Simply because I coach through playing and life experiences!
My playing and coaching experiences have taught me great lessons that I want to pass along to those I coach! It is more than a game. If I do not coach you to see life lessons through the sessions, I will have failed you.
Passion for Soccer
I have been a student of the game, both as a player and a coach, here in America and abroad. I was raised in Kenya where I fell in love with football/soccer at the age of five. I ate, slept, and dreamt football 24/7. As a player, I had the privilege of playing at various levels, and it is through these experiences that led me to become a coach. The one thing all players dread happened to me. In my case, it was a kidney injury after colliding with a goalkeeper. The most important part about the whole injury was I scored! While the injury changed my playing path, it certainly didn’t change my passion for and involvement in the game. As a coach, I have been fortunate and blessed with the opportunities to coach in different places and levels.
Head Varsity Coach at Magnificat High School, Rocky River, Ohio.
2022 State Final Four, Regional Champions, District Champions
2021 District Runner-up
Founder and Head Coach, Kimani Football/Soccer Training,
2016 Assistant Kenya U-17 National Team
The Kimani Experience
Fun, thought provoking, and developmental technical and tactical sessions done at a high level.
- To simply provide high level technical football/soccer sessions, guidance, as well as enhance player(s) holistic understanding, ability, confident, and instill important life lessons through my sessions.
- To offer the player(s) specific sessions geared toward improving your game, technical and tactical abilities, weaknesses, positional understanding, and confidence.
- First, I want to help you find the meaning and reasons why you want to practice at this level
- Work with you on your technical & tactical ability and understanding of the game.
- Offer tips, follow up, feedback on areas on improvement, and how to keep adding on to your strengths.
I offer well equipped sessions that provide the player an opportunity to become the best they can be.
“Coach Kimani is the best. Ever since I started with him, I have become a little star.”
– Maxwell, Player
“Coach Johnny is the man for the job! He is a man of character, caring and competence.”
– Dr. Calvin Lamar Brown, Sr, Parent
“I plan to continue to train with him even during my college years because he has made a huge impact on me as a player and a person.”
– Ryan Skall, Player
9+ Years of coaching experience
Club coaching experience
DI High school Coaching experience
Kenya U17 National team coaching experience
Over 200 players coached
High school players
College level players
National team players
Teams & Clubs
Kenya U17 Men National Team
Magnificat High School
Shaker Heights HS
Excellence and high standards
I believe in excellence and professionalism. I want to help players realize their potential, make huge strides, reach the next part of their desired soccer career, improve their confidence, and take them through a training that helps them understand what it takes to be at the next level.
Equality for everyone
I train all my players with respect and dignity regardless of their gender, race, culture background/ethnicity, and their economic status. Over the years, I have learned that the game came easy to me because of those I interacted with. It is important for me to train my players and teach them to take not only the technical and tactical lessons from the sessions, but more importantly, the life lessons to sustain them for the rest of their lives. I hope that long after you are done playing or training with me, you will remember important things that meant so much to you and shaped you into the person you want to be.