Executive Director

Ted played at Division I Winthrop University where he was a part of 2 Big South Conference Championship Teams. A four year player at Briarcrest Christian School, Ted was a three time All-Region and two time All-State player. A long time player for MFC who played in England, Denmark and Poland.

Bartels was also a four time member of the Tennessee Olympic Development Program. A very technical player, Ted has worked as an assistant coach at Briarcrest as well as a staff coach with HappyFeet and with the Legends Goalscoring Camp.

From 2003-06, Bartels played for Briarcrest where he scored 50 goals and was a three-time All-Region and two-time All-State selection. He also played for the Tennessee State ODP for five years.

He is currently the Volunteer Assistant coach with the University of Memphis Womens soccer team. Previously he was the Assistant coach at Southwest Tn CC, and the head coach at Germantown HS for 4 years.

Coaching Certification:
• Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
• National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier National Diploma
• National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma
• United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D Coaching License

Director of Soccer Operations and Technical Director – Competitive Program

Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina where he was a four year starter, Talley was drafted 14th overall by D.C. United in the 1998 MLS College Draft.  Talley immediately earned a spot in the United lineup, starting 19 games and appearing in 29; he would remain in that role for the next three years, winning an MLS Cup with the team in 1999.  During the 1999 MLS Cup title season, Talley scored a career-high 4 goals.  He scored his first MLS goal on May 15, 1999 at Kansas City, and started all six playoff matches for DC, including MLS Cup 1999, which United won 2-0 over the Galaxy.

In 2002, Talley was traded to the Kansas City Wizards for future considerations; although he was usually a starter when healthy.  Talley had injury problems in 2003, and was subsequently traded in the offseason to the Dallas Burn along with Eric Quill in exchange for Shavar Thomas.  Although he had little playing time at the beginning of the season, Talley eventually supplanted Philip Salyer as the team’s starting right back, and finished the year with one assist in 19 starts.  After playing in 20 games in 2005, he was traded to Real Salt Lake.  In his first season with RSL, he posted career-highs after starting in all 30 appearances and logging 2,618 minutes played, and tied for second on squad and recorded a career-best eight assists from his right back position.  On May 13, 2006 he recorded his first two-assist game at the Los Angeles Galaxy, helping RSL to a 3-0 win and its first-ever road victory.

On May 9, 2008, he was traded to Chivas USA for a future conditional pick in the 2010 or 2011 MLS SuperDraft.  During his stay with Chivas, he appeared in 43 league matches scoring 1 goal, being primarily deployed as the club’s starting right back.  On March 2010, he was released by Chivas USA and later signed by D.C. United.  Talley appeared in 15 league matches for United upon his return to the side appearing in 15 matches and scoring 1 goal.  He was traded by D.C. United to New York Red Bulls on September 15, 2010 in exchange for a 2011 MLS SuperDraft 2nd round pick.  The move was made by New York to help strengthen the squad during its playoff run.

Talley was inducted to the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) Hall of Fame in 2020.

Coach Talley resides in Germantown, TN with his wife and two children.  He is still active with Major League Soccer.

Coaching Certification & Awards:
• Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) 2020 Hall of Fame
• United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A License

Director of Coaching, 11v11 Director 

Coaching qualifications:

  • UEFA A license 
  • UEFA Pro Candidate
  • USC Master Diploma/Master Degree in Soccer Coaching Education/Ohio University, USA
  • USC Premier Diploma 
  • USC Director of Coaching Diploma 
  • The FA International Coaching License, England
  • CBF/STPERS A Coaching license -Brasil
  • Performance Analysis level 5 Certificate /ONCE PRO 

Professional internships:

  • AC Milan, Serie A Italy
  • Aston Villa UK, -Premier league 
  • Wolverhampton FC UK, Premier league
  • Prodeco Montello/Udinese academy. ITALY
  • Gremio Football Club, Serie A           BRASIL          
  • Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Serie A         BRASIL             
  • Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo, Serie A BRASIL  
  • Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, Serie A BRASIL

Coach, 7v7 Coaching Director, Recreational Liaison

Playing Career/Accolades:
• 1992 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year
• 4 year starter at Christian Brothers University
• 1993, 1994, 1995 TCAC All Conference
• 1994,1995 Goalkeeper of the Year
• 1993 NSCAA All South Region Team
• 1995 All American Honorable Mention
• 1996 Gulf South All Conference
• 1996 Panama City Classic All-Tournament Team

Professional career:
• 1997 A League Worchester Wildfire
• 1997 Division III Pro-League Cape Cod Crusaders
• 1999 Connacht Senior League in Ireland

Coaching Career:
• Club Staff Coach 2001-present
• ODP Staff Coach 2006-present
• Christian Brothers University Goalkeeper Coach 2000 & 2001
• University of Memphis Goalkeeper Coach 2004 & 2005
• Rhodes College Goalkeeper Coach 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013-2016
• Southwest Community College Assistant Coach 2018-present

Coaching Licenses:
• USSF National Youth License
• NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas

Coach, 9v9 Coaching Director

Win Premier Season 4 times in ’06, 07, 08, 09 with Vardar North Michigan U-11, U-12, U-13 boys teams. Win Premier Season in 2016 with U-15 Girls, BASA Spirit ’02.

