Director of Coaching – Soccer & Futsal

Bruno Resende – DOC

Coach Bruno is a former college & professional Soccer athlete. He is from Brazil where he grew up playing at Cruzeiro and his experience includes coaching in the college, high school & club level in Montgomery for the past 14 years. He has a master’s in Physical Education and  coaching licenses for Futsal & Soccer. Living in Montgomery since 2001, Resende developed a love for the River Region and the South. He also lived in Springfield, MA and Atlanta, GA during his Soccer career and conducted many Brazilian Soccer camps in Southern California and Colorado. Another big part of Bruno’s activities is traveling to Brazil multiple times during each year on Family, Soccer/Business and Mission trips. Bruno oversees all aspects of both Outdoor Travel Soccer and Indoor Local Futsal programs and is involved in the coaching of all our teams.

Bruno has bachelor’s degrees in Sports Management & Sports Leadership together with his master’s degree in PE. He attended UFMG, Auburn University Montgomery and Faulkner University. He also has certifications in Refereeing, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology and CPR. He is a certified K-12 teacher with multiple coaching certificates & licenses from UFMG, ENAF & USSF.

Bruno is fluent in English, Portuguese & Spanish and has worked with many international & domestic athletes on recruiting, camps & player development. Bruno has a passion to help athletes reach their next level of performance physically, technically & tactically through the most advanced youth development methodology worldwide: Brazilian Futsal. The holistic player development off-the-field is also within Bruno’s coaching style.

Coach Bruno’s wife Brooke is also known by the FCM kids as coach Peaches and the Resende’s kids are Susana Joy (SJ) and Michael Bosco (Bosco)!

Favorite soccer team: Cruzeiro, from Brazil

Food: Churrasco, Brazilian steak feast

Hobby: Hang out outside!

Assistant Director of Coaching – Men Outdoor Soccer

Kyle Beard – U19 Boys

Coach Kyle is entering his sixth season as head coach of the Faulkner University men’s soccer program. Beard assists coach Bruno on our Outdoor Men Soccer department oversight and coaches our FCM U19 Boys outdoor team.

Kyle Beard is entering his fifth season as head coach of the men’s soccer program.

Beard led the Eagles to an overall record of 10-6 in 2016, the program’s second consecutive winning season and most wins in program history.

Beard started his coaching career in 1998 at the club level in Texas.  After coaching club, high school, and semiprofessional Beard  moved his family to Rwanda to work as a vocational missionary and as a coach with the Rwandan Football Federation, FERWAFA in 2006.  He spent four years as the head coach of the women’s national team, as well as working as the director for Futsal and as an adviser for the men’s U-17 and U-20 national teams.

Beard started his college coaching career when he returned to the United States as the founding head coach of the men’s soccer program at Lubbock Christian University in 2009.  He led LCU to an overall record of 31-16-8 in three seasons and took the Chaps to the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament in 2011 and again in 2012, when they fell in the championship game.  His LCU players earned numerous individual honors, including NAIA All-American, SAC Player of Year, SAC Offensive Player of the Year, SAC Newcomer of the Year, and ten SAC All-Conference awards.

A native of Tyler, Texas, Beard earned a bachelor’s degree Lubbock Christian University in 2000. He also holds licenses and diplomas from the USSF, NSCAA(USC), ICA, and FA.

Beard married his wife Luz in 1996, and they have two children – Koen and Heaven!

Favorite soccer team: Houston Dynamo, from the “country” of Texas

Food: Seafood

Hobby: Go on dates with my wife!

Assistant Director of Coaching – Indoor Futsal

Gabi Queiroz – U13/U14 and U16/U17 Boys

Coach Gabi is entering his third season on the Faulkner University men’s soccer coaching staff and his second as assistant coach. Queiroz assists coach Bruno with our Indoor Futsal program and, together with coach Kyle, assist Bruno with our Outdoor youth program too. Gabi coaches our FCM outdoor U16 & U17 Boys teams.

