Coach's Corner

Coaches

  • Nick Jenkins
    Branch Director
    USSF D License

    Coach Jenkins has been involved with coaching soccer for nearly 13 years. He started out coaching as a volunteer with the Thomasville YMCA before moving on to Thomas Area SA where he became the Academy Director for 3 years, then the Director of Coaching for TASA for 2 years.

    Coach Jenkins has been the club Academy Director for 6 years. Coach Jenkins holds the USSF 'D' License (Plans to attain the USSF 'C' License and National Youth License). He is married to Amanda and has one daughter Isabel.

  • Aly Joslin
    Director of Coaching
    NSCAA Premier/USSF B License

    Coach Joslin is originally from England. He played for Stevenage Borough and the South of England before being offered a soccer scholarship at Thomas University. In 2002 Coach Joslin became the Thomas University Assistant Coach before moving to Virginia Intermont College to take up a similar position. In 2007 Coach Joslin became the Head Coach for the Women’s program at VIC and took the team to the National Championship.

    Coach Joslin currently teaches at Deerfield Windsor in Albany where he is also the Head Boys and Girls coach. He also served as Assistant Coach at Valdosta State. Coach Joslin holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF 'B' License, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and is a staff coach for the Georgia ODP. He is married to Brandy and has two children Haleigh and Gareth.

  • Robbie Peterson
    Boys Director
    NSCAA Advanced National/USSF C License

    Coach Peterson is the new UFA South Georgia Boys Select Director. He has been coaching youth and High School soccer for over 15 years. He teaches and serves as the Boys varsity Coach at Cairo High School and as Director of Sports Operation for 116 Sports Ministries. Coach Peterson played at Parkview High School all four years. He then went on to play two years of college soccer. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and Educational Specialist degree in Brain-Based Learning.

    Coach Peterson currently holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, US Soccer National C License and NSCAA Goal Keeping Level 3 Diploma.  He is married to Jennifer and has three children:  Kinley, Kyley, and Brantley.

  • Tony Voyles
    Technical Director
    USSF A License

    Coach Voyles was a highly decorated player. He achieved All-American status at Auburn University-Montgomery and went on the player professionally in the Icelandic 1st Division and with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the United Soccer League.

    He is currently teaches at Thomas County Central HS where he also serves as the Boys varsity coach. Coach Voyles holds a USSF ‘A’ License and is a member of the Georgia ODP Coaching Staff. He is Married to Bonny and has two children Noah and Mikayla.

  • Jacob Crawford
    South Director
    USSF C License

    Coach Crawford is currently the HC at South Georgia State College.  He played NJCAA Soccer at South Georgia College and then graduated from Valdosta State University. He has a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Valdosta State and a M.S. in Kinesiology and Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University. He also holds a USSF 'C' Coaching License. He has been coaching with the club since 2012.  He lives in Valdosta with his wife, Leslie.

  • Brian Dawkins
    Recreation Director
    USSF D License

    From Fall 2017 Coach Brian Dawkins is the new Academy Director, former Recreational Director. Coach Brian brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He currently holds a USSF D License and has coached with the club since it founded in 2009; prior to that with VLSC.

     

  • Ali Sisman
    Staff Coach
    NSCAA Advanced National

    Coach Ali is originally from Turkey where he played soccer for his high school and university teams. Coach Ali holds both the NSCAA National Advance Coaching Diploma and USSF D License. He currently coaches Central and South Academy teams.  He is married and has two sons.

  • Ricky Zambrano
    Staff Coach
    USSF B License/NSCAA Advanced National

    Coach Zambrano is the Head Coach of the Thomas University Men’s soccer team. He has held that position since March of 2005, after serving as a women’s assistant at Louisiana State University for the previous three seasons. Prior to LSU, he headed the Men’s team at St. Thomas University (FL) from 1998-2001. Coach Zambrano holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a USSF ‘B’ License. He holds memberships in the USSF Coaches Organization, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and the Latin American Soccer Coaches Association (LASCA) and serves as a state staff coach for the Georgia ODP. He resides in Thomasville with his wife Brandee and 2 children Amaya and Nicholas.

  • Bobby Earls
    Staff Coach
    NSCAA National

    Head Coach Tift County Varsity Boy’s, Has coached Varsity soccer for 22 years, Played college soccer at Tennessee Wesleyan College, NSCAA National Diploma, Married to Denise with two children.

  • Bo Yeargan
    Staff Coach
    NSCAA National

    Coach Bo currently serves as the Head Boys Coach at Valdosta H.S. He holds the NSCAA National Diploma; USSF E License and Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma. He is married to Misty and has 3 children: Anna Logan, Savannah, and Hannah Grace.

  • Billy Cash
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

    Coach Cash played college soccer at Darton College in Albany, GA. He first became involved with club soccer with the Albany Hotspurs and then the Flint River Fusion. He currently teaches 5th grade at Twin Oaks Elementary and is the former Boys Varsity Soccer Coach at Lee County High School. He currently holds a USSF E License (USSF D license is in progress). He is married to Amy and has two children.

  • Jimbo Jarvis
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

     Bio Coming Soon!

  • Thomas Lott
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

    Coach Thomas holds a USSF 'D' License and NSCAA Advance Regional Diploma. He has coached with the club since it founded in 2009 and prior to that with VLSC.

  • Omar Morales
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

    Coach Omar is a native of Thomasville, GA.  He played select soccer with Capital City Streaks out of Montgomery, AL and played college soccer at Georgia Southern University.  He currently holds a USSF ‘D’ License.  He is married to Kacey and has 4 children; Trace, Hayden, Carson and Lainey.

  • Dave Orlowski
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

    Coach Dave currently holds a USSF 'D' License.

  • Jim Pope
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

    Coach Jim has been coaching for over 20 years. He previously ran a very successful recreation program in Berrien County. He currently holds a USSF 'D' License.

  • Brian Lowry
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License
  • Omar Pardo
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Omar is a former SGU Player. He played college soccer at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA. He is currently working with our central academy program. He currently holds a USSF 'E' License.

  • Brett Phillips
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Phillips is a native of Atlanta. He played both soccer and football at Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia and club soccer for RYSA. He has been coaching youth soccer for over 10 years at the club, high school and middle school levels. Coach Phillips has served as a Director at Southern Soccer Academy South Georgia (2013-16), ASG Georgia (11-13) and as a staff coach for various clubs throughout South Georgia since 2005. In addition, he has served as the Head Men’s Coach at Brookwood School and the Head Coach for the Grady County Middle School boys program. He also currently serves as a staff coach for Birmingham United Soccer Association overseeing the 99B Region Premier League team. Coach Phillips holds a NSCAA Level 6 Diploma, USSF ‘E’ License, and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma. He is married to Susan and has three children: Cole, Claire, and Emalee Ryan.

  • Mark Schroeder
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Mark holds a USSF E License (USSF D license is in progress). He has coached with the club since 2010.

  • Colby Simpson
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Colby is a native of South Georgia. He currently serves as the Lee County H.S Varsity Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach. He played at Darton State College (Conference Champions 2002-2003) & Georgia Southwestern State University. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership Brain Based Learning,  B.S. in Health & Physical Education, B.S. in Exercise & Wellness, & Minor in Sociology. He currently holds a USSF 'E' License.

  • Alton 'Stormy' Sparks
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Stormy holds a USSF 'E' License. He has coached with the club since 2010 and prior to that with Tift Area Soccer Association.

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