About Coach Gieske:
As a former Missouri ODP player, Brad was concluded his high school soccer career at St. Dominic as co-captain of the back-to-back state championship team. A member of Truman State University’s soccer team, he went on to earn minors in chemistry and nutrition, a B.S. in exercise science, and an M.S. of Human Performance as an exercise, nutrition, and psychology researcher at Lindenwood University. His most recent research relates to fluid intelligence in sports, an assessment of how players solve new challenges presented in the flow of a game. Traveling the United States with SoccerPlus, working on outreach projects and coaching in Kenya and Brazil, studying the academy structure and running sessions in Iceland, and coaching a team in Hungary, Brad has had many great experiences and the beautiful game and looks forward to seeing what the players in this year’s Missouri ODP pool have to offer the game. Brad currently holds a USSF National D License.