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Coaches of Coast FA
Coach Donna Anderson Coach Carl Clark  Brandon Michaels Coach Kristen Risher
Coach Swavek Apanowicz Coach Cora Cunningham Coach Aaron Miller Coach Ben Schoen
Coach Joel Banta Coach Jimmy Deane Coach Ross Morgan Coach Thomas Tamale
Coach Joel Barber Coach Callie Dennis Coach Paul Morin Coach Karl-Erik Thorsen

Coach Robert Bass  

Coach  Curtis Freeman Coach Jason Mueller Coach Chris Trimby
Coach Luis Brennes Coach Joshua Long Coach Madi Owens Coach John Weaver
Coach Stepheney Burnett Coach China Maja Coach Pat Piscitelli Coach Max Weston
    Coach Donnie Price  Coach Justin Wolf
       
       
       

Ross Morgan 

Coach:

Ross Morgan

 
Team Name: Director of Coaching  
Hometown: Pontypridd, Wales  
Playing Background: Club, County, High School, College
Coaching License: FA Prelim, UEFA C,B,A, SAQ
Education:

University of the West of England

Favorite Team: Manchester United, Cardiff City
Favorite Player Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and John Charles                               
Fun Fact: A surprisingly good cook 
Email: ross@coastfa.com       
Phone: 843-340-6062

 

Joel Banta

Coach:

Joel Banta

 
Team Name: Director of Coaching  
Hometown: Pawleys Island, SC  
Playing Background: Coastal Soccer Waccamaw High School, Coastal Carolina University 95-98
Coaching License: USSF National C
Education:

Coastal Carolina Universty BS Sports Management

Favorite Team: Liverpool FC
Favorite Player Steven Garrard                               
Fun Fact: Loves to Surf and travel to find great waves!! 
Email: Joel@Coastfa.com      
Phone: 843-458-2558
 
 

China Maja  

Coach: China Maja  
Team Name: Coast 97 Red  
Hometown: South Africa  
Playing Background:

Coach China holds a USSF “D” Coaching license. He is originally from South Africa, where he played both Professionally and National representing his country in the Junior World Cup. He played college soccer at Coastal Carolina University, helping lead the Chants to an NCAA Nationals in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. During his final year, he became part of the men and women’s soccer programs in training the players at Coastal Carolina University. Upon his graduation, China became heavy involved in soccer. He worked as a staff member during the ODP Region III camp in the summer of 2007. He currently serves as a Head Coach with CoastFA and as a Co-Founder and Director of KICKOFF SOCCER ACADEMY. Last year he served as the Assistant Coach at Coastal Carolina Men’s soccer where they were crowned Champions in the Big South Conference. He also coaches individual and small group training sessions throughout the Grand Strand.

Coaching License: USSF "D"
Education:

Holds undergrad from Coastal Carolina University and Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Favorite Team: Arsenal
Favorite Player Ronaldiho
Fun Fact: Remember its just a game, have fun playing.
Email: China@Chinamaja.com  
Phone: 843-246-4989  

Robert (RJ) Bass 

Coach:

Robert (RJ) Bass

 
Team Name: Coast 00 Crush   
Hometown: Bel Air, MD  
Playing Background: BSC Predators, NC Wesleyan College, Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Coaching License: State D
Education:

Bachelor Exercise Science

Favorite Team: Manchester United
Favorite Player Paul Scholes                                 
Fun Fact: Caps with USA U-19 National Rugby Team
Email: rbass11@aol.com       
Phone: 443-655-4118

Jason Mueller 

Coach:

Jason Mueller

 
Team Name: Coast Fa 96 Red  
Hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL  
Playing Background: Univ of North Alabama
Coaching License: State E
Education:

Univ of North Alabama

Favorite Team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Player Roberto Carlos                                 
Fun Fact: This is my 20th year coaching either high school or club soccer
Email: muellerjason@yahoo.com       
Phone: 256-627-8369

Pat Piscitelli 

Coach: Pat Piscitelli  
Team Name: Coast FA 99 and Myrtle Beach Mutiny   
Hometown: Old Bridge New Jersey  
Playing Background: Mars Hill University and USL Pro South Carolina Shamrocks 
Coaching License: National diploma, gk level 1,2,3 
Education:

MBA Wingate University 

Sports management Mars Hill University
Favorite Team: Manchester United, New York Red Bulls and Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Favorite Player Tim Howard                                 
Fun Fact:  
Email: pp@mbmutiny.com OR patpisca@aol.com  
Phone: 843-424-1574  

  

Curtis Freeman 

Coach: Curtis Freeman  
Team Name: Coast 06 Girls Red   
Hometown: Myrtle Beach  
Background:            

Playing: Youth Club and Socastee High School. Played Adult league here, Columbia, San Francisco and Laguna Beach.

Coaching: 28 years coaching youth, high school, club, semi-pro (Chicago Breeze) and College (Univ. of California Berkeley Women's Assistant). Coaching girls and women since 1993. Have won several State Championships, been involved in ODP and have helped tons of kids reach their goal of playing in college. Founder of Champions in Training Camps and Showcase Teams.

Coaching License: NSCAA National Diploma, Youth National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma, USSF "D"
Education:

Socastee HS, USC- Coastal and University of South Carolina

Favorite Team: UNC Women's Soccer
Favorite Player Messi                                 
Fun Fact: If I am not on the soccer field, I am probably surfing!
Email: curtisfreeman@gmail.com  
Phone: 843-503-3209  

 

John Weaver

Coach: John Weaver  
Team Name: Coast 02 Girls Red   
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background: Grew up with OSSOC (Original Coast FA) and traveled to Europe, Canada, and all over the USA to play. Played 4 years of varsity soccer at Myrtle Beach High School with Coach Joel Banta as Head Coach. Played 1 year of soccer at Coastal Carolina University. Remains active in the soccer community with local leagues, pick-up games, and personal trainings.
Coaching License:  
Education:

Bachelor’s Degree from Coastal Carolina University

Favorite Team: Barcelona 
Favorite Player Messi                          
Fun Fact: I'm also a Licensed and practicing Real Estate Agent
Email: JohnWeaver@Oceanfrontguru.com  
Phone: 843-254-1598

Cora Cunningham 

Coach: Cora Cunningham  
Team Name: Coast 02 Girls Red   
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC  
Playing Background: Grew up playing Coast FA and with other club teams. 4 years Varsity soccer at Socastee High School. Recruited for college soccer but couldn't play due to ankle surgery. 
Coaching License:  
Education:

Socastee High School. Coastal Carolina Student

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona 
Favorite Player Van Persie                                
Fun Fact: I'm a speed reader. Like super fast.
Email: cjcunning@coastal.edu   
Phone: 843-997-0673

 

Ben Schoen

Coach: Ben Schoen  
Team Name: Coast 02 Black   
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio  
Playing Background: Youth Club (Central Ohio), High School, Adult Leagues (Cincinnati, Myrtle Beach)
Coaching License: USSF "D"
Education: B.A. English Literature (University of Cincinnati, 1992); M.A. English Literature (The Citadel, 2007)
Favorite Team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Player Bastian Schweinsteiger
Fun Fact: Just finished 17th season coaching Waccamaw High School soccer 
Email: poteacher14@yahoo.com OR bschoen@gcsd.k12.sc.us  
Phone: 843-450-1878  

 

Donnie Price

Coach: Donnie Price  
Team Name: Coast 02 Red  
Hometown: Myrtle Beach  
Playing Background:  
Coaching License: USSF C
Education:  
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona
Favorite Player Lionel "Leo" Messi
Fun Fact: Accomplished Musician/Guitar Songwriter                                                   
Email: donprice.us@gmail.com  
Phone:

843-855-5176

 

 

Brandon Michaels   

Coach: Brandon Michaels  
Team Name: Coast 03 Black   
Hometown: Green, OH  
Playing Background: Green FC, Green High School, Wembley United FC
Coaching License: State E
Education: The Ohio State University
Favorite Team: Liverpool FC
Favorite Player Steven Gerrard                              
Fun Fact: I am a huge music fan. I have attended over 100 concerts with artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Pearl Jam to The Black Keys.
Email: Mbsc22@gmail.com  
Phone: 843-450-1366  

Swavek Apanowicz

Coach: Swavek Apanowicz  
Team Name: Coast FA 03 Red  
Hometown:

Szczecin, Poland

 
Playing Background: Played for Colonie High School. All time leading goal scorer and assist leader. All state 3 years in a row. Played collegiately for Coastal Carolina University. Played professionally for myrtle beach seadawgs for 3 years that also included small stints with reading rage,milwaukee wave and buffalo blizzards in the major indoor soccer league way back in the day.
Coaching License: State E
Education:

Bachelor of science from Coastal Carolina 

Favorite Team: Man United
Favorite Player Ronaldo
Fun Fact: I eat pizza everyday!                          
Email:

Swavek11@aol.com

 
Phone:

843-372-9060

 

Thomas Tamale 

Coach: Thomas Tamale  
Team Name: Coast 01 Red  
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda  
Playing Background: Played at different levels in Uganda for over 17years, on scholarships in high school and college.
Player for Miracle FC, SOA FC, Mutundwe Lions FC at the regional level then with Top Tv FC in the super league (top level). Currently am with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny FC for the 2nd season.
Coaching License: Beginners certificate under FUFA (Uganda), coached different age groups under Sports Outreach Ministry for 8 years as a missionary. Used soccer and the gospel to get kids off streets in the slums of Kampala. Coached Lungujja united a regional level team for 2 years in Rubaga division.
In the USA,I earned a Junior level V under NSCAA(PA)also E license under SCYS(SC). Been with COASTFA since 2013.
Education: Architectural draftmanship - Kyambogo University(Uganda).
Favorite Team: Chelsea FC
Favorite Player Andrea Pirlo(Juventus, Italy)
Fun Fact:   
Email: ttfunsoccer@gmail.com  
Phone: 843-283-7816  

