SGSC Soccer Coaches
Jacob Crawford, Head Coach
Coach Jacob Crawford has been with South Georgia State College since August of 2017. Coach Crawford has been able to get the program back on track in his time with SGSC after sudden coaching changes interrupted the program's success. The program has showed tremendous steps in his second season to re-establishing a winning tradition. The 2020-2021 school year will mark his fourth season with the school and his third recruiting class. We look forward to the continued growth of our Women's Soccer program under his leadership.
Coach Crawford is an alumnus of South Georgia College where he played from 2006-2007. After SGC, he transferred to Valdosta State University and graduated in 2010. He holds a B.S in Middle Grades Education from Valdosta State and a M.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. Coach Crawford works with for United Futbol Academy's South Georgia Branch as a staff coach. He also serves on the Georgia ODP Technical Coaching Staff and is the site director for the South Regional Identification Center within Georiga ODP. He holds a USSF B Coaching License and a Premier Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. He lives in Valdosta with his wife and son, Leslie and Finley.
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Michael Petrella, Assistant Coach
Coach Michael Petrella serves as the Assistant Coach and Goalkeeping Coach for South Georgia State College. He will be entering his fourth season with the college and has demonstrated his commitment to the program's success by overseeing the development of the goalkeepers during his tenure.
Coach Petrella is currently the Boys Varisty Head Coach at Berrien County High School in Nashville, GA. Before Berrien, he was the Boy's Varsity Assistant at Valdosta High School from 2014-2018 which culminated with the program's first Region 1-6A Championship in the 2018 season. Coach Mike is also the Recreation Director for South Georgia United, a trainer for UFA South Georgia's Academy, and is a youth technical trainer for individual advancement. Coach Petrella holds a B.A in Physical Education from Valdosta State University, a USSF E Coaching License, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma.
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