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COACHING STAFF

RIGO CEDENO

Executive Director
         
Hometown
       
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Education
·       Masters of Information System - Phoenix University
·       Bachelors of Computer Information System (Minor in Business Management)- Belhaven University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

·      USSF National Youth C License
·      USSF D License

Coaching History

3 years Executive DOC at IFC

3 years Head coach Aslans Soccer Club
2 years Head Coach Pearl D2 Boys youth Soccer  
1 years Assistant Coach Jackson Prep
5 years head coach, Mississippi Rush (boys )
7 years head coach, Mississippi Fire (boys )
12 years boys, Mississippi Fire and Mississippi Rush
5 years head coach, Madison Ridgeland Academy (boys)
8 years head coach, Northwest Rankin Athletic Association D2 Boys
1 Year head coach, Orange Crush Rec Team Madison (Girls)

Coaching Achievements
·      State Games of MS Champion
·      MS State Cup Champion
·      Many Regional club tournament Champions for over 20 years

Playing Experience
·      High School player – Presentation College San Fernando, Trinidad
·      U20 Youth National Team of Trinidad and Tobago
·      Collegiate Player - Belhaven University
.       Jackson Chargers semi-professional team

.       San Fernando Giants Club, Trinidad



JEREMY SHORTT

Director of Coaching

Hometown
      
 Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Education
·       B.A. Sports Administration, Belhaven College, 1999

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
·       USSF National B License
·       National Youth License

 Coaching History
·       2 years head coach, Brandon High School (girls)
·       5 years head coach, Mississippi Rush (boys and girls)
·       7 years head coach, Mississippi Fire (boys and girls)
·       12 years boys director, Mississippi Fire and Mississippi Rush
·       5 years head coach, Madison Ridgeland Academy (boys and girls)
·       9 years coach, Mississippi Olympic Development Program (boys and girls)
·       3 years head coach, Player Development Program (boys and girls)
·       7 years head coach, St. Joseph Catholic High School (girls)
·       10 years director of coaching, Northwest Rankin Athletic Association 

Coaching Achievements
·       Mississippi High School Girls State Champion 2008, St. Joseph High School
·       MAIS Girls State Champion 2012, Madison Ridgeland Academy
·       MAIS Coach of the Year 2012
·       Mississippi Girls High School State Finalist 2016, Brandon High School
·       Mississippi Girls Competitive Coach of the Year 2016
·       US Club National Champion 2012/ MS Fire U14 Girls
·       Numerous state championships with club teams

 Playing Experience
·       U15-U23 Youth National Teams of Trinidad and Tobago
·       Superstar Rangers semi-professional team in Trinidad and Tobago (leading scorer 1990-1991)
·       Belhaven College (1994-1998)
·       NAIA All-American in 1997, Belhaven University
·       Jackson Chargers semi-professional team
·       Led 2nd in league with goals for the Jackson Chargers



DAVID AUSTIN

Director of Coaching, Goalkeeping

Hometown
       
Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago

Education:
·       Drafting Technology - Hinds CC
·       Bachelors of Computer Information System - Belhaven University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications):
·       NSCAA National ‘C’ License
·       FIFA Goalkeeping Diploma
·       NSCAA Level I and II Goalkeeper License

Coaching History
·       Excel Goalkeeping Technical Director, MS
·       Brilla Juniors Head coach & Goalkeeping Director
·       MS Rush Coach over 10 years

Coaching Achievements
·       Mississippi Youth State Champs 2011
·       Several tournament champs for the past 10 years

Playing Experience
·       MS Brilla
·       Belhaven University (All American, All Region, All Conference)
·       Trinidad and Tobago Youth and Senior National Teams
·       Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (Army)



Britton Webb

Coaching Staff

Hometown
      
Brandon, MS

Education
·      Film Certificate from Watkins College of Art, Design &Film, 2012-14.

