- MISL PLAYOFFS BEGIN WITH CLASSIC RIVALRY
- DANNY WALTMAN NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- LEO GIBSON TAKES MISL HONORS
- COMETS END REGULAR SEASON ON FIVE GAME WINNING STREAK
- COMETS BATTLE WAVE TO CLOSE REGULAR SEASON
- COMETS EASILY SWEEP AMBUSH
- COMETS LOOK FOR SEASON SWEEP
- LUCAS RODRIGUEZ NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- COMETS DEFEAT WAVE IN MILWAUKEE
- Comets vs. Wave
Scott Levinson, V.P. Business Operations
Scott is a graduate from the University of Kansas. Scott’s entire career has been in marketing and promotions, spending the first nine years of his career as Marketing Director for the Kansas and Western Missouri Hooters Restaurant franchise. Scott then went on to become Marketing and Promotions Director for Sports Radio 810 WHB in 2001, putting on some of the biggest events for the station, including the Jim Rome Tour Stop. Scott left the station in 2004 to start his own corporate events company, which he still operates today. Growing up, Scott was a huge Comets fan, and was honored to be able to help bring back the thrill & excitement of professional indoor soccer to Kansas City in 2010. Scott played high school soccer at Shawnee Mission South, & still plays indoor soccer every Tuesday night. Scott also coaches his two daughters’ outdoor soccer teams in Overland Park.
Jeff Husted, Director of Sales & Marketing, Communications/Public Relations
Jeff is excited to be a member of the Comets family. Jeff grew up in Littleton, Colorado and began playing soccer at the age of six. He moved to Kansas to attend Tabor College in 1995 where he was a four-year starter and letter-winner.
Jeff has worked in sports extensively. In 2006 he moved to Kansas City to become a Sports Marketing Manager for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network. He spent several years there and two seasons with 610 Sports and the Royals Radio Network before joining the Comets staff in 2010.
Jeff, along with his wife and two children, live in Olathe, KS. When he’s not working he spends his time watching his daughter play soccer, playing transformers with his son or cheering on his favorite football, hockey and soccer teams.
Charleen ‘Charlie’ Keller, Director of Ticket Operations/Dance Teams
Charlie is from Kansas City, MO and quickly found a love for soccer and dance. Hard work for both sports earned her amazing travel throughout the U.S. as well as international travel to Italy, Germany, and Czech Republic for soccer at the age of 16. After high school, Charlie attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. During her years at Jewell she was a four year letterman for the women’s soccer team as well as the dance team. While in college, the women’s soccer team was ranked #3 and Dance Team was ranked #4 in the nation. She competed in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Nationals in 2003, 2004, and 2005 making it to the Final Four in 2003. Along with soccer nationals, Charlie competed in the UDA College Dance Nationals in Orlando, FL all four years, placing in the Top 10 2004-2006 and Top 5 in 2003. Charlie received her B.S. in Business Administration/Sports Management in December 2006. Since college, she has coached and taught dance throughout the Midwest ranging from studio dance to semi-pro dance teams. She is also a former coach for Futura FC having three girls’ teams and playing indoor and outdoor soccer until tearing both her ACL’s. Charlie currently teaches dance at All About Dance By Katye, and is the Dance Coordinator for the Comets’ Galaxy Girls. Her passion for soccer and dance has given her the opportunity to help build the Comets back up from the glory days. Charlie recently started playing soccer again with the El Padrino Outdoor Women’s Team, and couldn’t be more excited to be back in the game.
Mike Rodriguez, Account Executive
Michael is from Kansas City and his passion is coaching soccer in the community for 14 years with the Blackfire soccer club based in Lee’s Summit. Michael has been involved in the sports community as a Kansas City Chiefs Red Coater since 1989. During that time he was inducted in to the NFL Hall of Fame thru Visa Hall of Fans in 2000 as the #1 Chiefs Fan. From 1999 to 2005 Michael was an account executive for the Kansas City wizards. He accomplished being the #1 sales rep for the MLS. In 2006 Michael worked for the Kansas City Brigade during their inaugural season. Michael is currently living in Lee’s Summit with his wife and family.
Katie Kelly, Account Executive
Katie is very active in the local soccer community, having grown up in the Kansas City area and attending St. Theresa’s Academy. Her senior season she was named Missouri State Player of the Year, Western Region Player of the Year and a High School All-American. She attended Marquette University where she started 88 total games in her four seasons. She finished her career second all-time on the career assists list with 25 tied for third on the career assists per match list with .28, and helped Marquette to 54 wins over the four seasons. She earned four Big East Player of the week awards, named 3rd team All Big East (2007), All Big East Tournament Team (2008), 2nd Team All Big East (2008) and 4th Team All American (2008) as a Golden Eagles player. She also currently is a defender for FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League and an assistant coach for Johnson County Community College.