FC Dallas Goalkeeping Coach
Drew Keeshan is entering his 11th season as FC Dallas’ goalkeeper coach. He also serves as the Director of Goalkeeping for the FC Dallas Academy and played an integral role in the development of 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup Championship goalkeeper Richard Sanchez and Mexican U-20 National Team goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.
Prior to joining FCD, the Tipperary, Ireland, native spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach at Clemson following a successful season in a similar role at Emory in 2006. Keeshan began his professional career with Waterford United in 1993, and then had stints at Galway United, Kilkenny City and Limerick Football Club, all in the League of Ireland. Keeshan was a part of the Galway team that earned a promotion to the Premier Division at the end of the 1998-1999 season.
Keeshan’s college playing career included two years at Lindsey Wilson College from 1996-98, reaching the NAIA national championship tournament in 1997. After two years at Lindsey Wilson, Keeshan played two years at Life University, again reaching the national championship tournament in 1999. He graduated from Life University with a B.S. degree in Dietetics in 2001, earning Salutatorian honors.
Keeshan holds both a USSF “B” and USSF Goalkeeper license, and has served as an assistant for the Augusta Fireball of the PDL (2005-06), head goalkeeping coach for Georgia ODP (2002-07), and goalkeeper staff coach for ODP Region III (2004-07).