Coach Daniel Deplanche began his KMHS soccer coaching career in 2005, as head coach of the varsity girls team. After guiding the girls to a 12-4-0 record and a return to the state playoffs for the first time in three years, Coach Deplanche was named head coach of the boys side in 2006. In his first season, he lead them to a 13-5-1 record as the region runner-up and a return to the state playoffs where they lost to the eventual state champions in OT. The boys program has qualified for the state playoffs seven out of the last eight season, highlighted by sweet 16 appearances in 2012, 2016 & 2017. Coach DePlanche lead the team to their first Region Championship in school history in 2016 by defeating Harrison for the first time in school history. He followed this up in 2017 by winning the Region Championship for the 2nd time. In his eighteen years of coaching, Coach DePlanche has compiled a varsity record of 182-125-13
Prior to arriving at KMHS, Coach Deplanche served as the Girls Varsity head coach at Rockdale County High School, compiling a record of 47-10-2. He led the girls team to three consecutive playoff appearances, a Region 8AAAA runner-up spot in 2003 and a Region 8AAAA championship in 2004. The Rockdale Citizen named him Soccer Coach-of-the-Year in 2002 & 2004, and the Georgia Soccer Coaches Association gave him Coach-of-the-Month honors in March 2003, March 2004, and April 2004.
Coach DePlanche graduated from Prattville High School (Alabama) where he played soccer for four years. He played semi-pro soccer in the U.S.I.S.L for the Montgomery Capitals and he continues to play soccer in an adult league. Coach DePlanche received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1997 and earned his Master's Degree in Education from AUM. Since 2000, Coach DePlanche has taught economics and sociology and is currently teaching U.S. history and Psychology. Coach DePlanche, his wife Michelle, and daughters McKenna and Emerson reside in Dallas