Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Coast FA Coaches Bios

 

Manuel (Manny) Ardeljan  


Hometown: Surfside Beach, SC
Playing Background: Newfield High School, LIJSL, Metro Oval Academy, Serbian Football Club
Coaching License: USSF National E, NSCAA Goalkeeping level 1, NSCAA Small sided games 4v4, 7v7, & 9v9 and NSCAA Foundations of Coaching
Education: BA, Newfield High School
Favorite Team: Any team that is playing!
Favorite Player: Vladislav (Bogie) Bogicevic & Brian Smith
Fun Fact: My grandfather played professional soccer in Austria & I have 3 boys that all play for Coast FA.
Email: Manny31903@Aol.Com
Phone: 843-222-2890

 

Joel Banta  

Team Name: Director of Coaching
Hometown: Pawleys Island, SC
Playing Background: Waccamaw High School, Coastal Carolina University 1995-1998
Coaching License: USSF National C
Education: Coastal Carolina University BS Sports Management
Favorite Team: Liverpool FC
Favorite Player: Steven Gerrard
Fun Fact: Loves to surf, travel, and find great waves!!
Email: Joelbanta@Aol.Com
Phone: 843-458-2558

 

Robert (RJ) Bass  

Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Playing Background: BSC Predators, NC Wesleyan College, Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Coaching License: State D
Education: BS in Exercise Science
Favorite Team: Manchester United
Favorite Player: Paul Scholes
Fun Fact: Caps with the USA U-19 National Rugby Team
Email: Rbass11@Aol.Com
Phone: 443-655-4118

 

Mario Benjamin  

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Playing Background: GA ODP, Coastal Carolina University, Carolina Dynamo, Wilmington Hammerheads, Atlanta Silverbacks
Coaching License: USSF National E
Education: Coastal Carolina University | Horry Georgetown Technical College
Favorite Team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Player: Arjen Robben
Fun Fact: I am scared of roller coasters and clowns.
Email: Mariobassin@Icloud.Com
Phone: 843-503-3458

 

Justin Blomdahl  

Hometown: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Playing Background: CoastFA Youth Player. South Carolina 89 ODP Team. Waccamaw High School. Selected to All-State team all four years. Toast of the Coast Player of the Year my Junior year of High School. Played four years at Newbery College.
Coaching License: National F License. National E License in January 2017
Education: BSc. Physical Ed Leisure Services, Newberry College. Masters in Business Administration. American Public University
Favorite Team: Chelsea FC
Favorite Player: Frank Lampard as well as Thierry Henry
Fun Fact: Enjoys competing in long distance Triathlons
Email: Justin@Inletlife.Com
Phone: 843-385-7491

Brian Bouhl  


Hometown: Louisville, KY
Playing Background: United 1996 FC
Coaching License: USSF E License
Education: University of Kentucky BA Journalism
Favorite Team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Player:  Hugo Lloris
Fun Fact: I enjoy travel, golf and food.
Email:bouhlbrian@gmail.com 
Phone: 502-931-0181

Stepheney Burnett  

Hometown: Mohawk, NY
Playing Background: Herkimer Community College, Coastal Carolina University
Coaching License: State E
Education: Herkimer Community College, Associates in Physical Education | Coastal Carolina University, BS in Physical Education | US Sports Academy, Masters in Sports Science
Favorite Team: USWNT & USMNT
Favorite Player: Mia Hamm
Fun Fact: My Favorite TV show is I Love Lucy
Email: StepheneyBurnett@Gmail.Com
Phone: 315-717-7266

Carl Clark  

Hometown: Patchogue, NY
Playing Background: LIJSL. NY ODP, Hartwick College
Coaching License: State D
Education: Hartwig College, BS in Biology
Favorite Team: The Winning ONE!
Favorite Player: Ross Morgan
Fun Fact: Loves music!
Email: Cclarkcoastfa@Gmx.Com
Phone: 843-333-0120

Ragan Cote  

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background: Myrtle Beach High School, Coast FA, SC ODP, Mount Saint Mary’s University (2010-2014)
Coaching License: USSF National E
Education: Mount Saint Mary’s University BS in Psychology
Favorite Team: U.S. Women’s National Team
Favorite Player: Carli Lloyd
Fun Fact: I love to travel and I’m a HUGE foodie!
Email: Cote.Ragan@Gmail.Com
Phone: 843-267-1462

