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2018-2019 Meta

Staff & Coaches

 
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BRITAIN THOMAS
Founder and
Club Director

 
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MICHELLE WIXOM
Club Administrator

 
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JUNIOR HOFFMAN
Coaching Director

 
 

+ Britain Thomas, Club Director ...

Britain has 17 years of experience coaching athletics. He holds US Soccer National ‘B’ License, National ‘Youth’ License and is completing his 'A' License. He is a NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer. Britain has a strong desire to know everything there is to know - really.

+ Junior Hoffman, Coaching Director ...

Jordan (Junior) grew up playing in Cache Valley. After high school he played for William Penn University, where he first got involved in coaching for local rec leagues. Junior then transferred to Ashford University to play. After college, Junior (who holds a D license and is pursuing is C license) moved back to Cache Valley and began coaching for FC Bayern, where he eventually took on the responsibility of running the club. Last year he coached for Utah Avalanche/Apex.

+ Abby Hunter, Coach, Davis County ...

Abby has played soccer nearly all her life. She worked her way up to the college level where she played for Westminster College as well as Weber State University. Her love for the game and player development is huge, and she is excited to continue in her soccer career through coaching at MetaSport.

+ Brian Simmons, Goalkeeper Trainer ...

Brian was a stand-out goal keeper growing up, garnering top state honors through his play at Bountiful High School. He's been coaching since 2008, including working with dozens of keepers of varying ages and abilities, from just starting out to preparing for college tryouts. He currently runs small group sessions under the banner TIP Goalkeeping.

+ Brian Smith, Coach, Davis County ...

Brian has been coaching soccer for the past 9 years and he has coached ages U6 to high school. He has played on numerous championship teams including club, ODP, and college. He holds a USSF National 'D' license and plans on continuing his soccer education.

+ Chelsea Astle, Coach, Davis County ...

Chelsea has 10 years coaching experience she holds a national D and a National youth license. She is always looking to learn more about the game physical and psychologically. She is very passionate about the sport and kids. She worked in special education and schools for 5 years and has a way to connect with kids because she still acts like one. She loves to build passion in kids so they play their whole life.

+ Chris Orn, Coach, SLC Metro ...

Chris has been playing soccer for 25+ years in the Salt Lake area and played on the Utah ODP select team. Chris has been an assistant coach for 3 years for Mt. Vernon Academy in Murray and this first season as a head coach. His family have been lifetime season ticket holders for Real Salt Lake.

+ Clay Holbrook, Coach, Davis County ...

Clay has over 14 years of coaching experience in multiple sports. After his own soccer career, he began coaching his children and many other teams of all levels. Clay holds a USSF National 'D' license, as well as a USSF National Youth license.

+ Craig Gill, Coach, Davis County ...

Craig has 6+ years of coaching experience. He especially loves working with the younger ones to help them gain a love for the game. When Craig is not involved in soccer, he enjoys traveling with his wife and four kids. Craig holds a USSF ‘F’ license and is pursuing his ‘E’ license.

+ Glen Judd, Coach, Davis County ...

Glen played soccer through college at UVU, when it was club soccer. He has coached 10+ years with rec, AYSO, and comp leagues. He is passionate about soccer but more passionate about life learning skills. He has been a youth adviser for 20+ years. Glen retired from the U.S. Army where he taught numerous leadership courses.

+ Jamie McGregor, Coach, Davis County ...

Jamie is from Glasgow, Scotland. He received his youth licenses through the Scottish Football Association and began coaching at his boyhood club Glasgow Rangers FC. Jamie enjoyed spells at several clubs in Scotland, including St Mirren FC before moving to the U.S to play college soccer and at the professional level.

+ Jeremiah Mollman, Coach, Davis County ...

Jeremiah has 13 years of coaching experience and holds a National 'D' license. His love for the beautiful game started at age 5 and he was lucky enough to have played ODP and in college. His “real” job is a linguist for the Air Force, but his true passion is helping young players reach their potential.

+ Johnny Peppinger, Coach, SLC Metro ...

