ABOUT GUNNERS SOCCER CLUB

Welcome to Gunners Soccer Club, where passion meets precision on the field. Established with a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a love for the beautiful game, Gunners Soccer Club stands as a beacon of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and excellence.

OUR MISSION

WHAT SOCCER MEANS TO US

Gunners Soccer Club is dedicated to fostering a passion for soccer among young athletes, empowering them with the skills, confidence, and teamwork mentality needed for both on and off the field success.

OUR STAFF MEMBERS

Driven by a shared love for soccer, our coaches and staff are dedicated to providing top-tier training, guidance, and support to every member of our club.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHARLIE NOONAN

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Charlie has coached competitive youth soccer and high school varsity soccer for more than 15 years, holding a leadership role for 4+ years. His passion for developing talent at all levels is evident in his team’s longevity and individual player success. His coaching style earns him the highest respect from players, parents, and peers. Charlie’s coaching accomplishments include:

  • USYS U17 Girls National League P.R.O. Championship Finalist, qualifying for USYS National Championship – 2024
  • Class 3 Region 2 Private School Coach of the Year – 2023, 2022
  • USYS U17 Girls National Conference Playoffs first place finish – 2023
  • ECNL RL Heartland West U17 Girls 2nd place finish – 2023
  • USYS U17 Girls Regional Semifinalist – 2023
  • Class 3 Private School Coach of the Year – 2022
  • Class 3 State Third Place Finish – 2022
  • USYS Midwest Conference U17 Girls Premier I first place finish – 2022
  • Class 2 Private School Coach of the Year – 2021
  • Class 2 Region 2 Private School Coach of the Year – 2021
  • Class 2 State Championship - 2021
  • Suburban Conference Coach of the Year – 2020

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

ADO JAHIC

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The Bosnian native moved to St. Louis when he was three and calls St. Louis home. He played youth soccer for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Academy and prep soccer at Mehlville High School. In his lone season playing high school soccer, Jahic helped lead Mehlville to the Missouri State Quarterfinals while posting 23 goals and seven assists in 21 games. He was named one of the top 5 players to watch in high school in the state of Missouri by TopDrawerSoccer. Jahic earned first-team all-state, all-region and All-Suburban West Conference honors.

Jahic’s collegiate career was split between Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He also played for the Bosnian National Team at the U17, U19 and U21 levels and competed at the U17 and U19 Euro Championships.

Ado’s professional career kicked off in Eastern Europe signing his first professional contract at 21 with NK Jedinstvo Bihac and spending 12 months there before returning home. Ado has been a member of the St.Louis Ambush since 2019 and even captured “Rookie of the Year” in his debut season. In 2022 Ado became a member of the U.S. Futsal National Team and has been capped 4 times along with winning the Umag International Cup in Croatia with Team USA.

Ado’s coaching career began in 2020 with Saint Louis Scott Gallagher as a director for the 2011 & 2012 Age groups along with being a player development specialist. Ado spent 2 1/2 years with SLSG before departing the club and starting his own futsal club (USA Futsal STL). In 2023 Ado took the job of technical director with the St.Louis Stars and was able to transform the club and help guide it to being one of the premier youth clubs in St.Louis along with developing some top teams along the way.

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

DENIS GALIJASEVIC

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Denis played high school soccer at Mehlville High School, being a 4-year starter, collecting regional and district titles and earning First Team All-State honors his senior year. He played his club soccer at Saint Louis Scott Gallagher, playing in the Academy pool and won 2 state Championships. After high school, he played soccer at Jefferson College, where he clinched a regional title.

Before coming to the Gunners, he spent the last 3 years working as a Player Development Specialist at St. Louis Scott Gallagher and Director of Player Development at the St. Louis Stars where he helped elevate the club in all aspects and develop over 200+ Youth Academy players.

Through exemplary coaching, a supportive community, and a commitment to excellence, we aim to cultivate not only skilled players but also resilient, respectful individuals who embody the values of sportsmanship, integrity, and dedication. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love for the beautiful game while nurturing the growth of tomorrow's leaders, both within our club and within the broader community.