Coaching Staff

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Coach Tinashe Mugabe - Owner/Executive Director

Though he was born in the United States, "Coach T" grew up in Zimbabwe before returning to the United States at 18 to attend college at UNCW where he studied International Business. After graduating from UNCW, Tinashe spent time playing in Australia and in Germany until returning to the United States where he moved to Mooresville and started FC ATHLETICO.

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Coach Nick Brindley - Partner/Assistant Director
Program Director Senior Boys & Girls
(2007-2004 Birth Year) U15+ Boys & Girls

Nick was born and raised in the English countryside of Northamptonshire. At the age of 16, Nick left his home and spent four years in North London where he joined the "Protec Football Academy' and 'Barnet FC'. In 2007, Nick brought his soccer career to the United States where he spent four years at Pfeiffer University, earning a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Nick brings a wealth of experience to FCA both as a former professional player in England and as a current coach.
Prior to his new role with FCA, Nick served as a USSDA Director within CSA. He also served as the Youth Academy Director at LNSC, helping develop their younger boys program into, what was at the time, one of the strongest groups in the region. In addition to Nick’s work at the club level, he has also served as an Assistant Coach with Catawba College Men’s Soccer program as well as a NC Olympic Development Program staff coach.
Nick holds a USSF B License, USYS National Youth License and multiple licenses with the English FA.
Phone: (704)900-4642
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Coach Charlton Muhlauri
Program Director Junior Boys and Girls
(2015-2012 Birth Year) U7-U10 Boys & Girls
Charlton joined FC ATHLETICO in the spring of 2020 having served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Northeastern University (Boston, MA) where he studied Political Science and International Affairs. “Charlie” previously coached at the youth level for New England Sachems (Winchester Ma). Charlton will serve as the Director of the U7-10 Boys and Girls Program.
Phone: (603)727-2037
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Coach Jason Stock
Program Director Classic Boys & Girls
(2011-2008 Birth Year) U11-U14 + Goalkeepers
Jason will be joining us from Impact FC in Statesville, NC where he has worked as their Technical Director while also working as a staff coach for the North Carolina Olympic Development boys program. Prior to joining Impact FC, Jason worked as a Director for UK International and completed his UEFA B Coaching Certification, Advanced National Coaching and Goalkeeping Diploma. 
Jason will serve as the program Director for the U11-14 Boys and Girls. 
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Coach Frank Smith 
Frank joins us from CSA (Charlotte Soccer Academy) where he currently works across their senior age groups. Having coached for 12 years, Frank brings a lot of experience to the club having previously worked as a staff coach and branch director with Lake Norman Soccer Club.
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Coach Gary Forbes
Gary joins us from Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA) where he worked as the U16-19 Boys and Girls Director, coaching their U16 and U17 ECNL teams. Since joining CSA in 2016, Gary has worked as a head coach of their United States Soccer Academy (USSDA) U12, U13 & U14 teams. In this time, he also led teams to multiple State Cup Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Gary, who also works as a talent scout and evaluator for North Carolina ODP (since 2012) brings a wealth of experience having also served as the Boys director for Lake Norman Soccer Club between 2012-2016.
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Coach Carlos Chavez
Carlos joins FC ATHLETICO having previously worked as the Goalkeeper coach for Charlotte Metro FC for the past two and a half years. 
Carlos brings a wealth of experience in coaching and playing, having represented Colombia at the National level in all categories. Having studied Physical Education and High Physical Performance in Colombia, he strengthened his knowledge by studying Goalkeeper training in Spain with Valencia C.F.  
Carlos will serve as the head goalkeeper coach for the club and lead goalkeeper training across all programs. 
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Coach Elijah Evans
Elijah joins us for the new season from NC Fusion (Winston-Salem/Greensboro) where he began in 2016 working as the head coach for the U11-12 Pre-DA Boys group. 
Elijah, who has completed his USSF "C" Coaching Licence is also a graduate of UNCG where he served as a student assistant. 
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Coach Kaleb

Kaleb joined FC ATHLETICO at the beginning of the 2021 Spring season having completed his Masters in Coaching & Exercise Science from Concordia University. Kaleb has previously worked with the U11-15 age groups at Delaware County Futbol Club.