Ian Cameron serves as the Tormenta FC League One Head Coach, formerly serving as the Head Coach of the USL League Two team and as an assistant coach under John Miglarese. Cameron has been with Tormenta since its 2019 season, where he led Tormenta FC 2 to a Southern Conference championship and the League Two Semifinals, the longest playoff run in club history.
Cameron, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, is the Men’s Soccer Head Coach at Eckerd College where he has brought many victories. Before Eckerd College, Cameron was Assistant Coach for the NCAA Division I Mercer University Men’s Soccer team for three years. His coaching and recruitment led the team to win Mercer’s first Southern Conference Championship. During his time at Mercer, Cameron also worked with the Macon Soccer Club.
Cameron holds two master’s degrees in Quantitative Finance and Business Administration from Mercer University and the University of Glasgow. He currently holds a UEFA C License and is working towards his UEFA B License.
Tom Morris serves as an Assistant Coach for Tormenta FC in League One, as well as the Head Coach of Tormenta FC 2 in League Two. Morris worked as an Assistant Coach to Ian Cameron in 2019, where he assisted Tormenta FC 2 in winning the Southern Conference Championship and reaching the League Two Semifinals, the longest playoff run in club history.
Prior to joining Tormenta FC Morris had previous USL 2/NPSL coaching experience with Lionsbridge FC and Myrtle Beach Mutiny. As Head Coach of Myrtle Beach Mutiny, he guided the club to their first South Atlantic Conference Championship and a national tournament run ending in the Quarterfinal. Morris also spent the previous seven seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA DII program, Limestone University. While on staff the program won 6 conference championships and qualified for the NCAA national tournament in each year of competition.
Within Morris’s USL League One roles he will be responsible for elements of training session delivery, opponent analysis, video analysis, recruiting, player wellness, and team culture. Morris and his staff will also lead the process of recruiting, managing and coaching the USL League Two side.
A native of Reading, England, Morris holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Rio Grande, and two Bachelors of Science in Sports Management and Athletic Training from Limestone University. He currently holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and is working towards his UEFA C License.
Jim Robbins serves as the club’s new USL W League Head Coach and TFC Academy’s new Girls Director and has more than 29 years of coaching experience at almost every level of the game in the United States, including five years at the pre-professional level – including USL League Two – and 14 years of college experience (NCAA DI, NCAA DIII, NJCAA DIII), with seven of those years in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.
Robbins has 11 years of experience in women’s soccer across the country, serving as the Head Coach at Long Island University Brooklyn, LaGrange College and Oxford College of Emory University, as well as an assistant coach at North Dakota State University.
Having served as a state coaching instructor and coach for the Olympic Development Program in New Jersey and Georgia for over 20 years, Robbins holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching and has earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential, as well as his Professional Football Scouts Association Level 1 and Level 2 certification. Additionally, Robbins holds the following soccer certifications and licenses: USSF ‘A’ License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 Diploma.
Jorge Gonzalez is a Tormenta FC League One assistant coach. He has been with Tormenta since its 2016 season. Gonzalez graduated from Bryan College with a degree in business administration with a minor in communications before going onto to Reinhardt University for his MBA.
Gonzalez began his coaching career at Reinhardt University, where he served as an assistant coach for four seasons, along with coaching for the Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors before coming to Tormenta FC. As a Tormenta FC League One coach, he works side by side with Ian Cameron during training, game preparation, scouting and recruitment. Coach Gonzalez holds a US Soccer ‘C’ License, along with coaching badges from England and Fitness Industry Licenses.
Jordan Melia serves as an Assistant Coach for South Georgia Tormenta FC’s USL League One team, USL League Two team and USL Academy League team.
Melia has vast experiences, including playing at Appalachian State University, playing in USL League Two – coached by former Tormenta FC League One Head Coach John Miglarese – and serving as the men’s assistant coach for two years at Fort Hays State University.
