2009 GIRLS: Laban DeFriese / Patrick Winecoff


Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2005 Girls;

2008 Girls;

2009 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 2005, 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.



Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2008 & 2009 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 join the coaching staff of Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy where he will primarily work with the 08 and 09 girls. 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).