Rob Weisel 

After playing soccer for four seasons at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. where was named team’s Most Valuable Player and a first-team NCCAA Division I All-American in 2003. He was selected to the All-Great South Conference team three times (2001-03) as well as being named Piedmont’s team captain twice. Rob then went on to become assistant coach at Savannah College of Art & Design for seven years.

Weisel graduated cum laude from Piedmont in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Weisel attended Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia

Four-year starter (2000-03)
GSAC Tournament MVP (2000)
Three-time All-Great South Athletic Conference Selection (2001-03)
Team Captain (2002-03)
NCCAA All-South Region Selection (2001-03)
NCCAA All-American Honorable Mention Selection (2001-02)
NCCAA All-American First Team Selection (2003)
Piedmont ranked #16 in Final NCAA DIII poll (2003)
Worked with Lanier Soccer Association in Gainesville, GA
Goalkeeper trainer for 2004 spring season
Conducted weekly recreational and select goalkeeper training for entire club
Currently a staff/GK Coach at Coastal Georgia Soccer Association

Holds USSF “A” License

Eric Faulconer

Eric Faulconer was named in January 2005 as the first head women’s soccer coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. He guided the pirates to the national final four in the fall 2011 season.

Faulconer came to AASU from Thomas University, where he compiled a career record in six seasons of 68-44-6. Faulconer left Thomas 16th all time in the history of the NAIA in winning percentage. He was the ninth winningest women’s soccer coach in wins and eight in winning percentage among active NAIA coaches. In 2004, the Lady Night Hawks finished 10th in the country and No. 1 in Region 13, both the highest in the program’s history. In 2003, he led Thomas to the NAIA Region 13 title and received an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament in Santa Barbara, CA. He was named the 2003 NAIA Region 13 Coach of the Year, as well as the 2003 NSCAA/adidas South Region Coach of the Year. He was a finalist for the National Coach of the Year with both organizations. He also led Thomas to three straight national rankings.

He has been involved in the sport of soccer at the professional, collegiate and youth levels. Faulconer was an assistant coach with the Thomas University men’s soccer program during the 1998-99 season. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of the professional Eastern Indoor Soccer League from 1996-98. He was quite active at the high school and youth levels in Tallahassee, Florida since 1990. Faulconer was the Director of Girls Player Development for the Tallahassee United Futbol Club and is currently a staff coach with Tallahassee-based Warner Soccer. Faulconer holds a USSF National B License and is a member of the Florida Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development coaching staff.

Born in New Jersey, Faulconer’s family moved to Naples, Florida in 1979. He graduated from the Florida State University with a bachelors in political science and a masters in public administration, with additional graduate course work in sport administration.

Tom Melville - SCAD Men’s Head Coach


Robert Lane - Georgia Southern University Woman’s Coach


Joel Tyson - Georgia Southern University Woman’s/Men’s assistant coach & GK coach


Chris O'Neal - Currently Academy Coordinator at Coastal Georgia Soccer Association, hold the USSF ' B' licence. Former professional


 Andy Williamson

Andy Williamson coached his eleventh season as the head women’s soccer coach at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Williamson helped guide the Bees to their fifth postseason berth in the past six seasons as they advanced to the NAIA Region XIV Tournament in 2004 and finished 7-7-4. The other four times, the Bees qualified for the NCAA Division III playoffs and the NAIA Region XIV Tournament.

Williamson came to SCAD from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., where he served a year as head women’s soccer coach and facilities director. Prior to coaching at Ozarks, he served as the assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. During his stay, Trinity won Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament twice.

Williamson also served as the head coach at San Antonio Academy and St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School from 1995-97.



