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Daniel Whelan
Camp Director
Head Men's Coach - University of Mobile

Daniel Whelan completed his sixth season at the helm of the UM men’s soccer program in 2019 after leading the Rams to a record of 17 wins, 2 Ties and 2 losses. He previously spent five seasons at UM as assistant coach, with prior stops at Spring Hill and Embry-Riddle.

Head Coach at Mobile (2014-Present)

  •     37-17-5
  •     Two-Time Regular Season SSAC Champions
  •     SSAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year (2014)
  •     NAIA National Championship Quarterfinals (2014)
  •     Coached ten 1st-Team All-SSAC selections, six NAIA All-Americans, one SSAC Offensive Player of the Year & Golden Boot winner, and 10 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Assistant Coach at Mobile (2009-13)

  • Team went 68-32-5 in that time
  • Four trips to the NAIA National Championship

Prior to Mobile

  • Interim head coach at Spring Hill in 2009
  • Volunteer coach at Embry-Riddle in 2007

Playing Career

  • Embry-Riddle 2003-06
  • Two-time NAIA All-American
  • Three-time All-Conference selection
  • Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
  • Played at highest level of youth soccer in England, the FA Youth Premier
  • League with the Blackburn Rovers Football Club (2001-03)
  • Bachelor of Science in aeronautical business administration from Embry-Riddle in 2007

Brian Person
Camp Director
Head Women's Coach - University of Mobile

Brian Person completed his 13th season as the coach of the UM women’s soccer program this fall.  He has garnered 3 SSAC Coach of the year honors and has led the Rams to the SSAC regular season or tournament title 4 out of the past 6 seasons.  In addition, Person has guided the Rams to the NAIA National Tournament for 10 consecutive seasons.

Head Coach at Mobile (2007-Present)

  •     9 seasons as head coach
  •     110-60-16 overall record
  •     2015 SSAC Tournament Champions
  •     2014 SSAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  •     Six-straight trips to the NAIA National Championships
  •     Two-time SSAC Coach of the Year (2011, 2014)
  •     20 NAIA All-Americans
  •     28 1st-Team All-Conference honorees
  •     20 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Assistant Coach at Mobile (2001-06)

  • 6 seasons as assistant coach
  • 54-46-4
  • GCAC Regular Season Champions in 2004 and 2005

Playing Career

  • Central Washington University
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Mobile
  • PDL Jackson Chargers 1998-99


  • B.S. in exercise science from Alaska-Fairbanks in 1998
  • MBA from Mobile in 2002
  • USSF “B” License
  • Works the regional Olympic Developmental Program

Marc Jospeh
Camp Staff
Assistant Men's Coach - University of Mobile

Marc Joseph begins his first season as assistant coach for the University of Mobile’s men’s soccer program in 2016. Joseph played for the Rams 2010-11 and has since been coaching high school and travel ball in Delray Beach, Fla. UMobile went a combined 33-7-3 in Joseph’s two seasons and advanced to the Round of Four at the NAIA National Tournament in 2010.

Playing Career

  •     Mobile (2010-11)
  •     38 career games played with nine goals and four assists
  •     Team went 33-7-3 in those two years with two conference championships
  •     The 2010 team advanced to the Round of Four at the NAIA National Tournament

Coaching Career

  •     Assistant varsity and head JV coach at Atlantic HS (Delray Beach) 2012-14
  •     2012 team advanced to the State Semifinals for the first time in school history
  •     Coached the Boynton Knights travel team 2014-15
  •     Won the ESPN Disney Shootout in 2015
  •     FYSA D1 Coaching License

Austin Brown
Camp Staff
Assistant Women's Coach - University of Mobile

Austin Brown begins his third season as assistant coach for the UMobile women’s soccer team in 2016 after helping guide the team to back-to-back SSAC Championships and NAIA National Championship appearances. Brown previously spent two seasons as an assistant at Harding University after a four-year playing career at Harding. He also spent two seasons in the PDL.

Mobile (2014-Present)

  •     2015: 19-3 (SSAC Tournament Champs - NAIA Tourney app)
  •     2014: 15-3-3 (SSAC Regular Season and Tourney Champs - NAIA Tourney app)
  •     Nine 1st-Team All-SSAC, six NAIA All-Americans and five Scholar-Athletes

Prior to Mobile

  • Harding University (2012-14)
  • Graduate assistant in 2012-13
  • Volunteer assistant in 2013-14
  • Searcy Storm U15 girls for three seasons
  • Won two State Championships
  • Arkansas Alliance U12 and U13 boys teams 2013-14
  • Searcy HS assistant coach

Playing Career

  • Four years at Harding University
  • Started all 54 games in final three seasons and 60 overall
  • Team captain in 2011
  • Gulf South Conference All-Tournament Team in 2011
  • Houston Dutch Lions of the PDL in 2012
  • Mississippi Brilla of the PDL in 2013-14
  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2012 from Harding

Stephen Small
Camp Staff

As a player Stephen Small enjoyed a career spanning almost 25 years. As a four year starter for the University of South Alabama men’s soccer team Small won conference titles and MVP in three of four years. On returning to Northern Ireland Stephen played for three premier league teams including Cliftonville FC where he won a league championship in 1998. The following season he played in a UEFA Champions League qualifier. After winning all honours in Irish soccer Small retired in 2004.

As a coach Small has been Head Coach of Carrick Rangers and Donegal Celtic in The Irish Premier League. While at Carrick Rangers he led the team to League and Cup honours and promotion to the top division. Small recently was awarded the prestigious UEFA Pro License Coaching Certification, the highest award in European soccer. He has been on study visits to Switzerland, England, Turkey and other parts of the world. Stephen is currently an Elite performance coach with the Belfast Metropolitan College Soccer Academy in Belfast which has this year played against both Liverpool and Manchester United academy teams. Small is also Director of Coaching for Soccer Genius Ireland. Stephen and Deborah have two sons and two daughters and currently live in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland.