Fairhope Soccer Club Director of Coaching

Fairhope Soccer Club Director of Coaching

Nick Cooper  is currently Fairhope Soccer Club Director of Coaching. Nick continues to be Co-Director of the Gulf Coast Rangers and had a successful year with his U15 Girls team winning DII State Cup. Nick has been a very loyal coach to our club for many years now. He's originally from Guildford, England. 
PLAYING HISTORY: Onslow, Astolat Athletic; Guildford County High School - County Champions 4 years running

COACHING HISTORY: 9+ years Youth Club/High School/MS, 3 years DOC Of Fairhope Soccer Club, 2 years DOC Of Gulf Coast Rangers, Currently coaching 06 Boys Blue with Academy and 01 girls GCR

COACHING LICENSE: USSF ‘F’ ‘E’ ‘D’ Licenses, FA Youth license, NSCAA National Diploma

CONTACT INFORMATION: docfsc@gmail.com or 251-776-0196


Fairhope Soccer Club Grassroots Coordinator

Fairhope Soccer Club Footies/Development Director

Josh Montgomery oversees aspects of our Grassroots Training program, specifically the Footies Program U8 which started Spring 2016, and the Samba Sixes U6 program which is beginning this Spring.  These programs offer an advanced training environment for recreational players at the U6 and U8 Age groups.  Our Footies program also acts as a talent identification structure by which players are recommended to seek evaluation at the Academy level and beyond.  Josh is also the Head of Upper School at Bayside Academy.  He was the Head of the Women's soccer program at Bayside for 8 years before moving into his new role.

PLAYING HISTORY: Former Club player with Capitol City Streaks of Montgomery, Vestavia Steamers Soccer Club.  Participant in Alabama Olympic Development Program, 4 year letterman and Captain at Kenyon College, International Experience as a youth in Trinidad and Tobago and against German U-18 National Team, PDL Experience in Wyoming and Jackson, MS 2002-2004  

COACHING LICENCES: USSF National “C” license, USSF “Y” License

COACHING HISTORY:  Fairhope Soccer Club Academy Development Director 2016-2020, Head of Bayside Academy Women's Program 2008-2017, Alabama ODP coach, Mississippi ODP Coach, Region III ODP staff coach, Academy Staff Coach, Gulf Coast Rangers Staff Coach, Mobile Bay FC Staff coach, Chicago Fire Juniors of Mississippi Staff Coach

OTHER: Head of Upper School at Bayside Academy, Lives in Fairhope with wife Meredith and sons Mays and Thatcher       

CONTACT INFORMATION: fscacademydevelopment@gmail.com


Fairhope Soccer Club Developmental Coordinator

Early Youth Soccer Program Coordinator

Coach Sam Miller

Sam Miller kicked off his first season (Fall 2019) as our Early Youth Soccer Program Head Coach. Sam has been involved in club soccer on the eastern shore for over 20 years. Sam has enjoyed watching the sport grow in the area and is eager to pass his passion for the game to the next generation with his assistant coach & wife, Brittany Miller.  Sam is originally from Eugene, Oregon.  

Playing History: Gulf Coast Ranger's Men's Team, Participant in Alabama Olympic Development Program, Fairhope High School Varsity, 10 Years Blast Soccer Club

Coaching History: 2 Years Fairhope Rangers Academy, 1 Year Bayside Academy Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach.

Other: Works at Bayside Academy in the Athletic Maintenance Department, JV Soccer and Basketball Head Coach and Assistant for both on Varsity, Coach at Fitness Gym Rx Sport-Fit, Lives in Fairhope with wife Brittany and son 6 year old son Carson.

Contact Information: sammiller752@gmail.com