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Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Coach Andrew

Coach Andrew

Coach Andrew is the proud father of two boys, Arthur and Henry, ages 4 and 2 respectively. Coach Andrew has been a life long soccer and sports enthusiast. He began playing soccer at five years old in AYSO and later got involved in both club and school team soccer. As an adult Coach Andrew was a member of former president Bush’s marine security detail and stayed very active in community sports. Coach Andrew really enjoys teaching and engaging children in physical and imaginative play and he is an active volunteer at his children’s preschool. Coach Andrew also teaches kid’s guitar lessons and early childhood music education classes.

Coach Annalise

Coach Annalise

Trainer

Coach Annalise was born and raised in Wooster, Ohio. She has been playing soccer since she was 3 and coaching since she was a freshman in high school. She graduated from Urbana University May 2017 with a degree in Sports Management, playing college soccer all 4 years. Coach Annalise had the opportunity to attend the Women’s World Cup in Canada 2015, which was one of her most memorable experiences. She loves spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, playing soccer, skiing, hiking, and watching the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Coach Briana

Coach Briana

Coach Briana was born and raised in Salisbury, NC. She started playing soccer when she was four and never stopped. During middle school Coach Briana participated in Battle Of the Books (BOB), reading is so much fun! She started karate in high school, earning her 1st degree blackbelt and competing nationally. She recently graduated from NCSU with a degree in Geology! Ask Coach Briana about her trips to dig dinosaur bones and hike volcanoes!

Coach Caine

Coach Caine

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Coach Caine is our resident musician. He plays multiple instruments – guitar, drums and the trumpet to name a few, and was also a college football kicker. Caine loves taking trips to the mountains, Mexican and Italian food and his dog, Bella. Oh, and he also loves coaching your children!

Coach Chris C.

Coach Chris C.

Executive Director

Coach Chris has been playing soccer almost as long as he’s been walking! He has competed in soccer tournaments all over the world, and has managed to score goals in four different countries. Coach Chris enjoys sharing his passion for soccer with our Soccer Friends. When he’s not teaching, Coach Chris has his nose buried in a calculus book, probably trying to determine the rate of acceleration needed to score a goal from midfield.

Coach Christina

Coach Christina

Coach Christina was born and raised in Bonita Springs Florida. She developed her love for Soccer as a child and she knew she wanted to play in college. Coach Christina broke her back in high school and was told she would never play soccer again. She was determined to play in college regardless of the obstacles that she had to overcome. Coach Christina graduated in 2002 with a business marketing degree, playing soccer as she dreamed she would as a child. One of her greatest experiences was getting to play soccer at a collegiate level. Coach Christina started coaching her son when he was three and now has coached for 10 years. She is a teachers assistant as her true passion is being with children. She loves playing soccer with her kids, spending time on the beach and snowboarding in the winter.

Coach Darren

Coach Darren

Coach Darren was born in Troy, NY and raised in Bergen county, NJ . Coach Darren has been playing American football since he was 10 years old and has coached football for local junior leagues. Coach Darren graduated from Elizabeth City State University in 2016 with a sports management degree, he transferred from a junior college in Brooklyn, NY called (ASA) Academic Software Analysis. On May 4th 2016 Coach Darren received an opportunity to play for the New York Jets, and has also played in another professional league called the (IFL) Indoor football league. Coach Darren loves all sports and enjoys learning and giving back to the younger generation.

Coach Domenic

Coach Domenic

Coach Domenic was raised in Cary, and played soccer for Cardinal Gibbons High School, CASL, and our North Carolina ODP teams.  He graduated from the College of Charleston May 2017 with a degree in Business and a Concentration in Marketing. Coach Domenic studied abroad in Europe and worked with Nottingham Forest Football Club while traveling to many different countries!  In his free time, he loves to watch soccer matches, and Chelsea is his favorite soccer Club!

Coach Erin

Coach Erin

Coach Erin grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She started playing soccer at age 6 and continued to do so for several years. She recently graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. She found her passion for working with kids while working with Project Mentor at the University. She loves to volunteer at the animal shelter, try new restaurants, and to spend time with family and friends.

