Kimani Calnek

Position: B2008 Orange Head Coach | Men's U23s, Head Coach, Technical Director, Men
Kimani C



Washington DC


Pitzer College, BA, Political Studies

Coaching credentials

USSF “E” License

Coaching history

South Bronx United, Techincal Cordinator/Coach, 2011–17
Asphalt Green Soccer Club, Girls U19 + U17 Coach, 2017–18
MLK Boys HS Soccer, Director of Youth Development / Asst. Coach, 2018–present

Coaching philosophy

Be like water. Water contracts, expands, creeps, drips, flows, floods, and crashes. Heat it and its steam can crack the earth; freeze it and it becomes a mighty rock. Always ready, a natural problem solver. Be like water.


2010 U.S. National Collegiate Club Rugby Div. II Men’s National Champion: Claremont Colleges Men’s Rugby
2017 EDP 2nd Division North Girls U17 2001 Champion: Asphalt Green SC G01

Non-soccer passion/hobby

Chess, reading (non-fiction)

Favorite club

Juventus FC

Favorite book

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

Favorite movie

Scent of a Woman

Favorite song

“The Shepherd Who Watches Over the Night Flock” by Duke Ellington

A good coach is one who helps his players maximize or discover their potential. That is his principal function.

— Marcelo Bielsa, Argentina and Chile coach