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Volker Harms

Volker Harms: Head Coach Youth Program, PDL Coach, Owner

Volker, born and raised in Germany, holds an MBA degree from Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. He joined the family business, held a variety of positions in different countries, and in 2003 became President and CEO of MOBA, a worldwide leading supplier of electronics equipment for the construction and waste industry.

Volker has played soccer throughout his life until today. Highlights of his soccer career have been playing in the third highest soccer league in Germany, with clubs like Borea Dresden, Limburg 19 and Viktoria Kelsterbach. Volker holds a DFB B-Licence, and various US Licences. His coaching experience includes Youth from U7-U19 and Adult Teams including PDL.

Connect with Volker: 

Email: Vharms@mobasoccer.com

Michael Rodriguez: Director of Coaching, Head Coach Youth Program

Michael has coached on a Youth Club, College and Professional Level.

He has spent 6 years coaching in the USSF Development Academy (DA) with Albertson S.C of Long Island, NY. While working inside the program with the DA U18 and U16 groups, the teams successfully qualified for the playoffs each year.

During that time, the club had successfully placed over 100 players into top D1 NCAA programs.  College placements included Ivy League schools like Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, and National powerhouses Maryland, Duke, N.C. State, Georgetown, UCONN, and many more. 

Over 20 of those players have or are currently playing professionally in the MLS, USL PRO, NASL, and numerous European Leagues.

Michael also has coached at the college level at NCAA D1 and D2 schools.  He spent 4 years at Columbia University of the IVY League where he worked closely as an Assistant to current Head Coach Kevin Anderson.  At Adelphi University, Mike was the Assistant Coach to Chris Armas who is now the Assistant Coach for MLS's NY Red Bull. 

After leaving the college and USSF DA level, Michael took the challenge of coaching professionally in Spain at the 3rd division level in the city of Sevilla with C.D. Alcala. 

On a Youth Club level, Michael coached for AFC Lightning, where he guided the 02 boys to a RPL undefeated season. The team won their division and qualified to play in the SRPL next year.  He also guided the 01 boys to a top 4 finish in their RPL division. 

Michael served as an Assistant and mentor to the USSF DA U12 team and assumed the Director of Goalkeeping position for the club in which he oversaw the development of the clubs 1st internal goalkeeping program. 

Connect with Michael: mrodriguez@mobasoccer.com

 

Vince Macrotrigiano

Vince Marcotrigiano, Technical Director Youth Program, Head Coach

Prior to joining MOBA Soccer Academy, Vincent Marcotrigiano was the Head Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach for 6 years at D1 Seton Hall University, NJ. On a youth level, he held the position Director of Coaching at the Roswell Soccer Club (RSC) and at Tophat Soccer Club. Along with being a GA ODP Coach for 5 years, he was also a volunteer assistant men’s coach at Georgia State University in 2010.  Vin brings over 25 years of playing and coaching experience and currently holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" coaching license and National Youth License. 

 Vin started his playing career in Long Island, New York, where he was a member of the New York State ODP team and Region I ODP team for many years. He attended national power house St. John the Baptist High School where he was a four-year starter, winning 3 league titles. He was being nominated the 1992 finals MVP.

He started his college career with a full scholarship to Division I George Mason University (GMU) where he was a four-year starter, earning all Colonial Athletic Association first team honors and two All-Virginia selections.  During his senior year, he was named captain and led GMU to the NCAA tournament for the first time in six years. Vin helped them advance to the sweet sixteen in that tournament beating #1 ranked UVA in the first round. He was inducted into the GMU men’s soccer hall of fame in 2014. 

 After graduating from George Mason University, Vin continued to play soccer as a professional. He started his career with the Staten Island Vipers of the A-league.  In 1999 the Vipers made the quarter finals of the US Open Cup with a win over the MLS NY/NJ Metrostars which is today's NY Red Bulls.  

Vin also played with the Long Island Rough Riders in the A-league before joining the National Indoor Professional Soccer League. He played three years with the Harrisburg Heat and won an American Conference Championship in 2000.   During his tenure with the indoor team, he was an off-field leader and a public speaker actively promoting the Heat's community relations program.

Connect with Vince: vmarcotriagiano@mobasoccer.com  or (404) 909-5726

Brian Wilson: Head Coach Youth Program

Brian’s coaching roles include Head Coach for Glory United Football Club, Assistant Staff Coach Georgia ODP, Boys Varsity Head Coach for Community Christian School, and a Head Coach for AFC Lightning teams. 

Brian has traveled internationally to Europe and South America as a soccer player and for developing his coaching education. He has experience with teams such as St. Pauli FC, Universidad de San Jose, and Miami’s USL Team Tango.

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

Brian holds an UEFA B, USSF National A, B, C,  Youth, and USSF State D License.  


Connect with Brian: bwilson@mobasoccer.com

Erin Daniel: Assistant Coach Youth Program

Email: edaniel@mobasoccer.com

Brian Garcia: Goalkeeper Coach Youth Program

Email: bgarcia@mobasoccer.com

Kathy Phalen: Event and Community Outreach Manager

Kathy has been with the MOBA companies for 8 years.  She lives in the Peachtree City/Fayetteville area with her husband, 11th grade son, 8th grade daughter and 6 year old dog.

Kathy is responsible for MOBA’s Community Outreach Program and Social Events. Her goal is to bring families together in friendship, to nurture a true Club belonging and to give back to the local community on behalf of MOBA.

She has supported the local community throughout the year with a variety of events and programs at MOBA: Girl Scout Registration Day, Golf Cart Safety Training organized by the PTC Police, Farmer’s Market, Fall Festival, Golf Outing, Winter Market, PDL and WPSL games. She assists parents (within the MOBA youth program), staff of MOBA Soccer and in particular charities and schools, managing MOBA's monetary donations and volunteer hours with these organizations.

Connect with Kathy: kphalen@mobasoccer.com or (770) 330-7663