Technical Staff

Predrag (Preki) Radosavljevic - Head Coach

2000 Major League Soccer (MLS) Champion, 2007 MLS Coach of the Year and 2014 United Soccer League (USL) Champion with Sacramento Republic.  Preki has also coached at the Major League Soccer level for Chivas USA and Toronto FC In three seasons (2007-2009) His stint in Los Angeles with Chivas USA, he boasted a record of 41-36-30 while earning Coach of the Year honors in 2007.  From 2009 to 2010, he accumulated a record of 11-11-10 for Toronto FC.   

Between 1996 and 2000, Preki scored 50 times in 145 appearances for the Kansas City Wizards.  He would play the 2001 season with the Miami Fusion, where he scored 8 goals in the 24 appearances for the club before he returned to Kansas City to finish his MLS career.  Between 2002 and 2005 with KC, Preki finished 21 times in 73 appearances.  During his MLS playing career, he acquired many awards.  He is currently the only player to win the MLS Scoring Champion and MLS MVP Award twice, in 1997 and 2003.

Preki made multiple appearances with the U.S. Men's National team between 1996 and 2001.  His goals against Guatemala and El Salvador helped the team qualify for the 1998 World Cup in France.  Arguably the biggest goal in his career came on February 10, 1998.  The U.S. Men's National Team defeated Brazil, 1-0, in the  CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

 

  

Tim Leonard - Assistant Coach

Tim Leonard was a four-year letter winner at Saint Louis University and served as captain on the Billikens’ 1997 Final Four team.  He went on to play professionally in the USL A-League from 1997-2002, as well as playing a number of years in the NPSL with the St. Louis Ambush.

Leonard has over 10 years of coaching experience at the youth level.  He spent five years at Irvine Strikers SC in Irvine, CA before returning home to coach at St. Louis Scott Gallagher, his boyhood club.  He currently serves as Boys’ Director of MDL and NPL programs at SLSG.

Tim and his wife, Tricia, have two children.

Matt Caution - Assistant Coach

Caution is the current boy's director of FC Missouri/ Bayern Munich and Technical Director of the Missouri Thorns FC. He holds the career points record at Missouri State where he played before being drafted by the Dallas Burn of the MLS in 1998.  A St. Charles native, Matt has 14 years of professional soccer experience and 25 years as a coach.  He currently holds a USSF National "B" license and NSCAA National Premier Diploma

 

 

 

 

Brian Jones - Goalkeeper Coach

A St. Louis native, Brian Jones played professionally for Sint-Niklaaz in Belgium, Olivais-Muscovide in Portugal, and the Kansas City Wizards in MLS.

After his playing career was over, he was hired as the goalkeeper coach at SIU Edwardsville in 2007.  During his time with the Cougars, Jones mentored John Berner, who was named the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Goalkeeper of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and is now a member of the Colorado Rapids in MLS.  

This past season, Jones was promoted to co-head coach at SIUE and helped lead the Cougars to the program’s first MVC title and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Jones resides in St. Louis with his wife, Rebecca, and son, Remi. 

 

 

 

 

Nick Caruso - Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

Nick Caruso handles all strength and conditioning work for Saint Louis FC.

Caruso is the Director of Performance Training at St. Louis Scott Gallagher, where he oversees the indoor Performance Training Center at the Soccer Park. 

 

 

 

Brian Bounds - Athletic Trainer

 

Brian Bounds is an athletic trainer for Mercy Sports Medicine with his primary responsibility being to Saint Louis Football Club.  This is his first year in providing the day-to-day medical care for STL FC. 

For the previous five years, Bounds was the head athletic trainer at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.  He was the sole athletic trainer and was responsible for the daily sports medicine needs of more than 200 athletes and 10 teams.  He also started the athletic training program at Indian Hills and oversaw its growth into one of the best junior college athletic training programs in the country.

Bounds has also had stints working in Major League Soccer with the, then Kansas City Wizards, as well as other collegiate positions with Northwestern University soccer and Missouri State University soccer.  While studying physical therapy in Springfield, Missouri, Bounds began his own strength and conditioning company that specialized in the enhancement of performance strictly for footballers called Bounds Soccer Systems.  He also served as the strength and conditioning coach for Springfield Soccer Club. 

Bounds is a certified and licensed athletic trainer as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Missouri State University.  He has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2000 and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Physical Therapy Association since 2005.  He has an 11-year old son named Ryker and is an active member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  


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