Kadlec comes to SD Mines after stints at Grand Junction
Soccer Club in Colorado and the University of the Cumberlands (Ky). While in
Grand Junction, Kadlec was the head coach for the under-11 boys’ and under-14
girls’ premier teams. At Cumberlands, Kadlec served as a graduate assistant and
was responsible for recruiting, daily training of goalkeepers as well as
monitoring the academic progress of the student-athletes.
Kadlec graduated from Drake University (Iowa) in 2012 with a
degree in Finance. Kadlec spent five years as a goalkeeper for the Bulldogs’
men’s soccer program. Kadlec helped Drake reach the NCAA Div. I Tournament in
2008 and the NCAA Elite 8 in 2009.
In his final two years, Kadlec earned accolades including
two-time MVC All-Tournament Team, two-time MVC Honorable Mention Team,
three-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week, and once was named the College
Soccer News National goalkeeper for the week.
Kadlec currently holds his NSCAA “National Diploma” as well
as his USSF “D” License. Later this year, he will continue his professional
development by taking the USSF National “C” Licensing course.
“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity that Coach
Burger and the athletic department has provided me,” Kadlec said. “I’m excited
to assist Coach Burger and help achieve his goals and vision for the Hardrocker
In addition to being the assistant men’s soccer coach,
Kadlec will be responsible for assisting sports information director Brad
Blume. Kadlec will be responsible for assistant Blume in all areas necessary to
improve the success of the Hardrocker Athletics Dept.
“I’m excited to join Brad as the assistant sports
information director and very eager to learn as much as I can from him,” Kadlec
Kadlec takes over both SID and soccer duties from Luke
Schweitzer who resigned earlier this year.