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Warren van der Westhuizen - Recreation Director and Director of Goalkeepers

Professional Playing Career

Coach van der Westhuizen started his professional playing career in 1997 at the age of 18 when he joined the Morocco Swallows in the Professional Soccer League (PSL) in South Africa and then signed with Real Rovers of the PSL in South Africa that same year. He ended his professional playing career in South Africa so he could further his studies in the USA. He most recently played for the top team in the Heartland Division in the Professional Development League (PDL) for the Des Moines Menace in 2003. While there, he had the 3rd lowest goals against average with a team-low 0.98 goals against average after logging a team-high 848 minutes.


Collegiate Playing Career

He started at Clayton College and State University in May 1999 where he now is the assistant coach. Coach van der Westhuizen, a four-year letter-winner at Clayton State, holds virtually all of the goalkeeper records in the National Record Books, the Peach Belt Conference, and at Clayton State. His 0.64 shutout percentage in 2000 ranks 5th best in NCAA Division II history, while his 0.47 goals against average that same year ranks among the top-15 all-time. His career 0.64 goals against average ranks 7th in NCAA history, while his 6,841 minutes ranks 15th. Coach van der Westhuizen was selected three times to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region and All-Peach Belt Conference teams.


Coaching Experience

Coach van der Westhuizen was the the Director of Coaching at Triumph Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) from 2009–2013 and has now joined Gol Soccer Academy as our Director of Player Development & Director of Goalkeepers. While at TYSA, he served as the Recreation Director of Coaching from 2006–2009. During the same time span, he also coached the Atlanta Silverbacks’ professional goalkeepers Ryan McIntosh and Felipe Quintero (a former goalkeeper for the U-20 Mexican National Team). Coach van der Westhuizen was also the Goalkeeper Coach for the Silverbacks PDL team that same year. He is a Regional ODP Staff Member for Region III and also a Georgia ODP goalkeeper coach. Coach van der Westhuizen was also the Goalkeeper coach with the Georgia State University Division I soccer program for 2 years during which time frame they completed their best season to date. Coach van der Westhuizen trained the USA U–20 National Team goalkeeper, Michael Gustavson, who later played for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer (MLS). He also coached the Senior National Team Goalkeeper for Antigua and Barbuda, Janiel Simon, who played in all the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also trained current MLS goalkeeper Alec Kann of the Chicago Fire. Along with coaching at Georgia State and Clayton State, Warren also served as an assistant coach and web page developer in 2004 for the Great Lakes Division Professional Development Level (PDL) team, the West Michigan Edge with Neathan Gibson.

Coach van der Westhuizen graduated from Clayton State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and in 2007 received his Bachelors in Science (Psychology). Warren is currently pursuing his Degree in Middle School Education at Clayton State University and completed his Marketing Diploma from South Africa of 2001 while studying at Clayton State.

Warren is a Licensed High School ASEP Coach and holds a NCAA National Goalkeeping License, the USSF National Youth Coaching License as well as the USSF "A" License.

Campbell Chapman - Girl's Director

Campbell enjoyed a  professional soccer playing career of over ten years and  played in England, Sweden, Finland, Malta and Qatar.

During this time the clubs  he played for included Wolverhampton Wanderers (England), West Bromich Albion (England), IFK Ostersund (Sweden), Kaskinen IK (Finland), Birkakara FC (Malta) and Al Ahli Sports Club (Qatar). 

In 1986 Campbell was invited to participate with the Northern Ireland U23 national team.  During his playing career he played with  some of the top players of their time including David Platt (England National Team Captain), David Seaman (England and Arsenal goalkeeper), Jari Litmannen (Finland and Ajax) and Colin Clarke (Northern Ireland, Portsmouth and MLS FC Dallas Head Coach).

The progression to move into coaching followed, and after working with youth and semi professional players in England, Campbell moved to the United States in 1993 and joined the coaching ranks in Georgia. He joined GSA and at that time  became  the third full time Director of Coaching in Georgia . Campbell’s philosophy is about developing players. He believes the young players must be taught the correct techniques and encouraged to use them in practices and games. He also believes that players develop as they learn from their experiences and that the game itself is the best teacher.

