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AFU DIRECTORS

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Mirza Mustafic

Director of Coaching
ECNL and Select Programs (Boys + Girls)  
                             

Phone: 404-625-0294
Email: [email protected]

Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mustafic lived in Germany and moved to USA in 1999, settling in the metro Atlanta area.

Coach Mirza started his playing career with FK Drina Zvornik where he was regarded as one of country’s top talents.  After moving to Germany, Mirza played soccer for DJK Hiltrop Bergen until he went on to sign with SG Wattenscheid 09 youth academy program.  At 17 years old Mirza signed his first senior contract with DJK TuS Hordel. After couple of years of playing at DJK TuS Hordel, he moved with his family to USA.

Coach Mirza began coaching in 2000 and brings a successful track record coaching in GYSA Classic/Athena
divisions, Super Y League, Region 3 Premier League, Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) as well as US Youth National League, where he won multiple division titles and championships with different teams.  In addition, Coach Mirza’s focus on player development has produced players that have gone on to play State, Region and National youth level as well as Collegiate and Professional level.


Gregg Tavani

AFU Academy Soccer Program 
Jr. Academy Program
Boys' Futsal Director

Email: [email protected]

Gregg's soccer playing career included playing at the Concorde Soccer Club for 11 years as a youth player, playing for the Dunwoody High School Men's Varsity Team for 4 years while captaining the team his senior year, and playing at Flagler College for 4 years. 

Gregg's club soccer coaching career started at the Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association 20 years ago. He has also been a men's varsity high school soccer coach for 15 years. At Duluth HS, his teams reached the state championship game in 2003, and the state semifinals on 2 other occasions. In addition, he has been the director of the Tavani Soccer Camps for 16 years, and he received the GYSA boy's club soccer coach of the year in 2004.  In regards to coaching licenses, Gregg has a USSF 'A' License and National Youth License.

Gregg has a passion for coaching the most popular sport in the world & the beautiful game of soccer. In addition, he enjoys developing players into the best players & people they can become while using a coaching style that is both fun & intense. Gregg lives in Johns Creek with his wife Tracy, and 2 kids Emily & Brian. Finally, he has been a high school Social Studies teacher for 20 years, an Advanced Placement  Government & Economics teacher for 7 of those years, and he received the Duluth HS Teacher of the Year award in 2009-10.

Vince Hayes

Assistant Academy Director
Winter Futsal Director
AFU Summer Camp Director

Email: [email protected]

 
Licenses:  
USSF B License
NSCAA Premier 
National Youth License
Coerver Youth Diploma
FA Player Psychology Level I and II
NSCAA High School Diploma

Coaching Mission:
To challenge and develop young players to become both technically capable and tactically sound in an environment that impassions long term success in young athletes.  I coach at the academy, ECNL and high school level and I work as hard as I can to support and improve the players on my teams to become the very best they can become.

Personal Info:
Grew up playing locally at West Gwinnett Soccer Club. Attended UGA in the Honors Program for Undergrad, Masters Degree from Piedmont College. 16 years club coaching experience in both academy and select.  ODP coach for 5 years.
17 years as a High School teacher and coach. Currently teaches AP World History at Mill Creek High School and is the Head Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach. Married to wife Kristi and two daughters, Maryn and Barrett.
 

Contact

Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association
P.O. Box 296 
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Phone: 678-664-4238
Email: [email protected]

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