Academy Staff
DAVID CRITCHLEY

DAVID CRITCHLEY

ACADEMY ASSISTANT COACH

David Critchley is a St. Louis CITY SC Academy Assistant Coach, one of three assistant coaches that will work within St. Louis CITY SC’s Academy. Critchley will support Academy Head Coach Andreas Schumacher in overseeing the development of St. Louis CITY’s sporting philosophy, guiding players and working with the other coaches to ensure the continuity of player development from the youth level to the senior team.

Critchley started his career as a collegiate coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2012, where he helped to develop training and exercise programs. In 2015, Critchley graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a Master’s in Marketing. Most recently he was the technical director of Lou Fusz Athletic, where he led the organization’s technical operations by creating innovative solutions for sporting and administrative challenges.

LUIS SWISHER

LUIS SWISHER

ACADEMY ASSISTANT COACH

Luis Swisher is one of St. Louis CITY SC’s academy assistant coaches. With strong ties to the St. Louis youth soccer landscape, Swisher adds an important layer of player identification and talent development within the academy. Additionally, Swisher will be responsible for supporting the sporting director and the academy’s head coach in creating St. Louis CITY’s development training programs where players can grow on and off the field.

In 2012, Swisher graduated from ESI School of Management, located in Guatemala, with a Master’s in Business Administration. Swisher’s professional playing career began with the Aurora Futbol Club in Guatemala, which eventually led to stints with various clubs in Europe. In 2013, he began his coaching career in Guatemala at the University of San Carlos leading to other coaching experiences in the U.S. with various academy teams, most recently at Saint Louis FC as head coach.

TIM KELLY

TIM KELLY

ACADEMY GOALKEEPER COACH

Highly respected local coach Tim Kelly is named as St. Louis CITY SC academy’s goalkeeper coach. Kelly has years of experience as both a player and coach and will be responsible for implementing training programs geared towards developing goalkeepers within St. Louis CITY’s academy. Additionally, Kelly will produce individual progress reviews and development plans for academy goalkeepers, improving players in all aspects of the game.

Kelly played professionally for the Kansas City Wizards in 1997 and the Arizona Sahuaros in 1998. Over the past few years, Kelly has worked with various local organizations, including Saint Louis University, Lindenwood University and St. Louis Athletic Center. His most recent role as director of goalkeeping for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club allowed him to train and develop some of St. Louis’ top goalkeepers.

CHARLES RENKEN

CHARLES RENKEN

ACADEMY SPECIALIST COACH

Charles Renken works within the St. Louis CITY SC Academy as a specialist coach, after previously joining the club as a sporting consultant in fall 2020. Within his role, Renken will provide individual training for players in various positions, improving their technique and positional awareness. Additionally, he will assist the club by developing scouting networks and building relationships within the local soccer community.

Renken played professional soccer for nine years, both in the U.S. and internationally. Throughout his national professional playing career, Renken played for Portland Timbers, Arizona United, Saint Louis FC and Seattle Sounders. Over the past five years, Renken has worked as a coach with various local soccer programs including Washington University, Club Atletico and St. Louis Scott Gallagher.