Staff

To find a group of coaches that cares for each player and their family is rare in most sporting environments, but that is what you will find when you become a part of the SG Family. You will find coaches who KNOW each player, and are not just counting them as another number, but instead, forming bonds that we hope to last many years. Each coach will focus on finding ways to help players improve to reach small and large goals alike. You will see coaches laughing with the kids, while still being able to keep drills intense and focused. This attitude allows players to enjoy getting better, which we feel is a WIN WIN. We value each and every player that comes to Soccer Genome, and are constantly seeking to improve your experience as a family.


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Michael Cantrell

Co-Founder/Owner

-CASL 89 and 90 Academy Team

-Attended Inaugural US Developmental Academy National Finals in 08

- NRCA Varsity,  4 Years, Captain Senior Year

-All Conference 3 Years, All State 2 Years, 2009 TISAC Player of the Year

-UNC Club Soccer

-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Class of 2013

-USSF D License , NSCAA National Diploma

-Director of Futsal at The Genome Foundation Inc., a 501c3 non profit based on of Wake Forest NC

-JV Girls Head Coach at Heritage High School 2013-15

-Varsity Boys Head Coach at Wakefield High School 2015-2017

-Head Coach of Needham B. Broughton High School Varsity Soccer


Taylor Pilkington

Co-Founder/Owner

-Former Carolina Soccer Club Coach

-Head JV Boys Coach Heritage HS

-Club Soccer at CASL

-Club Soccer at NCSU

-Coached at K4C (ages 8-11)

-Graduate of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (WF)

-USSF D License 

-NSCAA National Diploma

-Over 12,00 hours of coaching experience with focus in individual player development (introductory to collegiate level), third party team development and consulting, experience coaching at NCYSA rec, challenge, and Classic level from u5s to u18, and multi program curriculum development and implementation

-Founder and CEO of The Genome Foundation Inc., a 501c3 non profit based on of Wake Forest NC

 


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Phil Seamster

-94 CRSC club soccer

-Super 20 League national Semifinalist

-University of Mount Olive Men’s Soccer (4 Years)

-UMO Men’s Track and Field (2 years), Three time conference champion

-UMO volunteer Assistant Strength Coach 2016-2017

- UMO class of 2017

-NCYSA F license

-ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

-Wakefield High school JV Men’s Coach- 2017 

-Soccer Genome Intern for 2 years

-Soccer Genome Coach for 2 years

 

 

 

 


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Aaron Norris

 

-Grace Christian High School Men’s soccer 

-2010 All State Team, NCCSA Class AAA 

-NACA 2009 All Tournament 

-University of Mount Olive Men’s Soccer (4 years) 

-UMO class of 2015 

-NCSF F License

-Head Coach of JV Girls Soccer at Heritage HS 2016-2018 

-Assistant Coach for Varsity Girls 

-Soccer Genome Coach for 3 years.


Dena Floyd

Director of Sports Performance Training

-Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at NC State

-Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Stanford University

-Played at University of Florida

-Profession soccer player in the W-League and WPSL

-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

-Level 1 USAW Sports Performance Coach

-AFAA certified

-Holds a certification specifically in TRX Suspension Training

-D License from US Soccer Federation

-NCAA Women's Coaches Academy Inductee