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FCDEC adds Jonathan Callahan to the 2020-21 Coaching Staff

By FCDEC, 07/01/20, 3:30PM CDT


FC Dallas-Emerald Coast adds Jonathan Callahan to the 2020-21 Coaching Staff

Niceville, Fla. – FC Dallas-Emerald Coast announced today that Jonathan Callahan has joined the 2020-21 Senior Coaching Staff and will be coaching the U17 Girls 2004 Select I team.


Jonathan Callahan served at Darlington School Soccer Academy in Georgia since 2018 as the Director of Operations, Boy’s Academy Coach and Goalkeeper Coach. He also served as the Director of Summer Programs.


“I am excited to have Jon on our staff for the upcoming year,” said Executive Director Louis Richard.  “Jon has a great amount of experience across many different soccer platforms and will be able to provide guidance to our college-bound players based on his knowledge in that environment. His unique coaching background will be a fantastic addition to our staff and a huge benefit to the U17 girls team.”


Prior to Darlington, Callahan was at Point University (NAIA) in West Point, Georgia as Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach for the men’s team for 3 ½ years. His club coaching includes stops at Georgia Revolution F.C., Phoenix Rush S.C. (Arizona) and Auburn Thunder (Alabama).


Callahan was Head Coach for Arizona Christian University-Women (NAIA) for the 2013 and 2014 seasons before moving to Georgia.  Prior to ACU-Women, he accumulated 9 years’ experience as an Asst. and Goalkeeper Coach at Arizona Christian University-Men (NAIA), Phoenix College (NJCAA DIV 1) and Dallas Baptist University (NCAA DIV II).


Jonathan Callahan worked for Tony DiCicco, former U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach and 1999 World Cup Champion, at the Soccer Plus Goalkeeper School during the summers from 2006-2008.


Jonathan Callahan holds the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma and the National Diploma.  Callahan graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Education in Kinesiology.