Brendan Keyes is the Owner and Head Coach for the Houston Hurricanes FC and President of the Texas Premier Soccer League. He is a native of Ireland, built his reputation with impressive showings with two of Ireland’s best teams (Home Farm, Stella Marris). Keyes came to Houston in 1986, playing for the Eagles, the Force and the Hurricanes; as well as the State Select Team from 1989 – 1994. As a player, Keyes had a reputation for being a major scoring threat. One season, he kicked in 32 goals. In addition, Keyes played a big role in promoting Sport Aid ’86, an event highlighted by the presence of soccer great Pele. Keyes has enhanced his career as a sanctioned professional trainer, and serves as an Olympic Development Coach since 1996; and hold the full FAI Badge as well as the USSF National Badge, Graduated top of his class at SMWW Soccer Management and Scouting, and has coached from youth to professional ranks. Brendan has also earned a Sports Psychology Diploma and Sports Nutrition Diploma.
After all these years as a player and a coach Brendan Keyes still can’t get enough soccer. The Irish native, who resides in Friendswood, probably couldn’t give up the sport even if he wanted to call it quits. He’s no longer getting his kicks as a professional Player, but Keyes is staying active. In addition to playing for the Houston Celtic. He volunteers his time to US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer); a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. Keyes had quite a successful run as a professional Player and is fully focused on training the next generation of youth players.
Whenever Keyes hit the field, his intensity and focus left no doubt he came ready to play. He still has the same fire playing for the Celtic. However, it’s also evident in his coaching as he strives to make younger players reach their potential. He feeds them a steady diet of fundamentals, while also stressing the importance of the mental game. He has year-round training and is planning camps the rest of the summer. He also plans to have camps during the holiday season. Seeing students develop into quality players is just as thrilling to him as kicking in a game-winning goal.
Contact Name: Brendan Keyes
Contact Email: Brendan@HoustonHurricanesFC.com