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Coaching Staff

Jim Robbins

JIM ROBBINS: DIRECTOR OF COACHING, USL-2 HEAD COACH

Jim has more than 26 years of experience at almost every level of the game here in the US. He has 14 years of college experience on the women’s and men’s side (NCAA DI, NCAA DIII, NJCAA DIII), 7 of those years in the Atlanta area. He has been a state instructor and coach for the ODP program for many years and understands the soccer landscape very well.

Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching and has coached at the NPSL and USL-2 level, being last year’s USL-2 Head Coach for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny 2 team.

In addition, Jim is a US Soccer Registered Intermediary and has contacts all over the world to help place aspiring professionals and help bring players to the PTC area.  

Jim holds the following certifications and licenses: USSF ‘A’ License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCAA Advanced Diploma, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 Diploma.

Connect with Jim: jrobbins@mobasoccer.com 

Phone: (609) 647-4651

 

Wayne Evans

WAYNE EVANS: TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, USL-2 ASSISTANT COACH

Wayne has a 19-year professional coaching experience and a 13-year playing career background within the English Professional Leagues. He holds the UEFA A License and is ranked in the top 1% of FA licensed coaches in the UK. His other licenses include the FA Academy Managers License, FA Youth Modules 1,2,3 & Advanced Award (Professional Development Phase) and he has recently completed the LMA (UK) Talent ID program.

He has been the Academy Manager at Shrewsbury Town FC, a professional league 1 club in the UK, working with the Elite U18 and PDP players preparing them for a potential move into the world of professional soccer. As Academy Manager for the club, Wayne devised and implemented all coaching curriculums and programs for age groups U9-U18. He led a team of coaches on the huge undertaking of preparing for the EPPP/Double Pass audit (Elite Player Performance Plan), through the English Premier League, receiving Cat 3 status for the club.

Wayne has worked with the Canadian Soccer Association as a Learning Facilitator, delivering Community Coaching stream courses and Provincial coaching licenses. He is one of a few soccer coaches in Canada to be granted the Chartered Professional Coach designation. Before joining MOBA, Wayne held the position of Boys Director of Coaching at Penn Fusion, an ECNL/DA Club in Pennsylvania.

Connect with Wayne: wevans@mobasoccer.com

Carl Gregor

Carl Gregor, Girls Director, Head Coach 2006 Girls, 2004 Girls, WPSL Head Coach

Carl Gregor has more than 25 years of coaching experience on the youth, collegiate, and professional levels and has been the head coach for Women’s Soccer at Northern Michigan and Pfeiffer Universities.

After coaching women collegiately in the U.S. for six years, Carl was offered a contract in 2004 to train both domestic and international players from the youth, professional, and national team levels in Norway. Carl was the assistant coach from 2005-2009 for the Norwegian men’s professional team, FK Hausgesund, which achieved two promotions and a Cup Final in five seasons.

Over the past 12 years, Carl has been coaching at one of the most prestigious soccer high schools in all of Norway. Many of the boys and girls play on the youth national team level and many have signed professional contracts.

Since 2015, Carl has the held the title of assistant coach for the Alvadsnes IL women’s professional soccer team that plays in the Norwegian Premier League (Toppserien). The team has many international players and some represent their respective national teams. In 2017, the team advanced to the second round of the Champions League, losing to Barcelona. They went on to win the Norwegian Cup Final, making them the best team in the country, and finished in second place to guarantee them for the Champions League in 2018.


Carl has also worked for more than a decade as a National Director for the former U.S. Head Women´s National team coach Tony Dicicco´s SoccerPlus Camps. Carl’s influence has proven invaluable in his coaching and career and personal life.

Some of Carl’s biggest accomplishments include coaching in Europe for 14 years and experiencing three Champion League Games. He has worked with many professional players including Katie Fraine (2017) USWNT #5 / Ranked the #12 Best Goalkeeper in the World / Norwegian Cup Winner, Line Geltzer Johansen (2018 / 2019) Danish National Team (2018-Present) and Victoria Esson (2019) New Zealand National Team (2019 World Cup Participant).

Carl holds a USSF B coaching license, a master’s degree in Training and Development and Psychology from Michigan State University, in addition to Bachelor of Science in Sports Management.

   

Connect with Carl: cgregor@mobasoccer.com

Brian Wilson

BRIAN WILSON, Boys Director

Brian has more than 10 years coaching experience on the youth and high school level, varying from ages 9 to 19. He has been the Head Coach for Glory United Football Club, Assistant Staff Coach Georgia ODP and Boys Varsity Head Coach for Community Christian School, winning 5 state championships. Brian has been the Head Coach for AFC Lightning DA teams’ before joining MOBA Soccer Academy in 2017.

Brian holds the USSF A, USSF A-Youth AND a  UEFA A license. Brian has extensively traveled internationally to Europe and South America as a soccer player and as a coach and believes in life-long learning and coaching education. He has experience with teams such as St. Pauli FC, Universidad de San Jose, and Miami’s USL Team Tango.

Brian made Atlanta’s professional team, Atlanta Ruckus in 1998 and is an alumnus athlete from the University of South Carolina.

Connect with Brian: brianwilson11@gmail.com

Mauricio Lopez

Mauricio Lopez: Assistant Coach

Mauricio has more than six years coaching youth soccer and coaches our 09 boys team.  Mauricio holds a USSF D license, a United Soccer Coaches national license and Goalkeeper Level 1 diploma. 

Jordan Replogle

Jordan Replogle: Assistant Coach

Jordan holds a national level D coaching license. He has coached at both club and high school level in the West Tennessee area. Along with his coaching experience, Jordan is a United States Army Veteran.

Paige Lievsay

Paige Lievsay: Assistant Coach

Paige holds a national level D coaching license and has both played and coached for many years. Most recently, she has coached on the ADASL for a division one team and plays on the GAWSA.

Paige joined the MOBA staff in May 2019.

Easton Burton

Easton Burton: Assistant Coach

Easton holds a national D coaching license and currently coaches MOBA's Pre-Academy team. Easton has coached for 4 years, and played for 16 years. He has coached at the club, recreational, middle school, and high school levels. He also is an assistant coach at Konos Academy and is pursuing Bachelors in business management at Gordon state college.