DIRECTOR BIOS

Louie Smothermon
Executive Director
Louie Smothermon came to BRSC February 1st, 2017 from New Orleans, Louisiana.  Louie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and was a two-time all-state player at Greenway High School.  He went on to Lander University and received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  At Lander, Louie was a two-time All-American, Palmetto State Conference Player of the Year, District 6 Player of the Year, and Lander Athlete of the Year.  Louie received his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from East Tennessee State University where he was a Graduate Assistant of the Year.  Louie played professional Indoor soccer for the Arizona Sandsharks.  He played professional outdoor soccer for the South Carolina Shamrocks, New Orleans Gamblers and was a player/assistant coach for the New Orleans Storm. Louie coached at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans for nine years with the last two as the Director of Soccer.  Louie was the Director of Coaching for the Carrollton Soccer Association (CSA) in New Orleans for ten years and was instrumental in merging four Clubs in New Orleans forming the Chicago Fire Juniors Soccer Club.  Louie has been directly involved in teams that have won the Region 3 championships and qualified and participated in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League.  He has helped develop many players who have gone on to play high school, region team, collegiate level, and in National Team pools.  Louie has been on the LSA Olympic Development and U.S. Youth Soccer Region III staff. 

Louie currently holds his USSF “A” license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF "Y" License and is certified Life Kinetik trainer. Louie is proud to have two kids, Madelyn and Max.

Marvin Smith
 Director of Coaching 

Marvin Smith is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He came to US on a soccer scholarship to Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Kinesiology. Smith adds great knowledge, playing and coaching experience to our club. As a college player he was a three-time All-District and an All-American player. Smith was also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Under -17 National Team and played with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) first division club Arima United and second division club Bennifica. Smith’s coaching experience includes: Head Women’s, Men’s Assistant Coach, Huntingdon College; Director of Coaching, Attack Soccer Club; Head Coach/Player, Alabama Saints – Professional Development League (PDL); Alabama and Louisiana Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach.

Coach Smith holds his NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF “A” License and National Youth License. He is also the NSCAA State Technical Coordinator for Louisiana as well as a USSF and NSCAA national instructor. Smith is joined by his wife Camillia and son Michael.

Chris Mitchell 
Senior Director of Coaching U14-U18

 Chris Mitchell returned to BRSC on May 15th 2017 from a seven year stint as the Director of Capital City United Soccer Club.  Chris grew up in Baton Rouge playing for BRSA and Baton Rouge High.  A member of the Baton Rouge Soccer Associations inaugural select soccer program called United and Jaguars from 1982 – 1989.  Team captain, district MVP, All Metro Star of Stars, District MVP in HS.  He went on to receive a scholarship to play soccer at Butler University and received a BS in Marketing.  At Butler, he was a four year letterman and selected to the All – State Collegiate soccer team in 1990.  Chris played semi-professionally with the Seattle Sounders(1993) and Arkansas A’s(1994).  Returned to Baton Rouge in 1998 and began coaching at BRHS (1998-2001) and with the BR Jaguars.  In 1998, became the Premier Soccer Director for BRSA.  He ran the BRSC Premier Program from 1998 – 2010.  During that time span he became head coach for University High(2001-present) and has lead them to 17 straight quarterfinal berths and 2 state title runner up appearances in 2009 & 2010.   

Coach Mitchell currently holds his USSF “A” coaching license . Chris is married to Angie Mitchell and they both have two girls: Sophia (07) and Savannah Mitchell (09).   

Rogerio Celaya
Director of Goalkeepers

Coach Celaya brings over 10 years of youth and college coaching experience with him to Baton Rouge Soccer Club. He most recently served Director of Goalkeeping for the youth academy and assistant coach for the Semi-Professional franchise, New Jersey Copa FC. Prior to that, Rogerio served as US Development Academy Head Coach and Goalkeeper Coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida.

Coach Celaya has also gained experience working with several college programs, such as LSU-Shreveport, Minot State University, and LSU-Alexandria. In addition to coaching at IMG Academy, Coach  Celaya was the Executive Director and Owner of the LSA Goalkeeper Academy, where he has managed the fiscal function and performance since 2011. Coach Celaya was also recently named an Associate Staff Coach with the NSCAA.

Coach Celaya currently holds his USSF "B" License, (USSF "A" in process), NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma and Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Adam Allerton
Youth Academy Director

Adam will enter his fourth season as the Director of the BRSC Academy program for players U6-U12. He previously has served as an Academy Director with the Eastern Football Club in Bedford, NY, from 2007-2008. Allerton most recently has served as an Assistant Coach for the University of Bridgeport Women’s Soccer team in Bridgeport, CT, where he helped the team reach the NCAA Division II Tournament Second Round in 2013. He has also recently been a Region I Staff Coach with US Youth Soccer and served as the head coach of the Connecticut Football Club United ECNL Under-18 team. He has also served as a Staff Coach with the Connecticut Olympic Development Program. Allerton was recently appointed as the Director of Soccer Operations at The Dunham School.  

