Ted Bartels, 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

Carey Talley, Director of Coaching - 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 Soccr Federation (USSF) A License

John Adams, Coach

John Adams grew up just outside of Atlanta GA, where he played for the Atlanta Lightening Soccer Club.  While playing with the Lightening, John won several state cups, and was a member of the Georgia ODP program. 

In the winter of 1994, John went to England where he played and trained with the West Bromwich Albion youth team.  He then went on to play at Millsaps College, where he started as a Freshman. 

Still playing in the GMSA Adult leagues, John has been coaching youth soccer for many years, and enjoys nothing more than teaching kids to love and respect the game!

Played college soccer at Holmes Community College and Delta State University.

Coaching Certifications:
       United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E License

Brett Borm, Director, HappyFeet

Brett Borm has been the Director of Memphis HappyFeet Soccer since 2012.

Borm is currently the Goalkeeper Coach for Memphis 901 FC of the USL under Coach Tim Mulqueen.

Borm was the Rhodes College Men's Assistant Soccer Coach under Coach Andy Marcinko from 2012-2014. He spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach with the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (NCAA II) and Coach Mat Santoro. In his first season with USI, Borm helped lead the Eagles and their goalkeepers to their first winning season since 2003.

In 2011, Borm was the assistant coach for W-League professional powerhouse Pali Blues in Los Angeles, California. While with the Pali Blues he worked with many top International team and collegiate players including Italian Women's National Team goalkeeper Anna Picarelli. He also trained veteran Mexican International and successful Mexican Primera Division goalkeeper Oscar Duatt at brother club LA Blues of the USL.

Prior to joining USI, Borm served as assistant coach at Briarcrest Christian Academy with former University of Memphis Head Coach and Germantown Legends founder, Chris Bartels.

Borm graduated from Lambuth University (TN) in 2009, where he was the starting goalkeeper and captain for the Eagles under Coach Paul Conway.  He helped Lambuth to the 2007 TranSouth Conference championship and the 2008 Association of Independent Institutions Tournament title. In the 2008 season, Borm had 8 shutouts and was named to the A.I.I. all tournament team along with two A.I.I. Player of the Week awards and a NAIA national player of the week nominee.

In 2009, Borm played for the St. Louis Lions (USL) under Coach Tony Glavin that qualified for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  He also had the chance to compete against legendary 1875 FA Cup winners Royal Engineers A.F.C. in an exhibition match.

Borm earned his BS in Sport Management at Lambuth University in 2009, he then earned his Masters Degree in Liberal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana in 2012.

Coaching Certification:
              Coerver Youth Diploma
              National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Level 1-5 Diploma
              National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma
              National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Level 1 Futsal Diploma
              United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D License

Antonio "Toni" Carbognani, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, played professionally as a midfielder for the New York Cosmos and the Memphis Rogues in the NASL.  He later managed the Memphis Express of the USL Premier Development League.

Carbognani started his playing career with San Telmo in 1975.  In 1976, he was sold to Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador.  In 1979, he was signed by New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.  In the fall of 1979, the Cosmos sent him to the Memphis Rogues in time for the NASL indoor season.  He then played the 1980 outdoor season for the Rogues.  In the fall of 1981, Carbognani signed with the Memphis Americans of the Major Indoor Soccer League.  In 1983, he played for the Jacksonville Tea Men of the American Soccer League.  In 1984, the Memphis Americans moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where the team spent the 1984–1985 MISL season as the Las Vegas Americans.  The team folded at the end of the season and the league declared Carbognani to be a free agent.  He then signed with the Baltimore Blast.  The Blast released him at the end of the season and Carbognani moved to the Memphis Storm of the American Indoor Soccer Association.  The team changed its name to the Rogues before the 1989–1990 season.  That year, Carbognani both played and coached the team.  In 1990, he moved to the Chicago Power.  The AISA had also changed its name to the National Professional Soccer League.  In 1991, he was back with the Rogues who were now playing in the Southwest Independent Soccer League.  In the fall of 1991, the Rogues were renamed the Memphis Survivors and they played in the USISL indoor league.  He may not have played again until the summer of 1994 when he was on the Memphis Jackals roster.

