Men's Soccer Coaches

Kenny Dale

Kenny Dale

Head Coach
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Since taking the reigns of Arizona Western Soccer in 2005, Kenny Dale has continued to push the Matadors to new heights.The program’s first conference title arrived in 2010 under Dale, and then the Mats defeated Pima to hoist the 2010 Region I Championship plaque. The 2012 ACCAC Coach of the Year has guided the program to 11 consecutive playoff berths after again reaching the postseason in 2018. The 2015 team's program record 17 wins, which included a 12-game winning streak and 15-game unbeaten streak, secured a share of the ACCAC title. Arizona Western has continually posted winning records at the leadership of Dale with 13 winning seasons.
Dale has also been a Pioneer at Arizona Western, launching the AWC Women’s Soccer in 2013 while simultaneously coaching both of the Matador Soccer teams. He helped lead the Lady Mats to the playoffs for two straight seasons while still directing the Matador men to great success. Dale has worked with college-level soccer athletes every season since 1988, and is now in his third decade of college head coaching experience.
Dale earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Arizona. He also holds a USSF ‘A’ license, NSCAA Premier Diplomas from Brazil and Germany and completed the NSCAA Master Coach Program in 2010.


Admir Balicevac

Admir Balicevac

Assistant Coach

In 2019, Admir Balicevac enters his second season on the Matador coaching staff after playing for the Mats for two seasons in 2010 and 2011. He then transferred to Bethany College for two seasons. As a junior, he was an all-conference honorable mention while being named a team captain as a senior.

He graduated with his Bachelor's in Business Management with a minor in computer applications. Admir hails from New Zealand and has been playing soccer since he was six. He played in national academies from ages 13 to 18, and he won three straight national championships with Wellington Region Academy's U14, U15 and U16 teams. During that stretch, he also represented New Zealand at the World Club Nike U16 Championship.

Admir won a pair of national high school titles with Hutt Valley High School, and he played in the Central Premier League for Lower Hutt City, Stop Out and Western Suburbs FC. He was also a member of the Ole Academy that toured the USA when he was 18, beating both the LA Galaxy U19 and Chivas USA U19 teams.


Tim Dennison

Tim Dennison

Assistant Coach

Tim Dennison joins the Matador coaching staff as a scouting assistant based in Europe. Tim played youth soccer in the US and Europe. He played through the college and semi-professional levels, both indoor and outdoor. He has won city, state and regional championships in the Southwest and Southeast regions. Tim has held both USSF and NSCAA coaching certification and coached the University of Arizona to a national club championship. He also refereed domestically in the US and professionally, as an international, with the S-League in Singapore. Tim is currently based in the Netherlands and works as a US intellectual property attorney and a UK solicitor.


Alan Pruitt

Alan Pruitt

Strength Coach

Alan Pruitt adds Men's Soccer to his duties in 2019. Coach Pruitt is a fitness professional and certified personal trainer who started his fitness career at Arizona Western College in 2013. Coach Pruitt holds multiple national athletic coaching certifications in adaptive sports, running, indoor rowing, swimming, and sports performance. He graduated from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate student at American Military University in exercise science and human performance. Originally from Georgia, and retired from the US Marine Corps, he has called Yuma home since 2007.


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