Coach Jack

Coach Jack

Coach Jack grew up in Sanford, NC and lived there until he was 18. When he turned 18 and graduated high school, Coach Jack went to NC State to further his American football career as well as his academic career. He is an upcoming senior this year. Throughout his time playing football, he has had the opportunity to work with many young kids and he looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm with all the friends he meets.

Coach Jaelyn

Coach Jaelyn

Coach Jaelyn was born in Pensacola, Fl but due to her dad being in the military, she moved a lot. Coach Jaelyn lived in 8 different states before moving to Colorado Springs, Co during her freshman year of high school! She started playing soccer when she was 4 and has played ever since. Coach Jaelyn currently goes to the University of Mount Olive where she is the captain of the women’s soccer team! Going into her junior year she is studying to receive a bachelors in Exercise Science. In Coach jaelyn’s free time she loves to travel and explore, hangout with friends, and try new foods!

Coach James A.

Coach James A.

Coach James was originally born in Ikirun, Nigeria before moving to the US in 2006. He graduated from NC. State with two degrees in International Studies and Political Science. Coach James has been playing soccer since he can remember, and it has brought so much joy into his life that he is looking forward to transferring that joy and passion onto the next generation. An interesting factoid about Coach James is that he loves watching foreign films from the Middle East, Spain, and South Korea!

Coach James H.

Coach James H.

Administrative Coordinator

James has played soccer all of his life and has never been able to get enough. He has played all kinds of soccer from indoor to beach soccer. James comes from the West Coast and loves the outdoors as well as his new home in North Carolina. When he isn’t in the office he can be found wandering around the state, finding new and exciting things to love about his new home.

Coach Jenny

Coach Jenny

Coach Jenny is currently attending UNCC and majoring in Exercise Science! She has worked in daycares for a while, and loves working with children. She is no stranger to the soccer field, as she has been playing soccer for 4 years, and loves to watch soccer games in her free time. Coach Jenny can’t wait to meet your children!

Coach Jocelyn

Coach Jocelyn

Coach Jocelyn was born in Charleston, SC where her dad was stationed in the Navy. She moved around a lot with her family through the Navy and soccer was one of the things that helped her adjust to each new location. She was able to experience some English football during her time oversees, playing soccer with the boy’s youth teams. She was a teacher for five years, and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball for 3 of those years. She loves her dog, Copper, and being outside whenever possible

Coach Joey

Coach Joey

Coach Joey is originally from Maui, Hawaii! He has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and coached youth soccer throughout high school and college. He has worked as an EMT in Chicago and is going to pursue a career as a flight paramedic. Coach Joey enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing soccer!

Coach JoJo

Coach JoJo

Coach JoJo is from Miami, Florida but grew up most of his life in Haiti. Coach JoJo was introduced to several different sports, but soccer definitely stole his heart. He received his Bachelors in Biology here in North Carolina, hoping to continue even further by becoming a Pediatric Dentist. If you don’t want to discuss the differences between molars and incisors, Coach JoJo is  always ready to engage in any conversation related to the English Premier League!

Coach Jon|o

Coach Jon|o

Trainer

Coach Jonathan, affectionately know as “Coach Jon|o”, was born in Miami FL and graduated from Florida A&M University with bachelor’s degree in philosophy & religion in 2014. During his time in Los Angeles and Phoenix AZ Coach Jon|o has amassed 5 years experience coaching youth soccer, football, volleyball, basketball and kickball.

Coach Katie

Coach Katie

Coach Katie was born in Cary, NC and lived there her entire childhood. She began playing soccer at the age of 4 and continued to play through high school and then intramurals in college. She played a wide array of sports in high school including soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and cross country. Katie recently graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and is an avid basketball fan. When she’s not coaching you’ll find her watching Carolina games or playing with dogs!

Coach Keith

Coach Keith

Brand Ambassador

Coach Keith holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, and played soccer for Campbell University.  He is married to Lisa, and has three children, a grandson and a brand new granddaughter.  Just ask him to see pictures!  Having come from a background of teaching and pastoral ministry, Coach Keith loves meeting new people and helping them become the best they can be!