.      Bsc in Business Management from Mid-Continent University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
·      USSF National  "C" License
·      USSF National  "D" License

·      USSF National  "Y" License

 Coaching History
·      8 years Youth Soccer Coach - Chicago Fire Juniors
·      2 years High School Coaching - Reidland High School KY

Coaching Achievements
·      Numerous youth soccer tournaments and State Cups

Playing Experience: 
·     Mid-Continent University (NCAA National Finalist 2001-2002)
·     All-South, All-Southeast, All-Region, and All-American

·     Indiana Invaders PDL Team (2003)



DWYANE DEMMIN

Coaching Staff

Hometown
       Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Education

  •    Bachelor of Science – Computer Science; Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi

Coaching Qualification/License 

  •   National Youth License
  •   Over 18 years coaching experience – Club, High School, Olympic Dev. Program


Coaching Experience

  •   Head Boys Coach, St. Joseph Catholic High School, Mississippi, 2001- Present
  •   Boys High School State Champions, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007,2009
  •   Mississippi High School Coach of The Year, 2003-2004
  •   National High School Coach of The Year 2010
  •   Head Girls Coach, St Joseph Catholic High School, Mississippi, 2014- Present
  •  *Girls High School State Champions, 2014
  •   Assistant Coach Women's Program - University - IUPUI, Indiana, 2001
  •   Head Coach – Reservoir Futbol Club, Mississippi, 1995-2000
  •   Head Coach – Olympic Development Program, Mississippi, U-14, 1996-1997
  •  U.S. College Soccer – Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi 1994-1997
  •  Hall of Fame Inductee – Belhaven University - 2007
  •  NAIA College Player of the Year, 1996
  •  Umbro Select College All-Star Soccer Showcase Classic, 1997
  •  NAIA All-American Team, 1995-1997
  •  NAIA All-Region Team, 1995-1997
  •  NAIA All-Tournament Team, 1994


International Soccer Playing Experience

  •    National Youth U15, U-17 & U-20 Teams, Trinidad & Tobago, 1987-1993
  •  Olympic Team, Trinidad & Tobago, 1996
  •    Men’s National Team, Trinidad & Tobago, 1993-1996, 2002-2003


WILL MONSOUR

Coaching Staff

Hometown
       Louisiana 

Education

  • Belhaven University - Bachelor’s degree (2010-2014)
  • Belhaven University - Master’s Degree (2014-2016)
  • Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)


Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications) 
USSF D License

 Coaching History 

  • Madison-Ridgeland Academy - Assistant Coach to Men's and Women's Programs (2014-2016)
  • Hartfield Academy - Assistant Coach to Men's and Women's Programs (2016-2017)
  • St. Andrews Episcopal School - Head Coach of Women's (2017-Present) 
  • Coach of MS Rush (2014-2017)

 Coaching Achievements

  • MRA - MAIS Division 1 State Runner-Up (2014, 2015)
  • Hartfield - MAIS Division 3 State Runner-Up (2016)

 Playing Experience  

  • 4 years at Belhaven University. Captain Junior and Senior year. NAIA All-American. 2012 NAIA National Champion. 
  • Member of the PDL teams: Panama City Pirates and Mississippi Brilla

Trey Butts

Coaching Staff

Hometown
       Brandon, MS

Education

  • University Christian Academy
  • Mississippi Valley State - 2007 (BS Physical Education and Recreation)

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications) 
USSF D License

 Coaching History 

  • Ridgeland High School -  Men's and Women's Head Coach (2017-Present)
  • Forest High School - Men's and Women's Head Coach (2013-2017)
  • Brandon High School - Assistant Coach
  • NorthWest Rankin High School - Assistant Coach
  • Brandon Futbol Club  (2008-2018)

 Coaching Achievements

  • Forest High School - 2 State Championships
  • Ridgeland High School - 2 Division Titles

 Playing Experience  

  • Forest High School - 2 State Championships
  • Ridgeland High School - 2 Division Titles

Michael Guidry

Coaching Staff -   2010 Boys Grey

Hometown
      Destrehan, LA

Education

  • Belhaven University
  • Millsaps College


Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications) 

  • USSF D License
  • USSF National Youth
  • NCAA High School Diploma

 Coaching History 

 

  • Seven years (2012 - 2018) as Head Coach in MHSAA at 5A/6A level
   • 2018 5A Girls State Championship
   •Three years (2013 - 2016) as club coach with Cannon Soccer       Club
   •  Two years (2014 - 2016) as Vice President on Vicksburg Soccer Organization Board
   •Interim Director of Coaching for Vicksburg Soccer Organization (2016)
   •  2018 Mississippi Large School Girls Coach of the Year (United Soccer Coaches)
  •  2018 Mississippi Girls Coach of the Year (NFHS)

 

 Coaching Achievements

  • MRA - MAIS Division 1 State Runner-Up (2014, 2015)
  • Hartfield - MAIS Division 3 State Runner-Up (2016)

