Meet Our Camp Staff
Ralph D. Lundy, Jr. just retired after his 30th year as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at the College of Charleston. During his career, he guided Charleston to over 300 victories and five NCAA national tournament appearances. In 2010, College of Charleston earned a share of the Southern Conference regular season championship, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Div I Championships advancing to the 2nd round. In 2004, the Cougars captured the Southern Conference Championship and a bid to the NCAA Men's College Cup, advancing to the 2nd round. Charleston finished the season with a a 17-6-1 record and a national ranking of 20th in the final United Soccer Coaches Division I National Poll. Prior to the 2004 season, the Cougars competed in the NCAA Division I National Championships three consecutive years ('94, '95, '96), highlighted by advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1994. Coach Lundy's teams have been composed of camp veterans. The 2004 team had 12 former RLSA campers. Lundy coached 18 All-Americans, 9 US National Team players and has amassed over 435 wins. He is currently a...more
Ralph Polson retired in November 2018 after 38 years at the collegiate level (28 as a head coach). He spent 11 seasons as head men's coach at Wofford College. In 2014, Polson won his 250 career game as a head coach. In 2013, he led Wofford to their 2nd Southern Conference Championship in the past five years. In 2012, the Wofford Terriers finished the season as Runners-up in the Southern Conference Tournament Championship. In 2009, the Wofford Terriers won the Southern Conference Regular season championship and SoCon Tournament Championship, earning a berth in the NCAA Men's Div I National Tournament. During the 2008 season Polson reached a coaching milestone, winning his 200th career game as a college head coach. Prior to taking over at Wofford in February of 2008, he spent eight years as the Associate Head Coach at the College of Charleston. He helped lead the Cougars to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship and a bid to the NCAA Men's College Cup in 2004. He served as the head coach at Presbyterian College for 17 years prior to his arrival at CofC in 2000. He was the...more
Wiggans, a former College of Charleston goalkeeper and 4 time RLSA camper, helped the 2004 team earn a Southern Conference Championship and a berth in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. He is currently the goalkeeper coach for the College of Charleston Men's Soccer Team, a position he has held since 2008. Since graduating, Wiggans divided his time playing for the Charleston Battery from 2005-2011, and coaching goalkeepers at West Virginia University Men's Soccer Team and the College of Charleston Women's Soccer Team. While coaching at the college level, Wiggans has helped produce a First Team All-American Goalkeeper in 2006 and a Freshmen All-American Goalkeeper in 2010. He completed his Masters in Athletic Coaching Education and holds a USSF "B" Coaching License.more
A Presbyterian College graduate, where he played on three Conference championship teams. He also served as assistant coach on both the men's and women's teams at his alma mater. He has been a valuable staff member since 1993. Jack has served as a member of the Leadership Team, assisting in the day-to-day camp operations, for the past fifteen years. He serves as one of the directors of goalkeeping. He holds a USSF "C" license.more
Jodie has been with RLSA since 1993. He is currently the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Alabama State University. Prior to ASU, Coach Smith has been the Head Coach at Georgia State and Mercer University totaling 18 years as a collegiate soccer coach.
Active in the youth ranks as well, Jodie is a staff coach with the Alabama ODP staff and currently is the Girls Academy Director of the Capitol City Streaks located in Montgomery, AL . Prior to his move to Alabama he was a member of the Georgia ODP staff.
Jodie has a USSF “B” license as well as the USYSA National Youth License. He helps oversee the day to day operations as well as staff administration of the camp.more
Scott Halkett is in his seventh season with the USC Upstate men’s soccer program and second as the head coach. Halkett was announced as the fifth head coach in program history on July 20, 2017. He played an instrumental role in helping Upstate make its first-ever appearance in the ASUN Tournament championship game during the 2015 season. During his four seasons as an assistant coach, the Spartans had five ASUN All-Conference and four All-Freshman Team selections, as well as two ASUN Scholar-Athletes of the Year, two NSCAA All-Region and Academic All-Americans, and one ASUN Player and Freshman of the Year.
Halkett returned to the Spartans, his alma mater, 17 years after completing his playing career at Upstate, then-USC Spartanburg, in 1995. He had a tremendous collegiate playing career and was inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. He earned first team All-America honors in 1994 and 1995 and was a four-time All-South Region and All-Conference selection. While Halkett was a standout on the playing field, he was also an outstanding student. He was awarded...more
Shane Calvert has been a member of the RLSA staff for over 10 years. He is currently the Head Men's Coach at Lees-McRae. He is a former assistant coach for the Wofford College Men's team. Prior to joining the Terriers in February 2015, Shane spent one season as an assistant at Clemson University. He helped lead the Tigers to the 2014 ACC Championship and a trip to the NCAA National Tournament. Calvert holds both the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the National Goalkeeping Diploma.more
Coach Mike Nance has been working with RLSA since 1989. He played high school and club soccer in Georgia and was a member of the Hotspur 1974 U-19 which made the national semi-finals under legendary coach Scottie O’Neill. He coached Druid Hills High School (Atlanta) boys for 21 years and wining over 200 games. He was the Alpharetta High School Boys’ Head Coach from 2004-2009 before taking a break from coaching while his daughter Renee was playing for the Raiders Women’s soccer team (Ga. Southern 2016). In 2013 he became Womens’ Soccer Assistant Coach and Women’s Head Coach in 2014.more
Ralph currently serves as an assistant coach at the College of Charleston where he also played from 2009-2012. He was selected to the All-SoCon team as a senior, when he helped lead his team to the 2nd round of the NCAA Div. I Men's National Tournament. He played professionally with the Charleston Battery of the USL and Caledonia AIA of the Trinidad and Tobago professional League. He has also serves as a coach with USA-Mount Pleasant.more
He was promoted to assistant coach prior to the 2016 season after spending his first year with the College of Charleston in a volunteer capacity. Before becoming a coach, Tam captained the Cougars in 2013 when he started all 18 games for the squad. Tam helped the Cougars transition into their first season in the Colonial Athletic Association by being named a second-team All-CAA selection and voted team MVP. In 2012, McGowan's first season at The College, he started all 19 games and logged 1653 minutes (87 minutes per game). Before Charleston, he was captain of Cloud County Community College soccer team for two seasons, leading the Cloud to the 2011 National Junior College National Championship.more