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Coaching Staff

Coast FA Coaches Bios



Reynaldo Arambula  

Team Name:Coast 00 Red
Hometown:Mexicali BC, Mexico
Playing Background:Ferrocaril(club in Mexico)for 10+years SECAE (college in Mexico) for 2 years
Coaching License:USSF E
Education:SECAE School of Accounting, Mexicali, Mexico
Favorite Team:Real Madrid
Favorite Player:Christiano Ronaldo
Fun Fact:Can't catch a fish to save my life, but I make some of the best fish tacos around

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


Tyler Aulffo  

Team Name:Coast U10 Red girls
Hometown:Minotola, NJ
Playing Background:AIST Soccer (2013-2014); Coastal Carolina University Club Soccer (2013-2017).
Coaching License:
Education:Coastal Carolina University
Favorite Team:Coast U10 Red girls
Favorite Player:Mia Hamm
Fun Fact:I love science, animals, and mixed martial arts

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

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

Fatjon Cake  

Hometown: Pogradec, Albania
Playing Background: Coast FA, Socastee High School, Coker College
Coaching License: Pending
Education: J.D. from Barry Law School, BA from University of South Carolina
Favorite Team: AC Milan
Favorite Player: Lorik Cana & Kaka
Fun Fact: I'm an attorney by day and a soccer coach by night!
Phone: 843-685-2829

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

Melanie Flatter  

Hometown: Frederick, MD
Playing Background: Coastal Carolina University 2013-2017
Coaching License:  
Education: Coastal Carolina University BA Early Childhood Education
Favorite Team: USA Women's National Team
Favorite Player: Julie Johnston
Fun Fact: I am a kindergarted teacher and I love to get outside, exercise, and travel!
Phone: 301-471-4183

Joey Granic  

Hometown:Westminster, Md
Playing Background:
Coaching License:Grassroots
Education:BA in Psychology concentration in Criminal
Favorite Team:Buffalo Bills
Favorite Player:
Fun Fact:Had my first child this year!

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


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

Matt Hinman  

Hometown:Myrtle Beach, SC
Playing Background:St. James High School (2011-2014) & USC Aiken (2014).
Coaching License:E
Education:University of South Carolina Aiken - Bachelor Arts Education
Favorite Team:Chelsea FC
Favorite Player:Joe Cole
Fun Fact:Former College soccer Referee

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

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
Daniel “Dan”Martin  

Hometown:Preston, England
Playing Background:Fulwood High School (2001-2006) Preston College (2006-2008)
Coaching License:USSF E & F License, Grassroots 4v4, 7v7 & 9v9, USC Futsal Level 1
Education:University of Central Lancashire BA Hons Sports Studies
Favorite Team:Manchester United FC
Favorite Player:Paul Scholes & Gabriel Heinze
Fun Fact:Enjoys Travelling and going to lots of Sporting Events
Phone: 318-709-2662

Endri Mince  

Hometown:Pogradec, Albania
Playing Background:Socastee High School (2008-2012)
Coaching License:
Education:University of South Carolina, B.A. in History, Elon University School of Law, J.D.
Favorite Team:Manchester United FC
Favorite Player:Nemanja Vidic, Lorik Cana, Eric Cantona
Fun Fact:I have high blood pressure because of Manchester United.
Phone: 843-597-5919

Jason Monahan  


Team Name: Coast 06 Black North
Hometown: Calabash, NC
Playing Background: The Prout School 1990-1995
Coaching License: 
Education:  The Golf Academy of the Carolinas; Associates Degree Business Management
Favorite Team: Liverpool FC
Favorite Player: Steven Gerrard & Who doesn’t love Salah now!
Fun Fact: Golf Pro by Day Coach by night| It’s all about the kids!
Phone:  910-899-7226
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

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
Favorite Team: Barcelona
Favorite Player: Ruud Van Nisteloy
Fun Fact: My goal is to play every miniature golf course on the Grand Strand.
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

Allie Simmons  

Team Name:
Hometown:Haverhill, MA
Playing Background:Seacoast United, Haverhill High School
Coaching License:Grassroots 9v9 & Grassroots 11v11
Education:Coastal Carolina University BS Psychology
Favorite Team:USWNT
Favorite Player:Luis Suárez
Fun Fact:Die-hard Boston fan

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
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

Austin Terry  

Hometown:Danville, VA
Playing Background:Danville Rec Leagues (2002-2014)
Coaching License:U.S. D License
Education:Coastal Carolina University BA English & Creative Writing
Favorite Team:Tottenham Hotspur, D.C. United
Favorite Player:Christian Eriksen, Weston McKennie, & Dele Alli
Fun Fact:I enjoy cycling and bicycle repair.

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

Ricky Toney  

Hometown:Pittsburgh, PA
Playing Background:Springdale High School (2008-2012), Harmar Hurricanes (2006-2012) and Coastal Carolina University Club (2015)
Coaching License:Grassroots
Education:Coastal Carolina University (BS: Exercise Sports Medicine)
Favorite Team:Swansea City AFC
Favorite Player:Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo & Sebastian Giovinco
Fun Fact:Love music, photography, traveling and surfing!

Mark Alexander Vollink  

Team Name:Coast 09 Red & Coast 02 Red
Hometown:Kernersville, North Carolina
Playing Background:Premier, Region 3, ODP, Super Y, High School State Team Junior and Senior year. Greensboro College.
Coaching License:D License
Education:My Soccer Scholarship paid for my Degree in Business from Greensboro College
Favorite Team:Manchester United and Portugal
Favorite Player:Pele, Johan Cruyff, Zidane Neuer
Fun Fact:Cristiano Ronaldo

Samuel Woody  

Team Name:Goal Keeping Staff
Playing Background:
Coaching License:USSF C, NSCA C.S.C.S
Education:Forestry Science, Engineering, Exercise Phys
Favorite Team:The Beautiful Game and anyone playing against Renaldo, Messi or Neymar.
Favorite Player:Pele, Johan Cruyff, Zidane Neuer
Fun Fact:Keeper and strength coach D.C. United 1996 MSL Cup and US Open Cup winners.


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