Vinny De La Cueva  

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Playing Background: Spartanburg Methodist College, North Carolina Wesleyan
Coaching License:
Education: Spartanburg Methodist College, North Carolina Wesleyan
Favorite Team: Liverpool, Barcelona
Favorite Player: Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard
Fun Fact: Made it to the final of the Nike Chance Competition in Portland, Oregon
Email: Vinniedlc10@Gmail.Com
Phone: 704-293-4769

Jimmy Deane  

Hometown: Leeds, England
Playing Background: Club Level, Youth Academies at Leeds United & Middlesbrough. Played Rugby and Cricket through University
Coaching License: USSF National D
Education: York St. John University, England, BS in Sports and Exercise Science
Favorite Team: Leeds United
Favorite Player: Joe Hart, but always respected Brad Friedel!
Fun Fact: I have metal in my face!
Email: Jimmy@Coastfa.Com
Phone: 843-957-3429

 
Ross Henderson  

Hometown: Lincoln, England
Playing Background: Played at Erskine College, and Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Coaching License: National F License.
Education: Erskine College
Favorite Team: Lincoln City FC
Favorite Player: Barry Ferguson
Fun Fact: Favorite movie is the Disney movie Hercules
Email: Rhenderson@Erskine.Edu  
Phone: 864-378-4449

Noah Gulley  

Hometown:  Pawley’s Island
Playing Background: Waccamaw High School, Coker College 2013-2015, Wheaton College 2015-2017
Coaching License: USSF E License
Education: BA in Christian Education
Favorite Team: Liverpool
Favorite Player: Fancesco Totti
Fun Fact:Loves to surf, exercise and read
Email: Ntgulley16@Gmail.Com
Phone:843-318-9631

 

Alli Hogan  

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Playing Background: Wake Forest University (2001-2005)
Coaching License: USSF National E
Education: BS, Health & Exercise Science; BA, Religions Studies, Wake Forest University
Favorite Team: Coastal Carolina Women’s Soccer!
Favorite Player: Past: Christine Lilly; Present: Michael Parkhurst (captain of Atlanta United)
Fun Fact: I was cross-eyed as a child and had the worst mullet you’ve ever seen!
Email: Alli.Hogan@Gmail.Com
Phone: 303-884-6797

 
Michael Lightbourne  

Hometown: Shalimar, Fl
Playing Background: Choctawhatchee High School, Coastal Carolina University 2012, Missouri State University 13’-16’
Coaching License: USSF – F
Education: Missouri State University BS Administrative Management
Favorite Team: Chelsea FC
Favorite Player: Ronaldinho
Fun Fact: Smiles are contagious, and I love to smile!
Email: Mlightbourne1327@Gmail.Com
Phone: 850-598-5345

 
HB Lockwood  

Hometown: Anderson, SC
Playing Background: Limestone College 2007-2011, USL PDL 2009-2011
Coaching License: NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping
Education:  M.B.A. International Business; Lynn University BS Sports Management, Business Marketing, Business Administration; Limestone College Favorite Team: Everton
Favorite Player: Gigi Buffon
Fun Fact: I love to cook!
Email: Hlockwood@Coastal.Edu
Phone:  843-349-6553
 
Ross Morgan  

Team Name: Director of Coaching
Hometown: Pontypridd, Wales
Playing Background: Club, County, High School, College
Coaching License: FA Prelim, UEFA A, SAQ
Education: University of the West of England
Favorite Team: Manchester United, Cardiff City
Favorite Player: Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and John Charles
Fun Fact: Average golfer, striving to get better!
Email: Ross@Coastfa.Com
Phone: 843-340-6062

Blair M. Mueller  

Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background: Coastal Carolina University (most goals in a season and career record at CCU), Grand Strand Girls, SC State Select ODP
Coaching License:
Education: Coastal Carolina University, BS in Health Promotion
Favorite Team: USWNT
Favorite Player: Carli Lloyd
Fun Fact: Myrtle Beach High School Girls Head Coach
Email: Blairkmonroe@Yahoo.Com
Phone: 843-655-6373

