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Meet the Coaches!

  • Bryan Waltenburg
    UFA Norcross Branch Director
    USSF A License

    Bryan’s wealth of experience in the soccer world has fostered a unique passion and commitment to the youth soccer landscape. He brings 25 years of coaching and leadership experience to UFA Norcross, having coached National Championship level teams all the way down to Academy under nines. He has been coaching in the Forsyth Branch for the last 5 years at the NPL/SAPL and ECNL Regional levels and currently holds a USSF “A” National License. In addition to coaching, Bryan has also served in various management/directorial roles including operations, marketing communications, events, technical/curriculum development/implementation and business development within the youth soccer and other various corporate sectors.

  • Ryan Robertson
    Academy Director
  • Juan Cruz
    Age Group Lead

    Coach Cruz comes to us from Georgia Gwinnett College where he currently plays for the Grizzlies’ Men’s Soccer team. He is originally from Palma de Mallorca, Spain growing up playing youth academy for Club de Ferriolense. Before traveling to the US to compete collegiately, Coach Cruz began his coaching career back in Spain at a young age working at the likes of C.A. Atletico Rafal, Sporting Sant Marsal, as well as C.D. Ferriolense with teams winning several regional events. Coach Cruz holds a EUFA C coaching license and is close to completion of an undergraduate degree from GGC in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. When asked about his coaching philosophy, Coach Cruz stated “I prioritize player development over results. If you teach players core values and soccer skills properly, results will be better.”

  • Fernando Tlaucutl
    Age Group Lead
  • Matt Holmes
    Staff Coach
  • Siba Mohammed
    Staff Coach

    Coach Siba began coaching academy and select socer in 2007 with the Forsyth Fusion.  He is no stranger to hard work and top-level soccer. Siba received a scholarship to play for the NCAA Division I and current National Champion, University of Maryland Men’s Soccer Team.  It was there that he helped lead the Terps to two NCAA Final Four appearances, and an ACC Championship.  Siba was a part of the University of Maryland Summer Camp Staff, directed by National Coach of the Year Sasha Cirovski.  Prior to playing at Maryland, he was the team captain of the Javanon club team that won the Under 16 National Championship.  In doing so he received recognition from the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate.  In 1996 he was voted the Best Delegate at the Kentucky United Nations Assembly.  Coach Siba is originally from Ghana and played for the Ghana U-15 National team. He was honored with the prestigious National Golden Boot in 1995.

  • Alex Phillips
    Staff Coach
  • Darnell Robinson
    Staff Coach
  • Cameron St. Prix Mitchell
    Staff Coach

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Ivey Suber
    Staff Coach
  • Olivia Taylor
    Staff Coach
  • Mark Tonner
    09B Premier SAPL / 10B Red

    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.

  • Tara Parrington
    Recreational Director
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