Coach Bruno Resende is a former college & professional Soccer athlete. He is originally from Brazil where he grew up playing for one of their biggest soccer clubs – Cruzeiro EC and his experience includes coaching in the college, high school & club level in Montgomery for the past 16 years. Bruno with his wife Brooke (Trinity HS graduate, former AU football Tigerette and banking IT Project Manager), are the founders of Team 1136 Management LLC DBA FC Montgomery established in 2011. As the director of the club, Bruno manages a coaching staff of 16 members and around 300 players within all teams & camps ages 4 to 18. FCM teams travel and host teams from all over the Southeast including AL, GA, FL, TN and MS. Additionally, Bruno runs our indoor Futsal soccer program at the Old Sams building Capital City Sportsplex off the Eastern Blvd along with a partnership soccer program at Eastwood Christian School.
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 pro Soccer career. He has conducted many Brazilian Soccer camps in Southern California and Colorado as well. Another big part of Bruno’s activities is traveling to Brazil multiple times during each year on Family, Soccer/Business and Mission trips. Bruno’s service in the community has been featured in our local media at Journey Magazine, Montgomery Parents, RSVP, WTVY – Channel 4 and Max Round Table – The Ticket ESPN Radio.
Bruno has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Leadership from AUM where he played soccer as a student athlete upon his arrival in the United States. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a master’s in Physical Education from Faulkner University along with multiple coaching licenses for Soccer & Futsal. He also has certifications in Strength & Conditioning, Sports Psychology, Refereeing and CPR. He is a certified K-12 teacher with multiple coaching certificates & licenses from UFMG, ENAF & United States Soccer Federation.
Bruno is fluent in English, Portuguese & Spanish and has worked with many international & domestic athletes on recruiting, camps, player development and exchange programs. Many players who have trained under coach Bruno and FCM coaching staff have received college scholarships, MLS youth contracts, international signing and USA youth national team invites. 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 and the unique Soccer style from Brazil & USA. The holistic player development on and off-the-field is also within Bruno’s coaching style.
Coach Bruno’s wife Brooke is also the FCM’s club Registrar and the Resende’s kids are Susana Joy
(Zany) and Michael Bosco (Mikee)!
Favorite soccer team: Cruzeiro EC, from Brazil
Food: Churrasco, Brazilian steak feast
Hobby: Hang out with friends outside!
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 U13 Boys (with coach Bruno) & U16 Girls (with Tim, Hayden & Sarah) while also helping Bruno with Futsal & Outdoor Events and Academy Development.
Jordan is US Soccer (ASA / USYS) and CPR certified. He has spent the last 7 years coaching various soccer teams in the area (ages 4 to 14). 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. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Auburn University Montgomery and has served in the banking industry for over 23 years. He and his wife, Christle, have been married for 19 years. Chloe (12), Cole (9) and Truett (3) 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: Whatever team my kids play on
Food: Conch fritters on the beach in Great Exuma
Hobby: Spending time with family!
Coach Bob Poling graduated from the University of San Diego in 1991. 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 and collegiate level having coached in California, Nevada, Maryland and Virginia. Recently in 2018 he was the Auburn Montgomery men’s soccer goalkeeper coach. From 2019-2020 he was the goalkeeper coach for the Faulkner University women’s soccer program. Bob coaches our U14 boys and U19 boys together with his assistant DOC duties: Goalkeeping, Operations and Coaches Education. Poling has been part of our staff for 4 years coaching multiple teams including his daughter’s U16 girls team. He is a member of United Soccer Coaches and is currently also on the United Soccer Coaches National Ethics Committee. Poling holds certificates and diplomas from the US Soccer Federation and United Soccer Coaches.
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 is 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
Hobby: Studying naval history!
Coach Pritchard is entering his fourth 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 who was a goalkeeper for the Lady Eagles for four seasons as well and they have one young boy! Pritchard brings lots of great soccer experience from his home country Zimbabwe and his many years playing college soccer in the United States.
Favorite soccer team: Manchester City
Food: T-bone Stake
Hobby: Play tennis!