In the fall of 1988, the Memphis Storm elevated Carbognani to the position of player-head coach. At the end of the season, they replaced him with Don Tobin and Carbognani continued as a player only.   In December 1989, Carbognani replaced Don Tobin the head coach.

Coaching Certifications:
     United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B License


Kirk Dunaway, Coach

Kirk was one of the original Fury competitive players in Germantown starting his career in the early 80's.  Kirk has been involved in coaching at a variety of levels.  Dunaway was on the staff at Germantown High School while the Red Devils won three state championships as well as coaching the U19 Fury Girls and serving with the Tennessee Olympic Development Program.

Kirk moved to California where he continued playing and coaching before returning to Germantown to work and coach with the Legends.  He has coached competitive teams and ran our Future Legends (recreation) skills sessions for U6- U8.

Coach Kirk resides in Germantown along with his wife and two kids.

Coaching Certifications:

National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma
United States Soccer Federation National C License
United States Soccer Federation National D License
US Youth Soccer National "Youth" License

Major was one of the original Germantown Legends soccer players (playing with the 99 Legends), joining the club when it began in in the Fall of 2011.

Coaching certification:

     United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E

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

Phil McDonnell, Coach

Phil McDonnell is originally from Memphis and grew up playing with the First Memphis Soccer Club (Kickers) and Memphis Futbol Club.  He was a four year member of the Tennessee ODP program.

Phil played for Christian Brothers High School, where he was a three-time Tennessee State Champion.

He played collegiately for University of Memphis and was selected to the All-Freshman Team. Was also a member of the first ever U of M team to play in the NCAA tournament.

Phil has coached the youth level for many years and enjoys teaching the beautiful game. 

Coaching Certification:
    United States Soccer Federation D License

Andy Metcalf was born in Overland Park, Kansas before moving multiple times with his family, ending up in Jackson, TN for high school.  He attended the University School of Jackson (USJ) and excelled in four sports: basketball, football, cross country and soccer.  His primary love, however, has always been soccer.

During his high school soccer career at USJ, Metcalf set the state goal scoring records for a single season (72) and career (182).  He was a three-time All-Region selection and was named All-State and Gatorade State Player of the Year for Tennessee his senior season. 

After his high school career, Metcalf was blessed to receive a soccer scholarship to play at the University of Memphis. Metcalf helped his Tiger teams to an overall record of 42-27-6 during his four seasons of competition, including a school-record 16 wins in 2004, culminating in a Conference USA regular season and tournament championship. This led to only the second NCAA tournament appearance in school history.  His 90 career points scored and 39 career goals scored both rank third all-time in Memphis soccer history.  

After his University of Memphis career, Metcalf was selected 19th overall by D.C. United in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft.  He played one season where he scored against Scottish Premier League champions Glasgow Celtic in a friendly.  He also played for the Atlanta Silverbacks of the United Soccer League.

After his playing career ended, Metcalf was voted into the Jackson Madison County Sports Hall of Fame (2012) and the University of Memphis M Club Sports Hall of Fame (2014).

Coaching certification:

          United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E License

Donald Nobert, Director of Operations

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)

Isabel began playing soccer at the age of 3.  She was one of the original Germantown Legends soccer players (playing with the 99 Lady Legends), joining the club when it began in in the Fall of 2011.

Isabel played at Houston High School, taking home the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) 'AAA' State title in 2013 and 2015, while finishing runner-up in 2014 and quarter-finalist in 2016.

In December 2022, Isabel graduated from the University of Memphis.

Coaching certifications:

     United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E License

A graduate of Iowa State University, Lauren Draughon earned several honors while playing for the Lady Cyclones as a forward and midfielder.

  • Academic All Big 12 First Tea (2007)
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, September 26, 2006
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)
  • Cyclone Newcomer of the Year (2006)
  • Cyclone Excellence Award Winner (2006)
  • ISU Scholar-Athlete (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
  • ISU Dean’s List (Fall 2006)

Lauren begin her professional career with the Des Moines Menace (WPSL) as a Defender.  And, joined the Memphis Lobos, earning a spot on the WPSL Southeast Region All Conference team three times.

