SGSC  Soccer Coaches

Coach Jacob Crawford, Head Coach

Coach Jacob 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 also works with 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 where he is the head coach for the DTC All Star Boys team who compete at Region III ODP Trials.  He  holds a USSF 'C' Coaching License, a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma, and is a current USSF Certified Referee. He lives in Valdosta with his wife and son,  Leslie and Finley.

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Coach Michael Petrella, Assistant Coach

Coach Michael Petrella serves as the Boy's Soccer Director for Valwood School in Valdota, 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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