Wendy Louque is the Executive Director of the KC Courage and serves as Coach for the KC Courage Girls High School Soccer Alternative Team and WPSL team. For 11 seasons as an assistant at JCCC, Coach Louque helped coach the JCCC Women’s team to a NJCAA Division I runner-up finish, a District Championship and five Region VI Championships.

 

Louque has been involved with coaching at various levels of soccer for the past 35 years. She has been involved with two Christian soccer organizations, Athletes in Action (AIA) and Ultimate Goal Ministries (UGM). Louque has coached internationally for both organizations, first traveling to Sweden in 2003 coaching UGM’s U-19 girls team in the Gothia Cup. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 she traveled with AIA, coaching the South American Women’s Tour, with games in Brazil and Paraguay.

 

A Louisiana native, Coach Louque began her collegiate career at Southern Mississippi. After one season, she returned to her native state, transferring to LSU. Along with her collegiate experience, Louque played on three Louisiana state cup teams, and was a four-time all-state performer in high school.

 

In 2011, Louque was selected by the NSCAA as the Regional Assistant Coach of the year and National Assistant Coach of the Year, becoming the first female and first junior college coach to earn this honor. Coach Louque was also an NSCAA Board of Directors Candidate in 2013. Most recently, she was selected as the 2019 MLS Works Sporting KC Community MVP. 

 

Coach Louque received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from LSU and her master’s in Organizational Administration and Leadership from MNU. In 2013 she served as Head Coach for the Kansas City Shock WPSL team and Head Coach for the KC Courage WPSL from 2014-2017.  Coach Louque and her husband have three children and currently live in Olathe, Kansas with their youngest daughter.

Aaron Weissenfluh  currently serves as Coach for the KC Courage Women's Futsal Team and Associate Head Coach for the KC Courage WPSL team. Aaron has 30 years coaching experience at all levels from youth to professional and Olympic athletes. He holds the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National, Premier, Goalkeeper and Futsal Diploma. He has a bachelor’s degree in education, telecommunications management and an MBA. 

 

His most recent training was completed in Southampton, England, where he worked with the Barclay's Premiere League Southampton Saints Academy coaches and instructors. Coach Aaron also coaches with Fusion Soccer Club and for the JV Boys at Shawnee Mission East High School.

 

His teams have competed at four national futsal championships and numerous regional and international competitions. His high school teams won 3 Kansas State Championships and finished runners up once. Coach Aaron also holds a UEFA Futsal B and USSF D license.

 

Katie LaForge (formerly Kelly)  has served as both Head Coach and assistant for the KC Courage WPSL team. Coach Katie is the current Head Women's Soccer Coach at Avila University and the former Assistant Coach at KCKCC. 

Prior to the start of her coaching career, Coach Katie played collegiately at Marquette University and was a local standout at St. Teresa's Academy. She has played professionally for six seasons all over the world. She began her professional career in Sweden, playing for Kristianstad in 2010 and Stockholm in 2011. The 2012 season was spent in Leipzig, Germany before returning to Kansas City with FC Kansas City in 2013. Her last two seasons were spent in Finland in Kokkola and Aland. Coach Kelly transferred her pro to amateur status last summer and played for the KC Courage WPSL team.

Coach Katie received her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Marketing from Marquette University. She holds a USSF "B" license and currently resides in Kansas City with her husband, Brian, and their son.

Ann Murphy is a current Staff Coach for the KC Courage High School Alternative Soccer Team.  Coach Murph brings a wealth of coaching experience to the KC Courage. She specializes in mentorship and utilizes her love for the game of soccer as a tool to teach and facilitate various life skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, goal setting, pursuing higher education, and resilience in players. She is the founder of Youth RISE, a youth mentoring program which serves 100+ underserved and at-risk boys in Kansas City.  Coach Murph is a 2017 National Winner of the prestigious Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coaching Award and the 2018 MLS Works Sporting KC Community MVP. Most recently, Youth RISE was selected as by Relevent Sports as the 2019 Legacy Award recipient for the International Champions Cup.

 

Coach Murph is a KCMO Police Officer with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Criminal Justice. She is Ph.D candidate with her dissertation focused on youth mentorship and gang prevention.  In addition, she is a current player, six year member and captain of the KC Courage WPSL team. Coach Murph holds a USSF "C" License.

Melissa Blount is a current Staff Coach for the KC Courage High School Alternative Soccer Team responsible for goalkeeper training.  Blount is a current assistant coach at JCCC, as well as a staff coach for Kansas Rush.  As a player at the University of Tulsa, Blount left a legacy of success while defending the nets.  For her career, Blount established a Tulsa record for career goals against average at 1.21, allowing 60 goals in 4440:42 minutes of action.  She also set the career marks for shutouts with 16, and her 221 career saves were second all-time in Hurricane history.  In addition, she is current player for the KC Courage WPSL team and holds the distinguished honor as one of the oldest players in the league.  Blount and her husband, Brandon, have two daughters and live in Lenexa.

Dr. Tris Mette has been the WPSL team physician for the KC Courage since the start of the team in 2014.  Dr. Mette, a Kansas City based Chiropractor, graduated with her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland University and a Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Black Hills State University.  Growing up in South Dakota, she learned the value of Chiropractic care at a very young age. She was an athlete of many sports, the most played and favored was soccer.  Thru many sports related injuries began her passion to learn more about the role of soft tissue/fascia. As the soft tissues creates a potential cause of pain, decreased function, and loss of range of motion.  She credits chiropractic care for keeping her healthy and thriving during a soccer match. Along with treating patients in the office, Dr. Mette offers in-home treatments to evaluate home life factors that may inhibit a patients health. Bringing healthcare to you!

Outside of the office, Dr. Mette loves spending time with her family.  She is married to her best friend Brent, has 2 daughters, and two dogs. On her down time Dr. Mette loves running, golfing, soccer & sand volleyball, and traveling.

 

The KC Courage is extremely grateful to such amazing volunteers that have shared their time and talents to make this organization possible. Many thanks to Coach Skelly Kellar, Coach Anita Rodriguez, Coach John Markey, Coach Mario Felix, Coach Nick Lampa, Coach Jayme Dye, Jamie Wiley, Steve Burmaster, Jason Jacob, Rob Fish, Jeanne Maliwat, Erik Bergrud and all of our amazing interns.

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