SGSC  Soccer Coaches

Jacob Crawford, Head Coach

Coach Jacob Crawford has been with South Georgia State College since August of 2017.  He came to SGSC after the previous coach resigned with short notice.  Coach Crawford has been able to get the program back on track in his time with SGSC.  After struggling in his initial season, the program has showed tremendous steps in his second season to re-establishing a winning tradition.  The 2019 season will mark his third season with the school and his second full recruiting class.  We look forward to the continued growth of our Women's Soccer program under his leadership. 

Coach Crawford is an alumnus of South Georgia College where he played from 2006-2007. After SGC, he transferred  to Valdosta State University and graduated in 2010.  He holds a B.S in Middle Grades Education from Valdosta State and a  M.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University.  Coach Crawford works with for United Futbol Academy where he is the South Program Director.  He also serves on the Georgia ODP Coaching Staff for the Tifton region DTC program..  He  holds a USSF 'C' Coaching License, a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.  He is currently working on his USSF B License.  He lives in Valdosta with his wife and son,  Leslie and Finley.

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Michael Petrella, Assistant Coach

Coach Michael Petrella serves as the Boy's Soccer Director for Valwood School in Valdosta, GA.  From 2014 - 2018,  he was the Boy's Varsity Assistant at Valdosta High School which culminated with the program's first Region 1-6A Championship in the 2018 season. Coach Mike is also the Recreation Director for South Georgia United, UFA South Georgia's Academy trainer, and the director of Gunners SSFC, which specializes in small sided soccer events and small group or individual training. Coach Petrella holds a USSF E License and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.

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