Kiarash Named Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach
The following story is courtesy of the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks and their athletics website from August 15, 2022: https://goridgebacks.com/news/2022/8/15/mens-soccer-kiarash-named-mens-soccer-assistant-coach.aspx.
Ontario Tech is pleased to announce Kasy Kiarash has been named the first full-time men’s soccer assistant coach in program history.
Kiarash coached two seasons in the United States at Graceland University (NAIA) before returning to Toronto to coach with Toronto Metropolitan University, spending two seasons as assistant coach before becoming the lead assistant coach in 2016. He has also accumulated some notable experiences including MLS performance analysis experience with Orlando City S.C. He spent the 2019 preseason with Orlando City and then worked with the team as a performance analyst intern during the 2019 MLS season as well as an opponent scout.
Kiarash also has international experience as an assistant coach and performance analyst for the senior Guyana women’s national team in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers in 2018 and 2020. Most recently Kiarash joined Toronto FC Academy as part time performance analyst while continuing to coach with the Rams.
“I am really excited to join the Ridgeback family and to work with coach Ramin Mohammadi,” he said. “For me it is always about the students and creating an exceptional environment and experience for them on and off the field. I look forward to meeting the team and getting to know each player and helping them grow as people and soccer players.”
Off the field, Kiarash proposed and founded the Vivian Risi, Royal Lepage $100,000 Sponsorship for TMU men’s soccer which contributes to community building, scholarships, and enhancing the student experience fund. Kiarash also started the TMU men’s soccer March break and summer camp programs and created and implemented the Rams Spirit Wear store at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Finally, Kiarash led the Vivian Risi Royal Lepage Community Soccer Clinic each year where the Rams men’s soccer team connects with local neighborhoods to educate youth on the opportunities available through linking sport and higher education.
“I am truly happy to have coach Kiarash as part of our staff coach this season. Kasy comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge both at the U SPORTS level and beyond,” said Mohammadi. “We’re looking forward to a successful season and providing a positive environment for our student-athletes.”
As an athlete, Kiarash won a gold medal at the Canada Summer Games in 2005 as a member of Team Ontario. Shortly after, he attended York University for two seasons before leaving for Brussels, Belgium in 2008 to play for Woluve Zaventem in the Belgian third division. In 2009, Kiarash came back to Canada and was scouted for a soccer scholarship to Graceland University in Lamoni Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physical Education and Health. Kiarash went on to play professionally for Kitsap Pumas (PDL Pro) in Kitsap Washington.