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.


Michael Cantrell

Co-Founder/Owner

-CASL '89s,'90s Academy Team

- NRCA Varsity  4 Years. Captain Senior Year

-All Conference 3 Years

-All State 2 Years

-'09 TISAC Player of the Year

-UNC Club Soccer

-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Class of 2013

-USSF D License 

-NSCAA National Diploma

-Head Coach of Wakefield Varsity Boys 


Taylor Pilkington

Co-Founder/Owner

-Former Carolina Soccer Club Coach

-Head JV 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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Jarrett Davis

Director of Goal-Keeper Training

-88 CASL Elite,

-New Hanover High School Varsity 4 years

-06 ESP program attendee, NC ODP 6 years, Region III team, U13 National Team Pool

-Played at Campbell University 1year

-Walk On at UNC- Chapel Hill and was NCAA National Finalist

-UNC Mens Club '09-10.

-Double Major History and Political Science

-4 years coaching experience at Soccer Genome


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