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Allen Community College

Allen Community College Athletics
1801 Cottonwood Iola, KS 66749
NJCAA Kansas Midwest
Public Small Developing team

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Doug Desmarteau

Doug Desmarteau is in his 12th season as the men's head soccer coach and in his 3rd year as the Athletic Director at Allen. He is a nationally licensed coach and has been coaching and playing competitive soccer for over 25 years. Before coming to Iola he was the head Varsity soccer coach for Manhattan High School for five years. While at MHS he compiled a record of 49 wins and 19 losses. The team captured three regional titles and one I-70 league championship. He was named Central Region Coaches Association Class 6A Coach of the year twice. He was also the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Little Apple Soccer Club for 5 years. He is currently on the Kansas, Nevada, and Alaska State coaching staffs and is an instructor for coaching education in all three states. He has been head coach for the 84, 86, 87, and 89 Kansas state ODP teams.


Doug and his wife Nikki reside in Iola with their three children, Harper, Haidyn and son Landon.

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Gefte Blanc

Gefte is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He moved to the United States in 2007 and graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School in Florida. His love for soccer began at an early age through his brother Dackency Blanc’s involvement with the local team in Haiti.


Gefte played for Miami Edison Senior high school for 4 years and was selected to play for Weston Academy in Miami FL. After he graduated high school, he went to play for Stony Brook University, a D1 School located in long Island, NY. After his freshman year in New York, he transferred to Cloud County Community College where he led the team to national tournament team in 2012-13 as a left back and forward. Blanc Started all 24 games for the T-Birds and scored a team-high 11 goals. Also, in 2013 NJCAA National Tournament, he became first-team All-Conference, All-Tournament Team Nations Tournament. After receiving his AA from Cloud County Community College, he transferred to Newman University where he finished his education and continued to play soccer. Blanc continued his collegiate career at Newman University from 2014-2016 before diving into coaching in 2016 with the Wichita Rojos, a youth club organization affiliated with Sporting Wichita Academy.


Gefte Blanc was coaching the youth team for Sporting Wichita Rojos. Right after graduating from Newman University, Gefte Blanc accepted to become an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer team at Cloud County Community College where he played in 2012-2013. As an assistant coach, for the first time in history, the women’s team from Cloud went to nationals and Cloud went 10-2 in conference and 15-5 overall. On the men’s side, they were 10-0 conference and 14-3 overall. Gefte has his Goalkeeper 1 and 2 license.


Gefte’s goal is to provide a safe, fun, interesting, and challenging environment where players can learn the game and develop themselves and sent them to four years school after they are done. Blanc firmly believes that players who enjoy their experience will develop faster than those who do not.


Gefte Blanc and his wife Geraldine P Blanc reside in Overland Park KS with their son Liam.

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