TSA Coaching Staff
Sean is the Executive Director of Tennessee Soccer Academy & President of Midsouth Futbol. He is a passionate and servant leader with over 47 years of combined playing, coaching, and director experience at the recreational, competitive, high school, college, and Olympic youth levels. He grew up in the Memphis area where he was a highly recruited D1 goalkeeper for Germantown Fury Soccer Club & Memphis Futbol Club, a member of the TN Olympic Development Program, and a 4-year Varsity High School starter. During his playing time, he received multiple All-Region, All-Metro, All-State, and Best of Preps honors and awards. Sean has coached numerous teams to State Championship titles at the club and high school level; developed youth players for the state, regional, and national level Olympic program teams; and prepared, trained, and promoted players to regional, national, and collegiate soccer programs. He has developed curriculum models and implemented player developmental programs at all levels of youth soccer while resourcefully working with others to develop effective solutions and influence players and coaches to achieve their goals. Sean has been married to his wonderful wife Heather for 28 years and they have two incredible daughters, Brooklyn and Haley who both play soccer. Sean holds the US Soccer National “C” License and the United Soccer Coaches "National" License.
John grew up playing soccer in the St. Louis area when he was 5. He was a candidate for the ODP Mid West team and continues playing soccer today in the GMSA Division I men’s league. John’s coaching career includes teams at St. Louis Busch & Wolfpack, the Dallas Stars, Memphis Futbol Club, Germantown Fury, and Collierville Lobos. Coach John holds the US Soccer National “D” license.
Coach Cade grew up in the Memphis, TN, and East Texas areas playing competitive soccer with various clubs. During club time Cade was a member of the Texas Olympic Development Program. Cade was also a 3-year Varsity High School player with numerous all-district athletic/academic accolades. After graduating High School, Cade played 4 years of collegiate soccer at the University of the Ozarks. Cade recently completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus in Orthopedics from Arkansas State University. Cade has spent the past 6 years coaching and training all ages of girls and boys at the youth club level in the state of Arkansas and Tennessee. Coach Cade is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Coach Rebecca grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana playing competitive soccer with Mandeville Soccer Club. During her club time, she won multiple state titles, made US Soccer Regionals & Nationals appearances, and was a member of the Louisiana Olympic Development Program. Rebecca was also a 4-year Varsity High School player with numerous all-district accolades. After graduating High School, she played 4 years of collegiate soccer at the University of the Ozarks, and 1 year at the semi-professional level for Arkansas Wolves.
Rebecca has spent the past 5 years coaching and directing all ages of girls at the youth club level in the state of Arkansas but has specifically coached high school-aged women’s players utilizing her background in college admissions & college soccer recruiting to produce multiple signed collegiate-level women's players in addition to helping all her players transition to college post-high school. Coach Rebecca is in the process of acquiring her US Soccer National “D” license.
Chris has over 20 years of coaching experience at the club and high school levels. During his time as a coach, he has held coaching and director positions with Memphis Futbol Club, West TN Futbol Club, WTFC Kickers, Tennessee Rush, Collierville Lobos, USSF Super Y- U16 Boys team, St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and First Assembly Christian School. He has held board positions for West TN Futbol Club, WTFC Kickers, and Tennessee Rush. Over the years, coach Chris has developed players for Div 1, 2, & 3 college-level programs, worked with players in the college recruitment process, and has coached players to the State, Regional, National ODP, Professional level, US Women’s & Men’s National Team, and Women's World Cup Championship team. He is the current Lakeland Prep Middle School boys’ coach. Coach Chris holds the US Soccer National “C” License.
