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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





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




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