Drew DeJohn serves as an Assistant Coach and Sports Performance Coach for Tormenta FC’s USL League One and League Two teams, as well as an Assistant of Team Operations in the front office and TFC Academy’s Director of High Performance. DeJohn is also the Head Coach for the U13 NPL & U12 Pre-MLS Next teams. Dejohn attended SUNY Cortland as a four-year Men’s Soccer student-athlete and earned his Master’s of Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University.
Rachel Lacy, M.S., LAT, ATC, is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tormenta FC professional soccer team in Statesboro, GA. She covers all practices and home and away games for the team. Her other responsibilities include serving as the athletic training education coordinator by ensuring all Optim ATs are staying up to date with the best practices in sports medicine and providing high quality healthcare.
Before joining Optim in February 2020, she was the Associate Head Athletic Trainer at Georgia Southern University from 2013-2020. While at GSU, Rachel worked primarily with the women’s basketball team, served as the insurance coordinator, supervised graduate assistants, organized pre-participate physical exams, assisted with drug testing, and managed the day to day operations of the Hanner Fieldhouse athletic training facility. Prior to GSU, she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer assigned to men’s and women’s track and field at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Rachel continues to serve as a Preceptor in Georgia Southern’s athletic training education program, providing both clinical instruction to undergraduate students and guest lecturing in senior level athletic training courses. In May of 2016, she was recognized by the athletic training education program as the preceptor that made the most impact on students.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. While at Salisbury, she was awarded the Hunter R. Smith Athletic Training Student Scholarship as well as the Hunter R. Smith Outstanding Senior Athletic Training Award. In 2013, Rachel obtained her Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Arkansas State University.
A native of Crownsville, Maryland, Rachel is credentialed in CPR for the professional rescuer, emergency oxygen, Kinesiotape Level 1-3, Graston M1 Level, Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level I-II, and Stop the Bleed, Save a Life.
Dr. Brandonn S. Harris
South Georgia Tormenta FC has partnered with Georgia Southern University’s Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology to tie together on-field performance and life off the field. Associate Professor Brandonn Harris meets with the team on a weekly basis to discuss the mental stress athletes go through over the course of the season.
Dr. Brandonn S. Harris is currently the Program Director and Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Georgia Southern University where he also serves as the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. At Georgia Southern he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of ethical issues in sport psychology, psychological aspects of peak performance, sport and exercise psychology interventions, social psychology of sport, and also supervises graduate students’ practica in sport and exercise psychology. Dr. Harris is a current member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and Division 47 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and is also listed on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Harris obtained his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a sport psychology specialization from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He holds two master’s degrees with one in Sport and Exercise Psychology and the other in Community Counseling, both from West Virginia University. His Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology was also completed at West Virginia University.
Dr. Megan Byrd
South Georgia Tormenta FC has partnered with Georgia Southern University’s Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology to tie together on-field performance and life off the field. Dr. Megan Byrd meets with the team on a weekly basis to discuss the mental stress athletes go through over the course of the season.
Dr. Megan Byrd is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and assistant professor in the Waters College of Health Professions at Georiga Southern University. Megan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, a master’s degree in sport psychology from Miami University, and a master’s in counseling and Ph.D. in sport and exercise psychology from West Virginia University. Megan has worked as a mental performance consultant with athletes from a variety of sports and levels and predominately works in college and elite sport. In addition to consulting, Megan researches emotions and behaviors during concussion recovery and perfectionism.
Dr. Samuel J. Wilson
Dr. Sam Wilson is currently an Assistant Professor of Motor Behavior in the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University where he also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator in Kinesiology & Exercise Science. In addition, he is an Affiliate Research Professor for the Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living. At Georgia Southern he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Biomechanics and Motor Control.
Dr. Wilson obtained a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, he holds a Master’s degree in Neuromechanics, and earned his Ph.D. in Biomechanics with a minor in Applied Statistics from the University of Mississippi.
Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on lower extremity biomechanics and neural control of human movement in work and sport settings, specifically focused on footwear, postural control mechanics, human performance, and injury prevention.