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  • Patrice Parris
    Staff Coach
    NSCAA Premier Diploma

    Patrice Parris is in his third season with UFA and tenth season as the head men’s soccer coach at the University of North Georgia. 

    Parris came to North Georgia from Georgia Southern University where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles from 1994-97, joining the Statesboro (Ga.) High coaching staff after concluding his career at Georgia Southern. Parris spent three years at Statesboro, helping the Blue Devils win back-to-back region championships. After that, he joined the Georgia Southern coaching staff where he served in that capacity until accepting the position at North Georgia. 

    In the summer of 1999, Parris was called up to train with the Jamaican (Reggae Boys) National Team.

    During his collegiate career, Parris played in 75 games at forward, marking back and outside-midfield. Parris’ high school days were spent at Bradwell Institute (Hinesville, Ga.), where he was a four-year letterwinner. In 1993 he was named the team’s Best Offensive Player, only to better that his senior season when he was tabbed the Coastal Empire Most Valuable Player and Bradwell’s Best Offensive Player.

    Parris graduated from Georgia Southern in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management, and received his Master's in sports management from Georgia Southern in 2007. Parris holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma.

  • Ryan Hogue
    Director of Coaching
    USSF A License

    Ryan oversees the technical development of Recreational, Academy and Select players and coaches.

    Ryan is a USSF A Licensed Coach and has worked with Youth and Club Soccer since 2005 at every level including Recreational, Academy, and Select.  He is currently an Olympic Development Academy (ODP) Coach for Georgia Soccer.  His Premier teams have finished in the Top 4 in Georgia, reached the State Cup Finals, and qualified for the Region Three Premier League (R3PL).  He excels at taking teams from the Athena B/Classic II Level to the highest levels.

    Ryan grew up playing Club Soccer in Tennessee and High School & Club soccer in Rome, Ga.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics (2005) from North Georgia while playing College Soccer and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech (2007).  He currently teaches High School in Gainesville, Ga.

    Ryan is married to Allison Eskew Hogue, who works as a Physical Therapist in Dahlonega, Ga.  They have two wonderful children under the age of 4.

  • Igli Mina
    Staff Coach
    USSF C License

    Igli was born in Greth, Albania where he lived for 4 years until his family won the Green Card Lottery and moved to the United States in 1997. He started playing soccer in Dahlonega, GA for his local club at the time. As he moved through the Georgia Soccer youth ranks, he grew to develop a passion for the beautiful game. Igli has coached age groups from U6 to U12 and at the academy and recreational levels. He currently holds a National C Coaching License and is also a certified Referee.  

    Igli attended Lumpkin County Schools until he moved to Athens, GA. He graduated from Clarke Central High School. Igli has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the University of North Georgia, where he also was a founding member of the UNG Men’s Soccer Club.

  • Samantha Addington
    Recreational Director
    USSF D License
    Samantha grew up in Gainesville, GA where she played select soccer at the Athena A level and high school soccer at Chestatee. During high school she assisted with various recreational programs and in 2016 and she served as an assistant coach at Chestatee HS. 
    Samantha graduated from Chestatee in 2016 and currently attends University of North Georgia, majoring in Business Management. 
    Samantha holds a USSF D Coaching License and is also a certified Referee. 
  • Jeremy Cathey
    Staff Coach
    USSF E License

    Coach Jeremy Cathey started playing soccer at the age of 6.  He continued playing throughout middle school and high school, which he attended in White County.  Jeremy started coaching 7 years ago as a Rec coach and moved up to a Classic boys coach.  He is very passionate about keeping the kids interested in soccer and helping them stay out of trouble.   The kids are not just a team to Coach Cathey, they become his family.  His motto is “Team Unity”.  He believes everyone plays an equally important role to the team. 

    Jeremy is married to Kelly, and they have 2 kids, Grayson and Paisley.  The Cathey family resides in Cleveland, where Jeremy owns a heating and air company.

  • David Finney
    Staff Coach

    David is in his second year coaching with UFA Mountains. Before this, David was the director of Mountain City Soccer Club in Jasper, Georgia. Mountain City Soccer merged with United FA after the fall, 2016 season. Along with a small group of parents and soccer enthusiast - David help grow an almost nonexistent soccer program in Pickens County to over 400 kids at its highest point.

    David is a USSF D Licensed Coach where he has been coaching with Georgia Soccer since 2008. David also attended the Coerver® Youth Diploma course in 2014 and has been an R8 referee for eight years.

    David grew up playing soccer with the YMCA in Rome, GA well before there was “club/travel” soccer in Rome and the coaches were dads trying to figure out what the sport was all about. He played middle and high school soccer for East Rome High School where he received All-Area recognition as a fullback his senior year. However, his true love for soccer did not happen until his freshman year of college where he played adult open league soccer where his team competed with the local college teams and the Hispanic leagues. This was also the time when the U.S. Soccer Men’s team ended its 40 year drought by making the FIFA® World Cup in 1990 . From the competivive open leagues and the “rebirth” of soccer in the United States, his passion for soccer grew and he always found ways where he could improve his knowledge and skill in the sport where he continues to try to give back to the youth today.

    David has a degree in graphic design from Kennesaw State University and is owner of a small graphics and print shop in Alpharetta, Georgia. He is married to Kristie (Smith) Finney and they have three children - Lauren, Will and Anna Grace - All of which have played or currently play youth soccer.

  • Kalib Denton
    Staff Coach

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