James Island Youth Soccer Club(843) 633-2836

Directors of JIYSC

Technical Director  Poorya Mortazavi



Loughborough University 

MSc Sport Coaching 2012 - 2013
Kingston University London

BA (Hons) Business Management 2008 - 2012

Coaching Qualifications
USSF                                                               "D" License

The Football Association (England)                     UEFA B Candidate
                                                                        Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football  

                                                                        Youth Award Module 3 - Developing the Player
                                                                        Youth Award Module 2 - Developing the Practice

                                                                        Youth Award Module 1 - Developing the Environment         


“Poorya was an enthusiastic and hard-working member of the Technical Department staff. He was willing to take on new projects and was able to contribute with original and pragmatic ideas. In addition, his on-field coaching on and off-field management of players   was very well received, in particular, his ability to motivate and inspire young players to work hard at improving their game. It was a pleasure to have him as part of the GPS organization and I am confident he will be successful wherever he goes.”  Pete Bradley - Director of Coaching GPS


“Poorya proved to be a very important member of the coaching team with a high level of ability to fuse his many skills together for the benefit of the team and individual players. His many skills included analysis work on an individual and team basis which proved valuable in basing decisions on, and the motivation of players to perform to their best standards. Poorya would be a valuable member of any team and bring skills which are varied from his business and coaching background. These two areas could prove valuable in any context within football and sport.”  Rodney Ballantine - Head Coach & Coach Analyst, Leicester City U12 Academy

Director of Goalkeeping Jack Marchant