Southern States Soccer Club's President is Dr. Rambod Rouhbakhsh. Dr. Rouhbakhsh hails from the U.S. northwest and was a team physician for the Portland Timbers during his time there. A former collegiate player himself, he has two children, Matteo and Henry, playing in the program and is married to his wife Darcy. Dr. Rouhbakhsh is the Director of the Forest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency and the Principal Investigator for MediSync Clinical Research at Hattiesburg Clinic.
Carl is our Director of Player Development and also the head coach of the STARS our National Premier Soccer League team. As a player, Carl was a two-time All-American at William Carey University and also a graduate assistant there before moving on to coach in Spain at La Liga club Sporting Gijon. He returned to the U.S. to take up a coaching role at the MLS New York Red Bulls academy where he was highly regarded. As a player in England, Carl came through the academy system including at Chelsea. After college, he turned down an opportunity to play professionally in Honduras but did play for Chattanooga FC in the NPSL.
Nigel founded Southern States Soccer in 2015. He is Director of Soccer Operations at 3S and also the General Manager of the STARS NPSL team. Carl Reynolds had played for Nigel at William Carey University and they linked up again, encouraged by a strong parental group to establish 3S and The Academy. With investment from the new ownership, our organization has grown exceptionally quickly and strong. Nigel has vast experience as a State Director of Coaching at two different states and as a professional coach both at home in his native Wales and here in the U.S., He also had a successful 12-year coaching career at the college level.
Sid and Wendy Reynolds
Sid and Wendy are a major part of the ownership group of Southern States Soccer Club and are very much hands-on owners. Back in his homeland of England, Sid owned a company that was a custom builder of high-end construction projects and brings his expertise to the construction demands of The Oakes Training Center. Wendy is an experienced office manager and runs the day to day business of the company. Daughter Jade is the Director of Coaching for our girl's program and second son Danny is making his way in the professional game following a successful college career.