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MSM Technical Director

Erivaldo Kates-da Silva


Coach Eri has extensive training experience from a 15 year professional playing career spanning across the globe, starting in Brazil and finishing in Thailand. He also holds his USSF C Coaching License and has been a staff coach for the Skyline Elite ECNL Boys program for 4 years.

MSM Trainer

Marcelle Van Yahres


Marcelle is a coach in the Girls Academy for Skyline Elite. She is also the Female Player and Coach Advocate for the club. She is currently working towards her USSF C license.

MSM Trainer

Jimmy Tharpe


Jimmy is the Technical Director for Skyline Elite. An alumni of the University of Lynchburg Men's soccer program, where he also served as assistant coach for multiple years. Coach Tharpe holds the USSF A license, and has over a decade of experience coaching youth soccer players of all different levels.


David Wood

David is a coach in the Girls Academy for Skyline Elite. A former college player for James Madison University, where he also served as an assistant coach. He holds his USSF C License.

Skyline Elite Coach

Brent Kellum

Brent Kellum is a USSF “A” licensed coach with significant coaching experience. Some highlights include:

Skyline Elite ECNL Staff
Director Weston FC ECNL
Executive Director CVU
Virginia ODP Staff
Virginia Coaching Education

Playing Experience:

Liberty University

Director of Coaching, Augusta United Soccer Club

Jeff Darling

Jeff is the current Director of Coaching at Augusta United Soccer Club. He was born and raised in Portugal, and played at the youth level there at C.F. Os Belenenses and Club Desportivo Mafra. He played collegiately for Word of Life College in New York. He holds the USSF National D License and the USC Advanced Regional Diploma, and has over a decade of coaching experience coaching middle school, high school, and travel teams. He was previously the program director at Lynchburg United (now CVU). He is currently the head coach of Augusta United U11 Boys and U12 Girls travel teams.