Esad Elkaz has an extensive background in soccer. Prior to immigrating to Canada in 1997, he was an avid player in his native country of Yugoslavia (Bosnia Herzegovina). Locally, he played with the Red Deer Rangers and the Bosnian Canadian Soccer Club. Esad is a major contributor to the development of youth soccer in Red Deer as proven over the past few years. He has coached for the Red Deer Renegades (U12-U18) boys and girls, and he has delivered the district program, the school of soccer and the Alberta Soccer Association Mini Stars.
Esad possesses all levels of NCCP coaching certificates and Provincial B licence.