Jacob Brown - Director of Coaching

Jacob has been playing soccer his entire life. He started playing competitively for our local club, Cullman Crew at the age of 12. After playing locally for two years he joined the Huntsville Kicks for the next 5 years to play Division 1 and RPL soccer. During this time he also played for Cullman High school where he competed in Two Final Fours in one of the most successful eras of Cullman High School soccer.
Jacob began his coaching career began while in college at the University of Mobile and he assisted the Spanish Fort Boys Varsity. Upon graduation he took a job at his alma mater, Cullman High School, where he was head coach of the Girls Varsity Program. During his time there his teams managed to break every single record in school history. All but one still stand today. He is currently the All Time Winningest coach of that program. Currently, he just finished up his first year coaching West Point Boys Varsity program. In his first
year, West Point managed to have their most successful season in school history and also broke every single record for the program.
His club coaching history began in Mobile in 2011 where he coached at Mobile United. Once he moved back to Cullman, he started the Cullman Futbol Club in 2013 and led that program until 2017. In 2018 he helped create what we now know as Cullman United Soccer Club and has been our Director of Coaching since its inception. During this time Jacob has coached some of the most successful club teams Cullman. Jacob is also responsible for the entire competitive program and ensuring our kids have the right pathway to success. Lastly Jacob has now taken over our new Rising stars and Pre- Academy Programs which serves our 4-7 year olds. His goal is to ensure we have a true developmental pathway from the time you start soccer, till you finish.
Jacob is also a part of Alabama's Olympic Development Program as a staff coach. Here he helps coach many kids who join our ODP pool and represent our state.

Jacob is married to Kelli Brown and they have two daughters Harper and Jeta.

Playing Experience
Cullman High School - 2005-2008
Cullman Crew - 2002-2003
Huntsville Kicks - 2003 - 2008
Coaching Experience
Cullman United Soccer Club - 2018 - present
West Point Varsity Boys - 2021 - present
ODP Program - 2020 - present
Cullman High School Varsity girls - 2013 - 2019
Cullman Futbol Club / BUSA - 2013 - 2017
Spanish Fort High School-  2012-2013
Mobile United - 2011 - 2013

Licenses

T2 license from Tovo Academy in Sites, Spain (2022)
T1 License from Tovo Academy in Sitges, Spain (2018)
Advanced National License from USC
USSF D License
National Youth License
Tovo Methodology V1 License
Tovo 7v7 License
NSCAA Goalkeeper Level License
NSCAA Futsal Level 1 License

Nick Feldner

Nick Feldner has been with CUSC since its inception. He has coached at multiple high schools over the year including Cullman, St. Bernard, Vinemont, and now Fairview. He has given back to our community more than many people know. Nick has been the Recreational coach director for the last 4 years, and now this year he will be starting the year as The Assistant Coaching Director for the Club. 

Playing Experience
Wallace State College 1998
Vinemont High School 1997-1998
Cullman AYSO 1985-1995

Coaching Experience
Cullman United Soccer Club Assistant Coaching Director 2018-Present
Fairview High School VB and VG Head Coach 2015-Present
St. Bernard Prep School VG Head Coach 2008-2009
Cullman High School VG Head Coach 2005-2007
Vinemont High School VB Head Coach 2000-2002

Licenses
Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Michael Pugh

Michael is one of our most experienced coaches. He has an illustrious playing career and has coached at multiple high schools and is now a part of CUSC. Michael played for Cullman high school where he was part of the most successful era of Cullman soccer. He won a state Championship in 2002 and received Finals MVP. After High school he went on to play college soccer at Union University. After he graduated he came back to coach the Cullman middle school team for a year. The following year he decided to Join John Carrol's Varsity staff under the infamous David Dipiazza. Finally he came back home to Cullman and coached the boys Varsity team for a year. After a short break he joined our staff in 2021 to help coach one of our competitive teams. He is now entering his second year with the club.
Playing Experience
Played at Cullman high from 2001-2004
Played at Union University from 2004-2007
Coaching Experience
Coached Cullman Middle 07-08
Coached at John Carrol 09-2010
Coached cullman varsity boys 2011
Coached at CUSC - 2021- present

Licenses
Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Adam French

Adam started playing soccer at the age of 4 / 5 (U5) in the UK with Bostall Rangers Football Club of the Kent & London Borough District League.  During his time with the club he progressed from a timid left back to a confident left forward.

