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Jul, 2017

Dane hired as Girls DOC

AFC Lightning is proud to announce Christian Dane as the club’s new Girls Director of Coaching.

Christian, an Atlanta native, comes to AFC Lightning from North Mississippi Soccer Academy, the product of a merger between Tupelo Fútbol Club and Oxford Soccer Club where he served as Technical Director.  Prior to the merger of these organizations, Christian was the Director of Coaching for two years at Tupelo Fútbol Club, located in Tupelo, MS.  Further, he has been an Assistant Director of Coaching at Roanoke Star Soccer Club in Virginia and prior to that an Academy Director at Thunder Soccer Club in Henry County.

Christian has experience with the Olympic Development Programs in Virginia and Mississippi as well as working as an assistant coach at the collegiate level for Itawamba Community College.  Christian has a USSF ‘B’ License, a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma.

As a player, Christian played for Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA where he was a four-year starter and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-South Region Second Team.  He graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and graduated in 2012 with a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University.

Christian lives with his wife, Stephanie, and looks forward to working for AFC Lightning. 
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