Terry Hair - Varsity Head Coach, (913) 481-3990
Terry has been a Varsity Men and Women's soccer coach in Olathe since 1981. He has coached 2,500 wonderful student athletes that have both touched his life and have provided him incredible memories. Over the years, he has had teams that have won League titles, Regional titles, and even State Championships. These accolades did not just happen. Terry has had masterful mentors both in high school and in college where he learned from the best. His high school coach, Terry Michler and his college coach at Rockhurst University, Tony Tocco both have been named National Coach of the Year by the NSCAA. Coach Michler at CBC high school in St. Louis, MO has won 875 games in his career, making him the winningest coach in the United States. Terry Hair and his wife Mary both teach at Olathe East and are lifelong educators with a passion and dedication towards developing the best from those that they meet along the way. "It is my extreme pleasure to being able to coach your son or daughter and to prepare them to perform at their maximum potential."
Richard Downing C Team Coach
Coach Richard Downing also coaches the Men's C-Team and this is his first year coaching the Women's JV team. He has played or coached soccer for over 40 years on three different continents. From his beginning in youth soccer leagues in Germany and England to his current position at Olathe East, Coach Downing has always loved what Pele called "The beautiful game."
Coach Downing is married to Kathryn and has two children, Ethan and Halle. During the day, he works with special needs students and is a student himself at Moody Bible Institute
Keeley O'Grady - Assistant Varsity Coach, (913) 579-6404
Coach O’Grady has coached with Coach Hair and the Olathe East Men’s' and Women’s' programs since 2004. In that time he has been a C team, Junior Varsity coach, as well as Varsity Assistant for both the Men’s and Women’s Programs in that time. He has been teaching at Olathe East since 2001; he currently teaches Personal Finance, Management, and Marketing. He attended Creighton University graduating in 1998. After graduating he spent some time working for the former Kansas City Attack. Coach O’Grady takes great pleasure in coaching and interacting with each player, students, and their families. "Our parents and players make Olathe East a special place to not only coach but to teach at, I enjoy being part of such a great community."
Jackie Scrivner Junior Varsity Coach
Jackie has over 25 years of soccer experience in the Olathe community. She started her path at age 5 and continued her playing years through College. Jackie coached the Olathe East JV Team to an All State Championship in 2004. Her soccer achievements include 2 years of making the Olympic Development Team for Kansas, numerous first team picks, best defender awards, and creating the Olathe East Soccer Scholarship Achievement Fund in 1994. Jackie was blessed to have 2 very influential mentors from childhood to high school. Her youth coach and father, Harry Sweetapple, and Coach Hair. Her father passed on the passion for soccer to Jackie in her youth playing days that set the path for her success today.
Coach Hair has been a powerful influence on Jackie's soccer playing and coaching career. "I want them to see for themselves how hard work can bring individual success and how success includes teamwork and commitment to others. I want them to practice self-discipline and learn to work well as a team. Most importantly, I want each of them to grow in self-esteem--to attain a greater realization of how important they are."