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Carolina Sting

Matt McCloghry - Executive Director

Matt McCloghry is the founder of Carolina Sting FC and currently serves as the head varsity boys coach at Irmo High School. He is also a staff coach for the Lexington Soccer Academy.

Coach Matt has over 32 years experience developing youth soccer players creating a lifelong love and passion for the sport for thousands of kids nationwide. He has coached five members of the US National Teams, a dozen professional players, over 150 Division I, II and III college players and nearly two dozen current or former college coaches. 

Coach Matt holds a United  States Soccer Federation National license and an NSCAA (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America now know as the United Soccer Coaches Association) Advanced National Diploma. He coached at Division I Fairfield University; was on staff in the Olympic Development Program in three states and prior to moving to South Carolina three years ago, led  Smith Academy of Hatfield,MA, the smallest public high school in the state, to 110 wins in his eight seasons and six league championships in the same time span.

An entrepreneur by profession, Matt has been consulting with small business for the past 10 years helping companies be more profitable and effective. His Wishbone Productions company helps mangers and executives with sales and customer service strategies. He is a sought-after speaker, coach and trainer on leadership, communications and problem solving. 

Doug Williams - Director of Coaching

Coach Doug, Girls Varsity Head Coach at Irmo High School, has been coaching youth soccer in Columbia for over twenty years with Irmo HS, SC United Futbol Club, Columbia United, and the YMCA. At SCUFC, Doug helped create the Bantams Summer and Winter Performance Academies.

As a former player, Coach Doug played on scholarship for Brown University men’s soccer teams that were Ivy League Champions and Finalists in the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Final Four. His coaching licenses include the Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as the NSCAA National Diploma, US Soccer Federation USSF ‘D’ License,
the Coerver Youth Diploma, and the NSCAA Level 1 Diploma.

Coach Doug lives in Irmo, happily married to Stephanie Williams, swimming and fitness coach of the YMCA Mudcats, and the proud father of one daughter and four boys. Coach Doug is currently self-employed, offering personal training and designing/building rebounders for technical training as “Dir. Of Coaching” with TRU-Bounce Soccer, an endeavor he created in September 2020 with the Mission “to make Positive Differences in the Lives of Our Soccer Players” (www.tru-bouncesoccer.com; Instagram coach_doug_williams).