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Jorge Herrera - Director

 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. 

Dave Dixon - USL Director

  Dave Dixon comes to FCC with over 24 years of coaching experience at all levels of the game from youth to the professional level, most recently as the Assistant Coach of the Charlotte Independence of the USL Championship league.

Before his time with the Independence, Dixon coached in the USL Championship League with Indy Eleven, and the Charlotte Eagles as an assistant coach, going to the Finals in 2013. He also spent time coaching in USL League 2 with both the Charlotte Eagles and Mississippi Brilla FC. Dixon was named USL League 2 Coach of the Year in 2015, and won the USL League 2 National Championship in 2017.

Dixon started his coaching career at the college level and has experience coaching across the college spectrum including small NAIA colleges and  DI Universities. As a player Dixon was an All-American goalkeeper at Houghton College (NY), and played professionally for the Charlotte Eagles in the USL. He has coaching qualifications from both US Soccer (B License), and the United Soccer Coaches Association (Premier).

Juan Villegas - Technical/Rec Director & GK Director

 Coach Villegas grew up playing soccer in Colombia where he played keeper on the same youth team as Jorge Herrera. He continued his playing career at the professional level where he played for over 10 years in Colombia and Argentina. After his playing career ending he took on the role of Sports Director for CD Fair Play in Bogota, Colombia where he worked for 3 years. After his time with CD Fair Play in Colombia Juan moved to the United States to take the role of Director of Coaching for FC Boca Predators in Boca Raton, FL where he has worked for over 5 years.

Juan holds a United Soccer Coaches Association National Diploma , Advanced National Diploma, and Premier Coaching Diploma. He also holds a coaching license from ATFA (Argentina), a Goalkeepers Certification from AER (Arqueros en Red),  and has coached in over 20 championship matches at the national and international level.

Lisa Buckley -  Youth Director

Lisa Buckley joins FCC to serve as our new Girls Director of Coaching. In addition to serving as Girls Director Lisa will be coaching the 2009 and 2011 girls teams. Lisa has been a collegiate head Coach for the last 15 years at two different Universities and has a total of 18 seasons of experience coaching at the college level.  She is coming to us from Emory and Henry University in Virginia where she helped the program transition from DIII to DII.  During her time coaching at Milligan University she amassed over 100 wins and coached 51 All-Conference performers, including one league offensive and defensive player of the year. She was named the 2010 AAC Coach of the Year by her peers.
    Previous to coaching at Milligan, Lisa served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Loras (Iowa) College. She was part of a string of five straight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and five consecutive berths to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

    As a player, Lisa was a three-year starter for the Buffaloes. She helped Milligan win three straight AAC Championships, a NAIA Region XII title and a spot in the 2001 NAIA National Tournament.  Before coming to Milligan Lisa played for the National Women’s Football Academy of England.  Coached by former England National Team Coach Ted Copeland.  She was 1 of 25 players selected for the prestigious program.  She also played for famous club Sheffield Wednesday.
    Lisa graduated from Milligan in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in human performance and exercise science and earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Loras.  She also holds a Coaching Certifications from US Soccer and the United Soccer Coaches National Diploma, she is a continual learner and always trying to grow and expand her coaching knowledge and improve player development of the teams that she coaches.

Josh Kremers - Boys Director

    Josh Kremers joins FCC  to serve as our new Boys Director of Coaching.  In addition to serving as Boys Director Josh will be coaching the 2009 and 2011 Boys teams in 2022. Josh comes to us from Indy Eleven Professional Soccer in Indianapolis, IN where he served at the Director of Youth Development.  His inaugural Indy Eleven USL Academy Team were crowned 2021 USL Academy Champions, beating Queensboro FC in the final 3-0.   Kremers was responsible for building and developing all aspects of Indy Eleven’s USL Academy program and their local club partnership programs to identify talent for the program.    
In addition to the Academy he was also responsible for player identification models for the USL Professional Team and W League Women’s Team.  During the time he also coached several age groups in their Academy Program including the 08 age group at the USL Academy Cup.  Kremers also has collegiate coaching experience at both Indiana Wesleyan University and Olivet Nazarene University.  In 2017 Josh was an Assistant Coach at the Charlotte Eagles under Head Coach Dave Dixon as they won the USL2 National Championship.
    As a player, Josh was a three-year starter for Messiah College. He was an integral part of the the program as a defender and helped Messiah win 3 National Championships in his 4 year career.  Josh also featured for the Charlotte Eagles in the USL before retiring and pursuing a coaching career.
    Josh graduated from Messiah College in PA and earned an MBA form Olivet Nazarene University.   He also holds Coaching Certifications from US Soccer and the United Soccer Coaches Association, and is currently finishing the B License Course.

Langdon Roscoe - Coach

At the professional level, Roscoe started all 12 games he played for the FC Rangers, a member of the Caribbean Premier League.