Kansas City Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

Mike Mathis - Coach Spotlight April 2020

Mike Mathis - Behind the Shield

 

HOMETOWN: Lee's Summit, MO 

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Lee's Summit High School 

 

COLLEGE: Missouri Southern State University  

 

WHAT TEAMS DO YOU COACH?  KCSG Pre-Academy MO 2002 Girls, KCSG Pre-Academy 2004 Boys, KCSG Academy 2006 Girls 

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College.   

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE? Prefontaine, George Brett, Greg McKowski

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Steak and Cheesecake for desert 

 

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?  Run, Boat, get to as many of my own kids activities as possible

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? I have two and both are from Prefontaine who had many great ones.  1)  "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."  2)  Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE KCSG SHIELD VALUE And WHY?  Hard to pick, but I'll go with HUMILITY.  I believe in helping others and putting self below team.

 

WHY DO YOU COACH FOR KCSG? I've been a part of this club since day 1 when Scream merged with Renegades and Nationals to form KC Select.  We then took the next great step in our club to partner with Scott Gallagher.  This club represents a lot of great people that have put in tons of effort and time into creating something that is really special.  KCSG is far bigger, deeper and greater today than any one person or group of individuals, it is truly a club.  This club will be here far longer than any of us and it will continue to be a positive influence in this community for generations to come.  A club that not only focuses on players and coaches but also families and community. We aren't perfect and there is no way we can make every player's and family's experience perfect, but know that everyone here is working hard to do so.  People in this club are genuine people that have the right motives, big hearts, lots of passion and a desire to be positive role models for our kids.  We also really aspire to be the best soccer club in the country and we take steps everyday to make that a reality.