Head Coach Nouvelle HS Boys Saginaw Michigan 1 year

Head Coach John Gleen HS Boys 10 years.

Vardar North Premier Michigan 6 years.

Assistant Coach, Saginaw Valley University, Boys soccer 1 year.

Assistant Coach Central Michigan University/Boys & Girls 4 years.

Director of Coaching/Head of Basa Skill Academy 9 years.

2005/2006 ECNL Regional, Head Coach, Germantown Legends, 1 year.

2012 Black Boys Head Coach.

Play professional soccer in Romania, FC Brasov 1983-1989. Play professional soccer in Germany, Fortuna Dusseldorf Team 2, 1990-1995. Play professional soccer in Israel, Macabi Natanya, 1995-1997. 2000-2001 Detroit Rockers, Professional Indoor League.

Coach, ECNL Boys Director

(901) 337-5974

Coaching Licenses
    • USSF A License 2004
    • USSF Talent Scout License 2021
    • UEFA B License 2020
    • NSCAA/USC Premier Diploma 2015
    • USSF Goalkeeping License 2008
    • USSF National Youth Diploma 2011

Coaching Experience
    • South Region ODP Age Group Head Coach 2020- present  
    • Region III ODP Age Group Assistant Coach 2013 to 2019
    • Region III ODP Staff Coach 2012 to present
    • Memphis FC Technical Director 2018 to present
    • U.S. Soccer Youth National Team Scout 2016 to present
    • Region III ODP Age Group Assistant Coach 2013 to present
    • Region III ODP Staff Coach 2012 to present
    • Tennessee State ODP Head Coach boys and girls 2008 to 2014
    • MidSouth FC DOC U13 to U18 2015 to 2018
    • MidSouth FC U8 to U12 DOC 2008 to 2015
    • Germantown Fury Boys DOC U8 to U12 2006 to 2008
    • Memphis FC staff coach 2004 to 2006
    • University of Memphis Men’s Soccer Assistant 2004 to 2006
    • Christian Brothers High School Boys Soccer Assistant 2004
    • Cedarburg SC Wisconsin staff coach 2002 to 2004
    • Milwaukee Kickers staff coach 2001

Playing Experience
    • Professional
    • Nashville Metros USL A League 2001
    • Milwaukee Wave MISL 2001 to 2004
    • St. Louis Steamers MISL 2004 College
    • University of South Alabama 1996 to 1998
    • University of Memphis 1999
    •Youth Memphis FC U14 to U20 1991 to 1998
    • Region III ODP team U16 and U17
    • Tennessee State ODP team U12 to U17
    • CBHS Varsity 1993 to 1996

Other accomplishments
Tennessee Boys Competitive Coach of the year 2012, Conference USA Champion University of Memphis 2004, MISL All Rookie Team 2003, Two-time MISL Milwaukee Wave regular season champion 2001 to 2003, Big South Conference Champion University of South Alabama 1998, Memphis FC U20 3rd Place at USYS National Championships 1998.

ECNL Girls Director

-USSF B License
-Advanced National Diploma
-Director of Coaching Diploma
-Coerver Youth License
-US Club Soccer La Liga Formation Methodology, level 3 course
-Horst Wein Coaching Certificate
-VPR LMT (Loaded Movement Training), level 2, fitness training certificate

Work Experience

-Over 35 years coaching experience
-Director of Coaching – Chattanooga Football Club Academy, 2019-present

-Girls Program Director – Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy

-Academy Director (8U, 9U, 10U),
Challenge Soccer Club

-Director of Coaching, Academy Director
Austin Texans Soccer Club

-Director or Junior Age Girls Program (12U-15U), Director of Girls Youth Academy (8U-11U), Recreation Director-
Germantown Soccer Club Fury

– Mens and Womens Asst Coach-
University of West Florida

-State Coach
-Tennessee Olympic Development Program
-Florida Olympic Development Program
-Eastern District Directo

