Coaching Staff

NPSL Head Coach: Ricky Davey

Ricky Davey joins the Georgia Revolution FC as our new NPSL Head Coach for the 2021 season after finding success as a College Coach.  He’s been a member of the Georgia State men’s soccer program as an assistant coach since the spring of 2018, joining the staff following a year at Francis Marion.

In 2019, Davey helped lead the GSU Panthers to their fifth consecutive trip to the Sun Belt Tournament Championship — the first team to reach the championship match for five seasons in a row since South Alabama in 1991-95.  During the regular season, he helped coach Georgia State to a 6-0-3 start to the year, setting a program record for most matches to start a season without a loss.

In his first year at Georgia State, Ricky was a part of a coaching staff that guided GSU to the 2018 NCAA Tournament after claiming its first Sun Belt regular season and conference tournament championship in program history. Under the direction of Davey and the rest of the coaching staff, seven student-athletes earned All-Conference honors, the most among all teams in the Sun Belt.

Prior to his time with the Francis Marion, Davey served as the graduate assistant coach at Le Moyne College from 2015-2016, where he also earned a master’s degree in education.  During his two seasons with the Dolphins, Le Moyne posted a combined 26-11-3 record and made two appearances in the NCAA Division II national tournament.

He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2014, a year that saw the Chargers go 13-4-2.

Davey has experience working with the Syracuse (NY) Development Academy and the Huntsville (AL) Football Club. He spent one season as head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Grissom High School in Huntsville.

He earned his undergraduate degree in nutrition from the University of Montevallo in 2014. In his three seasons with the Falcons, he tallied 16 goals and 20 assists. Davey was named to the Peach Belt All-Conference team once, earned PBC Tournament MVP honors in 2013, was twice named NSCAA All-Region, and helped Montevallo to a pair of conference titles and two NCAA tournament appearances.

Davey played at Appalachian State for one season in 2010 before transferring to Montevallo.

Following his collegiate career, he played several years in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) with the Rocket City United, the Birmingham Hammers, and the Rochester RiverDogz.

He represented England at the U18 level against Scotland in 2008 and played and trained with the Yeovil Town Football Club (England) and the Orgyte Futbol Club (Sweden).

Davey possesses a USSF D License and a National Diploma and an Advanced National Diploma, GK Level 1&2 from the NSCAA.

In the spring of 2019, Davey received his Premier Diploma from United Soccer Coaches, the organization’s highest technical award.

Director of Coaching / NPSL Assistant Head Coach / Head Coach Revs ADASL and Revs U19:  Alec Morrison

Alec returns for his fifth year on the Revs staff.  During the 2017 season he served as a coaching intern for the NPSL team.  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.  In his time as the coach of the U23 team, he accumulated and impressive 26-9-14 record.  After leading the Revs U23s (renamed the Revs ADASL) to promotion to ADASL DIV 1 during the 2019-2020 season, Alec was promoted to Assistant Head Coach of the Revs NPSL.  Alec is also the Head Coach of the Revs U19 and After School Soccer Program Director for the Southern Crescent Soccer Foundations.

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 pursuing a degree in Sports Administration.  He holds a USSF D License.

NPSL Assistant Coach – GK Coach / Head Coach Revs Reserves:  Chris Jackson

After three years as a member of the Revs Coaching Staff for both the NPSL and ADASL, Chris was named the Head Coach of the Revs Reserves.  He has more than 10 years of experience coaching goalkeepers, including at college and semi-professional levels, and has served as assistant coach and then head coach of the Parkland College Women’s Soccer Team (NJCAA DI), coaching the program to its first regional and district titles and first appearance at the national tournament in 2016.

Chris served as the goalkeeper coach for the men’s soccer program at Centre College (NCAA DIII) as well as Parkland College men’s and women’s sides, where he coached two NJCAA All-Americans.  Since moving to Georgia in 2017, he has served as the goalkeeper coach for the Georgia Revolution FC NPSL team.  At the club level, Chris has worked as goalkeeper coach for Bluegrass Soccer Club (Lexington, KY), Central Kentucky Soccer Club (Danville, KY), Illinois FC (Champaign-Urbana, IL), and MOBA Soccer Academy (Peachtree City, GA).  Additionally, Chris has worked as a senior clinician and site director for the Keeper Edge Soccer Program since 2008.  He holds a NSCAA Goalkeeper II certification.

As a player, Chris started more than 40 games for Centre College, where he was an all-conference goalkeeper.  He has also played at the U-23 and amateur levels for 1790 Cincinnati, United Futbol Club, and Georgia Revolution FC, with whom he won the 2018-19 ADASL Championship.

Chris holds a BA from Centre College, a MA from the University of Illinois, and is currently working on his PhD at Georgia State.  He has worked as a college advisor and teacher as well.

Revs U23 and U17 Head Coach:  Sam Morrison

Sam played for both the Revs NPSL and ADASL teams beginning in 2016.  During this time, he was an assistant coach for the Revs Summer Training program and help start our Youth After School Program.  Entering into the 2019-2020 ADASL season he was promoted to Head Coach of the Revs U21 Team, following the season, he was promoted to Head Coach of the Revs U23s.  In the Fall 2020, he was named the Head Coach of the first Revs U17 team.  Sam is also a Staff Coach for the Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation and Head Coach of the Ola High School Boys JV Team.

He grew up in an Army family along with his brother and played for multiple youth clubs around the country including: Thunder Soccer Club, Inter Atlanta, and Cardiff FC.  In high school he was a four year varsity starter, with most of that time spent at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, GA.  As a senior he Captained his team and was named an All County Player.  After spending a year at Oglethorpe University, he began playing for the Revolution.  He is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Economics and Non-Profit Leadership.

Revs U21 Head Coach:  Spencer Lauderdale

Spencer has been playing with the GA Revs since 2016 with both the Revs Reserves and the Revs U23, significantly contributing to the promotion of both teams to ADASL DIV 1.  At the beginning of the 2020 ADASL season, he was appointed as the head coach of the Revs U21 where his main responsibilities are to develop younger players as they transition into the adult game so they can move up in the club and to build a team identity for the U21s.

Growing up in McDonough, GA, Coach Spencer played for Thunder Soccer Club, which is where we started his coaching career in 2016.  He also played four years of varsity soccer at both Dutchtown and Ola High Schools where he was a two year All County and All Region First Team selections and also Defensive Player of the Year as a Senior.  Following high school, he played one year of college soccer in South Carolina.  He currently holds a grass roots license and is working towards higher licensing.

Assistant Coach Revs U23, U19 and U17:  Eric Diaz

Coach Diaz has been player for the Georgia Revolution FC since 2017, becoming an Assistant Coach for the GA Revs U19 team during the 2018-2019 season. He has obtained his Grassroots coaching license and is in the process to continue advancing his licencing. Beginning in the 2019-2020 ADASL season, he was selected as the Assistant Coach for the Revs U23 team.  He is also the Assistant Coach for Revs U17 team.

Eric grew up in Stockbridge, GA where he played for Thunder Soccer Club. He was a four-year varsity starter at Stockbridge High School, serving as his team captain the last two years. He was selected for the Henry County All-Star team his Junior and Senior year, and a nominee for County Soccer Player of the Year his senior season. Eric has been a player for both GA Revs U23 and Reserve teams since 2017.