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Brad Wylde
Executive Director

 
As Executive Director, Wylde oversees the player development, guidance and coaching responsibilities for all children under the CSA soccer program. 
Wylde joined the former South Charlotte Soccer Association as Executive Director in 2005 and has grown the organization from a thirty team club to over 190 teams competing in all levels of play. In 2008 and 2009, Wylde coached the club’s first US Youth Soccer Regional Championship team and took the team to back-to-back Regional Championships and two appearances in the USYS National Championships.

Wylde is an associate National Staff instructor under the National Coaches Association of America, teaching state, regional and advanced regional courses in the Southeast Region. He is also a former NC Olympic Development state team coach.

Wylde has been influential in the growth of youth soccer in and around the Charlotte area, having created a club that now has a presence in several counties around Charlotte. Charlotte Soccer Academy is one of only two organizations in NC and SC to offer all levels of play available under the US Youth Soccer structure.  In addition to the successes on the field, Wylde oversees the day to day operations and business sector of the Club.  He has connected some of the cities’ most reputable corporations to CSA through CSA's Sponsorship program.

Wylde was a standout player at Catawba College and an NSCAA All American; he was a 5 year professional player with the Charlotte Eagles, SC Shamrocks, and Carolina Dynamo. Following his playing career, Wylde served as Assistant college coach at Catawba while obtaining his MBA. 

Wylde is fully qualified under the NSCAA, UEFA B license and in 2012 completed his UEFA A license through the Union of European Football Associations which is one of the highest coaching awards in the world.
Mark Thornton
Director of Operations

 
Thornton is a native of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, having relocated to the US in 2000. As a young player, he played with Sunderland AFC and Ipswich Town. In 2000, he received a scholarship to play soccer at Appalachian State University (ASU). Thornton was a four-year starter, a two-year captain and All-Southern Conference and All-South selection during his career at ASU.

After graduation from ASU, Thornton was hired in 2004 as Technical Director of Coaching for Concorde Fire Soccer Club in Atlanta, GA. During his 4 years with the club, he also became Director of Coaching for Academy (U9–U12 boys and girls) and also Director of Girls U13–U18. 
In 2008, Thornton was hired by South Charlotte Soccer Association as a Director of Coaching. He is also an assistant coach for the North Carolina ODP program. Thornton currently holds his USSF "A" License.

Steve Gummer
Director
USSDA Boys Program


 
A native of England, Steve played English semi-pro soccer for more than ten years, and spent fifteen months with Switzerland’s FC Vernier. He has also coached within youth academies attached to several professional clubs in England and Switzerland, including the English FA School of Excellence.

Steve originally came to the US as a staff coach with International Soccer USA and progressed to National Camp Coaching Director. Prior to being named USSDA Boys Director at CSA, he was the Executive Director of Coaching at Smyrna Soccer Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to the position at Smyrna SC, he spent fourteen years at Cobb FC before taking a key role in the forming of Southern Soccer Academy, a club formed by the merging of four Atlanta-based clubs and was very inspirational in the SSA partnership program with Chelsea FC from the English Premier league. He served as the Director of Coaching at Cobb FC, then Director of Soccer at the newly formed SSA, followed by holding the Technical Director position.

Steve has served as a GA ODP Head Coach, a US Club id2 scout, and a USL Super Y National Camp Staff Coach.

Steve Holds a Current UEFA “B” and a USSF “A” License, and is a Coerver Coaching Licensee, and a Youth Diploma Instructor.

Over the years, Steve's teams have enjoyed great successes on the State, Regional and National stages. Players benefit not only from his coaching, but also from his long term relationships with colleges and coaches across the US which help student-athletes continue their careers in college.

Philip Poole
Director
USSDA Girls Program
Goalkeeping Program


 

Richard Butler
Director
CSA Youth Academy Boys & Girls


 
Butler is a native of London, England, and relocated to the United States in 1987, having received a scholarship to play soccer at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) where he was a four year starter and two year captain of the team. Butler graduated from UAB in 1992 and moved to Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the Director of Coaching for the Williamsburg Soccer Club from 1992 until the summer of 2006. During his time there he took the club from four travel teams to a full service club offering programs for four year olds to Under 23 players and older with their Premier Development League team, the Williamsburg Legacy. From 2001-2006 Butler also served as the head coach of the Legacy reaching the playoffs in five of the six years he was in charge.

