Melvin Belong

Melvin Belong

Player Development Coach
License Level

USSF D / United Soccer Coaches Premier License



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Melvin has coached at the collegiate level for over 16 years and was named the Adidas/United Soccer Coaches, Coach Of The Year in 2008 for NAIA Men's Soccer.  He won the NAIA Men's National Championship with Bethel University (TN) in 2008.  Over 15 of his players have been selected to the NAIA Men's Soccer All-American Teams of which 2 were selected into the 2009 MLS Draft--Dwayne Smith and Mario Vila Boa.  Melvin is a High School teacher, with a Masters of Education Degree from Bethel University.  As a player, he was selected to the U-17 National Team Pool for Suriname-South America, and he played collegiate soccer at Oklahoma Wesleyan and Bethel University.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Kelvin Cardona

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Abdelghani Abdesselam
Kevin Adjei
Jesus Aldea
Azael Ambrosio
Bayonle Arashi
Yassine Cherif
Dylan Dreghorn
Christopher Driver
Ehiosun Ekigho
Joshua Groesbeck
Darwin Martinez
Julio Rivas
Ayomide Salako
Marco Say
Nicholas Stoute
Alder Umanzor
Andy Zangoullis

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Recreational Site Coordinator

Luis Reyes

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Kevin Adjei
Ehiosun Ekigho

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