Kansas City Comets

Coaching Staff

Kim Roentved, Head Coach

This is Roentved’s second turn behind the bench since the team returned to action in 2010. Roentved previously coached the Comets from 2010 through the 2013-2014 season. He led the team to 36 wins and 34 losses, three straight playoffs and an appearance in the 2013 MISL Championship game. Known as ‘the Rocket’, Roentved was named Defender of the Year three times and is known as one of the greatest players to ever play the indoor game. He spent most of his playing career with the Wichita Wings (1980-1987, 1991-1998) and the Kansas City Comets/Attack (1987-1991, 1998-1999). He is also an inaugural member of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame.


Jeff Davis, Assistant Coach

Davis, who is now the Director of Scott Gallagher Kansas City youth club, played for the St. Louis Ambush from 1993-1996, then for the Kansas City Attack/Comets from 1996-2004. He played in 153 games for Kansas City, scoring 241 points along the way. In 2010, Davis joined the current version of the Comets, playing in six games and helping them to reach the playoffs in the team’s inaugural season.





Alan Mayer, Goalkeeper Coach

TXQFTIVIDNTQJYT_20140814220152Alan Mayer joined the Comets coaching staff in 2012. He played goalkeeper professionally for 16 years, and was a member of the U.S. National team in 1976 and 1977. He earned six caps with team U.S.A., including two shutouts.  He played in the NASL from 1974-81 for two different franchises where he earned several honors, including 1978 NASL American Player of the Year. From 1979-89, he played indoor soccer in the MISL, where he helped the San Diego Sockers to the 1982-83 league title, and was named the MISL MVP and first-team All-Star goalkeeper. Mayer signed with the Kansas City Comets for the 1985-86 season and became an MISL All-Star for the second time. “Kamikaze” (as he was nicknamed for his reckless all-out style of play) became a fan favorite throughout his time in K.C., spending his final four seasons as a Comet before retiring at the end of the 1988-89 season. Mayer’s number (0) was retired on February 22, 2013 and his banner hangs from the rafters at the Independence Events Center.

Shawn Dumers, Head Athletic Trainer

Dr. Greg Barnhill, Official Orthopedic Surgeon of the Comets

Dr. Greg Barnhill

Neil Kelly DDS, Official Dentist of the Comets

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