Jonathan Cueva, Executive Director
Jonathan Cueva is the Executive Director at Lanier Soccer Association. He also is the Co-Owner and founder of Rockport Indoor Soccer. He is originally from Quito-Ecuador. He received his B.S in P.E and Leadership from UNG and holds a CONMEBOL "A" FIFA Coaching License attending to Cesar Luis Menotti Soccer Coaching School, USSF "A" license, National "Y" license and NSCAA Director Of Coaching Diploma. He was the Rec Director at LSA before becoming the Executive Director. He has coached at every level of youth soccer from the u9 academy to the former DA and MLS Programs. In addition, he led the first LSA team in club history to make it to the Regional Premier League. Besides soccer, Jonathan is a big fan of Futsal. He took his futsal team to first place in the gold bracket at the World Futsal Championship in Disney defeating a Brazilian team.
His soccer career started at Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito in the youth academy. He played from u14 all the way to the first team. In the early 2000's he received a scholarship to play college soccer in the United States and came to America for soccer.
Avram Allen, Select College Director
Avram Allen is has been involved in the development of youth players at LSA since 2009. He has experience coaching all age groups from girls and boys academy level teams to boys and girls select level teams. He has taken a girl's Athena E team to the first girl’s National league team in LSA club history and has reached two State cup Final fours at the club level. He received his B.S. in P.E. and Leadership minor and completed his Masters in Arts & Teaching at the University of North Georgia. He holds a USSF “B” license as well as a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma. He has collegiate coaching experience for both Women’s and Men’s Soccer programs. He served as an Assistant Coach at Young Harris College Women’s Soccer program and is currently the Men’s Assistant soccer coach at the University Of North Georgia. As a player, Allen competed at YHC for two years before transferring to North Georgia. At YHC, he was captain of the 2006 Mountain Lion team that went to the GJCAA Region 17 finals earning 2 all-tournament team selections and All-Region honors along the way. He was a two-year letter-winner at North Georgia as a midfielder garnering Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament honors.
Henry Rohde, MLS Next Director
He has experience coaching several age groups from the girls' and boys' academy levels. He has served as head coach for DA teams and is now with MLS next. He has helped to build our MLS next program and has worked in LSA for over 10 years, and developed many players now in Atlanta United. He holds a USSF “B” license as well as a US youth soccer license. He received his B.A in Business Administration and Spanish from the University of North Georgia. He is a teacher of the game and he wants to help our young kids to further develop their skills and passion for the game.
Diego F. Vacca, Girls Director and Technical Director
Born in Bogota, Colombia. Received a B.A in Sports Management and Business administration from Southern Wesleyan University. A Master Degree in Physical Education from the University of North Georgia. Currently holds a USSF A youth License and seeking to start His UEFA License. Current U15 Girls National League head coach. He has also served as a Head coach for U12 and U14 Development Academy teams for the past three seasons. He has been part of the Lanier Soccer family since 2007 Coaching all age levels and genders. He is also the Head Coach at Riverside Military Academy since 2007.
His soccer career started in Bogota, Colombia with Club Deportivo Fair Play. (Former Radamel Falcao youth club) At this club, he played from the U14 up to 2nd professional division. In 2000 He received a scholarship to play soccer in United States where he played for 4 years. He playing career has also taking him to play PDL (Professional Development League) in 2003/04 in South Carolina and 2006 With the Atlanta Silverbacks. He also served as the graduate assistant and assistant coach at the University of North Georgia (UNG) from 2005 – 2008. While at LSA he has won the Academy Cup with a U 13 girls’ team, Taken an Athena D team to Athena A level in two seasons and Finished 1st and second place with Classis II and I boys teams. At Riverside, he has made playoff for the past 10 consecutive seasons in 1A and 2A classification as well as winning the region title three times (2013, 2015, 2016). He is a passionate and caring coach that wants to develop character and passion for the game and life.