MEET OUR COACHES

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JORDAN BELL

FROM:

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

FAVORITE TEAM: 

CELTIC FC

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

IKER CASILLAS

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (NCAA-DII)

- MISSISSIPPI BRILLA FC (USL2)

- DES MOINES MENACE (USL2)

- ATLANTA SC (NISA)

LICENSING:

- SFA 1.3 LICENSE

- SFA 1.3 GK LICENSE

- UEFA C (SPRING 2021)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (NCAA-DII)

- YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE (NCAA-DII)

- MISSISSIPPI BRILLA FC (USL2)

- DES MOINES MENACE (USL2)

- EAST ATL (USL2)

- TYSA GK DIRECTOR, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

- KAREN NATIONAL TEAM

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY, GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

- USL2 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS

- USL2 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

- TWO-TIME USL2 DIVISION CHAMPIONS

- NCAA-DII ELITE 8 APPEARANCE 

- TWO-TIME PEACH BELT CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS

- NCAA-DII UNDEFEATED REGULAR SEASON

- RANKED #1 IN NCAA-DII TOP 25 

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ERVIN COMIC

FROM:

GLOGOVA, BOSNIAN & HERZEGOVINA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- JYSC FURY (NOW FLORIDA ELITE), 2009-2016

- NK CELIK, BOSNIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

- NK LLIJAS, BOSNIAN FEDERATION LEAGUE

- BOSNIAN U20 NATIONAL TEAM

LICENSING:

- UEFA B

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- NK LLIJAS, U12-U17

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

YOUNGEST UEFA B LICENSED COACH IN EASTERN EUROPE AT AGE 20

- TOP SCORER IN THE BOSNIAN FEDERATION LEAGUE, 31 GOALS IN 15 GAMES

FAVORITE TEAM: 

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

KUN AGUERO

MANCHESTER CITY

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VERONICA GARZA

FROM:

AUSTIN, TEXAS

FAVORITE TEAM: 

MANCHESTER CITY

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

MOHAMED SALAH

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- LONESTAR SOCCER CLUB, 2 TIME TEXAS STATE CHAMPION

- ODP-SOUTH TEXAS

- LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2 TIME SEC WEST CHAMPION

LICENSING:

- USSF NATIONAL D

- NATIONAL YOUTH

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- BATON ROUGE SOCCER CLUB, GIRLS U8, U13

- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, VOLUNTEER COACH (BATON ROUGE)

- EPISCOPAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, HEAD COACH (BATON ROUGE)

- RUNNELS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS, ASSISTANT COACH (BATON ROUGE)

- VIRGINIA RUSH SOCCER CLUB; ECNL GIRLS PROGRAM, DIRECTOR OF COACHING U9-U10 GIRLS, SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE COACH

- COLLEGE CAMPS; LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, OLE MISS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY, JUNIOR ACADEMY DIRECTOR

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CAMILO GONZALEZ

FROM:

MADRID, SPAIN

FAVORITE TEAM: 

REAL MADRID

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

CRISTIANO RONALDO

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- EVERTON, CHILE

- ATLETICO DE MADRID ACADEMY, SPAIN

- CLUB DEPORTIVO PUERTO BONITA, SPAIN

- CLUB DEPORTIVO SANTA ANA, SPAIN

LICENSING:

- UEFA B

- USSF NATIONAL D

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- ATLETICO DE MADRID ACADEMY, SPAIN

- CREEKSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, WOMEN'S VARSITY HEAD COACH

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY; DIRECTOR OF COACHING, JUNIOR ACADEMY DIRECTOR

LEXIE MESSICK

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- FLORIDA ODP STATE TEAM

- FLORIDA RUSH WPSL TEAM

- PLAYED AT FLAGLER COLLEGE

LICENSING:

- GRASSROOTS LICENSE

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY COACH

- 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE COACHING COMPETITIVE GIRLS U9-U12

- COACH FOR FUTURE STARS PROGRAM

- COACH FOR JUNIOR ACADEMY PROGRAM

- FLAGLER SOCCER CAMP COACH

FROM:

GAINESVILLE, FL

FAVORITE TEAM: 

USA WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

MIA HAMM

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ELVIR MESIC

FROM:

BRCKO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINIA

FAVORITE TEAM: 

HERTHA BSC

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

RONALD KOEMAN

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- SV TAINACH-AUSTRIA

- F.C. HERTHA 03 ZEHLENDORF BERLIN, GERMANY

- FV WANNSEE BERLIN, GERMANY

LICENSING:

- NSCAA PREMIER, ADVANCED NATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL

- USSF D LICENSE

- COERVER YOUTH DIPLOMA

- DFB GERMAN FC C LICENSE

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- COMMUNITY YOUTH COACH IN GERMANY