Coach Adam currently holds several coaching licenses related to strength and conditioning as well as the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, US Youth National Certificate, Coerver Level I, NSCAA Goalkeeper II Diploma, and the NSCAA Director of Coaching. 

Kiran Booluck
Outreach Director

Coach Kiran Booluck is originally from London, England. He graduated from Southampton Solent University with a bachelors of honors degree in Football (soccer) Studies. He then moved to the USA, working for Challengers Sports. He worked in the northern states before moving to Dallas, Texas. From there he eventually moved to Shreveport, LA. In Shreveport he worked for CABOSA/Shreveport United for 3 Years and was the head coach for older teams along with heading up the girls academy program. In July 2015 Coach Kiran moved to Baton Rouge. Since then he has been the head coach for U12 Maroon, U13 Maroon and U14 Girls Red Teams. Along with being a full time staff coach he is also the assistant at St Amant High School on the boys program. Coach Kiran is also the 2000 Girls Olympic Development Program (ODP) Head Coach for Louisiana.  

Coach Kiran currently hold his UEFA "B" license along with numerous NSCAA Licenses and certifications including his Director of Coaching Diploma and Goalkeeping qualifications.

Angie Mitchell
Director of West Baton Rouge Campus

Angie grew up in Baton Rouge, playing for Baton Rouge United and Woodlawn High School.  Her Baton Rouge United D’Feeters team were six time state champions, and were semi-finalists in the 1994 and 1995 Region III Championships.  She played at Mississippi State University from 1995-1997 and at Louisiana State University in 1998. Coach Angie also played for the W League Gulf Coast Chaos team in 1996.  She was a five time member of Louisiana ODP team.  

She is currently the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge, where she has been named District Coach of the Year three times. Her previous high school experience includes Episcopal, U-High Boys Assistant, St. Joseph’s Academy (Semi-Finalists, All Metro Co-Coach of the year) and Woodlawn.  She has 16 years of coaching experience in club, middle school and high school levels.  She has also coached Louisiana Olympic Development Program for two years.  She was previously the Assistant Director of Capital City United Soccer Club in Baton Rouge.  

Coach Angie currently holds hers USSF C License, USSF Y License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Sonography from Louisiana State University. Angie and Chris have two daughters, Sophia and Savannah.

Paul Fletcher
Director of Soccer Operations

Paul grew up in Central America (Panama, Canal Zone).  He played soccer in high school for Cristobal High School.  He coached his first soccer team while in 11th grade.  He has coached with BRSC since 1995.  He has coached competitive soccer with BRSC since 2010.  Paul led his U18 boys team, Bullgators, to the State Cup.  His u12 boys BRSC team was a state finalist in the 2012 State Cup.  He coached for St. Amant High School and has coached for both the boys and girls teams at St. Michael High School since 2005.  He is currently the Head Coach for the St. Michael's High School boys team. 

Coach Paul currently holds his USSF National "D" license.  

Santana Ruíz
Director of Sports Medicine

Santana Ruíz was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Due to her father being in the Army, she spent her childhood traveling across the United States. She has family in California and in the southeastern United States. Ruíz attended the University of Alabama - Huntsville on an academic scholarship. She was Pre Med and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with a double minor in Spanish and Exercise Physiology with tracks in Athletic Training. She returned to California in the summer of 2011 to attend California Baptist University to pursue her masters. In May of 2013 she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training. In June of 2013 Ruíz was hired by C.D. Chivas USA as an Athletic Trainer for their U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy teams. She was the Head Athletic Trainer for Chivas USA's U-23 team. She traveled with the club to Guadalajara, Mexico for the Copa Chivas International Tournament. She also worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Ontario Fury, a professional men's indoor soccer team. During the 2015 Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles, Ruíz worked as an Athletic Trainer for the tennis matches held at the UCLA Tennis Center. In the spring of 2016 she worked the United States Tennis Association's Easter Bowl tournament in Indian Wells, CA. In 2017 Ruíz became an independent contractor for the United States Tennis Association. She worked the 2017 Easter Bowl tournament once again, as well as a Pro Circuit event in Little Rock, Arkansas for the organization. Prior to joining the BRSC organization Ruíz worked for the L.A. Salsa organization as the Athletic Trainer for their women's team that was a part of the Women's Premier Soccer League. Ruíz obtained her national board certification as an Athletic Trainer in 2013, and acquired her Louisiana state licensure from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners in 2017.

Chris Nungesser
Adult Director

Coach Chris grew up in Metairie, Louisiana where he played for Lafreniere Soccer Club until the age of 12. He attended Jesuit High School and after that attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Administration. Chris first started coaching with BRSC in the summer of 2015 where he worked in the Academy program. After coaching in the Academy for 2 years, he joined the competitive program in the fall of 2017. In addition to coaching at Baton Rouge Soccer Club, he is also an assistant coach for Episcopal High School’s Varsity team.

Coach Chris currently holds his USSF “D” License.



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