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ODP Coaching Staff

The ODP Coaching Staff features highly-experienced coaches from across the state who have been selected to provide a positive, useful, and objective experience to all participating players.  Approximately two-thirds of our staff coaches have collegiate coaching experience, and they will be a valuable resource for our older ODP players who are seeking guidance regarding the college selection and recruiting process.

ODP Program Director

Jim Walker, ASSA Director

ODP Leadership Team:  Will Montgomery, Bill Birnie

ODP Staff Coaches

Coach   Background
Bill Birnie  
Staff Coach, Arkansas Comets
Former Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, John Brown University
USSF "C" License
USSF National Youth License
Will Montgomery
Head Men's Coach, Little Rock Rangers NPSL team
USSF "A" License
USSF National Youth License
Mark Gibbs


Technical Director, Arkansas United
USSF "A" License
USSF National Instructor License
USSF International Education: Brazil & England
NSCAA Director of Coaching
Welsh FA Preliminary Coaching License
Former State Technical Director of Mississippi YSA
Paul Kimbrough   Director of Coaching, AVSA 
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma
USSF "B" License
USSF National Youth License
Dave Marshall   Director of Coaching, River Valley Futbol Club
NSCAA Premier Diploma
USSF "B" License
Justin Hawkins  
Director of Player Development/Recreational Programming, Arkansas United
USSF B License
NSCAA Advanced Diploma
USSF National Youth
Tony Dawes   Staff Coach, Arkansas Comets
Former Staff Coach, NW Arkansas Lightning
USSF National "D" License
Aaron Crouch  
Staff Coach, Sporting Arkansas
Rogers High School Girls Coach
Sheku Bangura  
Staff Coach, Lakewood Futbol Club
Dylan Perdue  
Staff Coach, Academy Trainer, Maumelle Soccer Club
Former Player, CBC Mustangs
Logan Valestin   Staff Coach
Mark Farmer   Staff Coach, Searcy FC Dallas



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