Butler holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Diploma (NSCAA) and in 2007 was named a National Staff coach for the NSCAA.
Patrick Daka
Director
Technical Development Program

 

Daka was invited to join the coaching staff at the now Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA) in 2004 (formerly South Charlotte Soccer Academy), and has gained considerable experience coaching both boys and girls teams up to the Classic level. His teams have been successful in nationally ranked tournaments.
Daka is the Assistant Men’s Coach of USL-Pro League’s Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club and a former Eagles player. He played professionally for 17 years beginning as a high school senior in Zimbabwe and is a recipient of numerous team and individual accolades including Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year in the Western conference and various top scorer awards. Daka currently holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching License, USYS National Youth License and USSF "B" license.
Dan Dudley
Director
Tournaments


 
Dudley is a former collegiate standout at Catawba College and a three year professional player with the Carolina Dynamo. A former 3 year Men’s Assistant Coach with High Point University and former 4 year Women’s Assistant Coach with Catawba College, Dudley comes to CSA from FC Carolina Alliance where he served as Director of Coaching for six years.

Also a member of the NC Olympic Development State Team Coaching Staff, Dudley is fully qualified through NSCAA, holds a USSF A’ License and has a (MSS) Master’s in Sports Science from the United States Academy, Alabama. Dudley is also the Director of Coaching for CSA-Uptown.
Peter Broadley
Player Development & College Recruiting Director

 Peter Broadley, previously the Executive Director of Coaching for FC Carolina Alliance in Concord NC and Cape Fear Soccer Club based in Wilmington NC, the third largest club in NC, has over 36 years of extensive soccer coaching and managerial experience including a 22 year span in Collegiate soccer. He has coached players at NAIA, NCAA DIV I, II, and III and in October 2014 Coach Broadley was inducted into the UNC Greensboro Athletics Hall of Fame. He won 2 Division III National Championships as an Assistant with UNCG in 1986 and 87 and gained his first College Head coaching position at Catawba College in 1990. While at Catawba College his teams won 5 SAC 8 Conference Championships 2 NAIA Area Championships and reached the NAIA National finals on two occasions in 1990 and 91. Most recently from 1998-2007 at Div I High Point University his teams reached the Big South conference final and semi-finals twice and several of his players achieved conference honors and went on to tryout with professional clubs.

Broadley has been a staff coach with the NC Olympic Development program since 1986 until present and served on the ODP South Regional staff overall for 7 years. He is the Boys representative on the NC ODP Steering Committee and head Coach of the 2004 Boys age group. In 1997 Broadley was asked to join the NSCAA National Academy staff and was made a Senior Staff member in 2006. He has served as the NSCAA Regional Technical Director from 2002- 2010 and currently teaches courses for coaches on a Regional and National level. In 2009 Coach Broadley was awarded the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award at the NSCAA National Convention. He has served as Director of National level courses at many sites across the US during the last 10 years and as a staff coach has helped many coaches with their careers in coaching or helped them to improve their coaching of youth players towards success in soccer. Broadley and his wife Susan have four children and all have attended UNC Universities.

CSA Elite Program Directors

Steve Magee
Elite Program Director


 
Kevin Summers
South Elite Director


 
Matt Denton
North/Huntersville Elite Director


Denton was former collegiate standout and two year team captain at Pfeiffer University. During his time at Pfeiffer, Denton led the team to an NCAA National ranking and a conference contender year after year. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Business Administration and Marketing with concentrations in Finance and Economics. Denton coached the very first CSA Cabarrus team and directed the Academy program in its inaugural year 2009. Denton is currently going through his licensing courses with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

CSA-Charlotte Directors of Coaching

 

Jim Finnerty - Director, Recreational Soccer


Finnerty was hired by SCSA/CSA from Carolina Select, formerly Tega Cay Soccer Club, where he was the Director or Coaching for four years. Finnerty was instrumental in growing Carolina Select into a 20+ team organization in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area.

