Andrew Clifton

Andrew is a former Legends player, high school teacher, high school coach and HappyFeet-Legends franchisee. Andrew played for Andy Barney’s 83-84 boys team in Kansas City for thirteen years and knows the powerful results of having grown up in the Legends training system. Andrew spent his entire youth soccer career playing for Andy Barney and the Kansas City Legends. At age 17/18, Andrew received parent accolades for his coaching work in the K.C. Legends Academy training program.

While playing and coaching for the Kansas City Legends Andrew spent time learning and developing a fanatical passion for soccer played the ‘Legends’ way. Andrew was a top midfielder for O'Hara and a standout for the KC Legends Soccer Club. Andrew helped his club team to five first or second place finishes at the state level and also helped the team win five National Indoor Championships between 1992-1999. Andrew played for the notoriously strong Missouri ODP team as a youth player. A gifted deceptive dribbler and goal scorer, he served as captain for the O'Hara High School soccer team and earned all-conference, All-Metro, all-district, all-region and all-state honors. An honor student, Andrew was student body president at O'Hara High School.

He participated in the MLS KC Wizards Youth Training Program in 01-02. From 2002 to 2006 Andrew attended Drury University in Springfield, MO on a soccer scholarship and majored in Secondary Education and History. Andrew played in the Professional Developmental League for the Kansas City Brass. Andrew graduated from Drury University where he was a scholarship standout and an ever present player for four years. Andrew played lead roles in several plays while attending Drury University. After graduating from University Andrew taught History at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri. While teaching History Andrew was also the Boys Head Coach and Girls Assistant Soccer Coach.

In 2007 Andrew became a HappyFeet-Legends franchisee in Springfield, Missouri. With his trademark enthusiasm, phenomenal responsibility and strong communication skills, Andrew quickly established a successful HappyFeet-Legends business in the weakest demographic and smallest soccer market within the HappyFeet-Legends system. He loves the unique HappyFeet-Legends opportunity and truly believes in mentoring others with the passion for soccer taught the ‘Legends’ way. Andrew is now Vice-President of HappyFeet-Legends International. He brings his incredible work ethic and boundless energy to the business on behalf of our franchisees, and guarantees a level of education, training and service that will far surpass any “normal” level of expectation.

Andy Barney - President, HappyFeet-Legends International, Inc. says: "It's like having a son take over the family business. I could not be more excited about continuing my relationship with Andrew in this wonderful venture. He is an amazingly talented and mature young man. He is like family to me!"


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