In January of 2007 Campbell took the position as Girls Director, he also became the head coach of the GSA Phoenix 92 Red, 93 Red and 95 Red team. The 92s were State Cup winners in 2007 and 2009, were 2009 Regional Champions and finished 4th in the US Youth Soccer National Championships.  The 93s are 5 time State Cup winners and R3PL Champions in 2007 and 2009.  In 2009 the 93s were Regional Finalists losing 0-2 in the final match. The 95s were 2008 State Cup winners and 2009 R3PL finalists.  In the summer of 2008 Campbell was invited to be a Region Staff coach and in 2009 was named the assistant coach of the U19 Region team.  The team beat the Mexican U20 National team 2-0 in a exhibition game.  Later in the year he was the head coach of the U19 Region team that attended the Inter-Regional National Camp where the girls finished 2-0-1.  Campbell has served as the the Assistant Coach to the Women's W-League Atlanta Silverbacks for the past 2 years.  The team has been Conference Champions advancing to the playoffs each year.

Campbell has coached State ODP teams which have included Ricardo Clarke (MLS Houston Dynamo), Justin Moore (MLS FC Dallas) and Lawson Vaughn (MLS LA Chivas) and in 2005 coached the Georgia 89 ODP team to the National Championships Final Four. Campbell coached the GSA Phoenix 89 Girls, State Champions 2005, 2006 ,Regional Semi finalist 2005,2006 and were R3PL champions in 2005.

He holds a English FA Prelim Certificate and the USSF A License.

Nuno Piteira - Boy's Director

Coach Piteira directs all activities on the boy's side at GSA and has lead two of the states top youth clubs over the past ten years.  He has coached multiple State Champions and has coached teams representing Georgia at the Regional & National level as well.  Nuno is also active in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and has produced players that have represented Georgia at the State, Regional & National level youth teams.  Nuno currently serves on both the ODP staff for Georgia and Region III.

Nuno has a background in Education from Coastal Carolina University and holds a US Soccer "A" license, the US National Youth license and the English FA Preliminary Certificate. 

Coach Piteira came to Atlanta in 1999 to coach the Atlanta Silverbacks professional team.  During his two years with the Silverbacks, he guided the franchise to their winning season.  Before coming to Atlanta, Piteira coached the Charleston Battery professional team (1994-1998) where he led the club to its first professional National Championship in 1996.  In six and a half seasons as a professional coach, Nuno compiled a 92-54 win/loss record.  He was the 1995 Atlantic Division Coach of the Year, the 1996 National Coach of the Year and coach of the 1997 Eastern Conference All Star Team. 

Before turning to the professional side of soccer, Nuno spent seven seasons coaching at the collegiate level.  This included Assistant Coach at Coastal Carolina (1988-1992) he helped lead them to three Big South Conference Championships and saw them advance to the NCAA Div I Sweet Sixteen.  As Assistant Coach at College of Charleston (1992-1994) where they won two TAAC conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Div I Final Eight.    Nuno also served as the Head Coach of the Women's team at the College of Charleston for one season in 1998 where he lead the team to its first post season appearance.  He served as Director of Coaching at Trident United, one of the most successful youth clubs in the state of South Carolina.  He coached teams to two state championships during his three year tenure. 

Nuno started his coaching career at Keith County Day School in Rockford, Illinois where he lead the program to two small school state titles in two years. Nuno is originally from Portugal where he played his youth soccer at the world famous SL Benfica.  Nuno played his college soccer at former NAIA/Division III power Rockford College in Illinois and he later played semi professional soccer in the LASA League of New England. 

Nuno has studied under soccer greats as Carlos Queiroz (currently Portugal National Team Head Coach), Jorge Jesus (currently head of SL Benfica), and Graham Souness (Former Blackburn, Newcastle).

Judson Hamby - Girl's Academy Director

Judson Hamby is the Girl's Academy Director and works closely with Campbell Chapman managing the Girl's Select Program. 

Judson has coached at GSA since 2004 and has achieved success at all different age groups. 

 

Judson also has served as the head coach of the Parkview High School Girl's Varsity Soccer team since 2007. 

 

Under his leadership, the Parkview Panthers have won 3 consecutive station 5A championships and Judson was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


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