Coach Kyle

Coach Kyle

Coaching Coordinator

Coach Kyle was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina.  He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and never stopped. He attended Panther Creek High School and played soccer in college at the University of Mount Olive. When he’s not involved with soccer Kyle enjoys other sports like hockey, basketball, and football or playing with one of his three dogs.

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew

Coach Matthew was born and raised in Troutman, NC. He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and played intramural soccer at NCSU. Coach Matthew graduated from NC State (The Best College) with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching Education. In his spare time, he can be found hanging out with friends or spending time outdoors with his dog Johnny Cash. 

Coach Melissa

Coach Melissa

Coach Melissa was raised in Charlotte, NC and grew up playing soccer. She has always loved the sport and played it recreationally through college at UNC Chapel Hill. Coach Melissa lived abroad in Kenya for a couple years and unintentionally discovered her love for coaching soccer there! Coach Melissa is also a personal trainer; and in her free time, she enjoys readingworking out, playing team sports, and going on adventures with friends.

Coach Millie

Coach Millie

Coach Millie is from St. Louis, Missouri and has been playing soccer from a very young age! She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2018 before moving to Raleigh, NC. Coach Millie has a passion for recreation and also works as a Lifeguard Instructor and Swim Instructor. She loves spending time with kids and can always learn something new from them! When she is not coaching you can find Coach Millie teaching swim lessons, hiking, camping in the mountains, or hanging out with her dog, Thunder! 

Coach Noah

Coach Noah

Coach Noah grew up in Wake Forest, NC and has been playing soccer since the age of 4. Coach Noah grew up through the CASL and NCFC youth programs, later attending Wake Forest High School where he played Varsity soccer for three years. His senior year, he was a defensive team captain, and named defensive MVP as well as an all-conference honorable mention. Coach Noah will be attending Virginia Beach’s Regent University for his undergrad in the fall where he will be playing on the men’s soccer team and studying Law and National Security. Coach Noah aspires to attend law school and eventually become a politician.

Coach Orlando

Coach Orlando

Director of Coaching

Coach Orlando grew up in Florida. He began playing when he was 12 and has been playing ever since. He began sharing his passion for soccer when he started coaching for the Orlando City youth development program. The reason he is most excited about living in North Carolina is that he will get to learn how to sled! So share any pointers you have with him.

Coach Rick

Coach Rick

Coach Rick grew up in New York State before moving to South Carolina at the age of 16. He played soccer his Senior year of high school. He served in the US Army as a Military Policeman and then went into civilian law enforcement. He moved to Raleigh, NC in 1998 and started coaching soccer in 2006 at the club level. He also is the Head Coach for Wake Forest High School Men’s Varsity Soccer and the Head JV Girl’s Coach. When he’s not on the soccer field, Coach Rick likes to spend time with his family, going to church and watching sports.

Coach Shaun

Coach Shaun

Coach Shaun grew up in Massachusetts and played multiple sports since ever since he was little. He has spent most of his adult life living in Arizona, Florida, and the last 5 years here in NC. Coach Shaun has served in the Marines and is happily married to his wife Michelle and they have 2 children. Coach Shaun started coaching his son’s teams when he was 5 and he has been loving it ever since. Coach Shaun and his family are always at the fields in their free time kicking the ball around.

Coach Stephen

Coach Stephen

Coach Stephen was born and raised in Waxhaw, North Carolina. He has always had a passion for sports running track, playing basketball and football in high school. After high school he played college football at North Carolina State University where he walked on and earned a full scholarship while playing multiple positions including wide receiver, running back and saw the most play time at Safety. Through his hard work and dedication he became a special teams captain and received the Bo Rein award in his senior campaign.

Coach Taylor

Coach Taylor

Coach Taylor is a current student at UNC Charlotte working on a business marketing degree with a minor in sociology! She is originally from New York and was raised in Cary NC! Coach Taylor played Casl Challenge soccer for 7 years while growing up. Coach Taylor can’t wait to meet your child and she looks forward to an awesome season!

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