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TRIAD ELITE SOCCER CLUB

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Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Kacy Charlton

Director of Coaching/Operations

Email: [email protected].com

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Kacy joined the Triad Elite in August of 2013 as a staff coach and most recently return to club after spending some time at D.C. United in the MLS. At D.C. United, Kacy was the academy coordinator and coached 12u, 15u, 17u, and 19u teams. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but Freeport, Bahamas is home but moved to North Carolina at age 12 to attend middle and high school.

Played club soccer at KSA/PTFC in Kernersville, North Carolina during youth years, then attended and played at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Oklahoma. After college returned home to the Bahamas and help start a boys’ youth soccer program.  Kacy currently holds a National Youth License and C License. 

Kacy was also named Girls Coach of the Year by NCYSA in 2017. 

Kendal Leak

Staff Coach - 12u Boys Black / 13u Boys Red 

Email: [email protected]

 

Kendal is from Winston-Salem, and a recent graduate of Methodist University. Kendal has been playing soccer since the age of 2. I've played for Optimus soccer, Triad Elite, Twin City, Ronald Wilson Reagan High School and Methodist University. He has a variety of soccer experience in coaching ranging from YMCA, Club Classic, Challenge, and University Soccer. 

"My goal for becoming a coach is to teach some fundamentals skills about the game and to ensure players leave the team more enthusiastic about soccer. In addition, I am hoping to keep them advancing into the next program to become better players".
 

Tanner Theriot

Staff Coach - 14u Boys Red 

Email: [email protected]


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Originally from Carencro Louisiana. Attended Bacone College, where he played all of my 4 years there.

Coaching Experience:
OASC OK Arsenal 03G Red (which then change name to) West Side Alliance Arsenal 03G. 2016-2018 
Muskogee Roughers Middle School Boys and Girls, ran both programs for 2 seasons. 2017-2018 
Bacone College women’s Soccer (assistant coach) for the 2017 Season. 
Piedmont International University women’s soccer (assistant coach) 2018-2020 
Impact FC U19 boys for the 2019 Spring Season 
U11 and U12G NC Fusion West Royal  for the 2019 fall-2020 spring season. 
Carolina University Men’s Soccer (assistant coach) 2020-present 

 

Jordan Coponen

Staff Coach - 16u Girls Red 

Email: [email protected]

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Coaching: Jordan minored in coaching at Salem college. She started coaching as an assistant coach at Bishop McGuinness in 2017 and then came to triad elite in the fall of 2018. 

Playing: Jordan began playing club soccer for Central Carolina soccer club at the age of 12. She went on to play as a four year starter at Salem college. She finished her career at Salem as the second leading scorer in the programs history.

Kaitlyn Barbour 

Staff Coach - 18u Girls Red 

Email: [email protected]

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Played four full seasons at Averett University. Served as the captain of the Cougars’ soccer team in 2018, starting in 59 of 65 matches over the course of her career.
 
As an assistant coach at Salem College, Barbour played a key role in the Spirits’ solid 2019 season, which ended with a 12-6-1 mark. Salem won six road games in 2019, tying the 2013 and 2017 units for third-most in a single-season. The Spirits reached the USA South Conference Semifinals.




Brian Collins 

Staff Coach - 16u Boys Black 

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I have played soccer my whole life. I played varsity all four years at Carson highs school, along while playing club for Several local clubs including Lake Norman and Charlotte Soccer Academy. I played college soccer at Piedmont International University where I captained all four years and won athlete of the year my junior year. I played semi-professional soccer in Maryland for the Baltimore Kings. 
 
For coaching, I would focus on being disciplined and never being outworked. As far as what system I would like to play an attacking style while switching the ball to create space in behind, but this will vary on the players and what suits them.


Stef Hamilton 

Staff Coach

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