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Loyd McIntosh is a former news reporter and sports writer for several newspapers throughout the Southeast and has worked as a freelance writer for more than two dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites. In addition to his work wit Upper90 Magazine, Loyd currently writes for Tailgater Magazine, Birmingham Magazine, B-Metro, and Good Grit, and is also the Communications Director for the YMCA of Greater Birmingham. He is also a former soccer player and coach, having played for UAB (1990-1992) and the University of Montebello (1993), and has coaching experience coaching soccer camps at UAB, University of Southern Mississippi, and the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, and with the Alabama Olympic Development Program (ODP), and the Hoover youth soccer program. He currently lives in Pell City, Alabama, with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Emily Grace (13), and Lily (11).8 Articles
Zac Crawford holds the USSF ‘A’ License and National Youth License, the NSCAA “Premier diploma” and “Advanced National Goalkeeping” diploma, and a TOPS Soccer Level 1 Certification. He also earned two master’s degrees (Cognitive Psychology in 2003 and Human Performance with an emphasis in Sport Management in 2009) from the University of Alabama.3 Articles
Rob King is a 26-year veteran college head coach, who won national championships at both Kennesaw State Univ. (NCAA II women’s soccer, 2003) and Martin Methodist College (NSCAA men’s soccer, 1993). His company, College Soccer Guru, helps prospective student athletes become college soccer players. CollegeSoccerGuru.com | Info@CollegeSoccerGuru.com | 678-948-78092 Articles
Peter J. Symbas, M.D., is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Symbas has recently been named Chief Medical Officer for the Atlanta United FC, Atlanta’s own major league soccer team. He has also served as the team physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team and Pace Academy, a preparatory school in Atlanta. He played competitive soccer at the collegiate level serving as captain of the nationally ranked Emory University men’s soccer team. Dr. Symbas is serving a two-year appointment as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.1 Articles
Colin Barnes is a volunteer coach with the University of Alabama women’s soccer team. He also works for Alabama Soccer Association with the Olympic Development Program on state staff and Coaching Education Courses, plus was on Region III ODP staff for the boys. Barnes holds the USSF “A” License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National GK License, and USSF National Youth License.1 Articles
Codi Crippen is the assistant men’s soccer coach at Huntingdon College. He was previously an assistant coach at Bethel University and has served as a youth coach. He played in the Premier Arena Soccer League with the Paducah Premier and had a professional trial with the Colne Football Club in 2013. Crippen holds the USSF “C” License and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.1 Articles
Ricardo E. Colberg, M.D., is a sports medicine and non-operative orthopaedic physician at Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. He serves as team physician for the Alabama Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the Birmingham Hammers semi-pro soccer team.1 Articles