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Club Director - Gary Wright

 

 

Coastal Georgia Soccer Association
Club Director, Tournament Director
&
Summer Camp Director 





Gary started his soccer career at a very early age, and like all English boys, dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. His dream was realized when he was fortunate enough to be offered a contract at age 16 with the English professional club Torquay United, under the then coach and former Scottish World Cup captain Bruce Rioch.


After a successful playing career with Torquay Utd and Yeovil Town, Gary turned to coaching and took his first coaching steps by obtaining the English Football Association Preliminary badge. In 1995/96 Gary was offered the youth coaches job with Premier Swedish club Vastra Frolunda. After a very successful spell at Vastra Frolunda, which included winning the Gothia Cup (World Youth Cup), Gary was offered the Head Coaches job at Swedish Division 1 club Skovde A.I.K. He guided Skovde A.I.K to second in the division and the 4th round of the Swedish National Cup.

After numerous offers to keep him in European soccer, Gary decided to lend his soccer knowledge to the youth of the United States and has been in Savannah now for 10 years. In that time Gary has guided club teams to State Finals, Division Championships, numerous tournament wins and even an appearance in a National Championship (Nike Cup). He has also worked as a coach to some of Savannah’s high school teams and was instrumental in laying down the foundation for the success of the girls program at Savannah Country Day School where they reached the State Division AA/A final four. Gary also helped St. Andrew’s to the final four in their State Championship and assisted at Windsor Forest High School when they made it to the final eight. Gary is currently the Club Director for Coastal Georgia Soccer Association, on the ODP Staff for the State of Georgia and holds the USSF ’A’ licensed coaching qualification.

 

 

Jeremy Aven
Academy Director/U10 Recreation Director

USSF A License

USSF National Youth License

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

USSF Level I & II Goalkeeper

Director of Coaching

 

Director of Coaching, Mount Pleasant Soccer Club

Developmental Director, Mount Pleasant Soccer Club

Assistant Men’s Coach, College of Charleston

Head Women’s Coach, Brewton Parker College

Assistant Men’s Coach, Georgia Southern University

 
 

Brian Okumu - Staff Coach

 

Education

  Milligan College 

Johnson City, Tennessee 08/2000-05/2004

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Playing experience  

 

·         U-18 Kenya National Team

·         U-20 Kenya National Team

·         U-21 Kenya National Team

·         U-23 Kenya National Team

·         Gor Mahia FC 1997-1999

·         Milligan College 1999-2004

Awards: Servant Leadership Champion of Character, Soccer MVP 2003, All American 2002-2004

 

 

 

 

Coaching Experience  

 USSF ‘A’ License Certificate

·         Diadora Impact

     1999-2004

·         Science Hill High School Assistant Coach

      2002-2004

·         Sullivan South High School, Head Coach Boys and Girls

            2004-2006

·         Nike Impact

      2005-2008

·         Toppers soccer Academy Director

2004-2006

·         Science Hill High School Head Coach

      2006-2008

·         Toppers Soccer Academy Director

           2006-2008

 



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