Staff Coaches announced for 2011-12 Academy Season

World Cup Veteran and former National Team Players added to Staff

Academy Director Oliver Weiss announced the addition of several high level coaches to the Academy Staff:

2011-12 Coaching and Staff Assignments

U18 Academy Team:

  • Head Coach Oliver Weiss
    • 15 year College Coach at Virginia Tech, UNC Chapel Hill, William & Mary, New Hampshire
    • NCAA Champion, ACC Champion, CAA Champion at Division 1 College level
    • Big East Conference Coach-of-the-Year
    • US Soccer A-License since 1992,  German Federation B-License since 1991

U16 Academy Team:


  • Assistant Coach Jamie McLendon
    • USSF A-License Coach
  • Assistant Coach Valentine Odongo
    • former Atlanta Fire United Academy U16 head coach
    • former Kenyan National Team Player

Goalkeeper Trainers:

  • Jason Lowe
    • University of Alabama goalkeeper coach
    • former Wake Forest University player
  • Brendan Ledgeway
    • current University of Montevallo goalkeeper
    • former Leeds United (England) Academy player

Strength & Conditioning Coach:

  • Tristan Tilette
    • Director of Elite Sports Performance center in Birmingham
    • Birmingham Southern College basketball player and coach

Sport Medicine Supervisor and Athletic Trainer:

  • Carrie Heimann
    • Lemak Sport Medine Professional