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Coaches

Thad_MillerThad Miller- Boys ODP Director

Contact Thad Miller: tmiller@scysa.org

  • USSF A License Coach
  • South Region Staff
  • South Region 06 Head Coach
  • US Soccer Coaching Education Instructor
  • Coached club soccer 20+ years
  • Coached Developmental Academy
  • Member of University of South Carolina Men's Soccer Team (1986-1990)

SANDY_BURRISSandy Burris- Girls ODP Director

Contact Sandy Burris: burris@scysa.org

Sandy returns to ODP after a short absence in her previous tenure the program grew to its largest participant and received recognition throughout the Region and National levels. 

The program received numerous player invitations to regional and National events along with international trips. 

In 2018 SCYS ODP had their first player to make a roster and receive a cap for the USWNT (Savannah McCaskill) 

Sandy has more than 13 years’ experience in SCODP  

Fredrick_ParlowFredrick Parlow- Goal Keeper Coach

Contact Coach Fredrick "Rick" Parlow: Rparlow3@gmail.com

  • Advanced National Diploma
  • Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
  • ODP Staff for 15 years
  • Club and College Coach for over 20 years

KAYLAKayla Cotney- Athletic Trainer

Contact Kayla Cotney: kpcotney@lexrich5.org

Years Teaching at Dutch Fork High School: 3

Total Years Teaching: 5

Degrees:

  • University of South Carolina - B.S. in Athletic Training
  • University of South Carolina - M.A.T. in Physical Education
  • Concordia University - M.S.A.A. in Athletic Administration

Ryan_LailRyan Lail- Athletic Trainer

Contact Ryan Lail: ryan.lail@ciu.edu

Ryan Lail is in his third year as the head athletic trainer for the Columbia International University Rams. Lail is in his 11th year as a certified athletic trainer. He oversees all of the sports programs.

Originally from Troutman, NC, Lail received his bachelor's degree in athletic training with a minor in sports studies from East Carolina University in 2010. He also earned his master's degree in sport management from Florida State University in 2012.

Lail has benefited from serving in multiple positions in different parts of the country early in his career. He has spent time with The University of Wisconsin – Madison women's soccer program, the Western New York Flash (now NC Courage) women's professional soccer team, which plays in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), and the Gardner-Webb University Football program.

Lail resides in Columbia, SC and is married to the former Kara Farnsworth, who leads the CIU Lady Rams soccer program.

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