• Meet the Coaches Working in Kenya!

    Coach Charlie in his first week in Namibia

    Coach Charlie in his first week in Namibia

    July 1, 2013.  Coaches Across Continents is returning to Kenya today for the fifth consecutive year. In total we will be working with six programs over the next six weeks, three of which are returning partners (VAP, HODI, and LCFL) and three of which are first-time partners (Sadili Oval, KESOFO, and TYSA).  Please check out our Calendar page to view the dates for each program from July 1st – August 12th.

    The team that is working in Kenya is a talented one, headed by CAC staff members Brian Suskiewicz and AJ Millet and joined by three-week veteran Charlie Crawford (who you met in Namibia), Megan Kim and Kefhira Pintos.  Since we already know about Brian, AJ, and Charlie – let’s find out about Megan and Kefhira!

    Megan is an undergraduate at Amherst College in Amherst (MA), USA where she plays forward on the women’s soccer team.  A native of Newport Beach, CA (USA) she is thinking about majoring in psychology.  Here are five fun football facts with Megan!

    1. Favorite Team– US Women’s Soccer Team

    2. Favorite Player– Abby Wambach

    3. Favorite Coach– Undecided (?)

    4. Favorite Movie– The  Help
    5. World Cup in 2014 and 2015? Spain (2014) and USA (2015).

    kefhiraKefhira is a rising senior at Harvard University in Cambridge (MA), USA.  She is studying social studies, romance languages, and literature.  Kefhira is taking this opportunity this summer to study sport for development organizations.  When she is finished she will be writing her senior thesis on the topic.  Here are five fun football facts with Kefhira!

    Favorite Team(s): FC Barcelona, Argentinian National Team
    Favorite Players: Leo Messi (no surprise there), Maxi Rodriguez, & Carlos Tevez
    Favorite Coach: Not Maradona!!!!
    Favorite Movie: Anything with comedy and action
    World Cup 2014 and 2015: Argentina (here’s to hoping!) and USA (2015)
    Why I am looking forward to working with CAC? Dedicating my senior thesis to sport-for-development organizations, I look forward to bridging the gap between all the research and journal articles and what actually happens in the soccer field- the ups, the downs, the dirt, the friendships, and the lessons.