FC United Staff
U8 Girls –
U9 Girls –
U10 Girls –
U11 Girls – Kris Riemann
U12 Girls – Russ Carothers
U13 Girls –
U14 Girls –
U15 Girls –
U16 Girls –
U17 Girls –
U8 Boys –
U10 Boys – Nathan Powell
U10 Boys – Michelle Jeanfreau
U12 Boys – Tim Bruni
U12 Boys – Jason Rollins
U13 Boys –
U14 Boys –
U15 Boys –
U16 Boys –
U17 Boys –
U18 Boys –
Warren Ardé. Coach Ardé was born in Durban, South Africa. He grew up in the game of soccer at the age of three and played under a professional youth soccer program until the age of eighteen. He is the founder of the International Soccer Clinic USA and has served as its Director of Coaching since 2000. His father, being a professional soccer player and the captain of the national team, worked with Coach Ardé early on and helped establish his love of the game that has kept him heavily involved in the game of soccer both as a player and coach. He was Captain of the William Carey University soccer team from 1990 to 1992 and Captain of the New Orleans Gamblers professional team from 1993 to 1996. He has previously served as Director of Coaching and has coached several different select (Division 1) teams along the Coast. He holds a National C coaching license with the United States Soccer Federation as well as a National Youth coaching license.
Jeff Bruni. Coach Bruni has been involved as player, referee, coach, and administrators within SMSC since its inception in 1978. He actually played on the first select (Division 1) team at SMSC in 1982 winning a state championship. He played on the first varsity team Gulfport High School had during the early beginnings of school soccer on the Coast. Coach Bruni was selected as Captain of the varsity team and also Best Defensive Player. He was a 4-year letterman. He went on to play on several Division 1 teams and within the ODP program. He played collegiately at Millsaps College. He has coached teams at all levels for over 15 years. He has had teams win multiple state championships and multiple state finalists. He was selected as Division 1 Coach of the Year for girls teams in the State of Mississippi in 2009. He currently holds a National D license with the United States Soccer Federation.
Tim Bruni. Coach Bruni has been involved as a player, referee, coach, and administrators within SMSC since its inception in 1978. He actually played on the first select (Division 1) team at SMSC in 1982 winning a state championship. He played on the first varsity team Gulfport High School had during the early beginnings of school soccer on the Coast (Coach Tim was actually in 8th grade then). Coach Tim was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the varsity team as well as Captain and All-South. He was also a 5-year letterman. He went on to play on several Division 1 teams and within the ODP program. He was the first player from the State of Mississippi to be selected to the Region 3 ODP team. He played collegiately at Hartwick University, then a national top 10 Division 1 program, and at Millsaps College. He was selected as All-Conference during his tenure at Millsaps. He has coached teams at all levels for many years. He has coached multiple state championship teams and multiple state finalist teams. He currently holds a National C license with the United States Soccer Federation.
Russ Carothers. Coach Carothers began playing soccer in 1978 in the inaugural season of South Mississippi Soccer Club where he continued to play for different recreational, premier and select teams. He was part of several state championship teams over the course of his 12 years, including playing as a 4-year varsity player for Gulfport High School soccer. During college Russ played for several intramural leagues. After graduating he played in an indoor soccer league in Charlotte, NC. Upon returning to Gulfport, Russ got his Grade 8 referee certification and refereed with the local high school soccer association for 4 years. He has successfully coached at SMSC since 2008 and is currently the coach of the FC UNITED 04 Girls Select Team, Quickshots, and the FC UNITED 06 Boys Select Team, Arsenal. He also serves on the SMSC Board of Directors. He holds a USSA National D Coaching License and a National Youth License.
Fredy Clavijo. Coach Fredy brings a wealth of world-class playing experience and coaching expertise to the second largest Club in the state. Coach Fredy’s experience includes serving as goalkeeper for the Uruguay National Team in U18 and U20. He also played goalkeeper for the Uruguay World Cup/National Team. His vast playing career also includes serving on the following professional soccer teams: Club Atletico Defensor (Uruguay), Club Velez Sarfield (Argentina), Club Atlanta (Argentina), Club Deportes Tolima (Columbia), Club Atletico Bella Vista (Uruguay), and Club National (Uruguay). Coach Fredy also presently serves as a scout for the US National Team. He holds a FIFA International License.
