Mike Keeney

UEFA Pro Licence Manager / Head Coach

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2020
I am a highly ambitious and driven UEFA Pro License Coach and Technical Director who has cultivated a strong portfolio of achievements and experience through roles in Finland, Slovakia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the USA.

As a proactive professional, I possess a proven track record in player development and talent identification and I am adept in devising coaching curriculums, player and coach pathway strategies and education programmes.

A visible leader and mentorship figure, I motivate players to fulfill their potential and I have contributed to tangible on field success at sporting organisations. Furthermore I can play a key role within a multi-disciplined coaching set-up.

Testimonial:

“Mike was brought to Kuopion Palloseura as the assistant coach for the 2017 and 2018 seasons and he was a key presence in helping to develop players and build a competitive team at the club. During both seasons KuPS qualified to compete in the UEFA Europa League. Mike is a progressive and forward thinking coach who I trusted to work closely with the players in order to prepare them tactically and physically for the upcoming matches while also contributing to their long term progression. He was able to build strong relationships throughout the squad and staff that ensures everyone was motivated to perform their best. I would highly recommend Mike and his ability to be an invaluable resource as part of a successful management team through his knowledge of the game and dedication to his players.” - Ari Lahti, Finnish Football Association Chairman & KuPS Owner
Mike Keeney

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • IPSO: Football Scouting

    IPSO
    Football Scouting
    2018

  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    UEFA
    Pro Licence
    2016

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    2014

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2009

  • USSF: B Licence

    USSF
    B Licence
    1998

Career History

  • Sudet

    Sudet
    Technical Director/1st Team Head Coach
    2019 – 2019

  • KuFu

    KuFu
    KuPS Reserve Team Head Coach
    2017 – 2018

  • KuPS

    KuPS
    1st Team Assistant Coach
    2016 – 2018

  • FC STK

    FC STK
    1st Team Head Coach
    2016 – 2016

  • ESC

    ESC
    1st Team Head Coach
    2015 – 2015

  • MYPA-47

    MYPA-47
    1st Team Head Coach/Assistant Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • OFC

    OFC
    Coach Mentor/Instructor
    2013 – 2013

  • Papua New Guinea Football Association

    Papua New Guinea Football Association
    Technical Director/Coach Mentor/Manager
    2013 – 2013

  • EIF

    EIF
    Technical Director
    2011 – 2013

  • EIF

    EIF
    Technical Director/1st Team Head Coach
    2011 – 2013

  • MYPA-47

    MYPA-47
    1st Team Assistant Coach
    2009 – 2011

  • FC Viikingit

    FC Viikingit
    1st Team Assistant Coach
    2008 – 2010

  • FC Viikingit

    FC Viikingit
    Director of Coaching/Player Development
    2008 – 2010

  • Kentucky Youth Soccer Association

    Kentucky Youth Soccer Association
    Olympic Development Program Coach/ State Coach Instructor
    2007 – 2008

  • University of Kentucky

    University of Kentucky
    Soccer Assistant Coach
    2007 – 2008

  • Thoroughbreds Soccer Club

    Thoroughbreds Soccer Club
    Staff Coach/Team Trainer
    2007 – 2008

  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama
    Soccer Assistant Coach
    2005 – 2007

  • Hoover Soccer Club

    Hoover Soccer Club
    Executive Director/Director of Coaching/Player Development
    2004 – 2007

  • Alabama Youth Soccer Association

    Alabama Youth Soccer Association
    Olympic Development Program Coach/State Coach Instructor
    2004 – 2007

  • Bluegrass Soccer Club

    Bluegrass Soccer Club
    Director of Coaching/Player Development
    2000 – 2003

  • University of Kentucky

    University of Kentucky
    Soccer Assistant Coach
    2000 – 2003

  • Kentucky Youth Soccer Association

    Kentucky Youth Soccer Association
    Olympic Development Program Coach/ State Coach Instructor
    1997 – 2003

  • Javanon Soccer Club

    Javanon Soccer Club
    Staff Coach/Team Trainer
    1996 – 2000

  • University of Louisville

    University of Louisville
    Soccer Assistant Coach
    1997 – 1999

  • HIFK Fotboll

    HIFK Fotboll
    1st Team Head Coach/Academy Director
    2019 – Present

Key Achievements

  • KuPS 2017 Runners-up in the Veikkausliiga and 2018 finished in third place in the Veikkausliiga, the Finnish Premier League
  • KuPS qualified for the 2018 and 2019 UEFA Europa League
  • 2018 18 KuPS players featured for their national teams, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Nations League
  • 2018 Seven players made their KuPS 1st team debut and 22 youth KuPS players featured in KuFu
  • At KuFu ook charge with six games remaining and guided the club to safety in the Kakkonen

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