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

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

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

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

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

Coaching Certifications:
       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)