• Scott Muir

    Director of Coaching - (USSF National B License and NSCAA National Diploma)

    Team(s): 05' and 06' Boys Coach Born: United States Contact: Phone; 865-806-3791 - Email; scottmuir36@gmail.com

    Born in Miami, FL, Scott moved to Knoxville at the age of 10. He joined his first travel team at the age of 11 years old, playing for the Farragut Force. Scott played for Farragut High School from 1986-1988. He attended East Tennessee State University, suffering a knee injury in the last game of his Freshman season. Although he still played a little longer, his second knee injury ended his playing career. Scott began coaching in 1997 as a volunteer coach for Farragut Middle School. After his first season “of coaching, Scott realized how much he missed being involved with the sport that shaped his life as a child. He went on to coach for Smoky Mountain Soccer Club, Knoxville Football Club, and Knoxville Soccer Academy to give back to the game he loves. “I feel it is important for these players to get great coaching from someone who is passionate about developing players to reach their full potential and then pushing them beyond what they believe they can accomplish. There is no better feeling than seeing a player succeed at something they have worked so hard to improve.” Scott found out early that he needed to educate himself as a coach. He has a background in Psychology and has obtained his USSF National B License and NSCAA National Diploma. He became a student of the game and began learning different styles from around the world. Scott believes that a great coach is also a great student. “I have been lucky to work with top professional coaches from South America, England, Europe, and the United States. During my time with these coaches I absorbed every bit of knowledge I could.” This has helped develop Scott into the coach he is today, which has led to some great opportunities and achievements. In 2010 he took over as the Director of Coaching and Operations at Knoxville Football Club. In his time as the Director, he helped rebuild the club from just under 100 players to over 400 players in three years. In 2011, Scott was named Boys Competitive Coach of the Year for the state of Tennessee. In 2014 he became the Assistant Academy Director at Knoxville Soccer Academy and eventually Academy Director in 2017. During his time there, KSA became a leader in building a player centered environment and developing the whole player. In 2019 Scott became a USSF Licensed instructor and began the next steps for improving as many players as possible. He not only uses this to help the staff become better coaches, but to keep them up to date on USSF and USYS guidelines for coaching. “Things have changed so much over the years and the way to teach the game to our players is always evolving. I have learned so much over the past year from the courses and love passing that knowledge on to coaches, so more players will benefit in the end.”

  • Charlie Pericful

    Jr. Academy Director - (USSF National C License)

    Team(s): 03' Boys, 11/12 Boys, and Jr, Academy Director Born: United States Contact: Phone; 865-766-9055 - Email; charliefutsal@gmail.com

    Charlie Pericful, also known as coach Charlie, is a Knoxville native player turned coach. His playing days started in the local AYSO league and on to club soccer, playing for highly ranked teams as the Knoxville Laser and Knoxville Knights. Charlie graduated form Karns High School as a four-year starter before moving on to play at Pikeville College, scoring their first goal in school history. After his first season, coach Charlie transferred to University of the Cumberlands to play for an up and coming program and coach, Paulo Neto, and learn a style of play that was ahead of the time. ​ It was in high school that Charlie knew he was going to become a coach. Playing for Inter Futbol Academy for a season, working in player development with the academy is where it all started. Enjoying jobs working with kids (Chuck-E-Cheese, various camps) only made the decision to coach youth soccer that much easier. Before moving on to college, Charlie spent a year coaching with IFA, various camps, and was the assistant for both Gibbs High programs. During college, Charlie continued to coach with college and local camps and even spent time Kentucky Rush coaching U10 Boys. ​ After College, Coach Charlie came home to coach with IFA. Charlie spent many years coaching working with different ages and in various positions at IFA. As Jr academy director, he saw the program grow over three times, as the same everywhere he has been Jr academy director. He also spent time working with the college prep program, a unique program that helped players reach the college level, helping with player’s recruiting, game schedule, and setting up visit as a few of his duties. Since he has been Jr academy director along with coaching various teams at USA North, coached with Knoxville Crush before finding a home with Knoxville Soccer Academy. Coach Charlie has enjoyed coaching all age and growing the Jr academy program while at KSA. ​ Coach Charlie is a big fan of Manchester United with his favorite player being Eric Cantona. Although if you asked him, Ronaldinho is the greatest player of his generation and arguably ever. Now that professional soccer is in the southeast coach Charlie has been an Atlanta United fan since their beginning but very impressed with Nashville as its his home state team and hopefully future love. More than anything, Coach Charlie would love to see his players in the future playing for his home state team or any professional team for that matter. This means more to him than any trophy or championship.

  • Momodou L. Barrow

    Coach - (USSF National D License)

    Team(s): 08' Boys Coach Born: The Gambia Contact: Phone; 865-236-5708 - Email; momodou_9@yahoo.com

    Momodou began his coaching career in 2012 with AYSO junior teams. He later left AYSO and joined Knoxville Football Club in 2015. While at Knoxville Football Club, he coached the 2008 and 2005 boys. After four years with the club, he left and joined KSA in 2019. As a player, Momodou fell in love with the game ever since he could walk. He attended Bearden Middle School and played AYSO soccer. A year later, he attended West High School where he played varsity soccer all four years. Momodou attended Tennessee Wesleyan University on a soccer scholarship after graduating from high school. He also played Semi-Professional soccer for the Nashville Metros. Due to breaking his legs four different times and sustaining other serious injuries, Momodou was forced to give up soccer.

  • Dino Sulejmanovic

    Coach - (USSF National Grassroots License)

    Team(s): 05' NSL Boys Coach Born: Bosnia-Herzegovina Contact: Phone; 270-535-5202 - Email; dsulejm@gmail.com

    During his early years Dino played club soccer in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kentucky. He played high school soccer at Warren Central in Bowling Green KY and club soccer at Western Kentucky University. His coaching career started at SKY Soccer club in2007-2009 coaching U10 and U12 boys. Currently Dino is a US Soccer Grassroots license holder and has been with Knoxville Soccer Academy since summer of 2019.

  • Francois Dubourdeau

    Coach - (Goalkeeper Coach)

    Team(s): Club Goalkeeper Coach Born: France Contact: Phone; 000-000-0000 - Email; xxxxxxxx@xxxx.com

    Francois Dubourdeau is a highly experienced goalkeeper coach who carries a great knowledge of the game and the goalkeeper position. Born in Angouleme, France, Francois began playing soccer professionally at the age of 18 and had stints as a goalkeeper for several French and Scottish professional soccer clubs, including FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Motherwell FC, Kilmarnock FC, and Dundee FC. In 2008, Francois joined Carson-Newman University as an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. During his six and a half years at Carson-Newman, Francois helped the program win three SAC conference championship titles and reached the NCAA Div 2 National championship final in 2013. Throughout his career as a professional goalkeeper and a university goalkeeper coach, Francois has developed a unique vision of the goalkeeping position based on four aspects: mental strength, tactical knowledge, technical excellence, and athleticism.