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Ali Arman


Director of Coaching



Director of Coaching Ali Arman has served as MSC Technical Director for the U8-U12 age groups for the past three years. He also has coached soccer at Riverdale High School since 1998, where his teams there have won seven district championships, five region championships and have made seven state tournament appearances.

Arman previously served as Director of Coaching for Stones River Futbol Club from 2010 to 2013,and is currently a coach for Tennessee Soccer. He also has served as a coach for the Olympic Development Program.

Arman is a National Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Associate Staff Coach
and a NSCAA State Director for Western Tennessee. He holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma and Goalkeeping (GK) Diploma.

Coach Arman is married to Jill Arman, and they have three children:Josh, age 21, Khalil, age 9, and Noah, age 5.


“I love leading Murfreesboro Soccer Club as Director of Coaching,” Arman said. “We are in a very strong position as we move into 2016. We are committed to the kids and young people of this area, to improve both their skills and their enjoyment of soccer.”




Alan Oates


Assistant Director of Coaching,U13-U18


Assistant Director of Coaching Alan Oates has worked with MSC for the past 22 years, and in his new position will serve as Assistant Director of Coaching for the U13-U18 age group.

Oates is a lifelong soccer player and coach. He played for the Nashville Metros, for the Chattanooga Express and for the Krung Thai Bank in Bangkok, Thailand. Oates previously served MSC as Technical Director for two years, from August 2013 to July 2015.

Under Oates’ leadership, teams have earned four state championships, one President’s Cup regional championship and national championship, as well as region Premier League finalists and D1 regional quarterfinalists.

Oates has a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a NSCAA GK Diploma.


“I’m excited about taking on this position with the club,” Oates said. “Our policies, procedures, curriculum and leadership throughout the organization are very strong. MSC’s kids can expect a great year of soccer.”




Mike Cowles


Director of Business
Phone: 615.203.6603


Director of Business, Mike Cowles has served on the Board or Directors at MSC for the past four years as both a commissioner and club treasurer. In November of 2017 he assumed the role of Director of Business.


Cowles previously served as the Executive Director of the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross from 2012 – 2017. During that time the chapter grew from 8 counties to 17 counties served. Prior to this, Cowles served as District Director for the Boy Scouts of America encompassing many areas of Middle Tennessee.


Cowles is married to Carrie Lynne Cowles and they have two boys, Cameron, 16 and Tucker, 12. The family is heavily involved in soccer, both at the high school and club level.


“I am thrilled to be at Murfreesboro Soccer Club and look forward to supporting our Board of Directors, our soccer families and our great community.” Director of Coaching Diploma and Goalkeeping (GK) Diploma.




Sharon Barnett


Administrative Assistant (General)



Phone: 615.203.6603





Jill Arman


Administrative Assistant (Select)

Tournament Director


Phone: 615.203.6603










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