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David Allred, Executive Director
  • Former USL and MLS professional player
  • Holder of an USSF National A License
  • Former NC State player, including an ACC championship and Final Four teams
  • NC State men’s soccer career goals against average leader GAA
  • Broughton High School Hall of Fame
  • Former coach at NC State and Duke University
  • Earned undergraduate degree in Marketing & graduate degree in Sports Management from NCSU
  • Member of the CASL Hall of Fame
Caleb Norkus, Director of Classic Soccer
  • Former North Carolina High School Player of the Year
  • Played with the U17, U18 & U20 National Teams
  • In 1995, he participated in the U17 FIFA World Championship in Equador
  • Played collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Won an ACC Championship
  • Former Professional Player, which included being drafted by DC United & playing abroad in Chile & Germany and with the Puerto Rico Islanders
  • Former Carolina RailHawks Player from 2007-2010
  • Holder of USSF A License
  • Lead Technical Consultant for Tobacco Road FC in 2018
  • Coached the 2017 Kepner President's Cup 18U Champions
Stephen Basso, Director of Girls Soccer
  • Italian/American dual citizen, born in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • High School All-American (Hammond High - Howard County, MD)
  • Product of DC United's Youth Academy
  • Went on trial with Juventus, Eintract Frankfurt & Mainz 05, before signing first professional contract at 19 years old with SV Darmstadt 1898 (Germany)
  • Played for Richmond Kickers, Penn FC and Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USL/NASL
  • Played for Harrisburg Heat, Ontario Fury and Rochester Lancers of the MASL/MISL (Professional Indoor Soccer)
  • Member of the US National Indoor/Arena Soccer Team
  • Technical Director/Junior Academy Director at South Central PA Soccer Academy
  • Director of Girls Soccer at Capital Area Soccer Association (CASA) Harrisburg, PA
Mark Jonas, Director of Player Development
  • Former Professional Player
  • Former Collegiate Standout at NC State University
  • Ranks in the top ten all-time point leaders at NCSU
  • A former CAYA Director at CASL
  • Former Member of the U17 National World Cup team
  • Member of the U20 & U23 National Team
Jason Schmieg, Director of Operations
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma
  • Holder of USSF B License
  • Former 4-year Varsity Player at Barton College
  • Masters of Science in Kinesiology from University of Tennessee
Simone Bracalello, Technical Director
  • Former Forward with the Carolina RailHawks
  • Former Minnesota United FC Player
  • Genoa, Italy native
  • Began career as a member of the youth academy of Serie A side Sampdoria (Italian First Division)
  • Made his professional debut at age 17 with Savona (Serie C2)
Omar Asad, Staff Coach
  • Head coach at Wake Tech (NJCAA)
  • Assistant coach, Wake FC USL League Two
  • Former (2008 to 2010) Midfielder at NC State University
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from NCSU
Brian Miller, Women's Staff Coach
  • Bachelor's and Master’s Degree of Science and Education and a National Board Certified Teacher 
  • Holds a Class C Coaching License and an Advanced Regional License
  • Current Holly Springs High Women’s Varsity Coach
  • Former Holly Springs High Men’s Varsity Coach 
  • Former College Player at Buffalo College


Ziggy Zigante, Director of Goalkeeper Academy
  • Former Assistant Coach for the San Jose Clash of MLS
  • Worked as an Assistant Coach at Cornell University
  • Goalkeeper Coach & Assistant Coach to Martin Rennie during his tenure with Carolina RailHawks
  • US Men’s National & Olympic teams Goalkeeper Coach, assisted in preparing for 1994 World Cup
  • Native of Croatia with playing experience in Croatia, Austria, England, Japan & the USA
Vasilios Dimopoulos
  • Professional experience with USL-Pro Wilmington Hammerheads and Nafpaktiakos Asteras F.C of Greece
  • U23 Carolina Railhawks National Champions
  • Former NC State Goal Keeper and ACC Championship finalist
  • Super Y National Camp Team member
  • Adidas ESP participant, Cape Fear Soccer Club Hall of Fame
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from NC State
  • Masters Degree from Duke Business School
Jordan Beck, Webmaster
  • USSF D License
  • Apex Friendship High School JV Girls & Varsity Boys Coach
  • Graduate of NC State University
  • Former player/coach for AC Sandhills
Tristan Wierbonski, College Recruiting Director
Mike Bamber, Player Fitness Director
  • Played at Sheffield United FC Youth Academy
  • Played Professionally for Glossop North End FC in England
  • Won a National College Championship in England for Sheffield Hallam University
  • Currently plays for PDL side Tobacco Road FC
  • F.A. Level 2 certified coach
  • NSCAA Regional Diploma
  • USSF D License
  • Assistant College Coach for 2 years at D2 school Urbana University
Gretchen Zigante, Goalkeeper Clinician
  • Holder of USSF A License
  • Former Goalkeeper Coach for Triangle Futbol Club
  • Former Assistant Coach at Cornell University
  • Former Assistant Coach at San Diego State University
  • Former Region IV ODP Coach •Former USWMNT player with two international caps
  • Former starting goalkeeper at UNC-Chapel Hill