Growing up, I always knew I was going to be a professional footballer. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a very supportive family, top class players, and some of the best coaches in the state of Georgia. Unfortunately, due to instability at the club level, my desire to play at the highest level was diminishing along with my confidence on the field. At the age of 17, after turning down the opportunity to play Division I, I assumed that my soccer days were behind me. I took a year off from the sport before realizing how big of a mistake I had made. Thankfully, my high school was looking for a new coach!
At the age of 19, I took an assistant coaching job and was named the head goalkeeper trainer of the entire boys and girls programs. Four years later, one of my goalkeepers broke the school record for most career shutouts! During this time, we also had two goalkeepers named men's MVP. My goalkeepers were graduating now though, and at the age of 23 I realized I was at a point where I had to make a career choice- do I want to continue coaching or should I pursue something else? I made the choice, that while I still wanted to continue to coach, I needed a slight change. At the beginning of 2018, I decided that while I was still going to coach high school, I wanted to start my own training academy! It has been an incredible experience and I have loved getting to help kids as young as 6 years old all the way up to players who currently represent the United states at the international level.
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