North Carolina FC Academy / NC Courage Academy

2017-2018 Coaching Staff

Sean Nahas    Academy Director    



 U-18/19 Head Coach
U-17 Head Coach
NC Courage (NWSL) Assistant Coach
CASL ECNL Director 2009-2017
CASL Director of Player Development
US U20 YNT Assistant Coach (2015-2017)
US U20 Womens World Cup Assistant Coach
US Soccer YNT Staff Coach U14, U15
US Soccer Youth Scout
US Soccer Market Training Center Director (2013-2015)

Previous Roles Held:
Next Level Academy (NLA)
CASL Roles Held - Girls Dir. / Classic Dir. / YTS Dir.
NC State Womens Assistant Head Coach

NSCAA Advanced National & DOC Diploma 
Played at Queens University at Charlotte
David Maddren Assistant Academy Director 
  U-14 Head Coach 
U-15 Head Coach
Mississippi college - Men's assistant 
Mississippi Rush - Youth 
Holmes Community college - Women's Assistant
ODP - Regional Staff 
Capital Area Railhawks Development Academy - Del Sol
NCFC Youth - U11-U14 North Director
Market Training Center


Guisborough Town FC, UK
Middlesbrough College Academy, UK
University of Mobile, AL
Fort Wayne Fever, IN
Lower Hutt City AFC, New Zealand

Bachelors in Human Performance & Exercise Science, Coaching concentration
Masters in Athletic Administration
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USSF B License

Nathan Thackeray Goalkeeping Director  

Emory and Henry University – Volunteer assistant coach
Young Harris – Goalkeeper coach/ assistant coach
Houston Dynamo – Youth Programs, director of residential camps
Houston Aces (WPSL) – Goalkeeper coach
Houston Dynamo – Head of Academy Goalkeeping/ U16 assistant coach
NCFC Youth – Director of Goalkeeping
NC Courage (NWSL) – Goalkeeper coach/ Assistant coach
NSCAA Goalkeeping Educator

Bradford City FC
William Woods University
Corby Town
Saint Louis Lions

William Woods University, BS
USSF B License
Advanced National Goalkeeping
National Youth License
Reading the Game Diploma