Finnerty was a two time All American at Fredonia College in New York. He played 4 years professionally in New York and North Carolina for the Carolina Dynamo.
Finnerty is fully licensed under the NSCAA with a Premier Diploma and a National B license from the USSF.

Stephano Williams
CSA-Charlotte
Youth Academy Girls
Technical Programming





Matt Ford
CSA-Charlotte
Youth Academy Boys



Matt is a native of Wellington, England, and joined CSA in 2014. He coached in England with Arsenal Soccer Schools, and was a head coach with Somerset FA Girls Centre of Excellence. He was heavily involved with the English Football Association, being awarded National Young Coach of the Year. Later, he was selected to join the FA in traveling to Rwanda, with the mission to educate local coaches and make a difference through a shared love for the game.

In 2012, Matt received his Diploma in Football Coaching from Bridgwater College in the UK. Soon thereafter, he became an assistant coach for their men’s team and a lecturer on the same course he studied, with the desire to instill what he learned into the next generation of coaches. In 2013, Matt received an opportunity to travel the U.S. directing soccer camps across the Southeast. Since permanently relocating to Charlotte in 2014, Matt has worked with the North Carolina Olympic Development Program and is also involved with Coerver Coaching.

In 2017, Matt became a Director of Coaching for CSA, currently holds his UEFA C License and multiple USSF coaching licenses.
Raymond Fraser
CSA-Charlotte
11U - 12U - 13U Classic Boys


Fraser comes to Charlotte as a native of Glasgow, Scotland where he spent three years as a professional player in the Scottish leagues with Glasgow Rangers, Ayr United, and Queens Park. Whilst in Scotland, Fraser was invited to coach for the Scottish Football Association (SFA) where he spent three years working with several pro youth teams. During this time he earned a degree in sports coaching and youth development at the Scottish School of Sport, Exercise & Outdoor Studies.

Fraser began his American coaching career at Lake Norman Soccer Club where he spent five years as a director of coaching. During this time, he received a full scholarship to play soccer at Pfeiffer University where he double majored in Business and Sports Management.

Fraser joined South Charlotte Soccer Association in early 2006. Fraser is a North Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach, holds his Advance National Diploma from the NSCAA, USSF B License, and numerous qualifications with the Scottish FA.
Ben Cook
CSA-Charlotte
14U - 15U - 16U Classic Boys
Pre-USSDA Boys



Ben has been coaching for Charlotte Soccer Academy since 2008 and prior to this, has worked for various soccer clubs across the Southeast. For the past 15 years, Ben has worked for Challenger Sports, helping to develop them into the largest soccer camp company in North America as a Regional Director for the Carolina region. As well as running over 100 camps each summer, Ben has helped soccer organizations across the region develop their programming, increase their membership and improve coach education and playing standards.

A native of England, Ben graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Health Science as well as acting as President, coach and captain of the Football club. He also played semi-professionally for Newport F.C and holds various licenses from the English F.A as well as the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Andrew Brown
CSA-Charlotte
14U - 15U - 16U Classic Girls



Gary Forbes
CSA-Charlotte
17U - 19U Girls and Boys


 

CSA-Matthews Directors of Coaching

Tyler Andrus
CSA-Matthews
11U Boys and Girls
Youth Academy Boys & Girls
Technical Programming


Andy Guevara
CSA-Matthews
12U - 19U Boys & Girls


Guevara, a former player at Butler University has been coaching since 1996 at the high school and club level. Starting his coaching at Terre Haute Flyers FC in Indiana, Guevara was also the Assistant Men’s Coach at Terre Haute High School. Moving to South Carolina in 2001, Guevara became the Head Mens’ Coach at Berkeley High School. In 2010, Guevara moved to Charlotte and is currently the Head Mens’ Coach at Independence High School and was a Director of Coaching for Mecklenburg Union Futbol Club (MUFC). Guevara currently holds his NSCAA National Diploma and USSF D license.

CSA-Uptown Directors of Coaching

Dan Dudley
CSA-Uptown
11U - 14U Boys
Youth Academy Boys & Girls

Dudley is a former collegiate standout at Catawba College and a three year professional player with the Carolina Dynamo. A former 3 year Men’s Assistant Coach with High Point University and former 4 year Women’s Assistant Coach with Catawba College, Dudley comes to CSA from FC Carolina Alliance where he served as Director of Coaching for six years. He currently coaches the girls varsity team at Providence Day.

