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)
Assistant Coach at Mobile (2009-13)
Prior to Mobile
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)
Assistant Coach at Mobile (2001-06)
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.
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.
Prior to Mobile
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.