2005 NPL GIRLS: Laban DeFriese


Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2005 & 2008 Girls



USSF “B” & Director of Coaching License


Coaching Experience:

25 yrs Experience

Director of Coaching (Impact Soccer 2002-2006);

Technical Director (Tennessee FC 2006-2010);

Director, Player Development (Tennessee Soccer Club);

Executive Director (Nashville FC Youth 2013-2015)


Playing Experience:

-15 years playing

-Club, High School, College


Coaching Accomplishments:

18 Tennessee State Championships with six different teams

’88 girls -  (7x) D1 State Champions, 1 Regional Championship finals;

’91 girls (4x) D1 State Champions, 2 Regional Semi-Finals;

’98 girls (4x) D1 State Champions, 1 Region Championship, 1 National Championship Finalist;

’00 boys (1x) D1 State Champions;

’97 girls (1x) D2 State Champions;

’00 girls (1x) D2 State Champions


Laban DeFriese will join the Leadership Staff at the Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy as the Girls Technical Director and he will primarily coach the 2008 and 2009 girls. DeFriese brings with him over 25 years of coaching experience having developed some of the best youth players and youth teams that Tennessee has ever seen. He has won 18 USYS TN State Championships and has coached hundreds of players who have gone on to play collegiate soccer. In addition, he has coached several players who have represented US Youth National Teams. Laban’s experience with designing curriculums, player development programs, and club infrastructure will be of great value to the academy.