Also a member of the NC Olympic Development State Team Coaching Staff, Dudley is fully qualified through NSCAA, holds a USSF A’ License and has a (MSS) Master’s in Sports Science from the United States Academy, Alabama. Dudley is also our Tournament Director.
Catey Stewart
CSA-Uptown
11U - 14U Girls



CSA-Palisades Directors of Coaching

Dan Tannir
CSA-Palisades
11U - 14U Boys & Girls
Youth Academy Boys & Girls

Dan has been a coach with CSA U11 and U12 boys since 2015. Prior to joining CSA, he was with Charlotte United FC for several years. He has also coached several nationally recognized teams in his country of Lebanon and led the American University of Science and Technology Junior Women’s team to two championships. He holds the USSF C License.

CSA-North/Cabarrus Directors of Coaching

Matt Denton
CSA-North/Cabarrus
Director of Coaching


Denton was former collegiate standout and two year team captain at Pfeiffer University. During his time at Pfeiffer, Denton led the team to an NCAA National ranking and a conference contender year after year. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Business Administration and Marketing with concetrations in Finance and Economics. Denton coached the very first CSA Cabarrus team and directed the Academy program in its inaugural year 2009. Denton is currently going through his licensing courses with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Peter Broadley
CSA-North/Cabarrus
Youth Academy Boys and Girls

 Peter Broadley, previously the Executive Director of Coaching for FC Carolina Alliance in Concord NC and Cape Fear Soccer Club based in Wilmington NC, the third largest club in NC, has over 36 years of extensive soccer coaching and managerial experience including a 22 year span in Collegiate soccer. He has coached players at NAIA, NCAA DIV I, II, and III and in October 2014 Coach Broadley was inducted into the UNC Greensboro Athletics Hall of Fame. He won 2 Division III National Championships as an Assistant with UNCG in 1986 and 87 and gained his first College Head coaching position at Catawba College in 1990. While at Catawba College his teams won 5 SAC 8 Conference Championships 2 NAIA Area Championships and reached the NAIA National finals on two occasions in 1990 and 91. Most recently from 1998-2007 at Div I High Point University his teams reached the Big South conference final and semi-finals twice and several of his players achieved conference honors and went on to tryout with professional clubs.

Broadley has been a staff coach with the NC Olympic Development program since 1986 until present and served on the ODP South Regional staff overall for 7 years. He is the Boys representative on the NC ODP Steering Committee and head Coach of the 2004 Boys age group. In 1997 Broadley was asked to join the NSCAA National Academy staff and was made a Senior Staff member in 2006. He has served as the NSCAA Regional Technical Director from 2002- 2010 and currently teaches courses for coaches on a Regional and National level. In 2009 Coach Broadley was awarded the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award at the NSCAA National Convention. He has served as Director of National level courses at many sites across the US during the last 10 years and as a staff coach has helped many coaches with their careers in coaching or helped them to improve their coaching of youth players towards success in soccer. Broadley and his wife Susan have four children and all have attended UNC Universities.
Patrick Bridges
CSA-North/Cabarrus
11U - 14U Boys
USSDA Boys North Director
Technical Programming (North/Cabarrus)


Scott Fischer
CSA-North/Cabarrus
11U - 14U Girls


Chaz Montero
CSA-North/Cabarrus
15U - 19U Boys and Girls
Technical Programming (Huntersville)


Meanu Kayea
CSA-North/Cabarrus
Recreational Soccer

 
Kayea, a native of Liberia, West Africa, is a former player at GCC in NY and also Judson College in Illinois. Kayea then played professionally for the Charlotte Eagles from 1993 to 1995. Kayea is a former director for 2xsalt sports ministry and has worked for many clubs around the Charlotte area in his 12 year coaching career, including many years with CSA.

CSA-Huntersville Directors of Coaching

Andrew Steedman
CSA-Huntersville
11U -12U Boys and Girls
Youth Academy Boys & Girls


Michael Swan
CSA-Huntersville
13U - 19U Boys & Girls



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