Coach Gabi is the new head coach for the Faulkner University men’s soccer program. He is also into his second year as the Montgomery Academy High School Varsity Boys Head Coach. Queiroz brings lots of great soccer experience from his home country Brazil and his many years playing college soccer in the United States.
Queiroz started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at the Faulkner Eagles 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 while also coaching multiple age groups at FCM.
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 and recently finished his Masters degree at Faulkner as well.
Queiroz is married to Brittany, a Faulkner women’s soccer alum and have two wonderful girls: Felipa and Ana!
Favorite soccer team: Vitoria, from Brazil
Food: Acaraje, Brazilian seafood
Hobby: Play Footvolley!
Coach Tony is a sports enthusiast with a passion for teaching. Born in Idaho and raised in California, he grew up on a healthy diet of Basketball, Football, and Baseball. It was not until his time at San Diego State University that Coach Tony fostered an unbreakable passion for the sport of Soccer. Within 3 years of playing soccer at the intramural level, he had coached SDSU’s Air Force ROTC team to two Military Cups and three Southern California Trophies, defeating ROTC organizations from six universities, including USC and UCLA. During his continued military service, Coach Tony always found time to participate in competitive travel organizations, playing for the Columbus AFB soccer team, Whiteman AFB softball team, and the Holloman AFB softball team. As a youth servant, he coached 12 soccer, basketball, and baseball teams, garnering a volunteer service award for his support to the New Mexico youth community. Coach Tony’s upbeat attitude and engaging style of coaching provides a great opportunity for current and future FCM players. Marco brings a lot of experience and energy to our FCM staff. He is currently the head coach for our U11 Boys.
Favorite soccer team: Sporting KC
Hobby: Travel to new places
Coach Gui is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has played for youth academy Brazilian 1st division legendary Botafogo (Futsal) and Macaé (Outdoor). Then coming to Faulkner University in 2017 and being a starter since his freshman year. He is on his senior season with the Eagles and hopes to write his name in the history of the program. Mondaini currently coaches our U17 Boys under his CPT from Faulkner after coaching our U10 Boys last Spring pre-pandemic. Gui has a bright future as a FCM coach and sports manager.
Favorite team: Fluminense, from Rio de Janeiro
Food: Brazilian Barbecue
Hobby: Watch soccer
Coach David does an outstanding job working with our young FCM girls! David has also coached our U10 Boys in the past. He has coached/managed soccer teams for multiple local organizations for the last 9 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. Forbus is US Soccer (ASA / USYS) and CPR certified.
He has been married to his wife Debbie for 23 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 team: Tottenham Hotspur
Hobby: Marksmanship and Spending time with family!
Coach Luca has lived and breathed Calcio (Soccer in Italian) since the age of 7 when he first experienced the thrill and passion of playing in the streets with his friends and enjoying local matches while living in L’Aquila, Italy. Upon returning to Canada where he was born he progressively transitioned to competitive soccer spending weekends in Toronto playing top flight through his early twenty’s. Once the Bologna’s two boys were born, he began focusing on coaching them locally in Alabama beginning in 2014. From here he developed two new competitive programs in the 2009 and 2011 age groups with Prattville United where his sons also played. As he coached the 09 program he also served as Youth Technical Director for the club developing player and coaching framework for all programs under the age of 14 while mentoring other coaches and providing personal player training. He carries a USSF D license and has collaborated diligently across state lines providing players with opportunities to experience the game from multiple perspectives enhancing their mindset and capacity to absorb new styles of play while broadening their relationships. Although he may have an impressive win record Coach Luca believes in passionately developing high performing leaders who are committed to applying their experiences and life lessons on the field, to society leading change off the field tomorrow. He has been with FCM since 2020 and currently coaches our FCM 2010 boys blue and is extremely excited about this challenge in pushing the limits of performance to the edge in his pursuit of excellence. Luca is married to Tina and they together have two amazing boys Nico & Gianluca!
Favorite soccer team: He tends to bleed Giallo Rosso for AS Roma
Food: Homemade Gnocchi
Hobby: Fast cars, mechanics, motorcycles, spending as much time with his family and friends making new memories and enjoying past ones.
Coach Trey is from Birmingham, AL. 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. He is now on his 2nd season as a sophomore goalie at Faulkner University.
