The Tormenta FC Academy staff includes high-level coaches and people of character who care about creating a meaningful experience for all participants throughout Southern Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Vice President, Tormenta FC Academy
Dr. Brad Nein is the Vice President of Tormenta FC Academy. He has worked in the education, soccer, and coaching industry throughout his 24-year professional career. Brad is motivated by creating positive youth sports experiences that empower athletes, families, and coaches to discover opportunities for lifetime success.
Tormenta FC Academy has had tremendous success over the last six years in which Brad has been Academy Vice President. During this time, Tormenta has started programming and participated successfully in the USL Academy, MLS NEXT, the Development Players League (DPL), and the South Carolina State Youth Soccer Leagues. We have a true pathway to professional soccer at Tormenta FC.
Not to be outdone, programming for boys and girls between the ages of 4-12 has developed into a model that benefits players at their play and dedication level allowing them to increase their abilities and have fun. Tormenta Futures, Recreation, Pre-Academy, and Junior Academy are all thriving programs reinvented over the course of the last six years to better serve players and families.
Nein played collegiately at Salisbury University. Brad holds the USSF “B” License and the US Youth Soccer National Youth License as well as the United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma, and Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma. Brad has spoken at numerous conferences and written for professional publications on topics related to youth sports development and on and off-the-field coaching strategies for success.
Chief of Staff, Tormenta FC Academy
Jennifer Hampton is the Chief of Staff for Tormenta FC Academy. She is responsible for planning and managing the administrative, financial, and operational activities of Tormenta FC Academy.
Hampton played collegiately at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She holds the USSF “D” License as well as the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.
Director of Coaching, Tormenta FC Academy
Kian Brownlee is the Director of Coaching for Tormenta FC Academy. He has worked in the teaching, coaching, and leadership industry for the last 22 years. As DOC for the club, Kian provides a framework for the development of academy players while overseeing the recruitment and development of players and coaches within the organization.
Brownlee played collegiately at Liberty University. Kian holds the USSF “B” License as well as the United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma. As the former Junior Academy Director, Kian continues to influence the direction of the program by coaching two Junior Academy teams.
|MLS NEXT Director; MLS NEXT U13 & U14 Coach
|MLS Next U17 & U19 Coach; Strength & Conditioning Director
|MLS NEXT U15 & U16 Coach
|DPL U16-U19 Age Group Coordinator
|DPL U13-U15 Age Group Coordinator
|Boys Goalkeeper Coach
|Girls Select/Junior Academy Goalkeeper Coach
|05/06 Boys Ibis
05/06 Boys Magenta
05/06 Boys Ibis Statesboro
07 Boys Ibis
07 Boys Ibis Statesboro
08 Boys Ibis
08 Boys Ibis Statesboro
09 Boys Ibis
10 Boys Ibis
11 Boys Magenta
11 Boys Ibis Statesboro
|09 Girls Statesboro
|Leslie Golden/Jon Ferguson
|Junior Academy Director
|Savannah Area Technical Director
|12 Boys Ibis
13 Boys Ibis I
13 Boys Ibis II
13 Boys Ibis Statesboro
13 Boys Magenta GA
13 Boys Magenta SC
14 Boys Ibis I GA
14 Boys Ibis I SC
14 Boys Ibis II SC
15 Boys Ibis I GA
15 Boys Ibis II GA
15 Boys Ibis SC
16 Boys Ibis I SC
Jack Rittmeyer/Evan Parker
|12 Girls Ibis
12 Girls Ibis II
12 Girls Ibis Statesboro
14 Girls Ibis I
14 Girls Ibis II
|Tormenta Futures Director