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, was 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.
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.
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.
Jacob Bendixen, MS, LAT, ATC, is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tormenta FC professional soccer team in Statesboro, Georgia. He joined Tormenta FC in May of 2022. Jake covers all practices, matches, and provides health care for the USL League One squad while employed through Optim Health Systems.
Prior to Tormenta, Jake has been practicing as a full-time athletic trainer in the NCAA Division I setting for the past six years, working with several teams, primarily Men’s Soccer, Football, and Baseball.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his Master of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2020.
Jake is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is licensed in the state of Georgia. He also holds a Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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.
Dr. Jessica mutchler
Dr. Jessica Mutchler is currently an Assistant Professor of Athletic Training in the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University where she also serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. In addition, she is an Affiliate Research Professor for the Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living. At Georgia Southern she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Athletic Training, Structural Kinesiology, and Biomechanics.
Dr. Mutchler earned her BS in Physical Education (Athletic Training) from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. She completed her MSEd in Athletic Training Education and her Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Mutchler’s research focuses on athletic injury prevention in the areas of concussion and lower extremity biomechanics during running and athletic tasks. Her work also explores the connection between physical and psychological response to athletic injury.