  

Aaron Miller  

Coach: Aaron Miller  
Team Name: Coast FA 05   
Hometown: Martinsburg, West Virginia  
Playing Background: 25 years - club, high school, college club, Myrtle Beach Mutiny Reserves, and various mens leagues. 
Coaching License: National E
Education: Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Advertising, Minor in Communications from West Virginia University
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona
Favorite Player Leo Messi (only because Max Weston doesn't play for Barcelona)
Fun Fact: Movies are my second love 
Email: aaronm06@yahoo.com  
Phone: 304-582-8423  

Madi Owens  

Coach: Madi Owens  
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Karl-Erik Thorsen  

Coach: Karl-Erik Thorsen  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Stockholm, New Jersey   
Playing Background: Played Rec., 2 years Middle School, 4 years High school, 2 years college. Still play in rec. leagues and pick up games. 
Coaching License: USSF "E"
Education: Wallkill Valley RHS, Coastal Carolina University.
Favorite Team: Arsenal FC  
Favorite Player: Thierry Henry
Fun Fact: Going to school to become a teacher, love history and math. 
Email: kthorsen7@gmail.com  
Phone: 973-907-6503 

  

Paul Morin

Coach: Paul Morin  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Westfield, MA.  
Playing Background: Youth soccer, MA. Adult soccer, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica.
Coaching License: USSF C
Education: Undergraduate and MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Favorite Team: BPL - Liverpool; MLS - Sporting KC
Favorite Player Pele
Fun Fact: Enjoy mountain climbing and competing in endurance races such as Tough Mudder
Email: pm4ace@gmail.com  
Phone: 617-970-8055  

 

Carl Clark
Coach: Carl Clark  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Patchogue, NY  
Playing Background: LIJSL, NY ODP, NCAA Division I at Hartwick College, NY
Coaching License: State D
Education: Bachelors Science Biology
Favorite Team: The Winning ONE!
Favorite Player Ross Morgan
Fun Fact: Loves music
Email: CCLARKCOASTFA@GMX.COM  
Phone: 843-333-0120  

 

 Justin Wolf

Coach: Justin Wolf  
Team Name:

Coast 06 Black

 
Hometown: Pasadena, Maryland  
Playing Background: Played for Nationally Ranked Baltimore Bays during youth. Selected to Maryland All-State team as a senior in High School. Played 4 years at North Carolina Wesleyan College, selected First Team All Conference as a senior. Also played the last two season with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny.
Coaching License: Currently holds a National E License, looking to go for higher Licenses in the near future. 
Education:

Business Administration/ Accounting Major from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Favorite Team:

Manchester United

Favorite Player Max Weston followed closely by Nemanja Vidic and Cristiano Ronaldo
Fun Fact:

Huge Xbox nerd and a shark on the poker table.

Email: justinwolf@comcast.net  
Phone: 443-481-8774  

 

Donna Anderson

Coach: Donna Anderson  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Greensboro, NC  
Playing Background: UNC-Chapel Hill, 3 time National Champions
Coaching License: State C
Education: BA Speech Communications
Favorite Team: LA Galaxy
Favorite Player Alex Morgan with the Portland Thorns and the US National Team                                
Fun Fact: Competed in the 2004 Olympic Marathon Championships                          
Email: micropogon2@hotmail.com  
Phone: 843-833-0112  

  

Chris Trimby
Coach: Chris Trimby  
Team Name: Coast 97 White  
Hometown: Southampton, England  
Playing Background: High School
Coaching License: USSF D
Education: Lander University
Favorite Team: Southampton "Saints"
Favorite Player Ricky Lambert
Fun Fact: Son’s Brandon and Matthew have been at Coast FA and carrying on the Trimby soccer tradition
Email: christrimby@yahoo.com  
Phone: 843-602-5921  

  

