Offering coaching and player development to the Greater Chattanooga Area.
The Nomads are a group of select soccer players aged 11-17 from the Greater Chattanooga area (Hamilton, Bradley, Sequatchie and North Georgia counties). We compete in soccer leagues and tournaments in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Our emphasis is on player development.
We are an inclusive, faith-based program with an emphasis on moral strength and ethical integrity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to and our support for each other. We like to have fun on and off the field.
Club Director: JD Kyzer
Coach Kyzer has been a College Head Soccer Coach for nearly 30 years. He was awarded Coach of the Year in the Southern Conference of the NCAA Division 1. Coach Kyzer has coached on all levels from recreation, middle school, high school, college and competitive adult leagues. He was also Head Coach of the Charlotte Speed, an amateur team similar to the Chattanooga Football Club.
Coach Kyzer has coached a Chattanooga Select Soccer team to win the TSSA State Championship in 2007. Almost every player on this select soccer team (Chattanooga Assault) went on to be awarded a scholarship to play soccer in college.
The Nomads won State Cup in 2016 and in 2021.
Coach Kyzer has provided free clinics & “College Choice” talks (college decision process) in and around Chattanooga for over 15 years. He continues to provide affordable boys’ and girls’ High School Preseason Camps in Tennessee and Georgia.
Coach: Shawn Craig
Coach Shawn Craig has dedicated himself to working with our Nomad Players since 2017.
Coach: Mark Bishop
In 2010 Coach Bishop started the recreational team that grew into the U16 select soccer team that we have today. Coach Bishop holds a USSF “E” license. He has been an assistant coach for Nomads Soccer for the past three years. Coach Bishop was one of the coaches who led the U15 Nomads to the state championship in 2016!