High School Coaches

Elijah Ridley

Head Coach Elijah Ridley

Elijah played soccer with Trevecca Nazarene University for three years and in 2016 was invited to the US Soccer Paralympic National Team camp in Tampa, Florida.  He was JV Coach for Middle TN FIRE Soccer coach in 2018, and is excited to return again this Spring. 


In high school, Elijah played for Coach Mike Burgoyne at Franklin High School in Franklin, TN, where the high school team won back-to-back state championships.  During his junior season Franklin went undefeated while winning the TSSAA State Championship. Elijah also played club soccer for Tennessee Soccer Club.

Keelan Lowrey

Assistant Coach Keelan Lowrey

Keelan has played college soccer with Trevecca Nazarene University for four years where he is a senior majoring in Psychology and Sports Management. Keelan has consistently been named to the Dean's list and is the team representative on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.  In high school Keelan was a starter for his club team and for the Middle TN Fire Varsity team, where he was selected as Attacking Player of the Year in his Junior year, and team MVP his senior year. He is eager to return to train and mentor the young men in the Fire organization where he formed many lasting friendships and great memories.


While in high school Keelan was active in his church youth group and traveled to Ecuador prior to his Junior and Senior years on mission trips working with youth in a church and day-care ministry there. Keelan's home town is Lebanon, Tennessee, where he attends church with his family at Encounter Church.

Desmond ​Armstrong - Technical Training Advisor