Johnny currently holds an 'E coaching license and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. He has many non-profit foundations and soccer specific programs including: Hanging Cleats, Soccer 4 College, and One World Futbol. Johnny played soccer at both Dixie College and Utah State University.

+ Kacie Moore, Coach, Davis County ...

Kacie has played soccer her whole life. She has a deep love for the sport and loves helping others improve and succeed. She is currently coaching track at Viewmont High School and is excited to help soccer players improve their running technique here at MetaSport. Kacie holds a National ‘E’ Coaching License and her goal is to help players develop skills and learn how to apply those skills in game situations.

+ Ken Robinson, Coach, Davis County ...

Ken has been coaching for 32 years and holds a US Soccer ‘B’ license. His competitive coaching in Utah began with AYSO All Stars. Ken was head coach for Ogden High, SLCC women’s team, and he spent 6 years coaching ODP before moving to Nevada to coach an independent U12 team to State Cup Champions. Back in Utah since 2012, Ken has been coaching U12, U13, U15 and U16 teams for various clubs, as well as assisting at Davis HS and for the ODP 05 Girls. His favorite team is the incomparable Manchester United!

+ Kirstin Evans, Coach, Davis County ...

Kirsten has loved playing soccer all her life. She loves all sports and spends a lot of her time outdoors with her husband and four kids and dog. She is passionate about team sports and the life lessons that are learned in a team setting. Kirsten holds a National ‘E’ Coaching License and is excited to be coaching soccer and loves to work with and develop young soccer players!

+ Pete Tesch, Coach, Davis County ...

Pete has coached soccer and other sports for 20+ years. In soccer, he has coached in rec, academy, competition, high school and ODP. He is in his 7th season as ODP staff . He has his National 'D' license and National youth license as well. He is passionate about player development, creating the technical/thinking players and all things FC Barcelona.

+ Savannah Mackenzie, Coach, Davis County ...

Savannah grew up in Bountiful and startted playing almost from the time she could walk. She played collegiately at Utah Valley University, a Division 1 School. She earned her USSF Grassroots License last year and loving the experience of coaching younger players.

+ Seth Law, Coach, Davis County ...

Seth Law is a computer hacker by day and an avid soccer fan/player at all other times. He has played soccer since elementary school and coached recreation teams for five years from ages 5 to 8. Seth has earned his National F License and is excited about working with players at the next level in soccer with a formal coaching role with Metasport FC.

+ Tom Harrison, Coach, Davis County ...

From a young age Tom played soccer and still plays in a men’s league premier division. He has a passion for soccer and works well with youth to make it fun and exciting. His soccer knowledge and years of experience will help to train and develop a love of the game for young players. His favorite team is Real Madrid. Woot!

+ Tony Pruitt, Coach, Davis County ...

Tony has 12+ years coaching youth soccer. He currently holds a USSF National 'D' license. Both teams he started at age 5-6 have made it to premier. He has also coached ODP as an assistant for 3 years. Tony loves kids and spends his days torturing them at his pediatric clinic. His focus in coaching has changed over time to prioritize development, FUN, life skills and character building over simply winning.

 
 

 
 

MetASPORT FC Board of Directors

 

+ Sean Enright, President ...

Sean is the General Manager at Russell Mineral Equip. He is living out his soccer dreams vicariously through his three daughters, and is continually looking for a better approach to developing and encouraging young people through sports-related activities.

+ Adam Tullis, member ...

Adam the Director of Tax at Instructure. He is a little shy when it comes to bios, so his wife Anne jumped in to share a few thoughts: "Adam is so handsome and smart." We concur.

+ Dan Snell, member ...

Dan has a degree in engineering and worked as a project manager. A few years ago he started a company in Bountiful. He and his wife, Lindsay, have four kids whom they chase around school and athletic ventures.

+ Whitney Childers, member ...

Whitney is the owner of Glee Media, an operations and communications firm specializing in small businesses, startups, nonprofits and individuals. She's the former president of RallyMe, the top sports crowdfunding platform for youth athletes to Olympians.

+ Tim Nichols, member ...

Tim is a partner at Workman Nydegger. He loves seeing and helping youth develop through soccer. He has been personally involved at various levels of the game including club, ODP, NCAA D1, and professional..