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WPSL SSA King's Coaching Staff Announced

Jack Coulton - WPSL Head Coach

Jack Coulton - [email protected] - 770 548 5862

Jack Coulton begins his first season as Head Coach of the Southern Soccer Academy Kings WPSL side. He is currently a full-time Director at Southern Soccer Academy as a Senior Academy Director. The Coventry, England native graduated in 2013 after a successful collegiate soccer career at Reinhardt University, with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management.

During his time as a player, Coulton was team captain for three years, selected All-Conference on two occasions and was considered one of the top 10 NAIA defenders in 2012. Coulton helped the Eagles reach the ACC tournament championship. After graduation, Coulton attended Georgia State University where he was a Graduate Assistant completing a Master of Science Degree in Sports & Business Administration.

Coulton currently holds his USSF National C License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and Coerver Diploma. Coulton has worked and played at various youth academies including the USA, England and New Zealand. 

His playing experience includes time as a soccer scholar at Coventry City Schools in England. Coulton also played in the National Premier Soccer League for Knoxville Force FC & USL2 for Peachtree City Moba.

Gareth Evans - WPSL Assistant Coach

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Gareth Evans begins his first season as an Assistant Coach of the Southern Soccer Academy Kings WPSL side. 

The Liverpool, England native grew up playing in the Liverpool FC Youth Academy for 9 years, playing alongside Liverpool greats Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen. After playing he began coaching within different areas of the Liverpool FC Academy and held a position of a full time academy coach for 7 years. In 2008 Gareth moved to the United States and has now been at Southern Soccer Academy for 12 years. Gareth has held positions such as Senior Academy Director and Assistant Director of Coaching. He is currently the Director of Coaching at Southern Soccer Academy. Gareth currently holds his USSF National 'A' License and his UEFA 'B" license.

Matt Perry - Sports Performance Coach

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Matt Perry is the current graduate assistant for Life University Women’s Soccer team and is also a coach in the South Soccer Academy for the 2011 boys. The Shropshire, England native graduated from Erskine College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and Coaching.  

As a player, Perry appeared over 60 times for Erskine, was a two-year captain and, in his senior season led Erskine to the conference tournament final where they narrowly missed out on a place in the NCAA national tournament.  Perry currently has his FA Level 1, FA Level 2 as well as a Coerver coaching diploma. Perry’s previous coaching experience includes working for Coerver Performance Academy, Sporting Springfield, Fair Grove High School as Girls Soccer Coach and Dixie High School as the JV Head Coach. 

His playing experience includes time as a youth team scholar at Welsh Premier League Side, The New Saints as well as captaining Demize NPSL to the National Premier Soccer League Playoffs for the first time in the clubs sixteen-year history. 

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