 
Jason Mueller  

Hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL
Playing Background: Univ. of North Alabama 1999-2001
Coaching License: USSF – F
Education: University North Alabama
Favorite Team: VFB Stuttgart
Favorite Player: Roberto Carlos
Fun Fact: Ross Morgan took a family vacation to visit my hometown in Alabama, Plus I’m a huge Auburn fan!!
Email: Muellerjason@Yahoo.Com
Phone: 256-627-8369

 
 
 
Connor Norton-Baker  

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background: Socastee High School, Coker College, Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Coaching License: 
Education: BA, Business Administration, Coker College
Favorite Team: Manchester United
Favorite Player: Past: Zinedine Zidane; Present: Paul Pogba
Fun Fact: Love to Ski
Email: Cnortonbaker@Gmail.Com
Phone: 843-450-8321

 
 
 
James Pallassino  

Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background: Club Soccer OSSOC, North Myrtle Beach High School
Coaching License: USSF – F
Education: Coastal Carolina University BS Health Promotion
Favorite Team: A.C. Milan
Favorite Player: Clarence Seedorf
Fun Fact: Played Football at Coastal Carolina University
Email: Jpallas85@Gmail.Com
Phone: 980-339-1448

 

 

 
Jim Robbins  

Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Playing Background: Lafayette College 1988-1992
Coaching License: USSF National A, NSCAA Premier Diploma
Education: Masters Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University-
Irvine; BA in Economics and Business, Lafayette College; Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist.
Favorite Team: Barcelona
Favorite Player: Ruud Van Nisteloy
Fun Fact: My goal is to play every miniature golf course on the Grand Strand.
Email:Jrobbins13.jr@gmail.com
Phone: 609-647-4651

Mark Sanchez  

Hometown: Hewlett, NY
Playing Background: Hewlett/Lawrence, Oceanside United, AC Glen Cove, Greek/American Atlas, NY ODP, Portal Norteno
Coaching License: USSF E
Education: Nassau Community College, St. Johns University
Favorite Team: Liverpool, Boca Juniors
Favorite Player: Steven Gerrard. Gabriel Batistuta
Fun Fact: Has a 60 lb pit bull named Bella.
Email: Mrksanchez15@Gmail.Com
Phone: 843-421-2022

Brian Smith  

Hometown: Conway SC
Playing Background: Lycoming College 1996-2000, Central Jersey Riptide (USL PDL), South Jersey Barons (USISL)
Coaching License: USSF National D
Education: Lycoming College – Information Systems
Favorite Team: US Soccer
Favorite Player: Zinedine Zidane
Fun Fact: Soccer tactical analyst and writer for false9.com
Email: Brianjsmith905@Gmail.Com
Phone: 843-503-0671

Ben Strong  

Hometown: Mendham, NJ
Playing Background: FC Copa Club Team, Virginia Tech 2011-2012, University of Louisville 2014-2015
Coaching License: USSF – F
Education: University of Louisville BS Sports Administration
Favorite Team: Manchester United
Favorite Player: Paul Scholes
Fun Fact: Love Playing Golf, Was fortunate enough to see a few games in Germany for the 2006 World Cup
Email: Benstro07@Gmail.Com 
Phone: 201-400-0303

Karl-Erik Thorsen  

Hometown: Stockholm, New Jersey
Playing Background: Wallkill Valley Regional HS, Sussex County Community College (2009-2010)
Coaching License: E License
Education: Coastal Carolina University ; Middle Level Education
Favorite Team: Arsenal
Favorite Player: Thierry Henry
Fun Fact: I enjoying traveling and being outdoors
Email: Kthorsen7@Gmail.Com
Phone: 973-907-6503

 
 
Kyle Timm  

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Playing Background: Tyler Junior College, Clayton State University, Bidvest Wits FC
Coaching License: NSCAA
Education: BA Psychology
Favorite Team: Arsenal FC
Favorite Player: Miguel Timm
Fun Fact: From South African & Assistant Coach At Coastal Carolina University
Email: Kyle.Timm@Hotmail.Com
Phone: 903-714-3514