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Our professional coaches are licensed through USSF and United Soccer Coaches.

The Director of Coaching is responsible for hiring new coaching staff at Nashville United Soccer Academy and will focus on finding qualified, experienced coaches who believe in our mission, vision, philosophy, and goals.

Our goal of player to coach ratio is around 12:1 in the lower academies, and 18:1 in the upper academies.

Players are continually assessed by our coaches to ensure they are training in a pool within their academy where they can achieve a measure of success while still being appropriately challenged.

Academy Lead Coaches will communicate with the parents on a consistent basis to provide constructive feedback on the Academies progress and training goals for the month ahead.

Individual player evaluations, with player and parents, will be provided during the calendar year.

In our older academies, our coaches will help guide players and parents through the recruiting and admissions process for college and university and for excelling players with professional clubs.

Player Development Program

Player Development Director

Lamin Ceesay




Pre-Academy Director

Braeden Grundy

Jose Londono

Sam Fitch

Jill Condon

Sisay Putty

NUSA U9/10 Boys


Anthony Dudley

Jose Garcia

Garrett McLaughlin

Jose Rodriguez

Jonathan Suggs

Esteban Lestido

Julian Lucumi

Steve Martell

Justin Moses

Dana Weymouth

NUSA U9/10 Girls


Mary Carlson

Preston Coke

Layne Collier

Jill Condon

Grace Laster

Bo Morrissey

Sisay Putty

Madison Smith

NUSA U11/12 Boys


Calvin da Cunha

Ali Arman

Lamin Ceesay

Reece Dunston

Pat Hehir

Sam Lisanby

David Vazquez

Mirgen Bushati

NUSA U11/12 Girls


Thomas Campbell

Khadijah Jannah

Cassie Keogh

Desmond Owusu

Karl Pugh

NUSA U13/14 Boys

U13 Maroon – Adam Harris

U13 Navy – Julian Lucumi

U13 Gold – Paul Troy

U14 Maroon – Graeme Boyle

U14 Navy – Thomas Campbell

U14 Gold – Cassie Keogh, Ethan Keogh

NUSA U13/14 Girls

U13 Maroon – Ali Sadler

U13 Navy – Ryan Burton

U14 Maroon – Adam Harris

U14 Navy – Stephanie Wallace & Ryan Wallace

U14 Gold – David Vasquez

NUSA U15/16 Boys

U15 Maroon – Tommy Cochran

U15 Navy – David Vazquez

U16 Maroon – Adam Harris

U16 Navy – Fitzroy Charles

U16 Gold – Karl Pugh

NUSA U15/16 Girls

U15 Maroon – Deni Ismailovic

U15 Navy – Ali Sadler

U16 Maroon – Ethan Keogh

U16 Navy – Jared MacLane

NUSA U17/18/19 Boys

U17 Maroon – Ethan Keogh

U17 Navy – Jared Maclane

U17 Gold – Lamin Ceesay

U18 Maroon – Daniel O’Hare

U18 Navy – Jared Maclane

U19 Maroon – John Sintic

U19 Navy – Mirgen Bushati

NUSA U17/18/19 Girls

U17 Maroon – Deni Ismailovic

U17 Navy – Grace Laster

U18 Maroon – Tommy Cochran

U18 Navy – Jared Maclane

U18 Gold – TBA


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