James Kitia

Director of Soccer Operations

I am James Kitia. I have lived in Chicago since 2002.  I am currently in Rogers Park with my wife and 2 sons, ages 12 and 14, and previously lived in Uptown and Edgewater.

Iā€™m a certified soccer coach since 2011. I have been a member of the Local School Council and active on the Parent Advisory Committee of Swift Specialty School in Edgewater for 10 years. I am an active member of the Tanzanian Community Association of the Midwest since 2002, where I served as President for six years.  

I enjoy homeschooling one of my sons and playing sports with him everyday, cooking, and being with friends and family. I am very excited to be a part of Edgewater Castle Football Club.


Kilimanjaro Tanzania - East Africa

Operations Experience
Founder and Manager of the Mkombozi Soccer League in Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Started in 2008. The League has grown to 16 clubs and over 400 players.

Coaching Experience
Head Soccer Coach for 48th Ward CAPS Night Out since 2013, Head Coach of Edgewater Youth Summer Soccer Clinic since 2013.

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Diversity of People