Danville Locomotive is part of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL), the premier U23 adult amateur soccer competition throughout the Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).
Brian Little is a principal owner of Little Distributors Inc. and Slough Creek Properties. He is described as a serial entrepreneur with a variety of different business investments and real estate holdings.
Although, his real love since the age of 7 is the beautiful game. After a career full of titles and accomplishments at the high school level, Brian played his collegiate career at Furman University. He is now a leader in the local soccer landscape. Brian, for the second time is the president of BYSA (Boyle Youth Soccer Association), lead the development of a proper academy team with CKSC and then the merger of that small club to develop the new CKY Storm club team that so many of our local kids participate in. Brian has coached both the 06 and 04 Boys teams for multiple years and served on the board for three years within Storm to insure a proper transition.
Brian knows what it is like to come home for summers and need a place to continue to play as he was able to do with the Bluegrass Bandits, a semi-pro team that he played with in the summers. “I was able to play as an amateur with a group of high level players that I am certain helped my collegiate career”. Brian was an all-conference performer and the Southern Conference Tournament Player of the Year to close out his college career.
Brian’s interests are and always have been in the community and certainly the soccer within our community.
“This is why I am interested in finding a home for these players to train locally over the summer and hopefully we can help each of these boys climb to whatever their soccer goals are and provide something fun for our community.”
Josh Will is principal owner of Wealth Builders, a real estate investment and consulting firm with holdings in Texas, Indiana and Kentucky and Morley’s Backyard; Danville’s newest microbrewery and gathering spot.
His love for the game began at an early age when his father helped found the first competitive soccer league in Morgantown, WV. Josh played his high school soccer in Lexington, and was a part of Henry Clay’s first state championship. He joined the Centre College team, where he was a member of one of the greatest teams Centre has ever fielded; going 17-1-1. During his time at Centre, Josh was named to both all conference and all region teams all four years. In his junior year he became the first Centre Soccer Player to be named to All-American and followed that up with another All-American year his senior year. Josh played semi-pro and professionally following his college career. He followed up his playing career with a short, but rewarding coaching career under the guidance of Wolfgang Sunholz in Austin Texas.
“Danville Locomotive is a wonderful idea. I am proud to have the opportunity to serve this community and the young players on this journey.”
Laura Jack began her career in Columbia, SC working for Cellar Door Concerts which eventually would become known as Live Nation Entertainment, the largest producer of live music events in the world. She was the Executive Assistant to the President of the Southeast region, Wilson Howard, which afforded her the opportunity to work with some of the largest artists, managers and agents in the industry while traveling throughout the southeast working some amazing and iconic performances ranging from club shows to stadiums.
After moving from South Carolina, she has worked with many event and hospitality businesses such as Rupp Arena, Marksbury Farm Market, Bluegrass Pizza and Pub, Plank on Main and, currently, Morley’s Backyard. Throughout this time, she has always been an integral part of Player Development Programs, the largest youth summer soccer camps for boys in the state of Kentucky, as the Event Coordinator.
She returned to Danville after marrying her Centre College (1994) best friend, Jeb Burch. She is the proud Mother of a 2023 University of Southern California graduate. She is also the assistant Coach of the BYSA U8 team – The Bandits!
“I am excited to be a part of Danville Locomotive as a member of this community and a Mother. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to see a successful program they can embrace, cheer on and see the positive impact such an organization can bring to their community on many levels.”
Richard McAlister hales from Dumfries Scotland, grew up in Liberia, Belgium, and Scotland, attending Strathallan School and Edinburgh University where he played field hockey and football with an oval ball.
Luck brought him to Kentucky in the early nineties, rugby kept him here, playing and coaching with the Lexington Blackstones along with various touring teams for the next 12 years.
Moving to Danville in 2000 with his wife Malissa and subsequently raising two soccer playing sons, Alec and Iain, he has been a part of the local soccer community with Central Kentucky Soccer Club, serving on the board of Central Kentucky Storm Soccer Club, supporting Centre College soccer, and helping coach several youth teams.
Richard owns and operates McAlister Stone, a high-end stone supply and installation company as well as being a founding partner in Marksbury Farm Market, a specialty meats producer.
“I love the idea of giving our local talent the opportunity to keep playing and improving. Locomotive is something that our soccer community can really get behind, why not Danville, where we have produced so much area-wide soccer success!”