Smyrna Soccer Club

Academy Coach Bios

Name: Pascal Dupas

Position: Youth Coach (Academy)

Nationality: French

Preferred Position: Center Midfield

Coaching Qualifications:

NSCAA Level I & II

Club that you support: Arsenal FC (UK)/ Olympic de Marseille (France)

What you love about Coaching?: Noticing how much the players can improve while having fun. Looking at my players trying their hardest because of the love they have for the sport. Sharing the love for Soccer that I have with them is ultimate price.

What makes coaching for Smyrna Soccer Club/GPS Different from any other club?:
GPS’s affiliation with AS Roma as well as their involvement with SSC makes coaching position extremely exciting. I feel privileged to be part of this incredible adventure from the get-go.

I think that what makes SSC/GPS different from other clubs is that SSC remains a community Soccer club, family oriented, while growing dramatically its approach on player’s development as well as the club’s competitiveness. GPS is growing SSC from a city level to a county, state, regional and ultimately national recognition. I can’t think of another club with identical goals and opportunities.

 

Name: Enrique G Gomez

Position: Youth Coach

Nationality: Argentinean

Coaching Qualification:

USSF National “C” AYSO Advance / Futsal license.  Referee USSF Grade 8, Futsal, AYSO Section, FHSAA.

Club Affiliations: Southern Soccer Coalition, West Kendall Soccer Club, Homestead United, Atlanta Silverbacks, Smyrna Stealth, Boca Juniors Georgia
Associations: National Soccer Coaches
Association of America (NSCAA)


Name: Stephanie L. Smith

Position: Coach

Nationality: American

Playing Awards: Senior MVP Award

Played in the following: Olympic Development Program (ODP), Eastern New York State Team

Eastern Regional Team Member               , U-16 National Team Pool, Adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) Camp

Pennsylvania State University Women’s Varsity Team (2000 – 04)

Team, Vancouver Whitecaps ( 2005 – 2007), Atlanta Silverbacks (2008)

 

Name: Juan Gomez

Position: Youth Coach

Nationality: Mexican/American

Coaching Qualifications: Coached with Cobb FC, YMCA and now Smyrna Soccer. As a coach of many different age groups, U8- 16, he has coached his teams to League Championships and had had numerous Tournament Champions.

What do you love about Coaching?:

My focus is now is developing Academy and Select teams. I have a passion for youth soccer and want to make a difference in a young player’s life and give them something to last a lifetime.