Meet Our Academy Coaching Staff

Updated 9/8/2017

 
 
 
Nick Cooper, Director of Coaching
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Josh Montgomery Hometown: Montgomery, AL
College and Education:
Kenyon College '02
South Alabama Graduate Program 2012-present
Coaching experience:
Mississippi Fire Staff 2003-2008
Mississippi ODP Staff
Madison-Ridgeland Academy Men's and Women's coach 2003-2008
Blast Soccer Club, Mobile Bay FC, Fairhope Soccer Club 2008-present
FSC Development Director 2015-present
Bayside Academy Women's Coach 2008-2016
Alabama ODP Staff
Coaching Licenses:USSF C License, USSF Youth License
Playing experience:
Capitol City Streaks
Vestavia Steamers
The Montgomery Academy
Alabama ODP
Region 3 ODP
International Competition vs. Trinidad and Tobago 1995 and Germany 1997
Kenyon College 1998-2002
 
 
 
 
  Jamie Ferguson  Click here for Coaching Bio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ali LeBlanc Hometown: Fairhope, AL
College and Education: University of Alabama BA Communication
Coaching Experiences:
 High School:Episcopal School Of Jacksonville Assistant Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach 2011-2012
Bayside Academy Assistant Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach 2013-2016
Bayside Academy Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach 2016- Present
Fairhope Soccer Academy Staff Coach 2015- Present
Coaching License: USSF “E” License
Playing Experience:
Episcopal School of Jacksonville Women’s Varsity Soccer Program
Florida ODP State Team 3 years, Region III Team 2 years
University of Alabama Women’s Varsity Soccer 2007
 
 
 
 

Will Cunningham Hometown: Mobile, AL

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Gillespie Hometown: Fairhope,AL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 John Plumbar "JJ"  Hometown: Lafayette, LA
College Education:University of Mobile Junior
Major: Exercise Physiology & Pre Physical Therapy 
Coaching Experience: Fairhope High School Technical Director 2016-present
Fairhope Soccer Club Academy Coach Spring 2016-present
Playing Experience: University of Mobile 2-year starter- present 
Lafayette High School Team Captain, 2 years First Team All-State, All-District MVP 
Cajun Soccer Club Player(LA)- US Youth Soccer National Finalist and Champions
Louisiana ODP Team
Coaching License: National E License 2016

 Steve Robinson  Hometown: Bromley, Kent, England
College Education:  Bromley College / Business & Finance
Coaching Experience: Fairhope Soccer Club Academy Coach Fall 2017-present
Playing Experience: Shirley Juniors FC ('85 - '92) - Team Captain, played invitational tournaments in US, Holland and Belgium.
Coaching License: USSF National E License 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Sam Karp Hometown: