Jones Named North Strand Coordinator
Coast FA is pleased to welcome Kevin Jones as the newest addition to our staff. Kevin will serve as the North Strand Coordinator and concentrate his efforts on creating select teams and player identification in northern Horry and Brunswick County. Jones brings a diverse soccer background to the table first as a collegiate player and then as a coach in the youth and high school systems.
“Jones has been fully immersed in the north end soccer scene for the past decade. He is heavily involved with North Myrtle Beach Rec, Y Red, Upward Soccer and the new Horry County futsol program. His background and long standing commitment to the North Myrtle Beach community will help Coast establish a larger presence. We are fortunate to have Kevin on board,” said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge.
“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to work under the Coast FA leadership team to help facilitate programs in northern Horry County and Brunswick County, North Carolina. After my playing career ended, I was fortunate enough to help coordinate the former BCYSA and to be the first ever coach at West Brunswick High School. Over the past decade, God has blessed me with hundreds upon hundreds of players and their families in and around the North Myrtle Beach area. On my short list of personal heroes is my high school coach, Glen Rector (Pee Dee Area Hall of Fame). He would never give up on me as a person despite my shortcomings either on or off the pitch. I use his approach today to develop kids’ life skills: ‘Character first, then soccer’ as my motto,” said Jones.
“I look forward to great days ahead for all of our kids whether they are participating in recreation leagues or the Coast PDC Select teams. It has truly been a pleasure to serve the families of the north end of the strand. With the systems and structure of Coast FA, our kids will surely reap the blessings in the game and in life.”