Queiroz started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Faulkner in the spring of 2015.  He was hired as the assistant men’s soccer coach at Alabama Christian Academy in January 2016, and returned to Faulkner in the summer of 2016 as the top assistant coach on the men’s soccer staff.

A native of Salvador, Brazil, he grew up playing a lot of Futsal! Queiroz was a two-year letterman as a midfielder on the Faulkner University men’s soccer team after two years playing in junior college.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faulkner University in 2016.

Queiroz is recently married to Brittany Gregor, a Faulkner women’s soccer alum!

Favorite soccer team: Vitoria, from Brazil

Food: Acaraje, Brazilian seafood

Hobby: Play Footvolley!

Assistant Director of Coaching – Events & Academy Development

Travis Jordan – U9 Boys & U12 Girls

Coach Travis started playing soccer at the age of 6.  He later played club soccer and was selected to be a part of the Alabama Olympic Development Program (ODP).  His time in the ODP included a trip to Brazil where “he defeated a younger Bruno one on one (joke).”  As much as he enjoyed playing soccer growing up, his passion for the sport has grown to a new level with the involvement of his two oldest children. Travis coaches our U8/U9 Boys outdoor team and assists coach Vitor with our U10 outdoor while also helping Bruno with Futsal & Outdoor Events and Academy Development.

Jordan has spent the last five or so years coaching over 25 various soccer teams in the area.  These teams range in age from 4 to 12.  Other than spending time with his children, what motivates him the most as a coach is to help young people develop as players and, more importantly, as future young adults.

Coach Travis was born and raised in Montgomery and currently lives in Wetumpka with his wife and three children.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Auburn University Montgomery.  He has served in the banking industry for over 20 years and currently works for Alabama Ag Credit as a Relationship Manager.  He and his wife, Christle, have been married for 13 years.  Chloe (10), Cole (6) and Truett (9 months) all enjoy playing and watching soccer.  They love spending time together outdoors as a family and serving Christ and others in the community.

Favorite soccer team: Barcelona, from Spain

Food: Stockyard Hamburger

Hobby: Spending time with family!

Assistant Director of Coaching – Goalkeeper & Coaches Education

Bob Poling – U11/U12 Boys & U14 Girls

Coach Bob is a former Division 1 college soccer player.  As a youth and college player, Bob was a goalkeeper and played with the Nevada State Select U-16 and U-19 teams and with the University of San Diego.  His coaching experience has been at the youth level and he has coached in California, Nevada, Maryland and Virginia.  Bob coaches our club’s goalkeepers, U11/12 Boys and assists Santiago with our U14 Girls.  He is a member of United Soccer Coaches Association and a certified graduate of the USC’s Small Sided Games: 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 Course.

Bob is a retired US Navy Officer and settled in Montgomery following his retirement in 2015.  During his time in the Navy, Coach Bob had the opportunity to watch and play soccer all over the world.  Being able to establish a bond with men and women from other nations through soccer was one of the many great experiences of being in the Navy. He his motivated to share his experience with children and young adults and is excited about the prospects of developing first class soccer players and young adults of strong character.

Coach Bob is originally from Las Vegas, NV.  He lives in Montgomery with his wife April, an Alabama native, and his two children.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego, a Master of Arts in Naval History from the American Military University and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Air War College.

Favorite Soccer team: Manchester City

Food: Indian

Hobby: Studying naval history!

Assistant Director of Coaching – Women Outdoor Soccer

Pritchard Ndaira – U19 Girls

Coach Pritchard is entering his inaugural season at the Faulkner University Lady Eagles Soccer Team. Ndaira is a familiar face around Faulkner, having played for the men’s soccer team from 2012 to 2014. The former all-Southern States Athletic Conference goalkeeper led the league in saves per game his last three seasons. The Triangle, Zimbabwe, native tallied 323 saves over three seasons, averaging 6.6 stops per contest.

