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HEAD COACH AND PRESIDENT

Brent Martin - U19 Boys Head Coach

Coaching Credentials:
- US Soccer "D" Licensed Coach
- NSCAA "National" and "Advanced National Diploma" License
- Varsity Head Coach of St Pauls High School Boys/Girls (9 years)
- 2009 Three Rivers Conference "Coach of the Year"
- 2018 1st Ever Robeson County Soccer "Coach of the Year"
 

The St. Pauls Soccer Association Inc. and Elite Academy FC President and Director of Coaching is Coach Brent Martin, the boys/girls varsity coach at St. Pauls High School.

Head Coach Martin has been coaching soccer since 2007, and has spent his entire coaching career helping to build the SPHS Boys and Girls soccer programs from the ground up.  After leading the boys soccer team to the highest winning percentage at SPHS in the Fall of 2014, Martin has now amassed a 44-48-2 overall record at the school and has featured in the NCHSAA State Playoffs on 3 different occasions with his teams.

Martin played his high school soccer at Lumberton Sr. High School, and spent his college career at UNCW where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry.  Rediscovering his love for soccer in 2007, Martin returned to the game as a volunteer youth coach.  Since then he hasn't been able to let the game go.  An avid Liverpool fan, if not the biggest, Martin is totally immersed in the game of soccer.  With this Academy he is looking to build the St. Pauls High School's soccer program to one that will be well respected for many reasons on the state level.

Martin is an active member of the Coaching Community as he is the NC Soccer Coaches Association's 2A Region 6 Regional Chairman, and also a member of both US Coaches Association and Sanctioning bodies.

Martin in July of 2014 earned his US Soccer National "E" License and also this past summer in Raleigh NC earned his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) "National Diploma".  This summer Martin also completed his USSF (US Soccer) "D" License and in January of 2016 completed his NSCAA "Advanced National Diploma" course after receiving the Bill Holleman Fund Scholarship.


HEAD COACH AND VICE PRESIDENT

William Garcia-Morel - U17 Boys Head Coach

Coaching Credentials
- over 3 years experience as the Head Coach at Red Springs High School
- over 10 years playing experience

Elite Academy FC would like to welcome Will Garcia-Morel to our program as the Vice President of our program.  

William will be taking over the Vice President role, along with the Director of Player and Coaching recruitment role at our school.  Will currently works at UNCP in admissions, and will be bring his wealth of knowledge of the game of soccer to the players in our program.

Will also speaks fluent Spanish and will be acting as our liaison to the Hispanic community in our area, making it easier for parents to get involved and stay in the loop, as well as helping parents/volunteers navigate their way through our program.

After 3 years of high school coaching at Red Springs High School, Garcia will also be looking to help bridge the gap between St Pauls and Red Springs and offer one great opportunity for all the kids and players in our area under one tremendous umbrella developed solely with player development in mind.

We would like to welcome our new Vice President, his wife, and his children to our program and can't wait to see what William will be bringing to the table for the U17 boys he will be head coaching.


HEAD COACH AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Travis Wilson - U17 and U19 Assistant Coach

Coaching Credentials
- over 4 years experience as the Head Coach at Red Springs High School
- over 10 years playing experience

Elite Academy FC would like to also welcome the current Red Springs High School Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Coach, Travis Wilson, to our program. 

For the 2019 season and beyond, Travis will be working alongside all of us here at Elite Academy FC to help develop the recreation, middle school aged, and upper level travel soccer programs.

With a great amount of high level coaching experience, Travis will look to contribute his experience to the program as well as guide our girls programs and much more.  

Wilson has done a great job at Red Springs HS leading both the boys and girls sides over the least few years, and we are looking to help continue to bridge the gap between our communities by working alongside the HS Coach to help develop some of the greatest teams, and quality training, that our area has to offer.  We believe that through working together with Coach Wilson, we will be better able to provide the best possible platform, and experience to all our players.

We are looking forward to a great 2019 working alongside Coach Wilson and helping to bring his players and his teams along with the St Pauls players to create some great, and successful programs through the merger of our areas.

Elite Academy FC

2180 McMillan Ave 
Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Phone : 910-616-3872
Email : [email protected]
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