Chris Lawson - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Lawson spent 25 years as the head boys soccer coach at Rockhurst High School. During his time at Rockhurst Highs School, Coach Lawson led the program to an impressive record of 553-151-25, including 21 final four state appearances (MSHSAA) - 4 fourth place finishes, 7 third place finishes, 3 state runner-up finishes, and 7 state championship finishes. In addition, Coach Lawson spent 3 years as the head girls soccer coach at St. Teresa's Academy. During his time at St. Teresa's Academy, Coach Lawson led the program to 3 final four state appearances (MSHSAA) - 1 third place finish, and 2 state runner-up finishes. Coach Lawson played collegiate soccer at State Fair College, then Park University, as a scholarship student-athlete. He teaches Social Studies at Olathe East.
Will Bowler- Women’s Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach
Coach Bowler teaches Social Studies at Olathe East and works with the PACE program. Will is originally from St. Louis and attended Chaminade College Prep where as a defender he played soccer for legendary High School Coach Mike Gauvain. After graduating in 2014 from CCP Will continued his soccer career as a defender at Rockhurst University. He graduated from Rockhurst University in 2018 with degrees in Exercise Science and History. In 2018, Bowler joined the Rockhurst High School soccer coaching staff and became one of the youngest varsity assistants in the history of the program. He helped lead the program to the 2018 final four and a third-place finish. Coach Bowler did his student teaching at Rockhurst High School in the winter and spring of 2020. He earned his Masters of Education degree in May 2020. He taught at St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis as a long-term sub in the spring of 2021, taking over AP Modern World, American Government and Current Events sections. Coach Bowler still enjoys playing the game in his free time. In 2020, he became a part of a group looking to form a new club in Kansas. Out of the group came Sunflower State FC, which competes in MASL League 2 and UPSL leagues.
Keeley O'Grady - Women’s Head JV Soccer Coach,
Coach O’Grady has coached 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 and I enjoy being part of such a great community."
Skyler Roush - C-Team Coach
Coach Roush grew up playing soccer in the KC metro area and attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, playing soccer for four years there at the NCAA Division III level. After college, he taught English in Brazil before returning to the KC area to complete his Master's in Education at UMKC. While in graduate school, he taught and coached in the KCKPS district, including as the varsity boys’ soccer coach at F.L. Schlagle. Coach Roush has taught Social Science and ELL in California, Missouri and Kansas. He is excited to join the coaching staff at OE!