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Adrian Ables

Director of Development Academy

My name is Adrian Ables and I grew up in Midwest City, Oklahoma. I started playing soccer when I was four at the Midwest City Soccer Club. Throughout my soccer career my parents did everything they could to support me. I played in the ‘94 age group for the Midwest City Vision, NOKC Padova, OFC and 93 OFC. I played for Midwest City High school for all 4 years as well. 

I’ve played all around the city with clubs, leagues, colleges, and in the streets. I first started playing futsal in middle school whenever it was too cold outside. I really loved the game and the technical aspect of it. The soccer world is really small, and playing in different places exposes you to different cultures within the game. For example, many soccer coaches, directors, and players on the Energy are old teammates that I’ve played with or against in the past. Futsal is a great way to connect with new players outside of the club mentality.

For college I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where I graduated with a degree in computer science. I was a starter every year and developed amazing friendships and teammates along the way. I achieved history for my school with my teammates by making it to the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament my senior year. 

During college, I did a 6 month internship with Devon Energy. I was blessed with the opportunity to train with the Energy team in the mornings and go straight to work after practice. It was exhausting but totally worth it! The training prepared me for my professional combines. 

Three days after college I started training with Rayo OKC. Those were some of the best times of my life. I was living my dream...in my hometown...playing with world cup players daily.

After Rayo, I went to Indy 11 where I made even more friends and was able to live in a familiar city that was close to my college. I've been blessed with opportunity and I want to pass it on to the next generation.

 
 

Nour Bensaoud

Nour has extensive playing and coaching experience in both the competitive worlds of soccer and Futsal. While growing up in Morocco, Nour turned many Handball fields into Futsal playing fields. Due to the fact that it was easier to find smaller playing spaces, Nour played just as many games in a 5v5 Futsal game as he did in an 11v11 environment. 

Coach Nour is truly a welcome addition to the already qualified and caring coaching staff at OKC Futsal. With his experience and knowledge, children from all over the OKC community will benefit from his coaching expertise! 

 
 
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Vladimir Kalajdzic

Goalkeeper Coach

Kalajdzic begins his first year as a part of Trevor Harmon's staff. He comes from Oklahoma City University where he was a four-year starter for legendary coach Brian Harvey. Kalajdzic was a two-time Sooner Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and a four-time All-SAC First Team selection for the Stars. He was also a three-year team captain and an eight-time Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. He helped OCU to the SAC Regular Season Championship in 2014 and set the school record for career saves with 374. He was also a two-time Jim Wade Student-Athlete of the Year. Kalajdzic was also invited to the FC Energy OKC tryouts and was selected to participate in the preseason training camp.

Kalajdzic earned his bachelor's in business administration, accounting from OCU in May 2018. He currently is also an accountant at John B. Davis & Associates in Oklahoma City. He speaks six different languages including; English, Serbian, Croation, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovenian.

A native of Novi Sad, Serbia, Kalajdzic played six games for the Serbian First League in 2012 and played 10 games for the Second League in 2013.

He currently lives in Oklahoma City and is pursuing an MBA at SNU.

 
 
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Tom Odhiambo

Tom has played internationally as a member of South Africa’s National team, has coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels. His coaching stops include Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, Edmond Santa Fe High School, the Southern Kentucky Soccer Club, Edmond Soccer Club, Midwest City Soccer Club, and now the current Coach for Dallas, Tx (Ayses). 

Tom was one of the first coaches who originally brought futsal to Oklahoma 6 years ago at a little park in the OKC inner city area you know as Woodson Park. Here, Tom developed one of the first Futsal leagues in Oklahoma history bringing in teams who had never seen, played, or knew what futsal was. Most recently in 2018, Tom Odhiambo coached for a 3 month training stint at Sporthouse Development. Shortly after, Tom left abruptly to follow his new position in Dallas, Tx. In the early 2019, OKC Futsal, an accredited USYF Club Affiliate,  discussed its new business structure and plans with Odhiambo and he couldn’t wait to get started. One of Tom’s goals is to revolutionize Futsal in OKC as we help grow the sport.  Tom Odhiambo futsal coaching style resembles a Brazilian style futsal format with a Tom Odhiambo twist. In total, Tom Odhiambo has coached Futsal for 7 years and has played the sport since he was 9. Here at OKC futsal, we could not be any more honored to have this wonderful man and Coach on our staff. Odhiambo is a perfect fit, and has an fantastic passion, experience, and love for the game and the community. 

Tom Odhiambo played in the World Cup amongst many popular leagues and tournaments. The highest level any player could play. Upon arriving in the US for college, Tom Odhiambo is one of the greatest goal scorers in NAIA history, Tom Odhiambo coached for 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian.

Tom Odhiambo was a member of three NAIA National Championships at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) before transferring to Oklahoma Christian in 2001. In the 2001 season, the native of Kisumu, Kenya scored 22 goals to help the Eagles post a 17-4-1 record and reach the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament, matching the best finish ever by an OC squad. Overall, Tom Odhiambo was a four-time All-American and he still ranks fifth in the Nation in NAIA career goals with  (108) and sixth in career points (254). He remains the only player in OC soccer history to receive All-America first-team honors.

As an assistant coach, Tom Odhiambo helped tutor OC Athletic Hall of Famer Matt Clark as Clark broke Odhiambo’s school record with 23 goals in 2003.

 
 
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Jorge Reyes

Jorge Reyes started playing soccer at Age 14. Coach Jorge played at Capital Hill High School 4 years and played in the Mexican League for the Tigers, Pumas, Mexico, Celtic and DPG.

Since then, Jorge has been developing as an assistant coach under coach Tom Odhiambo for 10 years. Jorge brings with him unique Brazilian style of futsal that gives him a slight advantage over his opponents. What makes coach Reyes so effective is that he has played futsal for 11 years and was apart of the first program started by Tom Odhiambo located in Oklahoma city at Woodson Park. Please help welcome Jorge as he takes it to the court to take over OKC Futsal’s two competitive 04 and 2001 Boys teams. We are very excited to have him apart of the program.

 
 

Darryl Knight

Strength & Conditioning Coach

I was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. I competed in multiple sports in high school becoming an All State wide receiver in football. I accepted a scholarship offer to Kansas State University were I played football for 2 years before transferring back to Oklahoma and playing at Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. I finished my degree at the University of Central Oklahoma obtaining a bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. After college I got my certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I began training after that working with athletes as young as 4 all the way up to professional athletes. Some of the professionals I’ve worked with include Brad Penny, Roy Williams, Corey Nelson, Gil Roberts, JR Davis, Epke Udoh, Demontre Hurst, Kentrell Brothers, Dominique Franks, Jeff Richards as well as many others. I also helped lead two athletes to state records in the 100 meter dash back to back years. Training athletes is my passion and I take pride in helping athletes achieve things they never thought was capable.