2008 GIRLS Red: Laban DeFriese / Patrick Winecoff


Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2010 Girls; 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 return to the Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy coaching staff for the 2020 - 2021 season. Laban 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.



Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2008 Girls

License/Coaching Education:
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Coaching Experience:

20 yrs Club Soccer Experience:

Middle Valley Magic; East Ridge SA; Redoubt FC;

Chattanooga FC;

Lookout Mtn. FC

7 yrs in High School College Soccer:

Covenant College Women (NAIA);

Chattanooga FC Women;

Girls Preparatory School

Playing Experience:

Covenant College

Playing Achievements/Accolades:

3 top 20 national rankings;

3 yr college starter

Coaching Achievements/Accolades:

4 D1, 4 D2 State Championships;

2x D1 runner up;

D2 runner up;

Girls Prep 2014, 2018 TSSAA State Champion, Semi-Finalist 2015, 2017


Patrick Winecoff will will return to the Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy coaching staff for the 2020 - 2021 season. Winecoff brings with him over 20 years of experience in coaching club, high school, and collegiate soccer. Patrick’s experience as a high school and college coach will serve our Junior Academy age group girls very well. His teams have consistently competed for and won state championships and his ability to develop players to be adequately prepared for college soccer is unparalleled. He is also currently serving as the Head Coach at Girls Preparatory School (GPS).