Kevin HealeyPresident and General Manager
As general manager of the Baltimore Blast, Kevin Healey has turned 14 years into five league titles and numerous successful player acquisitions.
His hard work and dedication to the franchise and to the growth of Baltimore soccer helped lead the Blast to back-to-back Championships in 2003 and 2004 and to three more Championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Healey was named General Manager and Head Coach of the Baltimore Blast prior to the 1998-99 NPSL season and spent just over four seasons in both positions. He currently serves as the teams President and General Manager.
A graduate of Baltimores Loyola College, Healey played for the 1976 NCAA Division II National Champion Greyhounds. His soccer record over the past two decades includes multiple national youth and senior amateur titles as well as the presidency of two soccer leagues. In addition to his duties with the Blast, Healey is the President of the Baltimore Bays, one of the nations premiere youth soccer clubs. Over the last six years he has co-coached seven Baltimore Bays teams to National Titles. In 2011 the U-19 team won, in 2009 the U-19 and U-15 boys teams won; in 2008 the U-17/18 and U-15 boys teams won; in 2007 the U-14 boys team won and in 2006 the U-16 boys team won the national title.
In Healeys 12 seasons as the General Manager of the Blast, the team has won five league titles, appeared in six championship games, advanced to the semifinals 10 times and boasted a number of League All-Stars and individual award winners. He has attracted a variety of talented players from the Baltimore area as well as from around the country and throughout the world. Local Baltimore players Billy Nelson, Giuliano Celenza, PJ Wakefield and Mike Lookingland have combined with players like Danny Kelly and Scott Hileman who came to Baltimore from all over the United States. Healey also brought international stars such as Denison Cabral, David Bascome, Sagu and Adauto Neto to help earn five Championships in the last nine years for Blast.
In his first season as head coach/general manager, Healey led the injury-plagued team to a 19-21 record, a 58% increase in wins over the 1997-98 season. In the teams second season, Healey led the Blast to a 26-18 record, the franchises first Division title since 1993-94 and the teams first trip to the postseason since the 1997 campaign. The Blast advanced to the League semifinals in Healeys last two seasons as coach.
In addition to improving the teams performance on the field, Healey, along with Blast owner Ed Hale, was instrumental in the resurgence of the Blasts community involvement and outreach program. In his time at the helm, Healey has seen to it that the teams community involvement increases each year and that the Blast remain Baltimores most fan-friendly professional sports team.
Before joining the Baltimore Blast, Healey spent five years as Head Coach of the USISL Baltimore Bays. He led the Bays to five division championships, three consecutive league titles and was named USISL "Coach of the Year" three consecutive seasons. His accomplishments and dedication to the soccer community were acknowledged in 2007 when he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.
Healey shares his love of soccer with his entire family. His wife Dawn is President of the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League and their children, Alison and Pat, were both prominent players in the Baltimore youth programs, high schools and colleges. Alison is a graduate of Catholic High and Goucher College and Pat, who attended Calvert Hall College High School and Towson University, was the 2009 Rookie of the Year and the teams leading scorer last year.