Head Coach: Kenan Malicevic joined as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach for the the Lions in the summer of 2019. Coach Kenan is a highly experienced soccer player and coach, with nearly 30 years of playing experience and 15 years of coaching experience.
Originally from Travnik, Bosnia, Coach Kenan moved to the Cedar Rapids area in 2005 to finish his high school education and later on played and coached soccer at the NCAA Division I level at Drake University, where as a player he had great success with his team reaching the Elite 8 Stage of the NCAA Tournament, and as a coach helped the team qualify for that same tournament years later. Coach Kenan played and coached professional soccer in Europe from 2011-2014, and then returned to the U.S to study his MBA at Mount Mercy University and to continue his coaching career.
Outside of his dedication to the Linn-Mar Lions, he currently serves as the President and Head Coach of Cedar Rapids’ semi-professional soccer team, Cedar Rapids Inferno.
Assistant Coach: Scott Berger joined the staff in 2018. Scott played soccer at Cedar Rapids LaSalle (now CR Xavier) and then at Loras College in the early 1990s, and completed his education at Mount Mercy College. Following graduation, he became an Assistant Coach for the Mustangs. Scott and his wife, Christine, are LM parents. They have three children, Marissa, Alex, and Amelia.
Assistant Coach: Kimu Kasha joined the staff in 2019. Coach Kimu moved from Republic Democratic of Congo to Cedar Rapids in 2006 and played soccer for Washington High School, CRSA, and then continued his playing career at Wartburg College where he earned his Bachelors of Business Administration – Finance. Coach Kimu currently plays for Cedar Rapids’ semi-professional soccer team, Cedar Rapids Inferno, and is excited to continue his coaching career for the Linn-Mar Lions.
Assistant Coach: Logan Teagarden joined the staff in 2019. Logan is originally from Bettendorf and currently attending the University of Iowa while working towards applying for doctorate programs in Physical Therapy. He has been involved in the world of soccer since the age of 3 and has been playing competitively since then. Logan has played for teams such as local clubs in the Quad Cities, Pleasant Valley High School, and is currently with the Cedar Rapids Inferno semi-professional team and University of Iowa Club team. Coaching is a passion for Logan because he views it as an opportunity to give back to the sport that he loves and can help continue to push the advancement and culture of soccer in the community and across the country.
Assistant Coach: Connor Gueder joined the staff in 2019. Connor is a Cedar Rapids native and grew up in club soccer in the area. Connor has still continued his soccer career at Mount Mercy University while he currently studies Marketing and Sports Management. After graduation, he plans to continue his coaching career while also working in the sports management field.
Assistant Coach: Chris Tofanelli joined the coaching soccer in 2017. He is originally from Davenport in the Quad Cities, but has called the Cedar Rapids metro area home for over 20 years. Chris has coached soccer for nine years, and has coached kids in a variety of other sports as well for about twenty years. He and his wife, Lori, have two children, Matthew and Rita, who are currently enrolled at Linn-Mar.