Cody was born and raised in the Memphis area. He started playing recreational soccer when he was 5 years old and then played competitively for local Memphis teams until graduating from Arlington high school. While at Arlington he played varsity for 3 of his 4 years. Cody has assisted in coaching various soccer camps over the past years. He is CPR and AED certified. Coach Cody is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Joshua began his playing career as a goalkeeper in Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Memphis in 2008. Once in Memphis, he played competitively with various teams such as Tennessee Rush, Arlington, and Panathinaikos Futbol Club. In his senior high school year, Joshua helped lead the Arlington High School team to its first state tournament appearance. After High School, he attended Freed-Hardeman University on a goalkeeper scholarship and then served four active-duty years with the United States Army in various locations throughout the Middle East. He currently studies in the graduate program at the University of Memphis earning his Master’s degree in Economics. Coach Joshua is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Greg grew up in Bartlett, TN playing youth soccer and played competitively for the 1978 Rangers FC and Memphis Strikers where his team won the State Championship in 1992. Greg started coaching with the Arlington Recreation League in 2008 and coached with the Rush Soccer "School of Excellence" for 2 years. He then started coaching with ASA in 2014. Greg has been playing and coaching with his brother Jeremy in the men’s soccer league for Greater Memphis Soccer Association for 21 years. Coach Greg holds the US Soccer National “D” license and is looking forward to taking the US Soccer National "C" License.
Jeremy grew up in the Bartlett area playing for numerous recreational teams. Jeremy went on to play intramural at Arkansas State. For the past 20-plus years, he has been putting a team together in the men’s Greater Memphis Soccer Association where his team has won several Mabry cups and also has been able to win their division a few times. Jeremy has been married to his wife Kristin for 10 years and they have twins, one boy Sawyer and one girl Mary Scott who both play soccer. Coach Jeremy holds the US Soccer National “D” license.
Kyle was born and raised in the Memphis area where he began playing soccer at an early age. He is a recent graduate of Arlington High School where he was a member of the Arlington High School Tigers team for 3 years. He was also a standout player for Arlington Soccer Academy beginning his club career in ASA’s inaugural season and graduating after 8 consecutive years. Kyle has been coaching with TSA over the past 2 years including Academy teams, summer camps, clinics, and as a co-director of our Junior Academy. Coach Kyle's encouraging and positive attitude along with his dedication to developing the younger player is obvious on and off the field. Coach Kyle holds the US Soccer National “D” license and is our youngest coach on staff holding this level license.
Jarrod has coached youth soccer in Shelby and Tipton counties for over 15 years. In addition to coaching for TSA, Jarrod is also the Age Group Director for the MidSouth Futbol 2008 Boys. Additionally, Jarrod is the assistant coach for Munford High and Munford Middle Schools. An avid fan and student of the game, he assisted in the formation of the first competitive youth soccer club in Tipton County. Jarrod is a Regional Vice President at Chubb and has been married to his wife Katie for 22 years. He has three boys, Cooper, Eli, and Brody who all play soccer. Coach Jarrod holds the US Soccer National “D” license and is currently pursuing his National “C” license.
Grant was a local standout in the Memphis area as a player. He was a TN state team member from 1993-2000. He was on the ODP 1997-2000 Regional team. Best of Preps finalist 97-2000. A winner in 2000. Adidas TN state player of the year 2000. High school All-American 2000. High school state and National Champions 1999-2000 (Houston high school). State Tournament MVP 2000. Invited to Elite Soccer Program (esp) in 1999. Under 23 National pool in 2001. Played at the University of Memphis 2000-2001. Memphis Cup MVP 2002, while attending CBU 2002. Grant has developed players for the regional, national ODP, and professional levels. Grant is married to Annice Paule and has four children Elly, Emmy, Evie, who all play soccer and Gunnar who will start very soon. Coach Grant holds the USSF “E” license and is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Greg has been coaching in the Arlington Youth Soccer program for over 15 years. He played competitive soccer in Texas and Memphis. He was a TN State runner-up team member and a Best of Preps finalist in 1989 for Germantown High School. He then went on to play college soccer at Christian Brothers University where he was a standout defender. He has also played and coached in the Division I GMSA adult league for many years. Greg has been married to his wife Amy for 23 years and has three children, Maddie, Walker, and Gracie who all play soccer. Coach Greg holds the USSF TN State “D” license and is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Ryan has been coaching in the Arlington Youth Soccer program for 13 years. The last 8 have been with Arlington Soccer Academy. He played competitive soccer in Plano, TX, and Memphis, TN. Ryan played High School soccer for Germantown High School, earning All-Metro honors in 1992. He went on to play college soccer at Christian Brothers University. In 2022, Ryan coached the ASA 2009 Girls to a TN State Championship. Ryan has been married to his wife Bethany Paule for 18 years. He has three children, Sophia, Ava, and Mason who all play soccer. Coach Ryan holds the USSF TN State “D” license and is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Chad grew up in Memphis, TN where he was a standout player for local competitive clubs including Evergreen, Germantown Fury, and the Bartlett Rangers. He continued his soccer career with the club team at Mississippi State University during his sophomore year before transferring to the University of Memphis earning his Bachelor's in Business Administration and his Master's in Business Administration from Dowling College. His playing experience combined with a patient coaching style, creates a positive, yet competitive environment for kids to develop and be successful. His passion for the game and love of teaching children truly shows on and off the field. Coach Chad holds the US Soccer National “D” license.
