2010 GIRLS Red: Laban DeFriese


Age Group & Gender Coaching:

2008 - 2010 Girls


USSF “B” & Director of Coaching License

Coaching Experience:

26 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. 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.