Trainer Bios

We are very excited about your trainers. Skilled, hard-working, caring, thoughtful people who live the 5 Laws of Player Development

Enda Crehan

Coach K comments: "Captain Elite's first European born & raised trainer. Enda brings a unique world perspective that I want to see more of for our kids."  

Learned to play and love the game in the streets of Ireland. 9 years youth coaching in New York, Utah, Arizona and Virginia. 5 years collegiate coaching, 3 years as head coach Patrick Henry college, UEFA B license (Ireland 2016)

My favorite thing about soccer: "The international aspect. No matter where you are from or the language you speak, soccer brings everyone together."

Wes Lewis 

Coach K's comments: "Everyone loves Wes. Words don't do him justice, so you'll just have to come train with him!"

15 years coaching high school, club, showcase teams, collegiate and Captain Elite. My specialty is technical skills with depth of expertise on striking technique.

My favorite things about soccer: "It is a true team sport and can teach so many life skills. My greatest moments in my life are seeing players I trained mature into young adults."

Jeffrey Lochrie

Coach K's comments: "Jeff loves the kids and is still a competitive, fit player. Want to be really pushed? Come train with Jeff!"

Former: USA youth national pool player, UNCG team captain, pro with Hammerheads

12 years youth coaching experience including clubs in Texas, NC, and Virginia. 3 years college coaching experience. 5 years high school as head soccer coach

My Specialty: working with youth, teaching fundamentals, and developing lifelong soccer players

My favorite thing about soccer: "Being able to forget all your worries by just being on the pitch."

Keith Fontaine

Coach K comments: "I've known Keith for years. He is a great communicator, leader, motivator and he's a technical machine!" 

21 years coaching youth soccer almost exclusively at the U13-U18 elite club level

6 years assistant coach HPU, NCAA D1 2014 conference champs

My specialty is small group technical development. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

My favorite thing about soccer: “It constantly challenges your mind and body and while you can never truly master the game, there can be great joy and satisfaction in the attempt.”

Quinton Hurdle “Q”

Coach K's comments: "Q is the kind of coach we all want our kids to have growing up."

Played collegiately & against U20 USA national team

10 years coaching both at youth & collegiate levels

Mentored by some of the “greats”like Thadeu Goncalves, author, The Principles of Brazilian Soccer.

Brazilian B license – BFUT, Soccer Specific Strength & Conditioning Certified by FAI (Ireland), Coerver coaching diploma

My favorite thing about soccer: “Coaching saved my life and it will allow me to inspire and save others.  It was being an assistant coach with the King's Warriors where I was taught I was more than a soccer player and it was my time with Thadeu that I learned that I can truly save lives through soccer.

Austin daLuz

Coach K comments: "Austin has a way with the ball and the kids. I think he may have played 30 1v1 games to make sure the kids got a chance to take on a pro. He returns for his third year as a par excellence trainer with Captain Elite." 

7 years playing professionally (New York Red Bulls, DC United, Carolina RailHawks, Orlando City SC)

4 years playing at Wake Forest University (4 consecutive College Cup appearances, 3 regular season ACC Championships, 2007 NCAA National Championship, 2009 team captain) 

Coaching experience Carolina Soccer Club, True Football Academy, SportHQ Futsal Program, Carolina RailHawks Summer Camps, Captain Elite

My favorite thing about soccer is...the camaraderie that you build with your teammates working toward a common goal. 

Wells Thompson

Coach K comments: "No one ever told Wells he is short on energy. This guy is the definition of positive, high energy, intensity. You will love training with Wells." 

9 years playing professionally, drafted in the 1st round, 5th overall, in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft

Played with New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids, Chicago Fire, Charlotte Eagles, currently with Carolina Railhawks as attacking midfielder

4 years at Wake Forest 2003-06 16 goals,10 assists to help Wake Forest advance to the 2006 NCAA College Cup for the first time in school history. Earned ACC All-Tournament honors as a senior and was also an ACC All-Freshman selection in 2003.

This upcoming January 1-3 will be the 4th annual Wells Thompson Soccer camp in winston-Salem with the mission of having a top quality soccer camp that impacts kids lives in a Godly manner.

Akira Fitzgerald (adding goalkeeping training!)

6 years playing professionally (Carolina Railhawks and NYCFC)

5 years playing at Wake Forest University (redshirted freshman year, 4 consecutive College Cup appearances, 3 regular season ACC Championships, 2007 NCAA National Championship, 2010 Second Team All-ACC, 2009 and 2010 team captain)

Coaching experience (Triangle Futbol Club, director of goalkeeping at TFC, True Football Academy, Carolina RailHawks Summer Camps), Captain Elite

My favorite thing about soccer is..."competing with myself every day to become the best player I can be and finding ways to unlock my full potential"

Austin King

4 years playing professionally (Carolina Railhawks, Louisville FC on Loan).

4 years playing collegiately at Elon University (All-Conference 2010, SoCon Tournament Champions 2011, All-Tournament Team 2011, Elon’s first NCAA berth 2011)

Coaching Experience (CASL CAYA, Elite Technique, Railhawks Summer Camps)

My favorite thing about soccer is…I was able to meet players from all walks of life, learn about myself and others through success and defeat, and understand that you must have “Extreme Ownership” for your life and the decisions you make. (Book: “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willick and Leif Babin)

Come join us! 

We thrive on helping

players love the ball 

and love the game!