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Norcross

Coaches

  • Jason Smith

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Sergio Magana
    Asst Director of Coaching
    USSF B License

    Before joining Norcross, Sergio spent 2 years coaching at Alianza Soccer Club (ASC) at both the state and regional levels. He played a crucial role in assisting ASC in attaining regional premier league status. During this time, Sergio also served ASC as director of the youth boy’s division, U10 through U18.With his family originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Sergio’s professional experience began with playing in the youth division of Club Atlas where he soon made his way up to the top level team. Before Club Atlas, Sergio played Georgia Youth Soccer with the Mustangs in Dekalb, GA.

  • Dan Dawson
    Director of Super Y
    USSF National B License

    Dan is from London, England and grew up playing in the Crystal Palace Academy before playing for Semi-Professional Cray Wanderers in their youth team, Dan became the youngest player to represent the first team at age 15 in a Preseason tournament. Dan moved to Atlanta to play collegiate Soccer for Truett McConnell College and then moving to Conway, Arkansas to play for Central Baptist College earning the defense MVP award his senior year. He then started coaching at Arkansas Utd in their academy program before returning to Atlanta and joining UFA in 2014. Dan was the Goalkeeper coach for Georgia State University Men's Soccer team in 2014 before he moved to coach the Atlanta Silverbacks Goalkeepers in the 2015 NASL season. Dan coaches for Coerver, currently has Academy, Development Academy and SCCL teams.

  • Juan David Arbelaez
    Staff Coach

    Bio coming soon

  • Jack Gurr
    Staff Coach

    Bio coming soon

  • Sam Helliwell
    Staff Coach
    FA Level 1 Award (England)

    Sam originally grew up in England and moved to Atlanta in 2014. He played semi professional soccer in England for 4 years in addition to playing in high school and college. Sam attended Leeds City College and graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching  and Development. Sam has been coaching for 6 years. He won the Regional Championship in 2015 at the Atlanta Girls Middle School.

  • Barat Killian
    Staff Coach
    USSF A License

    Barat originally hails from Raleigh, NC where he played Div I soccer at Appalachian State University. Since graduating in 2007, Barat and his wife, Ashley moved to Anchorage, AK to join Cook Inlet S.C. where he spent time as the Recreational Coordinator, Developmental Academy Director in addition to ODP-AK and Boys Varsity at Dimond High School. 

    Over the past 10 years Barat has obtained his USSF “A” License, was named to the NSCAA (now USF) 30 Under 30 Program and joined the staff for US Soccer Region IV. 

    Barat and Ashley return to Georgia with two young boys, Tyler (5) and Jake (2). 
     

  • Steve Magennis
    Staff Coach

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Alejandro Munoz
    Staff Coach

    Bio coming soon!

  • Tara Parrington
    Staff Coach
  • Renata Peixoto
    Staff Coach

    Renata is a native of Brazil and is a former collegiate and semi-pro athlete.  She has extensive personal experience and education in Human Performance, Health and Masters in Business Administration as well as team building and motivational techniques.  She is an experienced athlete and qualified coach who teaches, guides and empowers each athlete to optimum athletic and personal success.   

  • Terry Roddy
    Staff Coach
    UEFA B/PFA Level 1 and 2/Coerver Youth Diploma/NSCAA National Diploma

    A passionate and skilled soccer coach with lifelong experience of the game.  During his youth and Irish league/League of Ireland playing time Terence gained IFA and FAI Irish coaching badges and UEFA B license. Adding a BA. Sports and recreation management degree whilst playing for Kent Athletic FC in the South midlands football league, England.  Terence continued his coaching education at Reading Football Club gaining PFA level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications, with 10 years as a successful coach, he has proven history of developing youth soccer programs.  Joining UFA Norcross after Four years with AFC Lightning and one year with Alpharetta Ambush acquiring the Coerver Coaching youth and NSCAA National diplomas along the way.

  • Samuel Sampaio Gomes
    Staff Coach

    Bio coming soon

  • Cameron St. Prix Mitchell
    Staff Coach

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Claudin Dialle Siakam
    Staff Coach

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Mark Tonner
    Staff Coach
    USSF C License

    Mark is a native of South Africa and has been living in Atlanta since 1994. He has been a very successful coach and coached teams at State, Regional and National levels. Mark is a dedicated coach who gives great attention to technical training. Mark played college soccer for Life University and graduated in 1999 with a BS in Nutrition.

    He is married to wife Partricia and they have a daughter Kalvine.

  • Jorge Tragodora
    Staff Coach
    USSF C License

    Jorge was born and raised in Callao,Peru.  He started playing soccer for Tito Drago academy at Lima,Peru and then played for Cienciano del Cuzco under 20.   In 2001, Jorge moved to Atlanta and played for Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves and then 2006 played the NPSL League with Atlanta FC.   

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