ANDRE BRAITHWAITE

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Born May 15, 1991, in a town called Trench Town in the middle of Kingston, Jamaica; the same community that produced the famous reggae singer Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and many others. Braithwaite played high school soccer at Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica, and received academic honors along with youth 16 and 19 championships, breaking high school records and put himself in the school history. 

Braithwaite played two seasons at Kansas City, Kansas Community College in Kansas City while attending he helped guide the Blue Devils to 17 wins over his two years at KCKCC. Before moving on to play at Newman University where he represented the Jets in record-high wins to add to the school history. Braithwaite studied business administration and management with a minor in accounting.

He later joined the Kansas City Comets in 2012 only to come up short of a MISL championship, losing to the Baltimore Blast. In the 2013-2014 season, Braithwaite helped the Kansas City Comets winning the first MISL championship, this time beating the Blast in overtime. In 2014-2015 Braithwaite helped the Comets go undefeated in the regular season to become the first professional team in Kansas City with a perfect record. The comets finish 20-0 and Braithwaite had 17 goals, 7 assists, and 6 blocks. In 2018 Braithwaite was traded to the Utica F.C. and then to Florida Tropics where he scored 11 goals and 9 assists.

 

Coaching experience

  • Unified FC

Braithwaite’s most successful club soccer team was the Unified Bayern Munich he coached for five years. The journey started at Division 6 where he molded and developed each player to form an elite team. The Bayern boys went on and to win Heartland Division 1 for three years before moving to MRL competition. After winning countless tournaments the team was ranked 1st in state and 2nd in the region.

  • Kansas City Athletics

  • Puma F.