 Playing Experience  



JAKE BENTON

Coaching Staff

Hometown
  
     Pearl, Mississippi 

Education
·      Belhaven University - Bachelor of Science, Sports Administration (2014) 

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
·      USSF D License

 Coaching History
3 years High school head coach of the boys and the girls team at Hartfield Academy
·      Hartfield Academy Head Coach- 2014-Present
·      Brilla - U11 girls and U12 boys 2015-16
·      Rush- U14 boys

Coaching Achievements
·      2014- Boys- MAIS 3A Semifinalist
·      2014- Girls- MAIS 3A Semifinalist 
·      2015- Girls- MAIS 3A State runnerup
·      2016- Girls- MAIS 3A State runnerup
·      2016- Girls- Named MAIS All-Star team Coach

 Playing Experience
Tyler Junior College- (2008) -  Red Shirt 
Jones Junior College - Captain and named All state (2010)
Belhaven University-
·      Sweet 16 tournament-2011
·      National Champions- 2012
·      Elite 8- 2013



Morris Wade

Coaching Staff

Hometown
  
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Education

•    Tulane University
•    Hinds Community College

 Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
•    D License

 Coaching History

  • Flowood YMCA - Orange Crush D2 Girls
  • Flowood Fusion - 10 years coaching U8-U17 Girls
  • MS Brilla – 5 years coaching U10-U19 D1 Girls
  • Numerous D2\D1 Club Tournament Championships
  • 100% college placement for all the 2000 year U18 girls that I coached from u8 to u18.
  • -Coached the 06 Brilla U13 Girls in the “GSPL” Gulf States Premier League and Qualified for “NPL” National Premier League in Denver, CO. They placed 6th out of 12 teams in the NPL.

 Playing Experience

  • Played Internationally with Associacao Atletica Portuguesa – Ilha do Governador, Vasco da Gama, and Flamengo all based out of Brazil


STEPHEN EKUGWUM

Coaching Staff

Hometown
       Mississippi

Education

  •      S. Kinesiology. Mississippi College 2014

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  • USSF National D License

Coaching History

  • 4 years Head Coach at NWRAA D2 Program
  • 3 Years coaching High School at PPCA
  • Region III ODP Camp Staff

Coaching Achievements

  • Numerous D2 Club Tournament Championships

 Playing Experience

  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi Brilla PDL Team
  • Gaffa FC GCPL


Carli Little

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Brandon, Mississippi

Education

  •  University of Mississippi - Bachelor's of Science, Elementary Education

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

Coaching History

  • Assistant Coach - Northwest Rankin  High School (2014 - Current)

Playing Experience

  •   Northwest Community College (2007-2008)


Patrick Creel

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Florence MS

Education

  • East Central Community College
  • Jackson State University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

Coaching History

  • Pelahatchie High School Coach for 3 years
  • Head Coach Girls Program at Pearl HS

Playing Experience

  • Played Florence HS and MS Fire
  • Played East Central Community College


Sam Newsom

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Brandon, MS

Education

 

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  D License

Coaching History

  • Coach Rec-Plus for 2 years
  • Technical training Coach

Playing Experience



Tyler White

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Brandon, MS

Education

East Central Community College

Bachelors in Business Administration - Belhaven University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  D License

Coaching History

Playing Experience

  •    BU Team Captain 209-20
  •    MACJC All - Academic Team
  •    MACJC Region 23 All- Tournament Team
  •    2019 ASC Fall Academic All-Conference team
  •    Honorable Mention All-ASC honors for the 2019 season   

 

Ian James AKA "JAMBO"

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
       St. Kitts

Education

  • Herkimer Community College
  • Belhaven University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

Coaching History

  • Youth Soccer Coach at JFC

Playing Experience

  •    Played at Herkimer Community College
  •    Played at Belhaven University 

 



Jeff Cannon

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Brandon, MS

Education

 

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  National D License
  •  National Youth License

Coaching History

- Head Coach for youth Soccer from 1992-Present

Playing Experience

  •   PYSL state Champs 1981
  •   Played for Clinton Soccer Association


Jordan Jones

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Madison, MS

Education

Senior at Madison Central High School

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

Coaching History

Playing Experience

  •   Mississippi HS All Star Team
  •   Won 3 State Championships
  •   Played in Regional tournament for two years