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Meet the Coach

 

COACH GAVIN STEVENS (FREEDOM RED)

Coach Stevens was born and raised in Burke, Virginia.  He grew up competing in D1 NCSL soccer and multiple VA State Cup championships.  Coach Stevens went on to compete for the VA Kickers (A-League/USISL) 1997-1999 and for George Mason University (D1 NCAA) 1999-2001 before graduating with Highest Distinction as an All-American Student-Athlete in May of 2001.  He went on to achieve an MA in Organizational Psychology from GMU while applying his experience and knowledge to coaching and developing elite soccer training organizations in the Northern Virginia region.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Director/Owner, Soccer Revolution Academy, April 2010-Present
  • Director/Owner, Brazilian Touch Soccer Academy, 2007-2010
  • Head Coach, VYSA ODP Academy, 2006-Present
  • Head/Assistant Coach, VYSA ODP District and State, 2006-Present
  • Head Coach, West Potomac High School Boys Varsity Soccer, 2006-2007
  • Technical Director, Golden Boot Soccer, 2001-2008
  • Counselor, Family Preservation Services, 2001-2004/2006-2007

 

SOCCER CAREER:

  • VISTA Phoenix 78' (NCSL D1), 1995-1996
  • Washington College Academy, TN, 1996-1997
  • VA Kickers (A-League/USISL), 1997-1999
  • Two-time graduate of the Tahuichi Academy in Bolivia, 1999-2000
  • George Mason University (NCAA D1), 1999-2001
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  • Captain and MVP of Washington College Academy (League Champions), 1996-1997
  • VA Kickers starter (A-League, USISL and collegiate competition), 1997-1999
  • George Mason University starter (NCAA D1), 1999-2001
  • Hofstra Men's Soccer Umbro Invitational MVP, 2001
  • Co-led GMU in assists in 2001
  • Verizon Student-Athlete All-American, 2001
  • 1999, 2000, and 2001 CAA Scholar Athlete
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities, 2000-2001
  • GMU Outstanding Senior Award, 2001 (One of two such awards in entire graduating class.)
  • Who's Who Among Teachers in America (2006/2007)
  • US Youth Soccer Coach of the Month, April 2008

 

COACHED BY:

Gordon Bradley

Head coach of New York Cosmos: 1972-1977.

Head coach of George Mason University: 1985-2000.

US Soccer Hall of Fame 1996 & GMU Hall of Fame 2006. 

 

Fran O'Leary:

Head coach of Dartmouth from 1993-2000. 

Head coach of George Mason University from 2001-2004.

 

Ciro Medrano:

Director of Coaching, Tahuichi Academy (Bolivia)

 

COACHING LICENSES:

  • ABTF Coaching License (CBF and UEFA-approved Brazilian National "A" Coaching License), 2004
  • USSF National “B” License, 2012
  • Tahuichi Academy Diploma (Bolivia), 1999-2000
  • NSCAA State and Regional Youth Licensing, 2005-2007
  • VHSL Coaching Education Diploma, 2006

 

EDUCATION:

  • B.S. with Highest Distinction in Psychology, George Mason University, 2001, Graduated with "Highest Distinction" honors
  • M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University, 2004

 


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