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Lloyd McIntyre – SSRA President

Lloyd started his career as a soccer coach when he checked the box on his daughter’s registration form asking if he was interested in being an “Assistant Coach”.  Since that time, Lloyd has coached recreational, academy, middle school, and high school soccer for over 23 years.  This time included three years as an assistant coach for the boys and girls soccer programs at Andrew Jackson Middle School and four years as the head coach at Dunbar Middle School.  He also served for three years as the head coach for the Nitro High School Golf Team.  Lloyd is a United States Youth Soccer (USYS) “D” licensed coach.  In 2023, he was named the USYS Girls Recreational Coach of the Year.

Lloyd has two decades of experience as an administrator for Kanawha Valley United (KVU) and the Kanawha Valley Soccer League (KVSL) where his roles included multiple years as president, referee coordinator, and registrar.  He is a founding member of the Shawnee Sports Foundation as part of the Shawnee Sports Complex.  Finally, Lloyd has over 15 years’ experience as a soccer referee.  He is a USYS Grassroots referee and a USYS Grassroot Referee Mentor.  He is also a WVSSAC referee with the Kanawha Southern Soccer Board.

The SSRA was founded in 2020 with the goal of creating something new and different in the local soccer community.  Lloyd has dedicated his efforts to making this program successful and ensuring every child has the opportunity to develop in the sport.

Adam Arthur – Director of Coaching

Adam started his career as a footballer for York City and Ossett Town in England.  He played professional games for York City FC in their final season in Football League Two prior to their relegation to the Football Conference, before moving to Ossett in the Northern Premier League.  Adam moved to the US in 2006 to play college soccer at Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina, where he was named an NSCAA Division II All-American and Freshman of the year.  During his college years, he also played for the West Virginia Chaos in the USL Premier Development League (PDL) where his honors included PDL All-Conference and West Virginia Chaos Player of the Year.  Following his college career, Adam moved to Charleston in 2011 to again play for the West Virginia Chaos.

Since 2014, Adam has served as the Director of FC Alliance; one of the largest competitive travel clubs in West Virginia.  His teams have achieved the highest levels of success in state and regional competitions.  In 2016, he founded The Football Factory to provide high-quality skill development to aspiring footballers in the Kanawha Valley and beyond.  Adam is a USYS “D” licensed coach.  His personal experience as a player and coach combined with his unique perspective on development and training serves as a cornerstone to the SSRA development philosophy.

Jerry Walton

Jerry has continued to develop his skills through professional certifications having completed the USYS 9v9 and 11v11 programs.  Jerry is a USYS “D” licensed coach.  His most recent coaching assignments have included both the U10 and U12 boys programs.

 

 

Dirar Ahmad

DA has been a committed member of the SSRA coaching staff since its inception.  He grew up playing the beautiful game in the streets of Palestine where they played with balls made out of torn socks.  After coming to the US after high school, he was able to play intra-mural soccer in college.  From there, he coached at the YMCA and helped coach youth soccer for 19 years.  His coaching career has included head coach for six years at South Charleston Middle School and many more years as head coach at South Charleston High School.  Most recently, he has served as head coach at John Adams Middle School where he has led his teams to multiple middle school championships.  His experience as a coach and his love for kids is unparalleled.

Ben Price

Ben has continued to grow his understanding of the game through our coaching development program.  His most recent coaching assignments have included the U8 program level.

 

 

 

 

Seth Jordan

Seth has worked as a volunteer coach and trainer over the last several years.  He has a passion for developing player skills and supporting their creativity in the sport.  During his high school career, Seth was twice named the West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year.  He was recognized as the WVHSSAC AA/A Player of the Year in 2016 and the West Virginia Sportswriters Player of the Year in 2017.  Seth was selected as an East Team All-American his senior year at the All-American Game in Orlando, Florida.  Seth will join the SSRA as head coach for the SSRA U15-U18 program.

 

Stephen Hayes

Stephen completed his third year as a coach with the SSRA.  Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at KVU.  His role steadily increased as he took responsibility for coaching the U12 boys program.  In 2023, Stephen was hired as the head coach for McKinley Middle School in St. Albans, West Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Jason Testman

Jason joined the SSRA training program in Fall 2023 with primary responsibility for the U9 boys team.  His responsibilities expanded to include the U14 middle school team during the late-Fall program.

Thomas Watson

Thomas joined the SSRA training program in Fall 2023 as an assistant coach with the U10 and U12 boys teams.

Scott Grigsby

Scott has been a strong friend of the SSRA in his role with the Great Teays Soccer Club.  Scott joined the SSRA training program in Fall 2023 as a head coach with the U14 middle school team.  Scott is an assistant coach with the Charleston Catholic Middle School Boys team.