Meet our coaches
Carl is our Director of Coaching and Head Coach of the Stars, our NPSL minor league team.
As a player in England, Carl came through the academy system including at Chelsea, Reading, and Swindon. He arrived in the US to play in 2007 and became a two-time All-American at William Carey University. After college, he turned down an opportunity to play professionally in Honduras but did play for the successful Chattanooga FC in the NPSL.
Carl was also a graduate assistant at Carey after playing, 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 with the MLS New York Red Bulls academy where he was highly regarded.
In 2006 he returned to Hattiesburg to become a part of building Southern States Soccer into a regional power both on and off the field.
Cruz Rangel has been a right hand man to Carl for the past few years, developing under his wing.
A past collegiate soccer player who has an eye for talent and the work ethic that is instilled in all of the players that he coaches. He has the vision to keep developing and form a career in the sport.
Romar Smith has been Carl's right hand man since the start of this club was created. Romar is a former collegiate soccer player that has now turned his attention into moulding the players of tomorrow.
Romar has a vast amount of experience due to his playing career, which allows him to pass on that experience to the players of Southern States Soccer Club.
Tony joined the coaching staff to be the Director of Goalkeeping. Tony has played at the professional level and knows what it takes to reach those heights.
Tony's invaluable experience and indispensable work ethic has made him a fan favorite throughout the club.
Clifton played at William Carey University is a leader with our Little Kickers and Pre-Academy program. "Cliffy' is a long-time military man and puts his organization and disciplined approach to good use with our youngest.
One of the benefits of our Academy is the exciting help we get from our guest coaches. From Spain, Inaki assists us by providing logistical help on our European tours and occasionally visits to work with our players here. Inaki is a former professional La Liga player at Sporting Gijon in Spain and a highly regarded coach in his country.
Jade is a former player at the famous Arsenal FC in England. She played collegiately in the US at the University of Charleston SC. Jade heads up our successful girl's program.