FC United Staff

2015-2016 Coaches

Girls

U8 Girls –

U9 Girls –

U10 Girls –

U11 Girls –  Kris Riemann

U12 Girls –  Russ Carothers

U13 Girls –

U14 Girls –

U15 Girls –

U16 Girls –

U17 Girls –

Boys

U8 Boys –

U9 Boys-

U10 Boys – Nathan Powell

U10 Boys – Michelle Jeanfreau

U11 Boys-

U12 Boys – Tim Bruni

U12 Boys – Jason Rollins

U13 Boys –

U14 Boys –

U15 Boys –

U16 Boys –

U17 Boys –

U18 Boys –

STAFF COACHES

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.

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