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Meet Our Coaches

  • Nick Jenkins
    Program Director

    Coach Jenkins has been involved with coaching soccer for 15 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 was the club Academy Director for 6 years. In 2016 Coach Jenkins took over as the Branch Director for UFA South Georgia.  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.

  • Ricky Zambrano
    Academy Director
    USSF B License/NSCAA Advanced National

    Coach Zambrano is the former Head Coach of the Thomas University Men’s soccer team. He started that position in March of 2005 and left TU in 2019, 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.

  • Jacob Crawford
    Staff Coach
    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, and son Finley.

  • 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.

  • Jimbo Jarvis
    Staff Coach
    USSF D License

     Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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.

  • Brian Lowry
    Staff Coach
    USSF D 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.

  • Luke Pelkowski
    Staff Coach
  • Stefan Rucki
    Staff Coach
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