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XL Soccer World Coaching Staff

2017-2018 Indoor/Outdoor Soccer Season

XL Soccer World Professional Coaches

2017/18 Season

Gary Heale ( Director of Technical Development )

Professional Experience:

  • Sign professional for Luton Town FC in 1975 in what is now known as the English Premier League
  • Made his debut versus Charlton Athletic scoring twice
  • Scored 2 goals in a 3-2 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium
  • 1979 was sold to Reading FC for a then club record transfer fee
  • Scored on his debut versus Blackburn Rovers FC
  • 1981 was sold to Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam for yet another record transfer fee
  • Qualified for UEFA cup with teammates Louis Van Gaal and Danny Blind who are now the head coach and assistant to the Dutch National team
  • 1993-96 was player and assistant coach for Seattle Sounders

Youth Experience includes:

  • Founded Sparta America Club in Washington State
  • US Soccer Development Academy head coach for Washington Premier FC
  • Winner of 5 Washington State Championships
  • Runner up for 7 Washington State Championships
  • Numerous Regional Championships
  • Has 4 former players make US National team
  • Hundreds of former players in universities across the country
  • Has 3 current teams in the 2016/17 NCYSA State Cup (U15,16,17 Boys)


Jordan Crutchfield ,

  •  Born in Raleigh, NC
  •  Captain for Middle Creek High School Varsity team
  •  USSF National "D" License
  •  7 years coaching experience XLSW
  •  B.S. in Sport Management
  • 2016 Jefferson Cup Champions


Fernando Ortega

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 2005-2010
  • North Carolina State University, Men’s Soccer team Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 2003-2010
  • Wake County’s Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. WCPSS, 2006
  • North Carolina State Middle School Teacher of the Year, NCAAHPERD, 2006
  • Wake County’s Middle School Physical Education Program of the Year. WCPSS, 2006
  • North Carolina’s Middle School Program of the Year, NCAAHPERD, 2006


Laura Kerrigan  (XLSW Advisory Board Member)

  • 11 years North Carolina State University Women's Coach
  • NSCAA National Staff Coach
  • USSF "A" License & Advanced National License
  • NC Olympic Development Staff Coach
  • 2 Time College All American, 3 Time Academic All American
  • Class valedictorian for NC State's class of 1989


Coach Matthew

Mathew Hooker (Senior Staff Coach)

  •  Born in Billingham, England
  •  Played Collegiately at Campbell University
  •  B.S. in Sports Management, an M.Ed in Exercise Science, and currently hold a K-12 Physical Education License 
  •  Played Professionally with Wilmington Hammerheads
  •  3-time Atlantic Sun all-conference 1st-team midfielder;
  •  96 A-Sun all-tournament team
  •  Played in 3 conference finals ('93, '95, '96) Big South regular season champ ('93);
  •  Still ranks 20th on school career scoring list (15G, 35A, 65 pts.); T4th on school career assists list (35)
  •  XLSW coach 4 years


Ollie Rupp  (Indoor Training Specialist)

  • Profession: Physical Education Teacher, K-8 Certified (Retired), 20 Years Experience
  • Soccer: Youth, TuRa 88 Duisburg, Germany (1969 - 1979)
  • College/University: Miami Dade Community College - South (1979 - 1981), University of South Carolina Spartanburg (1981 - 1983)
  • Club Soccer: (1981 - 2002) Miami, Fl;  Spartanburg, SC;  Boston, MA;  Durham, NC;  Raleigh, NC
  • US Men's National Floorball Team (2001 - 2004)


Dylan Boat

  •   USSF "E" License 
  •   Former NCYSA Classic and High School Player
  •   3  years coaching experience at XLSW
  •   CPR First Aid Certified


Coach Adam

Adam Sharpnack

  • 4 Year Starter for Malone University ( NCAA D2)
  • Leading scorer as a freshman.
  • Team Captain as a Junior, Freshman and Senior Year.
  • USSF "D" National license
  • Coached for QuickSkill Soccer Training and North United Classic Soccer Club in Pittsburgh, PA


Graham Ford

  • Attended local Broughton High School
  • Helped lead team to the 2006 NCHSAA State Championship and led the conference in scoring
  • Earned All-State honors
  • Played for both the CASL Elite and CASL Premier and was the leading scorer in 2003 and 2005
  • NC Premier League Championship winner in 2004
  • Former Varsity Player North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor's in Psychology from NCSU


Geoffrey N'Goran

  • Played Professionally in Belgium, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Germany and United States.
  • Hails from The Ivory Coast
  • Called up for 2006 World Cup Qualification Squad with Ivory Coast
  • Former PSV Heindhoven player in Holland
  • Fluent in English, French, Dutch and German

Francisco Chavarria

  • USSF B Lisence
  • Camp Director FC Soccer Academy 2010 - 2016
  • Coached Connecticut Football Club, CT
  • Coached South Central Premier Club, CT
  • Head Coach - Women Soccer at Post University 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Principal for Lee County Schools
  • Bachelor's in Biology with Minor in Spanish
  • Master of Arts and Education in Teaching and Learning
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study







Bart Creasman- Goalkeeping Coach

  • Former Player Davidson College (2001-04)
  • Former player Wilmington Hammerheads (2005-06)
  • Director of Goalkeeping North Meck Soccer Club
  • B.A Economics
  • Proficient in Spanish