Jimmy Deane
Coach: Jimmy Deane  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Leeds, England  
Playing Background: Started playing at age 6 and moved "in-between the sticks" around the age of 9-10. Played predominantly for local team, Garforth Rangers, up until moving to America in November, 2012. Played for youth academies at professional teams, Leeds United and Middlesbrough and at County Level. Played Rugby and Cricket through College. Now play for Myrtle Beach Mutiny. Started Coaching in schools in England as a teacher in 2010.
Coaching License: Uk coaching awards in Soccer, Rugby, Field Hockey, Swimming, Softball. Booked for E Coaching License in August 2013 and intend on gaining higher levels.
Education: Undergraduate, Sports and Exercise Science (BS) at York st. John University, England.
Favorite Team: Leeds United
Favorite Player Favorite current player is Joe Hart, but have always respected Brad Friedel - has the record for most consecutive appearances in the Premier league (310 games) spanning from May 15th 2004 - October 7th 2012. His secret... Yoga!
Fun Fact: I have metal in my face! After getting a knee to the face whilst playing soccer. I had to have metal plates placed around my cheek and eye to repair my orbital lobe which was fractured in 3 places! Still had the ball in my hand though...
Email: jimmydeane09@gmail.com  
Phone: 843-957-3429  

  

Max Weston
Coach: Max Weston  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Columbus, OH  
Playing Background: Indiana University ’07-09’ Bowling Green State University ’09-’11, Myrtle Beach Mutiny 2012-13
Coaching License:  
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BGSU ’11)
Favorite Team: Arsenal FC (Eng)
Favorite Player Andres Iniesta
Fun Fact: Loves Golf
Email: mtweston10@gmail.com  
Phone: 614-551-2275  

  

Callie Dennis
Coach: Callie Dennis  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Pawleys Island, SC  
Playing Background: High School Varsity 4 years, Club Soccer at College of Charleston                               
Coaching License: Currently working on Class E
Education: BS Exercise Science
Favorite Team: Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Favorite Player Clint Dempsey
Fun Fact: I love to travel and spent 3 weeks in Kenya when I was 16
Email: cndennis11@gmail.com  
Phone: 843-340-5471  

  

Kristen Risher
Coach: Kristen Risher  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Auburn, NY  
Playing Background: I played for many rec and travel teams in New York, Florida, and Alabama. I was selected for the Alabama U-18 state team and Alabama All- Star team while in high school. Played one year in college at University of Alabama before sustaining a knee injury. I have coached U6 and U8 rec for the last 4 years at CoastFA.                               
Coaching License:  
Education:  
Favorite Team:  
Favorite Player Mia Hamm
Fun Fact: When I’m not at the soccer fields you can always find me water-skiing down the waterway.
Email: kristenrisher@icloud.com  
Phone: 843-467-7444  

  

 Joel Barber
Coach: Joel Barber  
Team Name:    
Hometown: East Aurora, NY  
Playing Background:

Helped lead his club team to two premier state championships before playing collegiately at Houghton College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998. While there, he helped the squad to three NAIA National Tournament appearances and a National ranking as high as No. 3.

Coaching License:

NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma as well as a National Goalkeeping Diploma.Coach Joel settled in Myrtle Beach after serving as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer program at St. Bonaventure University. While there, he helped the Bonnies to a No. 12 national ranking (NCAA Division 1). Prior to that, he spent two years at his alma mater, Houghton College, working as an assistant soccer coach. He also served as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University for three years.

Education:

Masters degree in Education,Houghton College

Favorite Team:  
Favorite Player  
Fun Fact:  
Email: jbarber@horrycountyschools.net  
Phone: 843-655-2979  

 

Joshua Long

Coach: Joshua Long  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Cortland, OH  
Playing Background: High School, Coastal Carolina Club Soccer Team                         
Coaching License:  
Education: Coastal Carolina University Senior, majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
Favorite Team:  
Favorite Player Tim Howard
Fun Fact: Loves Country Music
Email: LongGK3@yahoo.com  
Phone: 843-465-2862  

  

 

Stepheney Burnett

Coach: Stepheney Burnett  
Team Name:    
Hometown: Mohawk, NY  
Playing Background: She started her soccer career at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, NY where she was named an All-America Selection for the NSCAA (2004) & NJCAA (2003) and was also named the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2003. She transferred to Coastal Carolina University where she played Division 1 soccer for the last two years of her soccer career.
Coaching License: SCYSL E
Education: Associates in Physical Education from Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer, NY). Bachelors in Physical Education at Coastal Carolina University (Myrtle Beach, SC). Masters in Sports Science Sports Coaching from United States Sports Academy (Daphne, Alabama)
Favorite Team: Coast FA 01GRed (U12 girls team)
Favorite Player Tobin Heath
Fun Fact: My favorite TV show is I Love Lucy
Email: StepheneyBurnett@gmail.com  
Phone: 315-717-7266  
  

  Coach Luis Brenes

Coach: Luis Fernando Brenes  
Team Name: Coast 04 Red  
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica  
Playing Background: Played for Saprissa from 1987-1990 (most famous team of Costa Rica)
Coaching License: E and D License
Education: University of Costa Rica
Favorite Team: Deportivo Saprissa
Favorite Player Keyor Navis and Joel Cambell
Fun Fact: Loves to play racquet ball
Email: fbrenes55@yahoo.com  
Phone: 843-907-5456

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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