- JACKSONVILLE FURY; ACADEMY DIRECTOR, CLUB TRAINER, AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY; DIRECTOR OF COACHING, U13-U19 COMPETITIVE BOYS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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LICENSING:

- USSF NATIONAL C

- NSCAA ADVANCED NATIONAL

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY, DOC

- FLAGLER COLLEGE, MEN'S AND WOMEN'S ASSISTANT COACH

- CREEKSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, BOYS VARSITY HEAD COACH

- JACKSONVILLE FC, DOC

- PONTE VERDE SC, DOC

GERSON PENZA

FROM:

THE ISLAND OF CURACAO

FAVORITE TEAM: 

BARCELONA

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

THIERRY HENRY

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ALBERTO PITA

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- AD PENARREDONDA, GALICIA, SPAIN

- CLUB DEPORTIVO CIUDAD, GALICIA, SPAIN

- RC DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUNA, GALICIA, SPAIN

LICENSING:

- UEFA A

- USSF NATIONAL D

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- CLUB DEPORTIVO CIUDAD, SPAIN

- TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE, WOMEN'S ASSISTANT COACH

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY; DOC, U9-U12 COMPETITIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FROM:

A CORUNA, GALICIA, SPAIN

FAVORITE TEAM: 

DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUNA

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

- FIVE-TIMES REGION B CHAMPIONS

- 3-TIMES STATE CHAMPIONS

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

JUAN CARLOS VALERON

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KRISTIN RUSSELL

FROM:

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

FAVORITE TEAM: 

MANCHESTER UNITED

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- AFTURELDING FC, MOSFELLSBAER, ICELAND- PROFESSIONAL

- ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY, QUEENS, NEW YORK- DIVISION I 

- ODP, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA- NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

LICENSING:

- NSCAA GOALKEEPING

- USSF NATIONAL D

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- KRS GOALKEEPING ACADEMY, OWNER 

- TAMPA SOCCER CLINICS, OWNER & GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR

- SEMINOLE SANTOS SC, DIRECTOR OF COACHING

- FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, ASSISTANT COACH

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY, DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

PETER SCHMEICHEL

- ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY TEAM MVP, BIG EAST ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS, & ALL-NORTHEAST FRESHMAN TEAM 

- ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY & BIG EAST CONFERENCE RECORD HOLDER

- FRESHMAN YEAR; FINISHED SEASON NATIONALLY RANKED 3RD IN GAA, SHUTOUT PERCENTAGE, & SAVE PERCENTAGE

- FOUR-TIME MAN OF THE MATCH, ICELANDIC WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE 

FROM:

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

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PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- PLAYED AT LYNN UNIVERSITY & NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY; TWO-TIME ALL-CONFERENCE

- PLAYED TWO SEASONS WITH PALM BEACH PUMAS; USL CHAMPIONSHIP

LICENSING:

- NSCAA PREMIER

- USSF C

- ADVANCED NATIONAL GOALKEEPER

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

JOHN SCOTTY

- LAKE WORTH SHARKS, DIRECTOR OF COACHING

- 10SPORT SOCCER ACADEMY, DIRECTOR OF COACHING

-FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY; DIRECTOR OF COACHING, U9-U12 COMPETITIVE GIRLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

MIAMI, FLORIDA

FAVORITE TEAM: 

FLORIDA ELITE

CLINT DEMPSEY

-COACHED THREE YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS

- DEVELOPED 24 FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST REGION ODP PLAYERS

- SIX STATE FINALS AND THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

- ONE ECNL DEV LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

JOE SOTO

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LICENSING:

- NSCAA PREMIER

- USSF NATIONAL D

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- MEADOWLANDS UNITED SOCCER, NEW JERSEY

- SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY; WOMEN'S ASSISTANT COACH- MAAC DIVISION 1

- F.C. JERSEY, MAHWAH, NEW JERSEY

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY; DOC, RECREATIONAL DIRECTOR

- BARTRAM TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL, VARSITY GIRL'S ASSISTANT COACH

FROM:

NEW JERSEY

FAVORITE TEAM: 

MANCHESTER UNITED

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

PAUL SCHOLES

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OMAR TAHIROVIC

FROM:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

FAVORITE TEAM: 

REAL MADRID

FAVORITE PLAYER: 

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

- PLAYED 2 YEARS IN SEMI-PRO GERMAN CLUB, 3RD DIVISION KAISERSLAUTERN FC

- CPSC, DUSC AND GOTHAM BOYS, NEW YORK

- ZEJLO FC, BOSNIAN 1ST DIVISION TEAM

LICENSING:

- USSF NATIONAL F

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- NEW YORK CPSC; HEAD COACH AND ASSISTANT COACH

- ARMADA, HEAD COACH

- FLORIDA ELITE SOCCER ACADEMY, HEAD COACH

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