Head Coach: Stephen “Steo” Magennis
Coach Magennis enters his first year as the Head Coach of the Georgia Revolution FC. Steo’ comes to the Revs with a wealth of experience and a vast coaching background with successful programs (currently at Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies). In Steo’s first year with GGC in 2016, he helped the Grizzlies to their third Association of Independent Institutions Championship Title. He then helped the program to its highest post season NAIA national ranking (No.8) in 2017. Steo’s responsibilities include all day-to-day operations for the men’s soccer program, but his specific focus is on the on-field coaching and recruiting. Prior to GGC, Steo’ spent three years coaching the Lander University men’s soccer program as an assistant. During his tenure, Steo’ helped guide Lander to the regular season Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship and secure an NCAA national tournament appearance in the round of 32 (2012). The following year, the Bearcats achieved a further NCAA sweet 16 national tournament appearance (2013). In his final year at Lander (2014), he built and headed a Junior Varsity program that competed regionally and in turn improved student enrollment for the institution. Coupled with his collegiate coaching experiences, Steo’ spent time with the New Orleans Jesters (NPSL) as their first assistant coach and director of operations (2009-2010).
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Steo’ came to the U.S on a soccer scholarship to Darton State Community College (NJCAA) and completed his Associate of Arts degree (2005-2007). Upon graduating, he transferred to Lander University playing his final two years of eligibility and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (2007-2009). He later went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Education (Exercise Science) at Lander University (2012- 2014).
Steo’ holds a USSF A License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and Football Association of Ireland Level 1 and 2 coaching certificates.
Notable players coached by Steo’: Jack Gurr (All-American), Micheal Weber (All-American), Lewis Sharpe (All- American), Clement Simonen (FC Toronto, No.9 MLS Draft), Kevin Durand (All- American, pro in France), Olivier Gueguen (Pro in France), Brett Janakouskas (USL).
Claudin Siakam enters his first season as Georgia Revolution FC First Assistant, having started his soccer journey in his native Cameroon as a player. He brings in a wide experience as a player and as a coach at youth, collegiate and Semi-Pro levels.
Claudin’s Collegiate career includes a spell at NCAA Division I Clemson University and NAIA Shorter College. Prior to that, he had played for the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon as well as for Deportivo of Yaounde, a Semi-Pro Team. Following his playing career, Coach Claudin took some time off and got into Corporate America in the Telecommunication field before finally deciding to follow his dream as a full time coach in 2014.
Coach Claudin started coaching soccer at Clemson Soccer Academy during his playing time with the Clemson Tigers as a Camp Coach. However, it was in 2014 that he fully committed to coaching with AFC Lightning where he coached through December of 2016. Starting his 1st season, he topped his group and gained promotion with his U17 Classic 2 team. The following season he helped develop younger players. He joined the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach in August 2016. Since then, he has helped the program with the recruitment of top athletes. He also helped the program to the NAIA National Tournament appearance, R of 32 and to the A.I.I Conference tournament champions in 2016 and to the NAIA National Tournament appearance, Elite 8 in 2017. Coach Claudin is the Head U14 Boys Soccer Coach at UFA Norcross and the Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach at The Weber School with which he respectively won Norcross Adidas Elite Cup in Dec. 2017 and reached the Play-Offs for the first time in the Spring of 2017.
Claudin earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in International Business from Shorter College and holds a USSF C License.
Scott Redding has played for the Revs since the team’s first NPSL season in 2011. In 2016 he assumed the additional responsibility of Player Coach and later Head Coach of the Revs Reserves, the Revs developmental squad that plays in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League (ADASL). Entering the 2017 season, he was promoted to Assistant Coach of the Revolution and remained the Head Coach of the Revs Reserves with a larger role in team and player development. Under his leadership, the Revs Reserves have added a Revs U23 Team and a Reserve Summer Training Program.
Redding played four years for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer team at Wofford College. During his time at Wofford, he helped the program earn both Southern Conference Regular Season Champions and Southern Conference Tournament Champions titles and was a member of Wofford’s starting eleven for the team’s first ever trip to the NCAA National Tournament. Following his collegiate career, Scott joined the Georgia Revolution FC where he has aided the team to a Southeast Conference Co-Championship and two trips to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. He’s been a consistent member of the starting eleven, and was most notably selected as the 2016 Georgia Revolution Player of the Year.
In 2011, Coach Redding began his professional coaching career at Emory Oxford College. As assistant coach for Emory Oxford, he helped the program to four consecutive Regional appearances; five consecutive Team Academic Awards; ten All-Americans; a District Championship; the team’s first perfect regular season (15-0-0); and the program’s highest ever post-season ranking of #2 in the nation, with a final record of 18-1-1 and the title of National Championship Finalist. He was named the 2015 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wofford College, a Masters in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. He holds multiple licenses and diplomas from both the USSF and the NSCAA. He is currently both a Head Coach and Director of Coaching for the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association
Chris Jackson joined the Revs Reserves as a player before the 2017-18 ADASL season and joined the Revs NPSL coaching staff as a goalkeeper coach for the 2018 summer season.
Jackson played for Centre College (NCAA DIII) from 2008-11, where he started 40 matches as a goalkeeper and kept 18 clean sheets. He was twice named conference player of the week and in 2011 named to the All-SCAC team. In addition his career at Centre College, Jackson has represented Kolping United SC (Cincinnati), 1790 Cincinnati, United FC (Dayton), and the Universite de Strasbourg Football Club (France).
He started his coaching career at his alma mater, Centre, where he served as a goalkeeper coach for the 2012-13 season. He then moved to NJCAA side Parkland College (Champaign, IL) where he served as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team from 2013 to 2016. Ahead of the 2016-17 season he was promoted to head coach and led the team to regional and district titles on the way to its first ever national tournament appearance. From 2013 to 2017 he additionally served as goalkeeper coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at Parkland, where he trained NJCAA All Americans Jenna Ashley and Matt Sharman. On the club side, Jackson has served as a goalkeeper coach for Illinois FC, Central Kentucky SC, and Bluegrass SC.
Jackson holds a BA in History from Centre College, a MA in Area Studies from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Alec returns for his second year on the Revs staff. During the 2017 season he served as a coaching intern. Entering into the 2017-2018 ADASL season he was promoted to Assistant Coach of the Revs Reserves with the additional duty of Head Coach of the Revs U23s. During the 2018 NPSL season he will serve as an assistant on the NPSL coaching staff.
Coach Morrison grew up in an Army family and played for multiple youth clubs around the country including: Thunder Soccer Club, RYSA, Inter Atlanta, and the Baltimore Bays USSDA Program. In high school he was a four year varsity starting defender, with most of that time spent at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, GA. He quickly moved into coaching after high school and has coached players ranging in age from 3 to Adults. He is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Sports Administration while assisting Coach Scott with the Revs Reserve Program. In addition to his duties at the Revs, Alec is a Staff Coach at NEXUS FC. He holds a USSF D License.