Lauren joining the Memphis Amerians for the 2021- 2022 season.  As a defender, she finished 3rd in the National Indoor Soccer League in overal points.  She tied the NISL in assists and finished in the top 10 in goals.

For the Memphis Americans, Lauren is #5 and plays defender.

Lauren is currently coaching the Germantown Lady Legends 2014 team. 

Lee Opie, Coach

Played with Memphis Futbol Club for 10 years ('85, '84 and '83 teams)

Traveled to Europe with MFC '83 to compete in Germany, France, Belgium and Holland.

Houston High School Varsity (3 years), Junior Varsity (1 year)

Battled back from ACL surgery senior year of high school to earn a NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship at Appalachian State University Women's Soccer (Division 1).  Lee played 4 years for Applalachian State.

"I am passionate about coaching young, female athletes to increase their individual skill set, encourage team unity, promote a love for the game and develop life skills that will take them far beyond the playing field." 

Coaching Certification:
        United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E License

Coach Ryan moved to Germantown from the midwest and his competitive soccer career began here.  Initially he played for Kickers '79 and then that team became MFC (Memphis Futbol Club '79).  He led the Red Devils to back-to-back district & regional championships.  He was twice named as a member of the NSCAA Umbro All-SOUTH team.  He also was awarded Commercial Appeal Best of Preps Player of the Year in 1997.

Ryan was recruited by many D1 schools and chose Bowling Green State University.  As a freshman forward, he recorded 5 goals and 5 assists, and helped lead the Falcons who were ranked 15th nationally to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA National Tournament.  He then transferred back home to finish his career at The University of Memphis where we started at Defensive Midfield.  In 1998, he earned Defensive MVP honors at the C-USA tournament and assisted on two goals in the Tiger semifinal victory over Marquette.  He started 15 of 16 games.

Ryan was selected for the U23 ODP Region III team in 1999 and 2000 and invited to tryout for the U23 U.S. National Team 'B' in those years in Portland, Oregon and Kingston, Rhode Island.  He finished his playing career at Memphis with a total of 6 goals and 5 assists while being Team Captain of the Tigers in his Senior year.

Ryan currently holds his National USSF "D" License and has been with the Legends for a little over 3 years.

Ryan is married to his wife Brittany since 2005 and has 2 sons, Greyson & Lachlan. Lachlan currently plays for the 2011 Legends Black team.  When he is not on the field, he works as a medical device sales representative.

Coaching Certification:
       United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D Coaching License

Coaching certifications:

     United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D License

Originally from Memphis, Clark Talley played youth soccer for Memphis Futbol Club.  He attended Houston High School, where he was a two-time Tennessee State and National Champion.

Clark attended the University of Memphis, where he was a four year starter.  He was on the Conference USA all freshman team.  He aslo played on the US U20 National Pool.

Clark has coached for the Memphis Kickers and the Olive Branch Rage.

Married with two boys.

Coaching Certification:
    United States Soccer Federation E License

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

Played club soccer for Memphis Futbol Club under coach Richard Bute, WTNFC (Dragons Soccer Club) under coach Vincent Beck, Chris Bartels, Tony Whicker, Clint Browne, and Jerry Cleary. Also was a 4-year starter with Tennessee ODP and Played one season for the Memphis Express (Super Y league) under coach Chris Bartels.


Coaching License 

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

Kevin Wilson grew up in Germantown, TN and played soccer with Germantown Fury ’76 from its formation until college years.  While playing for Fury ’76, Kevin was part of TSSA State Championship team. 

Kevin played multiple sports growing up including soccer, baseball, and basketball.  He is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and chose to play baseball where he played for four years.

He also has his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL).

Kevin currently resides in Memphis, and is married to Jaime and they have 3 daughters (Lily, Campbell, and Lucy).  He has coached his daughters the last 8 years at both the recreational and competitive levels.

Coaching Certification:

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “E” License