Phillip was born and raised in Memphis. When he was 5 years old, he began playing recreational soccer, then played competitively for some of the local area clubs where he was called upon to lead his teams on and off the field. During his time at Arlington High School, Phillip played varsity soccer all 4 years and was named captain in his Junior and Senior years helping the school win its first district and regional championships. He previously coached in the recreational league, has been a TSA staff member for 3 years, is a staff coach for local soccer camps, and is a staff director at Camp Conquest which works with special needs kids. Coach Phillip holds the USSF Grassroots 11v11 and 9v9 Licenses and is in the process of acquiring his US Soccer National “D” license.
Ashley grew up running around the soccer fields and playing as a kid while her dad, John Berra, coached and play. Needless to say, she fell in love with the game! She played competitive soccer in St. Louis and Memphis for many different clubs and was a member of the TN ODP team. She was a 4 year High School starter and leading goal scorer for multiple seasons. Ashley played D1 college soccer at the University of Memphis, where she started her Freshman year. She helped lead her team to Conference USA championships all 4 years. Junior year, she received the second-team all-American award and also received offensive player of the year. Throughout college, Ashley helped coached numerous soccer camps consisting of college-level to youth recreational. She has over 35 years of combined playing and coaching experience and is also a personal trainer and competes in National Crossfit competitions. Coach Ashley is in the process of acquiring her USSF Grassroots Licenses.
Louis has over 17 years of experience coaching competitive, recreational, and middle school in Memphis and Germantown, including the Germantown Soccer Club and Midsouth FC. He grew up playing club soccer in Mexico, he joined the Club Pericos del Nacional, currently a professional 3rd Division team, when he was 12, playing every year in a competitive league with the U-13, U-14 and U-15 teams where he played against professional youth division teams such as Chivas, Atlas and UAG Tecos. He played inter-murals during college at the Universidad de Guadalajara and recreationally in Memphis (indoors and outdoors). He and his wife have two children, both played for the Germantown Soccer Club, Midsouth FC, CBHS, and Saint Agnes. In 2010 he traveled to Italy with Midsouth FC as Assistant Coach for the teams playing in the International Soccer Tournament in Agropoli. In 2015, he attended a Futsal weekend Clinic presented by Keith Tozer, Head Coach of the US Futsal National Team. He is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour trained instructor and teaches Yoga at Arlington Fitness. He also has a 5 year BBA with a concentration in Hospitality and Travel. Coach Louis holds the USSF National Youth License and USSF National "D" license.
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To inspire through innovative and progressive programs driven by an unparalleled leadership team dedicated to the promotion of the players and community.
Our Core Values
Integrity, Inclusion, Empathy, Community
Benefits of Playing with Tennessee Soccer Academy
A positive, fun, and competitive environment where all players have the opportunity to develop an even greater love for the game.
An innovative and progressive curriculum designed for player development that is overseen by an experienced, professionally licensed team of leaders.
Access to specialized skills programming, seasonal clinics, summer and winter camps, and tournaments led by professionally licensed staff.
Beautiful facilities professionally maintained offering safe and high-quality environments for all of our players to enjoy the game.
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Online registration is open for the 2023 Fall Recreational Season in Lakeland. The deadline to register has been extended to August 13th with the season beginning on August 28th. The Fall season will be back at the amazing Lakeland Prep Athletic Annex fields with beautiful fields, lights, bathrooms, and much more. Don’t miss out! Register Today!Read More
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