Kyle Keenan

Coach Kyle brings over 20 years of both international playing and coaching experience to the Los Angeles Bulls organization.

Born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Coach Kyle has been involved in the Los Angeles soccer community since this age of 4. He played for a variety of youth clubs in Los Angeles County, ultimately finishing with South Bay Force. Additionally, he was a 3 year Varsity starter at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. Through a strong desire to travel, experience a new part of the world, educate himself and continue to play Kyle moved to Paris, France at the age of 19. He attended The American University of Paris where he captained the Men's soccer team for two years and graduated with a B.A in Literary Studies & the Creative Arts.

After finishing his playing career in 2015, Kyle began coaching full time. However, his interest in coaching was first sparked in 2012 when he went to Ghana for a summer and ran a training program and tournament for the local youth in a small village called Humjibre. It was after this experience he knew his professional pathway was certain.

Kyle began his club coaching career in 2018 with Los Angeles Surf Soccer Club where he coached several boys teams over his three years at the club. In 2019, Coach Kyle joined the Harvard-Westlake Boy's Soccer program as both a JV and Varsity assistant coach. In addition to these ventures Kyle has been privately training and mentoring players since his return to Los Angeles in 2015 as well as running youth camps and a variety of other programs for the LA Galaxy.

Most notably Kyle is a founding member and Assistant Coach for San Fernando Valley Football Club, a semi-professional men’s UPSL team. This is a 501c3 organization committed to providing professional playing and personal development opportunities to youth in underserved communities and under-identified players in the Los Angeles talent pool.

Kyle holds a USSF “C” license as well as a Scouting & Analysis Specialist License from the MBP Coaching School of Barcelona.

Coach Kyle believes whole heartedly in soccer as tool for social change and a vehicle to develop better humans. He is committed to helping each individual player grow and attain their goals as well bringing teams together and helping them reach their collective goals. He feels honored and grateful that his “work” is his life’s passion and is excited to be a part of the L.A Bulls family!

Current Coaching Positions

  • LA Bulls B04 Black, B08
  • San Fernando Valley Football Club (UPSL) Assistant Coach
  • Los Angeles Galaxy Youth Development Coach

Current Club Positions

  • Head Coach

Former Coaching & Club Position

  • Los Angeles Surf Soccer Head Coach (B05, B09, B10, B11)
  • Harvard-Westlake Boy's JV & Varsity Assistant Coach

Playing Experience

  • The American University of Paris 2013-2015
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Varsity 2008-2011

Education

  • The American University of Paris B.A in Literary Studies & the Creative Arts
  • USSF "C" License
  • MBP Barcelona Scouting & Analyst Specialist License
coach Kyle Keenan