Meet Our Soccer Staff

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, directors and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Paul Furlong
Executive Director

Phone: 901-854-8724 ext 5
Email: [email protected]

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Paul is currently the CSA Executive Director. A native of Swindon, England, Paul played collegiate soccer at the University of Greenwich in London while completing his BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. He started his coaching Career with Charlton Athletic FC where he worked within the community program as a head coach. After attending English FA coaching schools, Paul came to the States in 2001 to work with Major League Soccer Camps. In September 2002 he joined the Collierville Soccer Association on a full time basis as Director of Player Development and took on the role of Director of Coaching in January 2005. Paul oversees the day to day operations of all CSA staff and programs.

Coaching Certification: NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Coaching Qualifications/Experience
Club Level:
Charlton Athletic FC
College Level: University of Greenwich
Professional Level: Major League Soccer Camps - Coach, Charlton Athletic FC - Coach,  











Mark Forrest

Club Director of Coaching
College Soccer Counselor 

Phone: 901-854-8724 ext 3
Email: [email protected]

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Mark Forrest is the Club Director of Coaching and also serves as the College Soccer Counselor.  Mark is originally from Scotland, where he played 2 years professionally and represented Scotland U16 and U18's.  He also coached in his homeland for 4 years.  Mark moved to the USA in 2002 to attend Union University and to play collegiate-level soccer.  He started his Head Coaching career in Jackson, TN.  Mark graduated with a BA in Communications in 2007 and in 2010 with Master's in Business Administration.  He holds the NSCAA National License, NSCAA Advanced National and UEFA Early Player Development Certificate.  
   

James Beattie

Director of Coaching - DeSoto
Email: [email protected]

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James Beattie is currently the Director of Coaching for the DeSoto location within the club. Beattie brings a wide range of coaching and playing experience stretching from both the collegiate to professional soccer ranks. The Glasgow, Scotland native played collegiate soccer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Oklahoma City University. Beattie scored 40 goals and tabbed 41 assists, while compiling a record of 54-15-2 throughout his 4 year collegiate career. He was a 4 time First Team All-Conference player, and was named to the 2017 NSCAA First Team All-American. Before arriving in the United States Beattie was a professional footballer for Partick Thistle FC, and is a graduate of the prestigious Queens Park Football Club professional youth academy. Beattie started his coaching career in Scotland working with the Partick Thistle FC professional youth academy. Beattie also serves as the head coach for the club’s Women's Premier Soccer League team that competes in the second tier of the women’s professional soccer pyramid. James also is head coach for the club’s boy’s college development program. He also serves as a head coach for the Rush National Team program. Beattie also serves as an assistant coach for the men's soccer program at Christian Brothers University. He has obtained his USSF C license and his UEFA Scottish FA C license. Beattie graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance with a minor in History and is currently enrolled in his Masters of Sport Administration at Arkansas State University. 

 

Julia Osmond

Associate Director of Coaching

Email: [email protected]

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David McAlister

Associate Director of Coaching

Email: [email protected]

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Wes Mims

Director of Recreation

Email: [email protected]

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Contact

Lobos Rush Soccer
475 E. South Street, Suite 112
Collierville, Tennessee 38017

Phone : 901-854-8724
Email: [email protected]

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