Michelle Jeanfreau. Coach Jeanfreau grew up playing soccer in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and has been involved in soccer since the young age of 5. Her career play began at the recreational level and she began playing select and travel soccer during her teen years. She played on the Olympic Development team throughout her High School years and helped The St. Charles High school Soccer Team win the State Championship in 1992. While in High School she was awarded All-Region honors her sophomore through senior years. She continued to play after high school for the NCAA Division 1 Wright State Raider’s in Dayton Ohio, where she played on a full scholarship. Michelle had a successful career there and was awarded, 2nd team All- Conference (1994), All- Ohio team (1994, 1995), MVP (1994, 1995) and 1st team All- Conference (1995). Michelle was also a 2 year captain for her team and earned the captains award (1995). Michelle was called to try out for the National team in 1996 and became a national pool player. She also played for the Columbus Ziggx in the women’s professional soccer league. Michelle holds her National C license and has coached for Machnik soccer camps (now the No. 1 soccer camp). She has been coaching at SMSC for 4 years and is currently the coach of the U9 Boys Team, Barcelona.
Lee Mayet. Coach Mayet played soccer at Nicholls State University. He has successfully coached recreational soccer for 7 years at SMSC with many top finishes in tournaments. In addition, he has coached 3v3 teams and has been coaching Division II All Star teams at SMSC for two years. Lee is currently the coach for the U12 Boys All Star team. He holds a National E license
Nick Middleton. Coach Middleton grew up playing soccer. Collegiately, he played at Meridian Community College in 1999-2001 and was a member of the 2000 team that won the national championship. He later went on to play at Tennessee Wesleyan College from 2001 -2003 and was a member of the 2001 team that participated in the national tournament. He coached several select (Division 1) teams on the Mississippi Coast from 2007 to 2009. He has also coached the St. Stanislaus Junior High soccer team and was coach of the junior varsity and varsity teams from 2006-2009. He returned to Tennessee Wesleyan College to further his degree and served as Assistant to the women’s soccer program from 2009-2011. He recently came back to the Coast and now again coaches in the St. Stanislaus soccer program. He has one daughter, Mia, who is now 4 years old!
Scott Pepperman. Coach Pepperman (mostly known as “Coach Pep”), graduated from St. Stanislaus (SSC) in 1994. During his 4 years at SSC he helped the Rockachaw’s reach 3 semi-finals and 1 championship game. Coach Pep’s college career started at the University of South Alabama where he was red-shirted on the Jaguars tennis team and started for the Jag’s Shotokan team. In 1996 coach Pep joined Jag’s soccer program, under head coach Roy Patton. After Coach Patton left South Alabama, Coach pep decided to take a chance to play for the Mobile, AL Revelers team. Coach Pep’s coaching career started with select (Division 1) teams in Mobile, Alabama and extended to Davidson High. After a five year career in professional indoor football (Alexandria, LA Rangers/Beaumont, TX Drillers–Montgomery, AL Drillers) Coach Pep continued his soccer coaching career on the Mississippi Coast, coaching several different Division 1 teams. In 2010 Coach Pep started “Real Mississippi,” where he was Director of Coaching. At the end of the 2012 season Coach Pep merged his club with SMSC and FC United, which run on similar principles and club directions. Coach “Pep” quote: “I am honored to have the chance to Coach at FC United. FC United’s view for the future of youth soccer is the same as Real’s direction, so interfacing our programs was a smart decision for our Clubs considering the history and resources of SMSC and FC United. I’m looking forward to helping our Clubs grow into the best on all levels.” Coach Pep serves as the Head Coach for varsity soccer at St. Stanislaus.
Kris Riemann. Coach Riemann has been involved as a player, coach, and administrator within SMSC since 1982. He played on the Harrison Central High School team during the 1980’s. He has coached teams at various levels for over eight (8) years. Coach Riemann has been a member of the SMSC Board for past seven (7) years. He has also served as an International Soccer Academy staff member. He holds an USYSA D Coaching License, and is NSCAA Goalkeeper Training Certified.
Chuck Rollins. Coach Chuck Rollins has been involved with coaching youth soccer with SMSC since 2007, coaching Recreational teams from U-6 through U-10, All-Star teams at U-9, and Select teams at U-10, U-11 and U-12. His teams have made it to the REC State Tournament, won the State Games of Mississippi, and have won multiple tournaments each year, the most successful being the 2014-2015 FC United 03 Boys, who made the finals in 9 of 12 tournaments and won 4. Coach Rollins is a life-long athlete and sports enthusiast. A three-sport letterman, team captain, and holder of several school records in Cross Country and Track in High School in Pennsylvania, Coach Rollins chose to forgo higher-level athletics in favor of accepting a United States Marine Corps ROTC scholarship so that he could attend Texas A&M University and participate in the Corps of Cadets. While there, Coach Rollins won two intramural wrestling championships, and rose to the position of Corps Commander, the highest ranking student position in the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation, Coach Rollins was awarded the Doherty Award as the outstanding military graduate from Texas A&M. He was accepted into the US Navy/Marine Corps Flight Program, and flew the F/A-18 Hornet while serving as the Pilot Training Officer for his squadron. His 9-year career included two deployments to the Far East and graduation from the Marine Corps Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his service on the 2nd Marine Air Wing. Coach Rollins now serves a the SMSC Secretary, and is a Staff Coach for both the Coca-Cola Juniors Soccer Academy and within the FC United Select Program. Coach Rollins holds a USYSA D Coaching License.
