Chris Keenan - Kingdom Owner 1995 - current
- only player to play in two NCAA Division I National Championship games for two different teams (Indiana University 1984 & San Diego State University 1987).
- played on 1984 Indiana University team that still hold NCAA Div 1 unbeaten streak at 43 games.
- captained Indiana University (1986) for the NCAA’s winningest soccer coach Jerry Yeagley.
- 1987 Hermann trophy finalist (College Soccer’s National Player of the Year).
- 14th overall pick in the 1988 Professional Draft (San Diego Sockers).
- played professionally for the San Diego Nomads and Detroit Rockers.
- age of 28 was the youngest professional head coach in the United States (Detroit Neon at the Palace of Auburn Hills).
- Detroit Rockers TV color commentator 1992 on what is now Fox Sports Detroit
- coached at the highest levels of US Soccer including professional, NCAA Division I, and National Olympic Development programs.
- proud member of three Athletic Halls of Fames.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES – Class of 2005
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY – Class of 2002
GULL LAKE HIGH SCHOOL – Inaugural class of 2000
GULL LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
1980 - 84 Captain
1984 NCAA Finalist and First team All-Freshman All-American
1985 Leading scorer
1986 IU Captain and member of United States Olympic Festival – Houston
Played on the North team at the 1986 Olympic Festival Trials in Houston
SAN DIEAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
1987 NCAA Finalist
Hermann Award Finalist
Senior Bowl (Los Angeles)
SAN DIEGO SOCKERS (Major Indoor Soccer League)
1988 14th overall pick in the Major Indoor Soccer League
SAN DIEGO NOMADS (Western Alliance)
DETROIT ROCKERS (National Professional Soccer League)
1988 - 90 SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Assistant coach
1993 - 95 DETROIT NEON (Continental Indoor soccer League) Head Coach, team played at The Palace of Auburn Hills
1995 - Present KALAMAZOO KINGDOM (United Soccer Leagues)
2000 UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NATIONAL CAMP
KEENAN COACHED THESE NOTABLE FORMER US BASED PLAYERS
Portland Timbers, of Major League Soccer (MLS), Head Coach
Head Coach University of Akron - 2010 NCAA Division 1 Champion
ERIC WYNALDA - former teammate
USA Honda Player of the Decade 1990’s
USA 3 World Cups – 106 appearances – 34 goals - current Champions League and EPL commentator
USA 3 World Cups – 128 appearances –13 goals - current ABC, ESPN US National team announcer
US WOMENS UNDER 17 NATIONAL TEAM
Former UCLA women’s head coach
NICK CARLIN - VOIGHT
Current UCLA men's assistant coach
BRYAN “THE GOOSE”FINNERTY Former teamamte
Detroit Rockers goalkeeper for 10 years
COACHED THESE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
STEVE KINSEY, Manchester City (Detroit Neon 1994 & 95)
TERRY "THE SPIDER" ROWE, Brentford FC (Detroit Neon 1994 & 95)
JON CHALLINOR, Cambridge United (Kalamazoo Kingdom 1999 & 00)