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Director of Coaching

DIRECTOR OF COACHING - David Fairchild

 

David joined Revolution in May 2011 to serve as the Director of Coaching. In addition to this role, he will be assuming responsibility for training U10, U14 and U17 level teams for boys.

David is a familiar face around central Ohio club and recreational soccer, going back over 20 years. Most recently, he came to the  Revolution from Classics FC. His experience with youth soccer, however, goes back much further than that. He was one of the founders of the New Albany Youth Soccer League (NAYSL), an assistant director of coaching for Team Columbus as well as a staff coach for Express SC and Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA).

In addition, he was a head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for Worthington Kilbourne High School for two years. He also has been active with the Ohio South Olympic Development Program, Columbus Crew summer camps and Premier Sports Group. David holds a USSF National C license.

David is probably best known, however, for his decade-plus role as Director of Soccer Operations at The Sports Barn near Easton. Here, he has had the opportunity to network with and learn from some of the best players and coaches at all levels in and around central Ohio.



Staff Coach - Andy Uzomba

STAFF COACH - Andy Uzomba

 

Andy has been training with REVOLUTION since 2009. If you ask him when he started playing soccer, he will likely tell you that he doesn't remember NOT playing soccer. He often jokes that he started playing soccer "when I started walking, I guess."

He was born in Nigeria and as a youth, Andy was in a soccer development program, training to become a pro soccer player. While politics are not a part of soccer, from time to time they impact what is happening on the pitch. Due to civil unrest in Nigeria, in January 1983 Andy had to leave Nigeria and join his siblings and uncles in the United States.

Andy made his way to central Ohio and attended the Ohio State University, graduating in 1999 with a business degree. Prior to starting college, he made one last attempt at a professional soccer career, trying out for the Columbus Crew in 1995 along side Brian McBride.

While he made it through the first cut, he was 31 years old. The mind was still very much willing, but the body not so able any more. He chose not to continue with tryouts and enrolled in college.

Although he may not have been able to chase his dream any more, he quickly developed a passion for helping others chase theirs. Over the years, he has been a fixture in central Ohio club soccer, with a Regional "D" coaching License. Before REVOLUTION, Andy trained with the Gahanna Magic, Grove City, CESA and New Albany Freedom. In addition, he runs a very popular off-season skills camp for boys and girls of all ages, which the kids affectionately call "Andy Camp."

Andy's philosophy is that training is the most important part of youth sports. If you teach the kids the skills of the game, then the wins will come. Translated to soccer that means possess the ball through superior skills and passing and the shots on goal will come.

Quote from Will Trapp 

"WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR DEVELOPMENT?

I have a coach, Andy Uzomba, I met when I was six years old. I’ve worked with him the past 15 years."

http://www.americansoccernow.com/questionnaires/wil-trapp

In 2007, Andy married a beautiful Nigerian woman and together they have a son, Andy Jr. Maybe the dream is still alive … stay tuned.


Staff Coach -  Bob McGee

 

Coach McGee has coached High School soccer for the last 33 years. He has been a high school girls coach since 1992.  He is currently the Head Varsity Girls Coach at Gahanna Lincoln High School.  Coach McGee played high school soccer at St. Francis DeSales and College Soccer at Adrian College, located in Adrian Michigan. Coach McGee  holds the USSF,  F, E,  and National D Coaching Licenses, and holds the NSCAA Regional and Advanced Regional Coaching Licenses.     Coach McGee has a career girl’s high school record of 315-71-40.  Coach McGee has won 10 OCC titles, 6 CCL titles, appeared in 17  district finals, winning 10 district titles, five regional titles, state runner up in 2012 & State Championship titles in 1995 & 2011. Coach McGee has been named district coach of the year 11 times and was named state coach of the year in 2000 & 2010.    Coach McGee was 2012 recipient of the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award. Coach McGee is the only two time winner of the Central Ohio and Licking County Soccer Officials coach of the year. In addition his teams at Upper Arlington and DeSales have also been awarded the Team Sportsmanship recipients from the Central Ohio and Licking County Soccer Officials. 


STAFF COACH - Josh Riddle

Coaching Experience
Josh has coached for almost 20 years with teams ages U4 up to U19. Josh assisted in coachingthe boys and girls varsity teams at Reynoldsburg High School and the girls’ varsity team at  Gahanna Lincoln High School. 

Playing Experience
4 year Varsity starter at Reynoldsburg High School.
Named to the Super 12 team his senior year.

Josh is a big family man.  He has 2 sons ages 15 and 4. If you go to any games or practices you are certain to see his 4 year old because he loves playing and helping coach soccer with his dad.
 


STAFF COACH - Mangi Mphlande

 

Coaching Experience:
Joined Revolution in 2015

Awarded Coach of the Year by the Columbus Metro Soccer Association for years 1990-1992.
Since 1992, Mangi has been involved and invited to coach the Rainbow Soccer Camp located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Part of the coaching staff at TVSA (Tri-Village Soccer Association) since 1992.
Received coaching awards and numerous championships from Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C.,Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Michigan.


Staff Coach - Alphonso Kolliesuah

 

Joined GNA Revolution in fall 2018, motivated by the philosophy of skills development leads to players development. He holds a U.S. Soccer National “D” License and has been coaching youth soccer in the Columbus area for over 20 years. Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Alphonso played college soccer there before coming to the US. He founded and played for Kissigi, a local Amateur Soccer Club that dominated the Columbus Premier Soccer League (CPSL) for years.

Alphonso works as a Civil Engineer and likes the demanding and challenging aspects of the work. He is married with three children and in his free time, he enjoys basketball, soccer, and supports The Ohio State Buckeyes.

 


STAFF COACH - Jeremy Gray


Coach Jeremy will be going into his 2nd year with REVOLUTION in 2016. He has a tremendous amount of experience as a player and is now looking to share the knowledge he has with others.

Coaching:     
USSF National D license

OSYSA State ODP Team Assistant Coach
Joined GNA Revolution 2015

Playing:

Club Awards:  Honors:  
Ohio South State Cup Champions
NSCAA/Adidas High School All-America Team
US Soccer Region II Championships
NSCAA/Adidas National Scholar Athlete of the Year
State and National Tournament Champions NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-America Team
Midwest Regional League - 1st Division NSCAA/Adidas High School All-Region IV
US Soccer Academy Division Champions NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-East Region
  All-State 1st team (2008)
  Central District D2 Player of the Year (2008)
  All Central Catholic League 1st Team (2006-2008)
  All Central District 1st Team (2008)
  All Super 12- 1st Team (2008) 
  And many more

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