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Our Staff

 Professional Coaching Staff
 Club Director of Coaching & Programs
Ben Birdsong
[email protected]
 828-386-1215
 Technical Director of Coaching
Nick Bertaux
[email protected]  828-386-1215
    
 Administrative Staff                                                             
 Executive Director
Rick Suyao
[email protected]
 828-386-1215                           
 Office Manager
Eve Ganley
[email protected]  828-386-1215
 Head Registrar of Players/Teams with NCYSA
Kendra Gould
[email protected] 828-386-1215
 Executive Board of Directors
 President
Caroline Hart
[email protected]
 
 Vice-President
Jason Joyce[email protected] 
 TreasurerStacey Harris[email protected] 
 SecretaryRich Campbell
[email protected] 

  Director of Coaching Ben Birdsong
 
 Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Licenses: 
USSF B & USSF National Youth License
Email:
 
[email protected]

As Technical Director, Birdsong provides professional coaching and serves as our youth tournament director. Originally from Winston-Salem, Birdsong got his start in coaching at HCSA in 2009 while attending Appalachian State University. From 2012-2016 he served as the Women's Head Coach at Shorter University in Rome, GA, and also was the Men's Head Coach for the 2016 season. He also served as a Women's Assistant Coach at Appalachian State in 2011.
   
  Technical Director Nick Bertaux
 
  Hometown: Apex, NC
Licenses: 
Email:
[email protected]

  
   
   Technical Director
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COACH HOMETOWN CERTIFICATION TEAMS
TRAVEL TEAM COACHES  
Wayne Cable
Trey Boggs Greensboro, NC USSF E License  U11B Navy & U15B
Nick Bertaux Apex, NC USSF D License  U12G & U13B Gold
Ben Birdsong  Winston-Salem, NC USSF B License U14G, U14B
Marco Fonseca
Ian Lins
Austin Lubkemann Boone, NC USSF E License  U12B
Jordan Salimedo
     
GOALKEEPER COACHES  
Jake Chasteen Boone, NC USSF F License  
Franklin Joyce Mouth of Wilson, VA USSF F License  
Amy Kolowsky Columbia, SC USSF E License  
Dan Louisignau
 Wilmington, DE  
Heather OstwaltBoone, NCUSSF F License 
U10/U12 ACADEMY COACHES  
Ben BirdsongDirector [email protected]  
 Franklin JoyceMouth of Wilson, VA USSF F License  
Maddie Warren Boone, NC  
Jacob Turner
USSF E License  
Jordan Salamido Raleigh, NC USSF F License  
U8 ACADEMY / HC REC COACHES  
Nick BertauxHC Challenge Soccer Director[email protected] 
Will VossU8 Academy Director[email protected] 
Wisdom Ebirim  USSF F License 
Ian Lins USSF F License 
Sam Taubman  USSF F License 
 Taylor Morton USSF E License 
Sophie Watkins USSF F License 
Thomas Lanner
USSF E License 
Raphael Galliou USSF E License 
Jacob Turner USSF E License 
James Wise
USSF E License 
U6 ACADEMY COACHES  
Jody YoungU6 Academy Director [email protected] 
Skylar Hicks Boone, NC USSF F License  
Heather OstwaltBoone, NC USSF F License  
Sophie Watkins  Boone, NCUSSF F License 
STAFF COACHES  
Brittany Bolick Boone, NC USSF E License  
Jason Kimak Knightdale, NC NSCAA Adv. National Diploma  
Art Rex Pittsburgh, PA
 
Paul Stahlschmidt USSF A License 
Shaun UttersonNewcastle, England   
Our coaching staff boasts experience from all levels of the game including;
current & former HCSA players,
Skylar Hicks, Austin Lubkemann, Jake Chasteen, Franklin Joyce, Heather Ostwalt, Will Voss, Maddie Warren
current & former college players,
Paul Stahlschmidt (App State), Brittany Bolick (Charleston Southern), Jake Chasteen (App State), Jarrett Franklin (App State), Amy Kolowsky (App State), Jason Kimak (Liberty), Chelsea Parker (Mars Hill College), Art Rex (Slippery Rock), Shaun Utterson (UNC-Wilmington), Dan Louisignau (UMBC), Heather Ostwalt (App State)
current & former college coaches,
Ben Birdsong, Brittany Bolick, Amy Kolowsky, Chelsea Parker, Paul Stahlschmidt, Art Rex, Shaun Utterson, Dan Louisignau
college All-Conference players,
Brittany Bolick, Art Rex
college All-American,
Art Rex
current Youth National Team player,
Brooke Bingham
former professional players,
Kevin Arguello, Art Rex, Shaun Utterson
 
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