Academy Coaching Staff
9U-12U Technical Director
2008 Boys Black Assistant Coach
John Patton holds a USSF C and Coerver Youth Diploma 1. He loves watching young players develop their mastery skills and the moments when the game "clicks" for them. He's a happy husband and has two boys that have benefited from GFC.
John joined the GFC coaching staff in 2013.
Director of Coaching
2006 Boys Black Head Coach & 2007 Boys Black Head Coach
Khamisi Campbell has been coaching youth soccer his entire adult life. Like most young boys, he had aspirations of playing professional soccer. Khamisi was able to play semi-professionally for St. Clair's CS (Trinidad & Tobago). He got his start in youth coaching working under former National coach of Trinidad & Tobago, Bertille St. Clair.
Khamisi has made it his mission over the last 4 years as director of coaching to provide opportunities for players from underserved communities to play the game of soccer. In addition to his responsibilities as club director, he also coaches for the Kentucky ODP program and teaches grassroots courses for US Soccer. Khamisi works as an environmental scientist and is married to Saleema Mustafa-Campbell. Khamisi and Saleema have one son, Amir.
Licenses: USSF B License, USSF Grassroots Instructor License, US Youth Soccer National Youth License
Logan has been providing individual soccer training and group training to over 400 youth players. He is currently employed at Tower Hill Sports as a Lead Trainer/Manager. He has served as a volunteer coach for Harrison County Boys Soccer Team and will be serving as assistant coach high school coach this fall.
Logan was captain of his high school team, Harrison County, and played at Transylvania University. He is currently a member of the Lexington Landsharks (lexingtonlandsharks.com).
He wants to give players the knowledge, happiness, and life lessons of playing the game of soccer with examples of teamwork and leadership.
License: USSF Grassroots, USSF F
2006 Boys Blue Head Coach, 2004 Boys Grey Head Coach, & Pre-Academy
Manes Preptit was born in Haiti and first came to America at the age of 7 as a refugee. He started playing soccer at age 8. He progressed through club soccer and high school and achieved All-District, All-conference, and All-Region awards. After high school, Manes attended Asbury College and was a four-year starter for the program where he received All-Conference, All-Region awards as runner up to the regional player of the year in 2003. Manes was also awarded honorable mention All American in 2003.
After college, Manes went on to coach two years with Commonwealth Soccer Club. Manes went on to be an assistant coach and JV coach for Lexington Christan Academy. His JV team made history by beating their arch-nemesis for the first time in school history. Two years later, Manes was tasked with turning around a struggling Bryan Station high school soccer team. His team only won 4 games in the first three years, but since then the team has seen their fortunes rise with winning the district for the first time in school history as well as beating Henry Clay, a team that is revered as one of the best programs in the state. Manes was voted as the 2018-19 Kentucky high school coach of the year.
Manes has been coaching for GFC since 2013. He took over a team that had only won 3 games the past two years and finished last in their league to develop the players to go undefeated a year later and only losing one game the following year. Manes has a passion for leading kids to their full potential in a constructive manner. He does not believe in tearing a child down but by leading by example.
Manes’s coaching philosophy is the same as his teaching philosophy as a special education teacher “every kid has potential you just have to find what motivates them and meet them where they are at.” Manes has been called a “player’s coach.” He relates to each player and treats them with respect. He is interested in developing the whole person that includes: skills relevant for winning soccer matches, a competitive spirit, and most importantly good sportsmanship/citizenship.
Manes has sent many players to play in college including two players that went on to play for the University of Louisville and two others are that are now playing professionally MLS and below.
License: USSF D