Jason Rollins. Coach Rollins grew up on the coast in Gulfport and began playing soccer with SMSC in the late 70’s at the age of six. Coach Rollins transitioned to the D1 competitive program in the mid 80’s and played with the Coke Express under Coach Doug Stovall. Jason attended Harrison Central High School where he was a 4-year Varsity letterman in Soccer and during his time there he was chosen Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, MVP, and Team Captain. In his senior year, Coach Rollins was selected to the Mississippi High School All-Star team and was the sole recipient of the William Winter Award at the State All-Star game. Coach Rollins was Valedictorian of his High School and elected not to pursue soccer in college, instead selecting Texas A&M University to obtain his Mechanical Engineering degree where he graduated Cum Laude while participating in the Corps of Cadets. The Corps is the largest ROTC program in the nation outside of the Service Academies and he was the Commanding Officer of his unit during his senior year in the Corps. Coach Rollins attributes the Corps for helping to develop his physical and mental endurance as well as his communication and leadership skills. Coach Rollins currently coaches two select-level teams, the ’04 Boys and the ’07 Girls, and maintains a USSF D license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He also serves on the South Mississippi Soccer Club’s Executive Board of Directors as a Vice President, responsible for all competitive level soccer including the D1 and D2 programs. Coach Rollins strongly believes that quality coaching should be accessible and affordable and in turn volunteers his time for the teams he coaches, returning all coaching fees back to the parents on his teams. When not coaching soccer, Coach Rollins is a Registered Professional Engineer practicing in the Environmental Engineering field. He is married and blessed with two soccer-obsessed children that keep him busy both on and off the pitch.
Tony Schibeci. Coach Schibeci began playing soccer in South America and Italy. He played professionally for Minerva and Deportivo Anzoguategi, Venezuela from 1980-1884; Oxnard Kickers in Los Angeles, CA from 1993-1996, and C-3 Agano, Napoli Calcio in Italy from 1998-2001. Coach Schibeci has coached numerous Division 1 teams and High School soccer teams in Mississippi for more than 9 years. He presently holds a National C License with the United States Soccer Federation, a National Youth license through the United States Soccer Federation, and an AYSO Intermediate License. He also serves as Regional Director of Coaching for the Pearl River Futbol Club.
Anthony VanCourt. Coach VanCourt began his soccer career here on the coast for South Mississippi Soccer Club (SMSC) at the age of 8. He would continue to play recreationally until the age of 12 when he began playing for the SMSC Coke select team (1993-1996) playing for coaches, Chuck Bringle and Pat Johnston. He played his high school soccer for Coach Eddie Holmes at Long Beach H.S. (1995-1998) where they won four (4) District titles, made two (2) final four appearances, and two (2) quarterfinal appearances prior to the current high school classification system. After high school, Coach VanCourt earned a scholarship to Miss Gulf Coast CC for its first two seasons of competition (1998-1999). He started all but one (1) game in two seasons for the Bulldogs playing for Coach Bary Thrash during which they won a South State Title and recorded an undefeated regular season, both in 1999. In 2000, Coach VanCourt chose to forego a scholarship to play at Mississippi College in order to stay closer to home, and he began his coaching career with South Mississippi Soccer Club in 2004. He holds a D coaching license.
Patrick Wadsworth. Coach Wadsworth grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana playing for the Episcopal School of Acadiana and the Cajun Soccer Club. With two state championships under his belt at age seventeen, he headed for college at the University of South Alabama. He played through college and founded the West Mobile Football Club, which he led to two league titles in the unique position of player/coach. Coach Wadsworth was first attracted to the Mississippi Coast by his beautiful wife Stacy and the Head Coach position at St. John High School, where he coached for 6 years. He coached girls at Biloxi High School for 3 years, helping the Lady Indians to become District Champs and South State Champions twice. He currently works and coaches at Gulfport High School. Coach Wadsworth has devoted his spare time to the children of SMSC and FC United for over a decade. He holds a USYSA D coaching license.