Technical staff

Director of Coaching: Ali Arman

Ali Arman has served as Director of Coaching since August 2015. Prior to being named Director of Coaching, he was the club's technical Director for the U9-12 age groups, a role in which he served since 2013. He has also 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. He has also served as an instructor for Tennessee Soccer and a coach in the states ODP program. 

Arman is a United Soccer Coaches staff coach. He is tasked with organizing and instructing coaches education courses for Tennessee. 

Coach Arman holds a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. He also holds a US Youth Soccer National Youth License and USSF C Licence Coach. Arman is married to Jill Arman, and they have three children: Josh, Khalil, and Noah.

Assistant Director of Coaching: Alan Oates

Assistant Director of Coaching Alan 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 United Coaches Advanced National Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma and GK Level 1 Diploma.

Technical Director, Academy 9v9: Erich Delfs

Erich Delfs has worked with MSC for the past six years, currently serving as Technical Director for the older Academy teams that play 9v9. He has served as team coach for multiple ages, as well as stints as MSC's GK Coach and SAQ trainer.

Before moving to Murfreesboro, Delfs served as Director of Coaching for the Holston Valley Futbol Club (HVFC) where he helped establish the newly formed club in the Northeast Tennessee region. Due to the implementation of a new philosophy and curriculum across all age groups, Delfs helped elevate the level of play and opened the door for several of the club's former players to earn collegiate roster spots. While at HVFV, Delfs guided a group of 95 boys to the Region II President's Cup title, going on to finish in the top three in the national tournament.

Before that, Delfs developed soccer talent in the northern Virginia region, many of whom went on to garner national recognition.

He currently also coaches two of our 2006 teams and manages the club's community afer school efforts.

Delfs holds the USSF National C License, United Coaches Advanced National Diploma as well as a United Coaches GK Level 1 Diploma.

Technical Director, Academy 7v7: Fifi Dadson

Technical Director, Select Goalkeeping: Tre Arhagba

Tre Arhagba joined Murfreesboro Soccer Club in 2013 as a staff coach, having worked as goalkeeper coach and junior varsity assistant coach at Chapel Hill High School, and as head varsity coach at McDougle Middle School, Cresset Academy and Charlotte Prep School. 

Arhagba also worked as staff coach and club goalkeeper trainer at Durham/Chapel Hill Strikers, technical trainer for Euclid Youth Soccer and pro coach at Mentor Soccer Club, as well as a staff coach for Charlotte Soccer Academy. He's also worked as a soccer camp director and ODP evaluator, and as keeper trainer for UNC Chapel Hill Women's' Club Team. 

In his current role, he oversees the club's specialist goalkeeping curriculum, while coordinating with staff goalkeeper trainers and team coaches to ensure the club goalkeepers are continually developed. Arhagba has his USSF B License, USSF National Youth License, United Coaches Director of Coaching and Goalkeeping Level II Diplomas, FIFA Medicine Diploma, English FA Psychology Level 1 Diploma, English FA Talent ID Diploma and  English FA Youth GK Training Master Class.

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Mailing Address:
Murfreesboro Soccer Club
P.O. Box 10591
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Office Address:
2690 Memorial Blvd, Suite C-4
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Phone: 615-203-6603

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