Late one night in May 2018, a few coaches gathered over a family dinner table to discuss the future of their teams in light of recent and abrupt (former) club changes announced the night before tryouts. Knowing their teams parents were not happy with the announcement these coaches were intent on keeping their teams together. They met to decide, if they were to make a move, which other club to join. Not excited about their options they discussed the possibility of forming their own club. And a few hours later forms were filed, web domains were purchased, colors were selected, directions were set, and here we are an official youth soccer club. What a fun ride!
Beginning in Alpine Utah at the age of 5, Brian began his soccer career and played most of his youth for the Sunrise Soccer Club then jumped to the local club team Zukas. That’s right sponsored by Zuka Juice. Later Brian played for Lone Peak High School.
Brian attended BYU Hawaii where the college soccer team played on the adult island league with other college teams and talented adult teams. Brian put together a team that would end up beating his college team during league play.
Brian also played for the University of Wyoming before hanging up his boots and joining the wonderful world of coaching.
Ignite’s fearless leader began his soccer career playing rec league for the South Davis Soccer Association and then ironically in Davis County for the Cougar Club. If you know this Utah Alum you know what an oxymoron that statement is.
Steve played defender at Viewmont High school from 1992 – 1994. He then played in the top division of the Adult League for The Wolves from 1995 – 1998.
Steve started coaching rec league soccer from 1996 – 2014 while getting his law degree and passing the bar exam at the same time.
Steve has been coaching competition soccer since 2014.
Growing up across the street from Sandtown Park, then known as the Bluff Street Park, made Brandon a soccer fanatic since his earliest memories. At recess, at home, anywhere he could, he had a ball at his feet. Playing in the St. George rec leagues and playing for the first ever Soccer Club in St. George – The Ambassadors. Later playing for the St. George Vipers and then playing High School Soccer for the Dixie Flyers.
Brandon attributes his love for soccer to his Coaches, Doug Ellett – his dad and the late local legend Kirt Klingonsmith.
It is believed that Brandon still holds the Dixie High Soccer record for most goals scored in a single season – 21.