Ndaira was also a three-time all-academic team member and earned a conference Defensive Player of the Week honor his senior year. After graduating he pursued coaching opportunities at George Washington Carver High School and Mountain Brook High School where he served as assistant coach in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Ndaira also worked with the Alabama Olympic Development Program as a goalkeeper coach and the Alabama Elite Player Development Program as a head coach. He has also coached with the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and Crank Soccer.

Ndaira earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Faulkner in 2015. He is married to the former Nicole Berryman who was a goalkeeper for the Lady Eagles for four seasons as well. Coach Pritchard assists Bruno on our Outdoor Women Soccer department oversight and, together with Matt Tarpley, he coaches our U19 Girls team.

Favorite soccer team: Manchester City

Food: T-bone Stake

Hobby: Play tennis!

Coaches

Matthew Tarpley – U19 Girls

Coach Matt was born & raised in Atlanta, GA and started his soccer career in Decatur, GA. After high school Tarpley went to King College in Bristol, TN to continue his athletic career. After college he started coaching soccer along side his other main job and now he has been involved with the game for over 20 years. He believes that Soccer is truly a “beautiful game.”

Tarpley teaches at Park Crossing High School and started the Soccer program at the school 5 years ago when the school opened. Coach Matt has been coaching at the club level for years and he is in his first year as an Assistant for the Women’s team at Faulkner University. He also assists Coach Pritchard with our FCM U19 Girls. Matt is a member of United Soccer Coaches Association and holds USSF diplomas.

He has been married for 17 years and has 3 wonderful children. Currently he lives in Auburn and commutes to Montgomery every day.

Favorite soccer teamUSWNT, ATL United, Chelsea and PSG

Food: Steak, Seafood and BBQ

HobbyGolf, hanging with my wife/kids/dog and Broadway shows!

Santiago Gonzales – U11/U12 Boys & U14 Girls

Coach Santiago has been working with our U11/12 Boys and U14 Girls outdoor teams.  His two younger children have also joined the FCM family and they are playing on our U12 boys and U14 girls teams.

Santiago started playing soccer at an early age and continued to play organized soccer through college.  He has volunteered with various Montgomery organizations, coaching many teams from U8 to U14 age groups over the last 5 years and looks forward to continuing to help develop our local young players.

Santiago has been happily married to Amy for 18 years and has three amazing children, Alexa (15), Molly (12) and Caleb (10).  Family is very important but more importantly is the chance to serve with his family in their church and other outreach ministries in our community.

Favorite team: Barcelona

Favorite food: Authentic Mexican food

Hobby: Spending time with family!

Renan de Sousa – U14/U15 Boys

Coach Renan is from São Paulo in Brazil and has played for great youth academies called Portuguesa de Desportos (outdoor e futsal), Taboão da Serra, Rio Claro FC and Juventos. Renan played college in the US for two years at Barton Community College in Kansas before transferring to Faulkner University. At Barton he was All American as sophomore and at Faulkner he was an amazing #10 play maker!
Souza is currently a senior at Faulkner University majoring in Sports Management as a student assistant on the Eagle’s Men Soccer staff.

Renan coaches our U14/15 teams.

Favorite soccer team: Sao Paulo, from Brazil

Food: Feijoada

Hobby: Listen to Brazilian music!

Victor De Souza – U10 Boys & U14/U15 Boys

Coach Victor is from Brazil and has played Futsal all his life in his hometown São Bernardo do Campo, SP before moving to US in 2014.  He played college soccer two years at University of the Cumberlands, KY before transferring to Faulkner University in 2016. He ranked Second Team All Conference years 2016 and 2017 while playing for Faulkner University. He has amazing skills!
De Souza is currently a senior at Faulkner University majoring in Sports Management as a student assistant on the Eagle’s Men Soccer staff.

Victor coaches one of our U14/15 team and U10 Boys.

Favorite soccer team: Santos, from Brazil (Pele’s team)

Food: Pasta

Hobby: Running!