Coach, Camp Director

(901) 619-8238

Germantown Legends Soccer Club  – Technical Skills & Camp Director (July 2022 – Present)

Palm Beach Gardens Soccer Club (FL) –  Girls Academy Soccer Coach (July 2021 – July 2022)

Southwest Tennessee Community College (NJCAA Division I) – Head Women’s Soccer Coach  (May 2017 – January 2021)

Tennessee Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) –  Head Women’s Soccer Coach (May 2017 – December 2019)

Neosho County Community College (NJCAA Division I)  – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach (July 2016 – May 2017)

South Carolina Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) –  Goalkeeper Coach (January 2016 – July 2016)

Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (SC) – Head Soccer Coach/Goalkeeper Coach (September 2015 – June 2016)

Limestone College (NCAA Division II) – Goalkeeper/Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (July 2015 – June 2016)

Arkansas Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) – Head Boys Soccer Coach (May 2015 – July 2015)

University of the Ozarks (NCAA Division III) – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach (April 2015 – July 2015)

Germantown Legends Soccer Club (TN) – Head Girls Soccer Coach (2011– 2014)

Purple Rain Soccer Club (TN) – Head Girls Soccer Coach (2010 – 2011)


University of the Ozarks (NCAA Division III) (2006 – 2010)
• Three year starter 
• Helped the program to a 43-15-4 record and a regular season championship in 2007.
• While playing the team qualified for the playoffs three times
• Three-time All-Conference Player
• Voted to the American Southwest Conference All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2009
• Rank among the program’s top-10 in points (56), goals (19) and assists (18)

Christian Brothers University (NCAA Division II) (2008 – 2009)
• One year starter

Houston High School (Germantown, TN) (2002 – 2006) 
• Three year letterman
• Named to the All-State team (twice)
• Best of the Preps Finalist in 2006

Coaching License 
• USSF “C” National License
• USSF “D” National License 
• United Soccer Coaches – Premier Diploma 
• United Soccer Coaches – Advanced National Diploma
• United Soccer Coaches – National Diploma
• Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma

Recreational Director

Kirk has been involved in coaching at a variety of levels.  He was on the staff at Germantown High School as JV and Assistant on Varsity, the original Fury club as girls U19 coach and the Tennessee Olympic Development Program as girls U16 and U19 coach in the late 1980s.

Kirk moved to California where he continued playing and coaching before returning to Germantown in 2001. He coached with the Germantown Fire before joining the staff at Legends at the start of the club in 2011.  He has coached our HS boys and HS girls teams, 2005 White, 2007 Black and 2008 White.  Kirk has also been an assistant for 2004 Black NL,  2003 Black NL and Lady Legends 2008 Black NL. 

Coach Kirk resides in Germantown along with his wife Kristy.

Coaching Certifications:
United States Soccer Federation National C License
United States Soccer Federation National D License
US Youth Soccer National “Youth” License

National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma

Director of Operations

(901) 652-5797

Donald started his competitive soccer career in the 70’s, and has continued his love of the game through coaching.  Donald started coaching in 1999, focusing primarily on young players just starting their soccer careers.  He has coached competitive teams, helping in the transition from the Germantown Fire to the Germantown Legends Soccer program.

Currently, running the Germantown Legends Recreation Soccer programs, he oversees our Future Legends Skills Sessions for U5 thru U10.

He also helped to start the Germantown Legends’ TOPSoccer program as well.

While attending Christian Brothers High School, he participated in the Cross Country and Track & Field programs, while also playing club soccer.  He also was a two-time All-American for the Germantown Track Club in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters.

Donald continued running Cross Country and Track & Field into college at Missouri State University.

Coaching Philosophy:
“My goal is to develop players to the best of their ability.  I want to pass on an appreciation, respect and understanding of the beautiful game of soccer.  I want to enable the players to make good decisions, while learning good sportsmanship, confidence and team unity, as they grow as individuals and as well as a team.  The game of soccer teaches, as in life, that nothing comes without a little hard work and dedication.  And, that by doing the little things, the right way, they can lead to having success both on and off of the field, while also having a little fun along the way.” 

A 1986 graduate of Missouri State University, Coach Nobert resides in Germantown, TN with his wife, Marci and their four kids.

Coaching Certifications & Awards:
• United Soccer Coaches (USC) National Diploma
• United Soccer Coaches (USC) Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma
• United Soccer Coaches (USC) Level 1 Futsal Diploma
• United Soccer Coaches (USC) Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer Diploma
• United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D License
• United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Youth License
• The FA Level 1 Introduction to Talent Identification
• US Youth Soccer Coach of the Month (May 2011)

Club Administrator

(901) 239-3776