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Coaching Staff

RIGO CEDENO

Executive Director
         
Hometown
       
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Education
·       Master 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

2 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
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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)


DEAN JOSEPH

Director of Girls

Hometown
·      South Africa

Education
·      Bachelors of Business Administration (Sports Management/Marketing)-Tiffin University
·      Alternate Route Teaching License-William Carey 

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
·      NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
·      NSCAA National Diploma
·      USSF National Youth License

 Coaching History
·      Club Director of Coaching (12 years)-Greater Toledo Futbol Club, Jackson Futbol Club
·      College Head Coach (10 years)-Mississippi Valley, Jackson State
·      Youth, High School, and College Coach (30 years)
·      Currently Head Soccer Coach Northwest Rankin Girls

 Coaching Achievements
·      3 Time College Conference Coach of Year
·      5 Time Conference Finalist
·      3 Time Conference Champion
·      3 Time NCAA DI Tournament Appearance
·      Numerous State Champions Titles and regional Appearances
·      6A High School State Champion 
.      Clarion Ledger 6A Coach of the Year

Playing Experience
·       Natal Provincial Senior Team 
.       Professional player-African Wanderers, Manning Rangers, Stella FC
·      Collegiate Player-William Carey, Tiffin University


DWYANE DEMMIN

Director of Technical Skills

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


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



JOSHUA FURBY

Coaching Staff

Hometown
  
    
  Mississippi 

Education

•    Delta State University Bachelors Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in (2012)
•    Delta State University Masters Degree in Education in (2014) 

 Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)
•    USSF F License

 Coaching History
•    1 year women’s head coach at Magee High School (2014-2015)
•    2 years women’s assistant coach at Brandon High School (2015-2017)
•    Current Brandon High School women’s assistant coach

 Coaching Achievements
•    6A MS State runner up in 2016
•    6A South State Champions in 2016
•    6A South State Semifinalist 2017

 Playing Experience
·      Superclubs Regional Team (2002-2003) - Tour of England playing EPL youth teams
·      Delta State University (2006-07) - freshman starter
·       Delta State University (2009) - first ever GSC tournament appearance


BRANDON WILKINS

Coaching Staff

Hometown
  
     
Mississippi 

Education

 Hinds Community College/ University of Memphis

 Coaching History 
•   MS fire - 2005 to 2010 - 95G/96G/98G/98B/99G
•   St. Andrew's HS Girls/4 years.  2009 State Champions/2009 State Girls HS Coach of the Year
•   Numerous Skills and Academy Clinics
•   Private training, ages 10 to 16

Playing Experience 
•  Hinds Community College - Top 10 JUCO National Ranking
•  5 Year HS Starter at Jackson Prep/Madison Central. 1997 1st Team All-State
•  7 Years with Jackson Futbol Club. 5 State Championships/Regional Runner Up.


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


Steven Simmons

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Liverpool, England

Education

  •  Bachelors Degree in Sports Administration with minor in Coaching - Belhaven
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration - Belhaven

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  USSF D License 

Coaching History

  • 2 Years Graduate Assistant at Belhaven University (Men's Program)
  • 1 Year Head Coach (JFC)
  • 2 years head Coach (MS RUSH)
  • 2 Years Head Coach ( MS Flood)
  • Current Head Soccer Coach at Canton Academy High School

Playing Experience

  •  Tranmere Rovers & Everton Youth Academies in England
  •  Ashville Football Club Semi-pro in England
  •  1 season at Waldorf College, Iowa - Named in All-Conference First Team, becoming the first ever male athlete to receive First Team All-Conference honors  at the school for soccer.
  • 2 seasons at Delta State University. Named 2012 GSC Tournament Most Valuable Player and All-GSC First Team and NSCAA All-South Region Selection.
  • 1 Season at Belhaven University

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)

Joe Baladi

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Vicksburg MS

Education

  •  BBA Millsaps College, MBA Millsaps College, JD with High Honors from University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Litigation attorney at Watkins & Eager

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  D License

Coaching History

14 years coaching girls and boys in Mississippi Fire and Mississippi Rush in Divisions I, II, and III

2014 MSA Coach of the year – Rec/DII girls

8 time champion of Mississippi Presidents Cup

6 time champion State Games of Mississippi

Coached the first team from Mississippi (U16 girls Madison Mojo) to make it out of bracket and to the semi-finals in President’s Cup Regional Tournament in College Station, TX

Playing Experience

 

Kyleigh Lo

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
      
Parker, CO

Education

  •  Bsc, Elementary Education, Jackson State University

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  Working on License

Coaching History

  • Technical Training  Under Coach Dean Joseph

Playing Experience

  • Played 4 seasons at Jackson State University, Named Defensive Player of the year in 2015 (2013-2017)
  • Conference Champions, NCAA D1 Tournament Appearance (2014) 

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

PHILLIP NICHOLS

Coaching Staff
         
Hometown
       
Jackson, Mississippi

Education

  •  Belhaven University- Bachelors Degree (2012-2016)

Coaching Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications)

  •  USSF D License 

Coaching History

  • Futbol Club of Mississippi Coach ’04 & ’01 Boys and Girls (2016-2017)
  • Private/Group Skills and Developmental Training Coach (2012-Current)
  • Assistant Coach at Murrah High School (2012-2016)
  • JFC Skills Academy Clinic Coach (2012-2014)
  • Head Coach Meridian FC U-16 Boys (2013-2014)
  • Belhaven Youth Soccer Clinic Coach (2013-2016)

Playing Experience

  •  Played 5 Seasons at Belhaven University Served as Captain (2014-2016)
  •  NCCAA National Tournament Semi Finalist
  •  2012 NAIA National Champion