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Jorge Herrera

 Jorge Herrera started his soccer career in the Colombian youth system of South America.  He also played  professionally in South America and Paraguay for Independiente, Athletico National, Huracan, and  Millionarios.  

 In 2007 Jorge moved to the United States and signed with the Charlotte Eagles, playing 8 seasons and  making over 150 appearances.  In his eight USL seasons, Herrera tallied 53 goals and 29 assists (only the second player to score over 50 goals in USL history). He was named First Team USL Second Division in 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as First Team USL PRO in 2011 and USL PRO All-League Second Team in 2013 and 2014. He was USL league MVP finalist in 2008. 

In 2014 Jorge became the first player signed in the history of the Charlotte Independence. Jorge has played 3 seasons with the Independence and made over 80 appearances scoring 24 goals with 11 assists. In 2017 Jorge Herrera was awarded the 2017 Fans Player of the Year, Goal of the Year, and Moment of the Year for his hat trick against St Louis. He is the current 2nd leading goal scorer in USL history, and widely considered the greatest player Charlotte's soccer history.

In addition to his extensive playing career, Jorge has coached at the college, high school and club level. Jorge has coached Southern Wesleyan University, Charlotte Christian High, and Covenant Day High School. Jorge holds an United Soccer Coaches Association Advanced National Coaching Diploma. 




Nelson Garner


Coach Garner has been involved coaching high school soccer in Union County for 15 years having coached as a varsity girls and boys coach at Piedmont, Cuthbertson and Parkwood High Schools. During his high school coaching career he has won 2 NC state championships and numerous conference championships. In 2012 he was named the 

Greater Charlotte Soccer Gala Boys Coach of the Year.  In 2013 he was named North Carolina 2A State Coach of the Year as well as National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region Girls Coach of the Year.

Coach Garner holds a USSF D License and United Soccer Coaches Association National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma. Garner earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University and Master’s Degree in Soccer Coaching from Ohio University.




Dave Dixon

As a player, Dave was a goalkeeper for the Jackson Chargers of the PDL in 1998, and spent a season in Charlotte with the Eagles in 1997. He played his college soccer at Houghton College, playing in three NAIA National Championship Tournaments. A four-year starter, he was a two-time All-American, two-time All-Region selection, and a three-time All-Conference performer.

After coaching at Roberts Wesleyan College coach Dave was the head coach for the Mississippi Brilla’s PDL team and led their youth club, Mississippi Brilla Juniors as the director of coaching. During his five years at Brilla his team captured three conference championships. In 2010 he was named a finalist for PDL Coach of the Year. Coach Dixon then moved back to Charlotte to coach first with the Eagles, earning 2015 PDL coach of the year in the Eagles’ first season after self-relegating from the USL, and then most recently as the assistant coach of the Charlotte Independent.  During coach Dixon's time in Charlotte he has also served as Charlotte Soccer Academy Director of Coaching for Matthews. 

Dave holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma – Distinguished Pass, NSCAA National Diploma – Distinguished Pass, and an NSCAA Goalkeeper License.



Abbey Frail


Abbey is a North Carolina native, originally from Winston Salem, playing for Twin City Youth Soccer Association, and North 
Carolina Fusions ECNL program in her youth. Frail has spent the last four years playing college soccer at Wingate University, captaining the team for two years. She graduated from the university in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in history and will serve as the Graduate Assistant coach for the bulldogs beginning in November of 2019.

Abbey has been coaching soccer in some capacity since she was 17, beginning as an assistant coach with NC Fusion. After coaching in the NC ODP system and for various school teams throughout college, she joined FCC’s Youth Academy in in 2019. Additionally, she has worked with No1 Soccer Camps for the past 5 years, serving as both a staff coach and goalkeeper director at various sites across the United States. She also possesses a USSF E and D license, as well as a United Soccer Coaches GK Level 1 Diploma.








Harry Crosbee



Native of a Charleston, SC, attended Bishop England High School, won 3 three SC state championships, Captain 2006 and 2007. Attended Wingate University 2007-2011, member of the men’s soccer team. Graduated in 2011 with a BS in Sport Management. Masters of Science Sport Management 2019, Wingate University


Coached at youth, high school, and college level. Current Assistant Coach Wingate University Men’s Soccer. Regional Staff of the year 2019. Currently pursuing USSF “C” License.

 






Zack Tomassili


Zack started his soccer career at the age of 3 in Morocco.  He moved to France to play for the 2nd Division with Olympic Marseilles B. Zack then came to the states an played with the USL & PDL with the Charleston Battery & Harrisburg City Island as a defender. Zack was then an Assistant Coach for Harrisburg City Island's of the PDL. He has also coached both high school and club soccer in Charlotte area.  

Zack  possesses a United Soccer Coaches D license, as well as an AAA fitness license and is currently completing his USC C license.

 


Ryan Harless





Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl


Ryliegh is from Denton, Texas where she played club soccer for FC Dallas ECNL. Ryleigh went on to play in college for Oral Roberts University and finished her senior year as team captain. Ryleigh graduated with a Bachelor's in Sports Managements and is currently working on her Masters in SportsManagement.

Ryliegh has been coaching soccer since February of 2018, beginning as a goalkeeper coach for West Side Alliance.  After a year of working for West Side Alliance she was promoted to Director of GK where she maintained the position until she moved to Charlotte. Ryliegh is currently working on her United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.