fusion), Hallmark & Tinley Men’s leagues

College​​​Aurora University & Moraine Valley CC

High School​Lyons Township HS & Carl Sandburg HS


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Leslie Rodgers - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC
Currently holds E license 
Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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Anthony Skrip - Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Coach at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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Damon Almazan Coach

Training Experience:

 Current Trainer


Playing Experience:

 

 

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

Darin McVicker - Trainer/Coach

Training Experience:

Current -  Trainer at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming Soon


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Paul Miller-Trainer

Training Experience:

Current -  Trainer at Legacy SC

Playing Experience:

Coming soon

John Muckian Coach/Little Legacy Director

Training Experience:

2021: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U9 Boys
2012: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U17 High School Girls
2010 – 2012: New Lenox Legacy SC Head Coach U8 – U11 Girls
2010 – Current: Little Legacy Program Coordinator/ Coach – New Lenox
2009 – 2010: Lincoln-Way Soccer Club Head Coach U9 Boys




Playing Experience:
2005 – 2008: Robert Morris University – IL Nationals 2005/2006
2001 – 2005: Crete Monee High School – 4 Years Varsity, Sectionals, All-Conference 2002/2003, 3 Years Undefeated in Conference 2002 - 2005
2005 – 2009: Various teams in CLASA
1991 – 2005: Park Forest Wings – NISL Premier League Platinum Division, Emerald Cup Finalist – Limerick IRE 2001, San Diego Surf Cup CA 2003, Tampa Bay Sunbowl FL 2003, National Indoor Championship IN 2003, Region 2 National League Statewide 2003/2004