St. Clair has also been the Girls’ Head Coach at Park Crossing High School and the Boys’ Assistant for many seasons. He is excited and learning a lot on our FCM staff.
Trey is helping coach Bob with our FCM Goalies, helping Bruno with our Futsal program on the top of coaching his U12 Boys.
Favorite soccer team: Manchester United, Real Madrid and D.C United
Hobby: Traveling and learning more about different cultures!
Coach Oliver has played soccer since he was a child and coached ages 4-18 over the past 17 years. He has been the head JV and assistant Varsity soccer coach at Trinity Presbyterian School since 2010. Oliver is passionate about developing character, sportsmanship and teaching young people the beauty of the game of soccer.
Oliver was born and raised in Montgomery and graduated from Auburn University in 2004 with a degree in Secondary Education, Social Studies. He moved to Budapest, Hungary for 5 years where he taught a variety of classes and coached Varsity soccer at the International Christian School of Budapest. He met and married his wife, Pamela, in Hungary 14 years ago and has 5 children: Thomas (13), Rebi (12), Charlie(12), Sadie (10), and Joseph(10). He started following the German National Team when Michael Ballack ruled the midfield!
Favorite Soccer Team: German National Team, and any team Eden Hazard suits up for.
Food: Mojo chicken from Publix, chocolate.
Hobby: anything outdoors, spending time with family, and reading.
Coach Santiago has been working with our FCM 2007 Boys for many years! All his three children have played for FCM.
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. Gonzales is US Soccer (ASA / USYS) certified.
Santiago has been happily married to Amy for 20 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!
Coach Gabe began playing soccer at an early age. He played club level soccer and continued through college. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida.
Gabe is originally from NC, where he met his wife Grissel and have been happily married for 12 years. Their children Aaron (10) and Allison (5) play for FCM.
Gabe serves actively in the Air Force and has been blessed to have played the beautiful game of “Futbol” with so many men and women across the world. These experiences have brought him a different level of respect for the sport and wants to share all these with the young adults and children of FCM. Castillo is a great new addition to our coaching staff and he is currently assisting Coach Tony with our U11 Red Boys.
Favorite soccer team: Real Madrid “Hala Madrid”
Food: Carne Asada/Frijoles Charros
Hobby: Quality time with wife and kids!
Coach Ben has being coaching soccer for many years in our community with most of those years being at FCM!
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 16 years and they have two children – Knox (11) & Anna (6).
Favorite soccer team: Barcelona
Food: Mexican food
Hobby: Spending time with family!
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 graduated from Faulkner University in Sports Management as a student assistant on the Eagle’s Men Soccer staff. Sousa is US Soccer (ASA / USYS) and CPR certified.
Renan is currently working on his Masters degree at Bethel.
Favorite soccer team: Sao Paulo, from Brazil
Hobby: Listen to Brazilian music!
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 graduated from Faulkner University majoring in Sports Management as a student assistant on the Eagle’s Men Soccer staff. Souza is US Soccer (ASA / USYS) and CPR certified.
Victor is on his 1st year as the 757 Futsal program director in VA!
Favorite soccer team: Santos, from Brazil (Pele’s team)
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 helping with our Futsal program and wants to grow as coach as well as coach more at FCM.
Favorite soccer team: Barcelona, from Spain
Food: Honey bbq bonless wings
Hobby: Jam skating, which is the best thing ever besides Soccer!
Coach Nathan is from Montgomery, AL and has played Soccer for over 5 years. He has helped with our ECS Soccer partnership. He is very fast & skillful on the field and wants to play soccer in college. Nathan wants to major in Sports Management in college.
Favorite soccer team: Tottenham Hotspurs, from England
Food: Hot Wings
Hobby: Working on his truck!
Coach Kenzie has been playing soccer for over 15 years and have played for many different clubs since a little girl! She has played Region Premier League two years above her age group. She has also competed in the Alabama Olympic Development Program – ODP for many years and is now playing college soccer for West Georgia.
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 eventually become a full time coach later in life. She says: “I enjoy kids so much and I’m so happy to able to share what I love with them!”
Favorite soccer team: Atlanta United, from USA
Food: Chicken Caesar Salad
Hobby: Playing piano!