Coaches

Team Evanston Coaching Staff 2021-2022

Team Evanston has a professionally licensed coaching staff with decades of experience developing players at all levels. All our coaches were former players themselves including some former professional players. Our coaching experience extends from an academy level abroad to the youngest ages in the US. Our coaches have coaching experience on five continents and professional playing experience in the US, Europe, and South America.

Team Evanston's leadership includes Senad Hot (Director U9-U19), and Stuart Mattison (Director, Pre-Travel and U8). Ryan C. French is the Executive Director (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore). Josha Kruvand is the Club Administrator.

Training & Development
  • Annual Fire Juniors coach training and orientation
  • All coaches are professionally certified to coach at the youth levels
  • All coaches follow our technical curriculum guidelines developed by the Chicago Fire Academy
  • All coaches are trained certified by Safe Sport on player misconduct and the CDC for concussion awareness

2021-2022 Coaching Staff Assignments

Leadership

Ryan C. French

Executive Director

Senad Hot

Director of Coaching, U9-U19

Stuart Mattison

Director, Pre-Travel and U8

Almir Hot

Director, Camps and Clinics

Josha Kruvand

Staff Coach & Club Administrator
Coaching Staff

Alex Berkley

Staff Coach

Jove Bogdanovski

Goalkeeper Coach

Chris Fera

Staff Coach

Angeline Impelido

Staff Coach

Josha Kruvand

Staff Coach & Club Administrator

Kuba Piotrowski

Staff Coach

Dule Radovanovic

Director of Recruiting, CFJNS

Milos Stojiljkovic

Staff Coach
Assistant Coaching Staff

Ryan Berkley

Assistant Coaching Staff

Kristian Hernandez

Assistant Coaching Staff
What the Parents are Saying

I don't know how he is ALWAYS so positive, dedicated, enthusiastic, and professional, but he is. My kids respect him and have been motivated to work hard in soccer.

His positive coaching made every player feel good about being there.

He has high expectations of the players, which I appreciate. He truly seems to care about the players, both on and off the field.

He is fair, cares about the kids, and genuinely seems to enjoy coaching them. He celebrates their successes and is great at helping them develop their skills.

He really knows how to make the game fun and I could see the kids really learning and improving throughout the season.