GSSA State D License
Playing career at FV Klingenberg 1925:
Winning four U-18 division championships in 79/80, 80/81, 82/83 and moving up into the second highest youth division in the German soccer program.
Winning another division title in the senior program 83/84.
At around that time I started running long distance races and participated in Marathons in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Boston, Atlanta and Frankfurt.
Started coaching in 1980 at age 16 at FV Klingenberg as an assistant coach for a U-14 Boys team.
Two years later became the head coach of a U-12 Boys team and continued coaching several different age groups until 1991.
Coaching licenses in Germany:
1984: National General Coaching License. With this license I was qualified to coach any type of sport up to a regional level.
1984: Finished first level for the National Soccer Coaching License at the Sport School Gruenewald/Munich.
Moved to the United States in June of 1991.
In Fall of 1991 started as an assistant coach to a U-16 Boys team at West Gwinnett.
Coached for one season at the Gwinnett YMCA in 1993 before joining GFC (formerly Brookwood Soccer Association) in 1994.
Coached several Boys Select teams age groups U-10 through U-17.
Joined the Girls Academy Program since the inaugural year in 2002 and stayed with the program until today.
Spring 1999 Aiken U10 Boys Southeastern Championship Winner, Gold Division
Fall 2000 U-12 Division Championship
Fall 2003 U-16 Boys Division Championship
Spring 2004 U-16 Boys Division Championship
Fall 2005 U-12 Girls Atlanta Cup Champions, A-Division
Fall 2007 U-11 Girls Atlanta Cup Semi-Finalist, B-Division
My name is Fernando Ligori Jr. I was born August 23, 1975 in Lansing, Michigan but I was raised and lived in Miami, Florida since I was 1 year old. I just recently moved to Snellville, Ga in March of 2007 with my wife and kids. In 1968 my family moved to the United States from Argentina, where my father played professional soccer for Boca Jrs. before getting hurt and moving to the U.S. I followed his footsteps and played professional for a while for Boca Jrs. U17 team. Once I moved back I was asked to play for the US Select team in 1992 for which I had to regretfully decline. Soccer, however has been a part of my life all along including playing and coaching for various teams in Miami.
My wife and I have now been together for 12 years and have 3 wonderful children. Angelica which is 11, Samantha 8 and Fernando III (DJ) which just turned 2. I enjoy coaching for Georgia FC and look forward to a future in coaching.
USSF NATIONAL D LICENSE
Kenny has been coaching youth soccer for 11 years and played high school soccer at Central Gwinnett High and played college soccer at Sue Bennett College in London,Kentucky. He has coached in the academy program for 10 years and has coached all ages and both boys and girls. He is also the Director of Recreation at Georgia FC and has won numerous tournaments with his teams from u9-u19.
Coaching License: National “D”
I have been coaching soccer at GFC for 19 years, with the last 13 years coaching select girls. This last year I coached U11’s, U13’s, and U15’s. The U15’s came in second in their division and will be playing in “B” in Fall 2012. Prior to these three teams, I coached a girls team from Academy until U18, where they played in the “A” division their final season.
In addition to coaching at GFC, I also am the assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, GA. I have been the assistant there for the last 8 years, Prior to that; I was the JV and Jr High coach.
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