As the Revs focus on building a Club for the future, a key to success is maintaining a consistent coaching philosophy. The promotion of Chris Mahaffey to Head Coach was announced in December. In continuing with this trend of promoting from within, we’re excited to announce the remainder of the 2017 NPSL Coaching Staff.
Jon Callahan joined the Revs in 2016 as Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach. He has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach and will retain his duties as Goalkeeper Coach. Jon has coached for over ten years at the collegiate level.
Coach Callahan grew up in Phoenix, Arizona playing club soccer for Santos FC and was a four year starting goalkeeper for Phoenix Christian High School. He played his college soccer at Dallas Baptist University (NCAA Div 2) 2004 and 2005 as the first choice goalkeeper. In 2004 Callahan set the program’s lowest goals against average for a season. The following season in 2005 he broke his own record and was also named team MVP that year. After DBU cut the men’s soccer program following 2005 season, Callahan stayed on for the spring of 2006 semester in his role as Goalkeeper Coach of the Dallas Baptist’s Women’s Team (the position he held as well as playing for the men’s program since the spring of 2005).
In his junior season Jon transferred and was the starting goalkeeper at Texas A&M International University in the fall of 2006. Following another serious knee injury, he returned to Dallas to rejoin the program as a Student Assistant/GK Coach.
Callahan finished his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009 and his Masters of Education in Kinesiology in 2011 at DBU. Upon completing his M.Ed. Callahan returned to Phoenix to serve as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Phoenix College (NJCAA) and Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Arizona Christian University (NAIA). In 2013 he accepted the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Arizona Christian University where he served for 2 seasons. In 2016 Jon moved to Georgia to be First Assistant Coach at Point University (NAIA). Callahan also serves as Head Coach of the Auburn Thunder ’02 Boys Team.
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 which plays in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League (ADASL). We’re happy to announce his promotion to Assistant Coach of the Revolution and will remain the Head Coach of the Revs Reserves in 2017 with a larger role in team and player development.
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. He was also selected for the Southern Conference Fall All-Academic Team, the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll, 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 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 also 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 and is a student in the Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry. He holds multiple licenses and diplomas from both the USSF and the NSCAA. He is currently both a Head Coach and Technical Director for the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association
Brad Morgan joins the coaching staff this season, bringing with him over a decade of coaching experience at the youth level in Henry County.
Coach Morgan began playing soccer at the age of 6, He played at a few clubs in the Atlanta area throughout his playing career including RYSA, Stone Mountain Storm and AFC Lightning. He won two State Championships as a member of the 84 AFC Lightning team (2000 and 2002). Brad attended Heritage High School (1999-2003), where he was a 4 year Varsity player. The Heritage Patriots men’s soccer team played in the State Championship game all 4 years Brad played in high school, winning in his Junior and Senior years. Brad won the team’s Most Valuable Player 3 years in a row (2001, 2002 and 2003). After high school Brad accepted a soccer scholarship to Mars Hill University in North Carolina.
Brad began coaching in Fall 2006 at TSC (Thunder Soccer Club). He became the Director of Player Development in 2009, where he was in charge of organizing and running extra clinics such as finishing clinics, skills clinic and speed/agility clinics. In 2014 Brad was promoted to Assistant Director of Coaching. Brad has won multiple tournaments throughout Georgia. In 2013 he lead the TSC 99 girls to the D2/3 Championship. The girls went on to represent Georgia in the Region 3 Tournament. When Brad is not coaching he spends his time with his wife and two daughters.
Coach Marcelle joined the Georgia Revolution FC in 2016 after a distinguished professional playing career. He made an immediate impact on the team with two goals and two assists in his first two appearances. Because of his playing experience and leadership abilities, he has been given the added responsibility of Player Coach.
Francois has played professionally for three clubs in his home country and had the opportunity to participate in the CONCACAF Champions League with two of the teams. Most recently, he led Central FC to the Trinidad Tobago Pro League title, FCB Cup, Pro Bowl title, and the Caribbean Championship (CFU) in the 2014/15 season. He played an outstanding tournament with Central FC in the CONCACAF Champions League where they drew 1-1 with the LA Galaxy and defeated Comunicaciones 1-0.
He made his international debut for Trinidad Tobago with the Under-20 squad. He started every match and helped lead the team to the final qualification phase for the Under-20 World Cup in 2005. Marcelle collected eight caps, and registered one goal and two assists in the process. His success soon earned him promotion to the Under-21 and Under-23 squad for the Pan American Games and Olympic Qualifiers respectively. In 2007, he helped lead San Juan Jabloteh to the First Citizens Cup and league title, giving the club a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League. His strong play earned a call-up to the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Team under Dutch legend Wim Rijsbergen.
Coach Francois is a Head Coach at Thunder Soccer Club and provides private coaching.
Alec grew up in an Army family and played for multiple youth clubs around the country to include: Thunder Soccer Club, RYSA, Inter Atlanta, and the Baltimore Bays Academy Program. In high school he was a four year varsity starting defender, with most of that time spent at Woodland High School in Stockbridge. He quickly moved into coaching after high school and has coached players ranging in age from 3 to Adults. Alec holds a National E coaching license and is completing his USSF D. He is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in International Economics and Spanish while playing for the Revs Reserves ADASL Team.