CESA Co-Executive Director, ECNL Director
Andrew is a native of Scotland but moved to South Carolina in time to play at various youth levels in the state. A graduate of USC-Spartanburg, Andrew was selected as an NSCAA All-American in 1990 and an NSCAA All-South member in 1989 and 1990. Andrew holds a USSF “B” license and has over 30 years of experience as a club and high school coach, tournament and camp director. Andrew played professional soccer with the Columbia Heat and the Carolina Shamrocks. As the Director of Coaching for the former Greenville Futbol Club, Andrew coached the U18G team that won the Region III championship and placed third nationally in 2000, and he coached the U18G and U15B teams that were Region III finalists in 2004. Andrew will coach the 2006, 2002, and 2000/2001 ECNL Teams this season.
ECNL Assistant Director, Director of Events
Cole is a native of Charleston, SC and attended High Point University where he played in over 75 games as a midfielder during his 4 year career. Cole spent time with the Palm Beach Pumas and Fredericksburg Gunners of the PDL and also trained with Welsh Premier League side Llanelli AFC in 2007. Cole has coaching experience at the youth and college levels and holds his USSF “B”, NSCAA Premier and USSF National Youth licenses. After his playing career, Cole entered the world of professional running, competing for Reebok from 2010-2016 where he was a 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier. Cole will coach the 2005, 2004, and 2003 ECNL teams this season.
ECNL Staff Coach, CESA Plus+ Training Director
Danny is a native of England and played professionally in England, Ireland, and Scotland during his 16 year playing career. Some of his former clubs include West Ham, QPR, Swindon Town, Motherwell, Cork City, and Shamrock Rovers. Danny holds a UEFA “B,” FAI Youth certificate, and FA Level 1 & 2, and USSF “B” coaching licenses. Danny will assist in training our girls ECNL teams while also serving as the CESA Plus Director which offers 1-on-1 technical and tactical training sessions to our membership.
ECNL Staff Coach
Russell has over 30 years of coaching experience at the youth level with Sumter Soccer Club, NECSA, GFC, and CESA. He has won numerous South Carolina State Championships and many of his players have advanced to play college and professional soccer. He is a graduate of Lander University and holds his USSF “B” and NSCAA Premier coaching licenses. Russell will coach the 2005, 2004, and 2003 ECNL teams this season.
CESA Technical Director, ECNL Staff Coach
Nick has over 20 years of coaching experience at the youth and college levels. He is a graduate of The Citadel and Methodist University and played professionally for the Myrtle Beach Seadawgs of the USISL. Nick holds his USSF “A” and NSCAA Advanced National coaching licenses and has served as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Lander University and Head Coach at Northwestern HS, Greenville HS, and Riverside HS. Nick will coach the 2006, 2002, and 2000/2001 ECNL Teams this season.
Director of Athletic Performance
Jeff is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a graduate of Presbyterian College with a degree in Biology and competed on the men’s soccer team where he earned All-Academic and All-Conference honors. Jeff holds his USSF “A” and NSCAA Premier coaching licenses and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. His previous coaching and sports performance experience includes the Darlington Soccer Academy, Chicago Fire, and Edmonton Oilers. Jeff will work closely with the CESA ECNL directors, coaches and athletic trainers to develop and implement programs and protocols in the areas of ESD, injury prevention, nutrition, and mental training.
Head Athletic Trainer
Sasha is a native of South Carolina and attended Winthrop University where she earned her degree in Athletic Training and holds her National Board Certification. She is a member of the National Athletic Training Association, South Carolina Athletic Training Association, and the Bon Secours St. Francis Sports Medicine team where her primary site is the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy. Sasha provides care for sports related injuries during CESA practices and games, and refers athletes for further medical attention when needed. In 2015, Sasha became a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Teresa is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and completed her master’s degree at Clemson University. Teresa has 20 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer working with collegiate, high school, and youth athletes. Her current role through St. Francis Sports Medicine is to provide care for sports related injuries during CESA practices, games, and events. Teresa holds National Board Certification and South Carolina licensure.
CESA Director of Goalkeeping
Nick is a native of Greece and has over 25 years of coaching experience at the youth and college levels. He holds the NSCAA Goalkeeping Advanced National Diploma and his coaching experience includes North Greenville University, Eastside High School, and the CESA Cobras of the WPSL. Nick works with all of our ECNL, Premier, Challenge, and Select level goalkeepers.