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Chad Liddle

Director of Soccer Academy
(706) 378-3706
(800) 368-4437, ext. 706

Chad Liddle founded Darlington School Soccer Academy in 2004 and serves as director of the program. A member of the U.S. Soccer National Instructor Staff, he also serves as a coach for NSCAA and Region III ODP as well as an Id2 national scout for U.S. Club Soccer. Chad has traveled the world through the game of soccer, serving as an instructor for the International Sports Coalition in Africa and working with U.S. National Team program, the Bahamian Federation, Bermuda National Team program and Guyana Football Federation. In 2009, he negotiated partnerships with several EPL and Brazilian Clubs. Chad holds a USFF “A” license, an NSCAA Premier license and is a member of many other professional soccer organizations. As a player, he was the Georgia State Player of the Year, Atlanta Journal Constitution State and Gwinnett County Player of the Year, one of only 20 U.S. recipients of the Ford-Pele Scholarship, and a goalkeeper for NCAA Division I Winthrop University, Big South Conference. Chad holds a B.S. from Berry College and a M.S.M. from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Darcy, ELA-8 P.E. teacher, have two sons, Alex (’20) and Landon (’22).


Steph Bradshaw

Science Teacher, ELA8

(800) 368-4437, ext.

Steph Bradshaw has served as middle school science teacher and assistant women's coach for Darlington School Soccer Academy since 2014. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Alabama, where she played collegiate soccer for four years. She also has an M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State University, where she served most recently as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach. In addition, Stephanie has her USSF National “B” Coaching License. A member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, she is American Red Cross certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers and has an Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate.


Kurt Luitwieler

Math Teacher
(706) 235-6051
(800) 368-4437, ext. 051

Kurt has taught math at the Upper School since 2016 and serves as head boys' soccer coach. He also works with Darlington School Soccer Academy. Kurt holds a B.S. in Anthropology and History from Carnegie Mellon University and numerous coaching certifications. He taught and created a variety of different math courses at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Okla., for 17 years before moving into a role as director of coaching education and player development for the Oklahoma Soccer Association.


Rebecca Nolin

Soccer Academy

(800) 368-4437, ext.


Heather Terry

Administrative Assistant, Soccer Academy

(800) 368-4437, ext.

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