our coaches

Our Coaches

As lifelong mentors, our coaches are dedicated to our players and use positive reinforcement when instructing. We only bring on the best of the best to coach our players, and each coach is dedicated solely to one team. Each of our coaches have played at a professional and international level (some still playing professionally). They are all young, passionate, and hands on, and are able to demonstrate all skills and exercises at an elite level. Having once started where our players are starting, they are able to relate and make training more enjoyable, while also emphasizing key points and ideas. Additionally, our coaches have connections at colleges of all levels and with professional clubs around the world. We will use these connections to provide opportunities for our players, helping them succeed both on and off the field. Learn more about our soccer academy by filling out our contact form.

Each coach is dedicated solely to one team

Jeremy Christie

ceo/Director of Coaching

  • Professional player 1999 – 2013
    • Barnsley FC (Championship UK)
    • NZ Knights (Australian A League)
    • Perth Glory (Australian A League)
    • Wellington Phoenix (Australian A League)
    • Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA NASL)
  • International player for New Zealand
    • U17 World Cup 1999 (captain)
    • U20 World Cup Qualifiers 2001
    • U23 Olympic Qualifiers 2004
    • Men’s National Team 2005 – 2013
      • 2008 Oceania Nations Cup Champions
      • 2009 Confederations Cup
      • 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Coaching career
    • Lake Highland Prep Varsity Boys Soccer Team 2017/18 – present
      • 2017/18 District Champs
      • 2018/19 Regional Champs, 2018/19 State Champs
      • 2019/20 District Champs
    • 2018/19 Orange County All Star Coach
    • 2018/19 Florida High School Coach of the Year
    • 2018/19 United Soccer Coaches Private/Parochial School Coach of the Year
    • 2018/19 All American All Star Game Coach alongside Brian McBride

Kristen Edmonds

TEAM Coach

  • College Career
    • First rookie to lead team in scoring since Carli Lloyd
    • SoccerBuzz All-Region Freshman First Team
  • Professional Career
    • Stjarnan FC (Iceland) 2011
    • FC Rossiyanka (Russia) 2012-2014
    • Western New York Flash 2014-2015
    • Orlando Pride 2016-Present
    • SoccerWeekly 2016 NWSL MVP
  • International Career
    • 2016/17 – USWNT Camp
  • Coaching Career
    • Lake Highland Prep Varsity Girls Associate Head Coach 2018-present
    • 2019/20 District Champs
    • 2019/20 Regional Champs
    • 2019/20 State Final 4

Stephen McGinn

Team coach

  • Playing Career
    • Dunfermline Youth Academy player (Scotland)
    • Young Harris College (GA, USA)
    • Webber University (FL, USA)
      • All Conference, All American
    • Storm FC (NPSL, USA)
    • FL Kraze (NPSL, USA)
  • Coaching Career
    • XL Soccer World Academy Coach 2014 – present
    • Lake Highland Prep Boys Varsity Coaching Staff 2017/18 – 2018/19
  • College Coaching Experience