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Boys Junior Academy

Team Lead Coach
2013 Boys Navy Rickie Powers
2013 Boys White Danny Silva
2013 Boys Gray TBA
2012 Boys Navy Hatem Morsy
2012 Boys White Dillon Thornbury
2012 Boys Gray TBA
2011 Boys Navy Cameron Woodfin
2011 Boys White Dalton Healy
2011 Boys Gray Dalton Healy
2011 Boys Nike Kaio DaSilva
2010 Boys Navy Nick Odeny
2010 Boys White Rickie Powers
2010 Boys Gray Danny Silva
2010 Boys Nike Clint Steele

Girls Junior Academy

Team Lead Coach
2013 Girls Navy Dennis Sills
2013 Girls White TBA
2012 Girls Navy Scott Chapman
2012 Girls White Robb Wright
2011 Girls Navy Patrick Winecoff
2011 Girls White Travis Markum
2011 Girls Gray Jen Ireland
2010 Girls Navy Don Maples
2010 Girls White Gary Smith

Chattanooga FC Academy is proud to announce the region’s best coaching staff just got better. Our current staff is expanding to include more highly qualified and successful coaches. Some teams will keep the same coach from last year, while some will change as a natural way to expose players to multiple coaches and styles.

Each team coach will be supported by the Junior Academy Director and Assistant Director.  Some teams will have an assistant coach based on the unique scheduling needs of that team. Because the number of players for Tryouts have significantly exceeded projections, we expect to a couple of teams not currently listed here.

MEET OUR COACHES (U9-U12)

2013 Boys Navy - Rickie Powers
A native of Wednesday, England, Coach Rickie Powers is entering his third year with CFC Academy after moving to Chattanooga from a large club in Boulder, Colorado. He has his USSF “C” License and has coached in New Jersey, Ohio, and England. Powers also serves as the Assistant Director of the Junior Academy, providing oversight to all U9-U10 teams.

2013 Boys White - Danny Silva
Born and raised in the Chattanooga area, Coach Danny Silva has been a part of CFC Academy since its inaugural season in 2012. He grew up playing soccer and his love of the game carried into his family. He has one daughter playing soccer in college and another who’s an All-State High School player in Georgia.

2013 Boys Gray - TBA

2012 Boys Navy - Hatem Morsy
Originally from Egypt, Coach Hatem Morsy played 15 years professionally in the Premier League there. He has his USSF “C” License. This is Morsy’s first season with CFC Academy. He became familiar with the club while coaching as part of NPSL staffs that would come here to play CFC. He was recently an assistant coach for University of Arkansas Rich Mountain.

2012 Boys White - Dillon Thornbury
Coach Dillon Thornbury enters his second season with CFC Academy. He was a four-year NCAA collegiate soccer player at Central College in Iowa. Thornbury then earned his law degree and MBA from the University of Memphis. He and his wife live in North Chattanooga and are expecting their first child soon.

2012 Boys Gray - TBA

2011 Boys Navy - Cameron Woodfin
Coach Cameron Woodfin is a familiar name to any CFC fan. He enters his third season as a CFC Academy coach and is a starter for the CFC pro team. A native of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Cameron played collegiately at East Tennessee State University where he set an NCAA record for assists in one season. In high school, he set a record for 22 goals in one season.

2011 Boys White/2011 Boys Gray - Dalton Healy
A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Coach Dalton Healy begins his third season with CFC Academy. He signed to play collegiately at the University of Memphis after a stellar career in the youth game. Healy led his high school team to a state championship, his club team to two state championships, and was part of the Region III Olympic Development Program pool.

2011 Boys Nike - Kaio DaSilva

2010 Boys Navy - Nick Odeny
A native of Kenya, Coach Nick Odeny was part of the CFC Men’s Team inaugural season in 2009. Coach Odeny played collegiately at Lee University where he later served as an assistant coach. He has his USSF “D” License and has already won one TSSA State Championship with his 2010 Boys Navy team

2010 Boys White - Rickie Powers
A native of Wednesday, England, Coach Rickie Powers is entering his third year with CFC Academy after moving to Chattanooga from a large club in Boulder, Colorado. He has his USSF “C” License and has coached in New Jersey, Ohio, and England. Powers also serves as the Assistant Director of the Junior Academy, providing oversight to all U9-U10 teams.

2010 Boys Gray - Danny Silva
Born and raised in the Chattanooga area, Coach Danny Silva has been a part of CFC Academy since its inaugural season in 2012. He grew up playing soccer and his love of the game carried into his family. He has one daughter playing soccer in college and another who’s an All-State High School player in Georgia.

2010 Boys Nike - Clint Steele

2013 Girls Navy - Dennis Sills
Coach Dennis Sills is a proven specialist when it comes to developing the youngest ages of club soccer. He has his USSF license as well as the NSCAA Youth Diploma. Sills previously served as our Pre-Academy Director as well as the Program Director for Middle Valley a coaching consultation for CFC’s Operation Get Active program.

2012 Girls Navy - Scott Chapman
Recognized for his dedication to creating appropriate learning environments for young players, Coach Scott Chapman is a true teacher of the game. He also serves as head girls varsity coach for Silverdale. Chapman has his NSCAA National Diploma as well as the USSF “D” License. Chapman also serves as Director of the Junior Academy (U9-U12). 

2012 Girls White - Robb Wright
Coach Robb Wright has been coaching club soccer in Chattanooga for more than 30 years. He was part of some of the earliest competitive club teams ever in Chattanooga. He is a TSSA State Championship Coach who has been with CFC Academy since 2013. Wright has his USSF “D” License. Both daughters played soccer in the club before college.

2011 Girls Navy - Patrick Winecoff
Former coach of the CFC Women’s Team, Patrick Winecoff returns to lead the next generation in CFC Academy. Winecoff is currently head varsity coach of 2-time state champion GPS. He’s been a coach at the collegiate level and has won 8 USYS state championships in club soccer. Winecoff has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

2011 Girls White - Travis Markum
A member of the original Pre-Academy IDP staff, Coach Travis Markum has been instrumental to the development of players in the younger ages all over Chattanooga. Markum previously served as President and Director of Coaching for Middle Valley before its merger with CFC. He has his National Youth License, USSF “D” License, and also serves as CFC Academy’s Program Director. 

2011 Girls Gray - TBA

2010 Girls Navy - Don Maples
An exciting addition to CFC Academy, Coach Don Maples has served on the State ODP staffs in Alabama, Florida, and Wyoming as well as Region III ODP Programs. He earned his USSF “B” License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and National GK License. Maples has coached players that went on to the US National Team, ODP, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. 

2010 Girls White - Gary Smith
Originally from Kansas City with coaching stops in Florida, Coach Gary Smith has made a home in the Chattanooga soccer community. He has his NSCAA National Diploma and his USSF License. Smith coached high school soccer in Florida for 15 years after finishing his own playing career in college and the PDL.