Ben Russell – U9 Boys

Coach Ben is entering his third season with FCM U9 Boys after coaching local youth indoor soccer for the past 4 years. 

He graduated college from Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida with a B.S. in Church Ministries w/ Youth Concentration & Minor in Psychology. 

Russell is the Director of Alabama Youth Alive & The 7 Project (motivational school assemblies for high school & junior high schools). 

Coach Ben has been married to Terra for 13 years and they have two children – Knox (8) a current FCM U9 player & Anna (3) a future FCM’r.

Favorite soccer team: Barcelona 

FoodMexican food

Hobby: Spending time with family!

Trey St. Clair – U13 Boys

Coach Trey is from Birmingham. He played 2 years as a goalkeeper in high school for Park Crossing and 1 year of College Soccer at the University of the District of Columbia before an injury.

St. Clair is currently also the Assistant Head Coach at Park Crossing High School. He is excited and learning a lot as a new addition to our FCM staff.

Trey is working with our U13 Boys team.

Favorite soccer teamManchester United, Real Madrid and D.C United

FoodSushi

HobbyTraveling and learning more about different cultures!

David Forbus – U9 Coed & U12 Girls

Coach David recently joined FCM to coach our U9 Red team. He also assists Travis coaching our U12 Girls. He has coached/managed soccer teams for multiple local organizations for the last six years.

David is a native to Montgomery, but currently lives in the Redland community of Wetumpka. He grew up playing multiple sports including football, baseball, soccer, wrestling and track. He was a 3-sport all state athlete in High School and went on to play football at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY.

He has been married to his wife Debbie for 20 years and their daughters Molly (10) and Mary Grayson (6) play for FCM. Faith and Family are his foundation. He believes in serving his community and has recently been named Volunteer of the Year for a local non-profit organization.

Favorite soccer teamTottenham Hotspur

Food: Pizza

HobbyMarksmanship and Spending time with family!

Interns

Nate Payne

Coach Nate plays Soccer for Park Crossing High School as a senior. He played at State Games with our U19 team on the last 2 Summers and is currently on our FCM U19 Travel team for this Fall Season again. Born in Montgomery but lived most of his life in Dothan, AL.

Has been in Rory and became platoon Commander on his 2nd year and was promoted to 2nd lieutenant. Nate said that he was told he is a leader so he is trying his best to live up to it. His quote would be “Believe… and don’t give up.” He also says that it pays off big time to learn from your mistakes, watch Soccer videos and work extra hard. Nate is currently doing an internship training with us and helping with general practices & camps.

Favorite soccer team: Barcelona, from Spain

Food: Honey bbq bonless wings

Hobby: Jam skating, which is the best thing ever besides Soccer!

Nathan Collins

Coach Nathan is from Montgomery, AL and has played Soccer for 5 years. He is currently on our FCM U19 team as an attacking midfielder (or wing) and interns with our ECS Soccer partnership. He is very fast and wants to play soccer in college. Nathan is a junior in high school and wants to major in Sports Management in college.

Favorite soccer team: Tottenham Hotspurs, from England

Food: Hot Wings

Hobby: Working on his truck!

Kenzie Stoup

Coach Kenzie has been playing soccer for 12 years and have played for many different clubs since a little girl! Last year she played in the Region Premier League two years above her age group. This Fall Season she will be playing in the Region Premiere League again but in her own age group. For the past two years she has also competed in the Alabama Olympic Development Program – ODP.

Kenzie’s brother, Kobey Stoup, has been called to the USA U14 National Team before and just recently signed to play for the Atlanta United Youth Academy. She wants to play soccer in college and eventually become a full time coach. She says: “I enjoy kids so much and I’m so happy to able to share what I love with them!” Kenzie helps us in many of our camps.

Favorite soccer team: Atlanta United, from USA

Food: Chicken Caesar Salad

Hobby: Playing piano!


More Coaching Staff Members To Be Announced Soon!