Darren Bloodworth

   Academy Director for Football League in England

   UEFA ’A’ Level Coach. 
  Professional Footballer at  

                  Peterborough Utd, England  

                  Kui Tan, Hong Kong  

                  Kettering Town  

                  Kings Lynn  

Coaching at  

                Chelsea F.C Academy

                 Norwich City Development Centre  

                  Cambridge Utd U16’s  

                 Adidas Coaching Centres  

FA Coach Educator/Tutor  

                 Level 1  

                 Level 2  

                  Child Protection Tutor 


 Ben C. Freakley

Assistand Men’s Soccer Coach at Georgia Southern University

--Played Division 1 at Georgia Southern University

--Head Coach at VMI (VA)

--Asst. Coach College of Charleston

--Head Coach Erskine College

--Head Coach South Carolina ODP

--NSCAA State Technical Coordinator

--USSF A License

--NSCAA Advanced National Diploma


Samuel L. Rutherford

Samuel L. Rutherford is one of the newest coaches to join the Coastal Georgia Soccer Association family. He recently moved to Savannah from the Bahamas to join his wife Dekira, who is currently pursuing a Graduate degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Rutherford began playing with the Bahamas Junior National Soccer Team in 1992. He was the Jr. Girl’s Soccer Head Coach at a local high school in the Bahamas from 1997-2002, at which he led them to win three consecutive National High School Championship titles. He then went on to become the Jr. Boy’s Soccer Head Coach from 2002-2006, and the Sr. Boy’s Soccer Head Coach from 2004-2006 at the same high school.

Rutherford played at the amateur club level in the Bahamas from 1997-2001, and then furthered his knowledge of “The Beautiful Game” through participation in a FIFA Futuro II Soccer Referee Course in 2000. He was then called to the Bahamas Men’s Senior National Soccer Team from 2000-2002. Rutherford joined the National Coaching Staff of the Bahamas Football Association (BFA) in 2000. There, he served as the Boys U10 Assistant Coach for the BFA Center of Excellence (2001), the Boys U 9 Head Coach for the BFA Center of Excellence (2002), and the Boys U11 Head Coach, BFA National Center of Excellence Program (2003). Next, he was appointed to the position of Boys East Regional Director, BFA Center of Excellence (2003), and was also appointed to serve as the Boys U15 Head Coach, BFA National Center of Excellence Program (2005).


In 2003, Rutherford was appointed as the Assistant Coach for the Bahamas Men’s Senior National Team (2003-2004) for the CONCACAF 2006 World Cup Qualifying Tournament. Rutherford is now a member of the National Instructor Staff for the Bahamas Football Association (2003-present).


Rutherford holds the Bahamas Football Association’s B License and the USSF “D” License. He has completed the Futsal Introductory Coaching Course of the BFA and has also completed the Male Continental Football Course of the Pan American Sports Organization.


Darren Spong


UEFA Licensed coach                                                               


Former professional player with Bournemouth AFC

Former College player with SCAD

Academy technical trainer with CGSA and Staff coach





 Matthew Scott Parmer: 

USSF “A” License                                                        

Position currently held:  

Mount Pleasant Soccer Club Academy Director, Mount Pleasant, SC

 Spring 2007- Present   

Manage 200 players and 15 staff coaches

 Develop academy curriculum



Ben Freakley School of Soccer                              South Carolina/ Virginia

Overnight camp at various college campuses.          Summer 2005- Present


Ralph Lundy Soccer Camps                                         Georgia and North Carolina              



Overnight camp at various college campuses.          Summer 2004- Summer 2006


 Senior staff coach.


Soccer Daze Summer Camps                                             West Georgia Area

Day camp in west central Georgia.                            Summer 2004- 2006

 Assistant Director      


 Playing Experience:

 Fulham Soccer Club                                                    Cobb Amateur Soccer League


                                                                                     2005-2006 Season


 Saturn Futbol Club                                                      Atlanta Amateur Soccer League


                                                                                    2004 Season



DC Force Soccer Club                                     Georgia Youth Soccer League


Classic II team.                                                            Under 13- Under 19



Douglas County High School                                       High School Soccer


Played four years.                                                       1998- 2001



Soccer trips attended:

 NSCAA Convention                                                      Winter 2007/ Winter 2008

 Annual Coaches Convention


 Trinidad and Tobago                                                   Summer 2004

 Coach/ Counselor


 Ralph Lundy Soccer

 Two week trip for two youth soccer teams.






























































































































































































License Held 





Darren Spong:




Jeremy Aven  

Former Director of Coaching at Mount Pleasant Soccer Club  

Camps staffed: