Khaled El-Ahmad is in his second season on the Marquette men's soccer coaching staff.
"He's a wonderful addition to our coaching staff who gives us a multi-dimensional approach to coaching and maintenance of our team," head coach Louis Bennett said. "He has a great eye for talent and I'm excited that I can continue to work with him."
El-Ahmad is integral in all parts of the Marquette soccer program, specifically serving as the liaison between the players and the coaching staff, assisting with practice planning and player development, and assisting with community relations efforts.
Additionally, El-Ahmad is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is the founder and owner of the Excellency Clinic, LLC, an organization that puts on soccer-specific events to raise money for soccer programs and charitable organizations.
El-Ahmad comes to Marquette after a successful playing career at Wis.-Milwaukee. He has vast knowledge of the Louis Bennett style and system of soccer and will be a welcome addition to the Marquette staff.
"Once Coach Bennett, took the job at Marquette he asked me if I wanted to become the assistant, and I of course accepted the challenge," El-Ahmad said. "This is a great opportunity to learn from Coach Bennett and Coach Anderson. I had the privilege to play for them, and now I have the honor to work with them. It is an exciting staff with the addition to Jesse Rosen and I am very excited to be part of MU soccer."
A four-year letter winner at Wis.-Milwaukee, El-Ahmad helped guide the Panthers to four-straight Horizon League titles and four-straight appearances in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. At UWM, El-Ahmad was a freshman All-American as named by the College Soccer News, was a two-time second team All-Horizon League selection and was captain of the team as a junior and senior.
After his UWM career, he moved onto the professional ranks, playing for Sigma Olomouc of the premier league in the Czech Republic. He also had a training stint with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.
Internationally, he has played on teams that competed in the 1999 School World Cup and he played for Sirius FK, playing on their top-level team in 1998 at the age of 17.
He is also a coach of the Bavarian Soccer Club in Milwaukee.
Born in Lebanon and raised primarily in Sweden, El-Ahmad came to the U.S. to play at UWM. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and International Business from UWM and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He speaks four languages and has six sisters.