Coaching Staff


Stephen Hoffman
Head Coach      913-749-2531   


Stephen Hoffman was hired as the new head men's soccer coach on February 7, 2014.

Hoffman was previously an assistant coach for both the men's and women’s programs at Avila in 2011 as he was finishing up his BFA in Graphic Design.  In addition to his roles at Avila, Stephen has two U9 Girls teams and two U17 boys team for the Kansas City Legends. 

He has played professionally for the Kansas Magic (PASL Pro) and semi-professionally for the Kansas City Kings (PASL Premier) over the past several years. 

In 2010, he was named team captain of the Eagles, and before that he played at Johnson County Community College in 2003 where he was named to the 2nd Team All Jayhawk Conference as a freshman.  

Stephen grew up in the Kansas City area playing for the Kansas City Legends and KCFC Hotspurs.  Stephen and his wife Sara reside in Olathe, Kan.

Adam Lamb
Assistant Coach                816-501-2913

Adam Lamb will be starting his first year as assistant coach at Avila in the Fall of 2013.

Adam joins the Avila coaching staff after serving as the Director of Youth Development at Dexter Soccer Club in Michigan. In addition to his roles at DSC, Lamb served as the State Director for Michigan South for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as a staff coach for the Michigan ODP program. Additionally, Lamb was the Head Coach for the U10 Boys Michigan Coerver Performance Academy.

Prior to arriving in the US, Lamb worked with the youth academies of professional sides Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley FC. At Blackburn Rovers, Adam coached the U6-U8 boys academy team while working at development centers across the UK to develop players to progress to the academy level. At Barnsley, Adam coached the U11 boys academy team and implemented a continued professional development program for community staff coaches.

Lamb graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in England in 2007 with a BA in Sport and Recreational Development.

Adam currently holds his Premier, Director of Coaching, and Advanced National Diplomas from the NSCAA as well as a special topics diploma. In addition, he holds a Level 2 license for the English FA and a Youth Diploma from Coerver.

Jaymee Highcock
Assistant Coach

Head Soccer Coach Chris Clements announced the hiring of Jaymee Highcock to the Avila coaching staff in April of 2013. He will be joining the staff in the summer.

Jaymee joins Avila after most recently serving as assistant coach at Blue River Community College. Prior to his time at Blue River CC, Highcock served as an assistant coach at fellow HAAC member Benedictine College. Over the past four years, Jaymee has coached club soccer at Futura FC, San Antonio United, and Puma FC.

Prior to taking up coaching, Jaymee was a major contributor and Benedictine College as a player. He was a team captain, All Conference performer, HAAC Champion, and National tournament participant in 2009. In three years at Benedictine, the team had a overall record of 42-12-2 and ranked as high as sixth in the nation (2010). Prior to enrolling at Benedicinte, Highcock was a team captain and Athlete of the Year at Maplewood's Community College.

Highcock received his BA in Physical Education from Benedictine College in 2012.

In England, Jaymee played for Swansea FC and was a teammate of current Liverpool player Joe Allen. Prior to his time at Swansea, Highcock also played for Yeovil Town FC and Portsmouth FC.

Jaymee holds his National Diploma, Junior Level VI, and Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA and has also received his Level 1 and Goalkeeping Level 1 certification from the English FA.

Max Hasselquist
Assistant Coach

Max Hasselquist begins his fifth season with Avila University as an assistant.  Max was a four year starting goalkeeper for the Eagles from 2005-2009. 

While a student at Avila Max received his degree in music, concentrating on vocal performance. He also completed his graduate school program at Avila receiving his graduate certification in education.

Max has coached club soccer for 6 years in the Kansas City area for the KC Legends. Max currently teaches at Prairie Center Elementary School, in the Olathe School District, where he teaches K-5 elementary music. He will continue to be a great addition to the coaching staff at Avila sharing his knowledge and experience with the men's and women's soccer programs.


Bryan Tunison
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Bryan Tunison has served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Avila soccer programs since 2011.

Bryan is a proud Avila Alum and is a former member of the men's soccer program. He graduated from Avila in the spring of 2011 with a degree in Sports Science and Human Performance. Prior to his time at AU, Bryan attended O’Hara High School in Kansas City where he received All-State soccer honors three times.  He also was a state qualifying wrestler. 

In addition to assisting with the fitness of the men’s and women’s soccer programs here at Avila, he is the Sports Performance Site Director at Boost Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Independence, MO.

Bryan currently resides in Lee's Summit, Missouri.



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