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USL2 SSA King's Coaching Staff Announced

Kelham O'Hanlon - USL2 Head Coach

Kelham O’Hanlon - [email protected] - 678 876-9493

Kelham has been a part of the SSA coaching staff since 2013 and the Middlesbrough native has vast playing and coaching experience. Kelham's professional playing experience includes more than 600 Senior 1st team appearances in the EFL and SPL, featuring for clubs such as Middlesbrouh, Rotherham Utd, Preston North End and Dundee Utd, as well as appearances with the U-21 and Senior Republic of Ireland National teams.

Upon retirement from playing he joined the coaching staff at Preston becoming David Moyes' assistant in 1998 and his managerial experience also includes a stint working with Craig Brown in the 12 years of his managerial career in the UK.

Kelham is currently SSA's National Premier League Program Director and Director of Goalkeeping and holds a UEFA A License and LMA Diploma in Management-Warwick University. 

Clayton Schmitt - Head of Player Recruitment

Clayton Schmitt - [email protected] - 404 791 8323

Clayton is currently the Men's Assistant Coach at Emory University, and is in his 9th season overall coaching at the collegiate level. He started his career at Emory in 2011 and was there through 2014. During that time, the Eagles went 31-20-4 and made the 2012 NCAA Tournament. In 2014, he left for Oglethorpe University. In three seasons at Oglethorpe, the Stormy Petrels won two Southern Athletic Association championships (2015 and 2016). 
Clayton returned to Emory University for the 2017 season, where the Eagles went 15-5-2 and made the NCAA Elite Eight. In the 2018 season, the team was ranked in the top 5 nationally before finishing up the season at 9-7-2. 

In addition to coaching at the college level, Clayton has overseen the Northside branch of Southern Soccer Academy for the past 7 years, as it has grown from 3 competitive teams to nearly 40 in that time. He currently coaches U19 Girls teams at the ECNL and NPL leagues. 

Clayton has also coached at the high school level with four different schools, including currently coaching at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, where the Varsity Girls team has made 3 of the past 5 GHSA Final Fours. Currently three of his former players are playing at the college level, at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and the University of the South (Suwanee). 

Clayton was a former goalkeeper at Mercer University, where he earned a BBA in Sports Management, and then went on to earn his Masters Degree in Sports Administration at Georgia State University. He holds the United Soccer Coaches Premier Advanced National Goalkeeping, High School Coaching, and Director of Coaching Diplomas, as well as the US National Youth License.

Laszlo Halmi - USL2 Assistant Coach

Laszlo Halmi - [email protected] - 678 857 8065

Laszlo Halmi holds a USSF A and National Youth License and started his coaching career at Manatee Magic in Bradenton, FL and progressing to become the Director of Coaching. He led the Southeast High School Boys Varsity team to great successes before moving to Georgia to continue his coaching career at AFC Lightning as Academy Director and Boys Director. Laszlo joined SSA in 2014 and is currently the SCCL Program Director. His previous roles at the club include Academy Director and Boys Director and he has also coached at numerous levels including DA, ECNL and RPL.  Laszlo’s playing career included Divisions 1, 2 and 3 clubs in his native country of Hungary.

Wesley Lutz - GK Coach

Wes Lutz - [email protected] - 678 850-6677

Wesley currently serves as the academy director at SSA Northside the newest branch of the club which is situated in Buckhead, GA.

Wesley also recently completed his third season as the volunteer assistant coach for the Georgia State women's soccer program in 2019 and additionally, joined the GA State Men's Soccer program as the volunteer assistant for the Fall 2019 season. 

Wesley previously coached at Oglethorpe University where he served as an assistant from 2015-2017. In his first season at Oglethorpe, he coached goalkeeper Vaughn Moore who posted a .67 GAA and was named SAA Conference Defensive POY. In 2017, Wesley mentored junior Luke Whelan who was named a 2nd-team All-SAA honoree. 

Before coaching at Oglethorpe, he also spent time with the Truett-McConnell women's soccer program and the Emory University men’s program serving as an assistant with both programs. 

Wesley played collegiately at Truett-McConnell College and holds a USSF "B" coaching license, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I & II Diploma. He received his B.A. in history from Georgia State University in 2014 and in 2017, received a Masters of College Athletic Administration from Coker College.

Joshua Villalobos - Fitness Coach

Josh Villalobos - [email protected] - 910 584-5755

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Joshua played for Fayetteville Force and Charlotte Soccer Club youth teams from U12-U17 before becoming a member of the U17 US Youth National Team and Residency program in Bradenton, Florida. Joshua also played collegiately at Furman University and internationally for the Puerto Rican U23 and Men’s National during Olympic and World Cup Qualifying Campaigns. 

Joshua is USSF and United Soccer Coaches certified with over 10 years of coaching experience and joined the SSA team in 2014; currently serving as SSA South Academy Director and Head of Sport Science.  

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health & Exercise Science, Master of Science in Exercise Science and is a National Strength & Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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