ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Aside from its highly skilled players and a great game plan from its head coach, another reason the Atlanta Rovers FC won the United Premier Soccer League 2022 Georgia Summer Regional Cup trophy is its fitness and conditioning Coach Kianoush Naghepour.

Naghepour, a veteran and highly skilled fitness and conditioning coach, always makes it a point to make sure all the players of Atlanta Rovers FC are fit and competitive at all times. The drive and passion of Coach Kian, as he is popularly known in the soccer world, made his players drive for success in every game, which is why the team is one of the four leaders in week one of the UPSL Premier Division Fall Season.

Coach Kian is a certified personal trainer, youth exercise specialist, senior fitness specialist, and Fitness Nutrition specialist among his peers. Coach Kian believes that exercise can be a key to health and happiness. He had over 20 years of experience playing semipro soccer and table tennis, coaching, and fitness training using a unique sports medicine style.

What makes Coach Kian highly efficient is his drive to motivate his players to reach their fitness goals by improving their fitness level, helping them achieve their best physical and technical skills, and increasing strength, agility, balance, endurance, and mobility.

His highly effective rehab fitness exercise program helped many clients back to the game after having major surgeries.
Coach Kian’s colorful fitness and coaching career started as a soccer player at Pars Soccer Academy in North Iran, where he played all levels with this academy.

He also played youth level in first division club Shaheen in Tehran and was selected to play for the Iranian premier league.
However, his soccer career was cut short due to discrimination (different religions). At age 30, Coach Kian immigrated to the United States and played soccer at the ADSL level with several clubs, including Southern, Parsians, Aras, and Rovers.