2018 Coaches

Men's Varsity Head Coach - Bruce Wade     Send email
Bruce WadeCoach Wade has been at Walton since the Fall of 2002. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University in 1991 and a Master's in Education from Auburn University in 1994. He played Soccer at Western Illinois University 1987 – 1991. His coaching experience includes, Shaw High School 1996 – 2001 where he took his team to two State Semi-Finalist Appearances (AAAA). He also coached the Buena Vista University Men & Women from 2001 – 2002. He has also coached Girl’s ODP teams (1999 – 2001). In 2017, Coach Wade led the Raiders to the Region 4-AAAAAAA Championship and the Georgia State Semi-Finals. He holds USSF "A", NATIONAL YOUTH, and NSCAA PREMIER LICENSES.
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Women's Varsity Head Coach - Teagrin Bowers    Send email
Teagrin BowersCoach Bowers has been a licensed soccer coach in the US for 19+ years. She has played soccer for 25+ years which included the University of South Florida and internationally in Lecce, Italy vs the national Luxembourg team. Teagrin teaches math at Walton High School. She has a bachelor’s degree from Univ of South Florida (2007) and two master’s degrees from the American College of Education (2013) in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Leadership. Her honors/awards include: (Wheeler) High School Athlete of the Week, 4x Var letter, Most Improved Var Soccer Player, Most Valuable Offensive Player, Capt. Var Soccer Team, State of GA Select Soccer Team-2003.
Women's Varsity Assistant Coach - Sara Poteat    Send email
Coach Poteat is in her first year teaching Health & PE at Walton. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee Chattanooga and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Georgia State University. She played 4 years of Division 1 college softball, where she achieved several honors/awards: NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete, three-time All Southern Conference, two-time NFCA All South Region, two-time Southern Conference Champion, Southern Conference Tournament MVP, and also earned the Thomaston Times Female Athlete of the Year & Wendy’s Heisman Award in high school. Coach Poteat has excelled in multiple sports, including soccer, softball, tennis, and track. She was the Head Coach of Varsity Girls Soccer at North Cobb High School during the 2016-2017 school year.
Men's Junior Varsity Head Coach - Ty Vernon    Send email
Ty VernonCoach Vernon is a teacher and coach at Walton. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006 and a Master's Degree from Mercer University in 2011. This is Coach Vernon's 5th year coaching high school soccer. Coach Vernon played for 27 years and grew up playing in the Cobb area. His 2017 Walton team went undefeated and untied.
Women's Junior Varsity Head Coach - JJ Hughes    Send email
JJ HughesCoach JJ grew up in Marietta, GA. She played soccer for the Cobb Union Soccer Club and Pace Academy. She graduated from Auburn University with her B.S. and M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology and played striker for the Tigers. Coach JJ has been a licensed coach in the Cobb community for 28 years coaching many camps, as well as Dominion Christian, Eastside Christian and Fellowship Christian schools, winning 3 NAML titles. She was a developmental academy coach for Concorde Fire for 4 years before coming to Walton. Currently, JJ teaches PE for home schooled students in the Cobb area.
Goal Keeper Coach - Mun Young Yi
Mun Young YiMun Young Yi is our Walton Soccer Goalkeeper coach as well as the Goalkeeper Director for the Cherokee Impact Select Academy and Recreational Programs. Coach Mun was born in South Korea and played on the South Korean National Team for four years. He also played professional soccer for eleven years for clubs in South Korea and the United States. Coach Mun was the goalkeeper for the Atlanta Ruckus and Silverbacks for four years. Coach Mun coached at Tophat Soccer Club after his playing career. He also served as a goalkeeper coach for Druid Hills High School for three years. Currently he is involved as the goalkeeper coach for the Georgia Olympic Development Program (ODP). In that role he works closely with interim DOC for CSA Impact, Alex Pama, who is the head coach for the GA 1998 ODP girls.