At 12 years old he was in Spain playing for San Fulgencio FC, until one day after one bad tackle he tore his Achilles tendon.  He  was left unable to play for almost a year. I returned gradually but it wasn't the same for while. His chance to trial for Elche CF was over.  This pretty much destroyed his playing career.  In Europe 12-14 years old is basically cut off point "you've got it or you haven't".  He continued with the school team winning a few 7v7 Futsal tournaments and playing in the local 11v11 League until he was 14.

At15 years old he played for San Fulgencio Men's (Amateur's league) for 18 months before returning to the UK.  From the age of 19-25 he played for various Sunday league teams on and off over the 6 years around the UK.

His last game was for Belgrade FC (Wolverhampton) where his team won the Final of our local cup. That was his last competitive involvement as a player. Once he returned to the UK he told himself that he would pursue a career in coaching once I had matured. He never imagined would find myself in the US, but here he is now.  He is looking to pursue his childhood dream of being involved in football at the highest level possible. " Every player I work with will have my upmost commitment .   l'm looking forward to helping the younger players achieve their goals. They have my confidence and belief." Adam French is enter his first year of coaching with CUSC

Licenses 

11v11 Grassroots U.S Soccer Licence
Tovo 7v7 Coaching Course
TOVO V1 Course: TOVO Methodology

Arturo Michaus

Arturo grew up playing in the Hispanic Ayso leagues in Cullman and Decatur developing a love for the game. In 2017 he decided he wanted to give back to the community and get into coaching. From then he has coached multiple competitive teams for Cullman United and his 2010 boys team managed to finish first in state league in their respective bracket for the Fall of 2021.  Arturo is now entering his 4th season with CUSC

Licenses
Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Joseph Mcphillips

My name is Joseph McPhillips and this is my 14th year teaching PE in Cullman City Schools at West Elementary. I graduated from Cullman high school in 2004. Graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008 with a major in kinesiology. I have been married for 13 years to the love of my life, Tracie McPhillips. We have two beautiful children, Ryleigh (10) and Dyson (6). I have coached football, basketball and soccer & some point while at Cullman. I was also a member of the 2002 state championship soccer team at Cullman. This will be my second year coaching for Cullman United soccer team.

Licenses

Too Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Gregg Bissot

Gregg Bissot has played soccer since he was 4 years old. He played competitive, Division I club soccer in Houston, TX for 4 years, training under Jorge Cruz, a Colombian National Team player. He went on to play at St. Edward’s University and then at Alabama where they made it to the College Club Soccer Championship in 2000. He has been coaching soccer players ranging from 4 to 18 years old, at a variety of competitive levels for 12+ years. He has been a part of BUSA and CUSC coaching staff and currently coaches the boys JV and Varsity teams at St. Bernard Preparatory High School.

Licenses
Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Jazmin Gante

Playing Career
2013-2018 Cullman High School Soccer
Jazmin played for Cullman High School under Coach Jacob Brown where she was part of the most successful era for the Cullman Girls Soccer program. During her time there they continued to break almost every record and never had a losing season. Jazmin is entering her 4th year of coaching for Cullman United. She has coached at the U10, U12 and U16 levels.

Licenses

USSF Grassroots License
Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Jesus Hernandez

Playing Career
2014-2017 Cullman High School Soccer
Vestavia Hills Soccer Club D1 and RPL
Jesus  was part of Cullman High School's 2016 State Championship team.  

 Jesus is entering his first year as a Competitive Coach.

Licenses

Tovo Methodology v1 License
Tovo 7v7 License

Jordan Stricklin

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Stephen Sweeney

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Gavin Doss

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