Director of Coaching and Soccer Development
Anthony Gaddis, a Navy Veteran, has over 15 years of soccer coaching experience both here in the US and abroad. This includes coaching for the Armada FC Youth Academy for the past four years. While in the Navy, Anthony traveled the world and had a passion to share his knowledge of soccer everywhere he went. He began his coaching career in Spain coaching kids on NAS Rota.
After transferring to the USS George Washington in Virginia, he started a team on the ship that played various countries on their 2005 deployment. After leaving the Navy in 2006, Anthony moved to Jacksonville where his wife was stationed at NAS Jax. Here he coached for Westside Soccer Club.
A few years later, he noticed a need for youth soccer in a growing part of Clay County. This lead him to found Oakleaf United Soccer Club, where he created an environment for the youth in the area to develop their skills and passion for the game of soccer.
In 2011, his wife was transferred to Yokosuka, Japan, where he coached at the Yokosuka Navy base High school and a U12 Japanese team. He also coached at Total Football Japan, an Academy training organization. Before moving back to Jacksonville in 2015, Anthony was also a referee assignor and trainer in Japan.
“I am very excited to become a part of the Ponte Vedra Soccer Club family. I look forward to bringing my experience in youth soccer to this club as the Director of Coaching and Soccer Development,” says Gaddis. “I want to thank the Ponte Vedra Soccer Club Board of Directors for the opportunity to be part of a great organization and help develop youth soccer in Ponte Vedra.”
“We are very excited to have Coach Gaddis become part of our soccer club,” said Board President, Stefan Salzbrunn. “His ideology aligns with ours in that developing the player in a fun and fulfilling environment is a top priority. He also recognizes the importance of getting more involved with the parents and understanding families’ needs and goals.”
You can email Anthony at email@example.com.