Blue Streaks News · Magnificat Announces Johnny Kimani As Head Varsity Soccer Coach


After an extensive search and interview process, Magnificat High School is excited to introduce Johnny Kimani as our new Head Varsity Soccer Coach.

Coach Kimani comes with an extensive history of playing and coaching soccer. He has spent the past ten years coaching girls’ varsity and premier club soccer. Coach Kimani holds a United States Soccer Federation “C” License. Born in Kenya, Coach Kimani has played soccer his entire life. He was a member of the U17 Kenya National Team from 2002-2005, and he was a four- year varsity soccer player at Houghton College in Houghton, NY.

Coach Kimani’s coaching career began in 2011 with the Ambassadors Soccer Club, and he has also coached for the Ohio Premier Soccer Club. His extensive coaching background includes coaching the Kenya U17 National Team. At the high school level, he coached at Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Most recently, he was the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Shaker Heights High School.

Currently, Coach Kimani resides in Beardstown, IL with his wife Melissa, where they both teach. They will relocate to Northeast Ohio in May of 2021.

COACHING CAREER

2017 – 2019 Coach, Ohio Premier Soccer Club

2016 – 2019 Head Girls Soccer Coach – Shaker Heights HS

2016 U17 Kenya National Team

2013 – 2016 Rosslyn Academy HS (Nairobi, Kenya)

2011 – 2013 Ambassadors Soccer Club

PLAYING CAREER 2007 – 2010 Houghton College – Varsity Soccer

2007 – 2009 Houghton College – Varsity Track & Field

2002 – 2005 U17 Kenya National Team

Magnificat is very fortunate to have Coach Kimani guide our great soccer program, and we look forward to the future under his leadership.

Go Blue Streaks!