2019/20 New Staff for the North and South Programs.

BUSA would like to take a moment and welcome some new faces for next season.

We continue to grow we need more great coaches we are excited to welcome some new faces.

Introducing to you…


Alberto Pita

I was born and raised in Coruña, Spain where I played for several academies, including my hometown club Deportivo de La Coruña. Shortly after retiring as a player, I began coaching youth soccer and have done so ever since. During that time, I also earned an undergraduate degree in Tourism and a master’s degree in Tourism Planning and Management from the University of Coruña.

I came to the United States five years ago and accepted a position as Director of Coaching at Florida Elite Soccer Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. I also worked as Assistant Head Coach for the women’s soccer team at Trinity Baptist College. During my time at Florida Elite, I have achieved five Regional Championships, including Florida Elite’s first back-to-back regional championship, and three State Championships including two in spring 2019. In addition, I directed the Girls Program (u9 to u12) as well as the Junior Academy program for ages 5-8, developing the club’s youngest players and nurturing a love for the game. I currently hold a UEFA A License as well as a USSF National D License.

When not at the fields, you can find me supporting Deportivo as they battle for promotion to La Liga.


Sam Irvin

I grew up playing Academy at BUSA and Georgia United.

I went to college where I played NCAA D1 soccer at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. At SJU I was a four-year starter where I had more than 4700 minutes played and was an All Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie Team.

I have coached summer camps in college along with coached Super 8s.


Mike Dowling

I grew up in Liverpool England where I played for a number of professional academies such as Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers before making the Morecambe FC team in League two. I came over to America to earn my college degree and played fours years at Chowan University. I moved to Alabama to pursue my masters degree and coaching career at Montevallo University.

During my time in America, I have had the opportunity to coach high school soccer, club soccer, Coerver coaching, Footballer 1v1, and volunteered for the women’s soccer team alongside being the GA for the men’s program at Montevallo University.


Joe Webb

I have taught and coached at Mountain Brook High School since 1996-97 school year recording over 400 wins during that time and have coached at BUSA, Briarwood, and Hoover soccer clubs.

In my coaching career, I won the Birmingham Metro Coach of the Year (1998, 2001, 2004, 2007-09, 2013), coached the North squad in the All Star game (2007, 2013, 2019), and coached four Gatorade Players of the Year (2002-03, 2004-05, 2009-10, 2010-2011).

I have my USSF C coaching license and NSCAA goalkeeper coaching license.

I have had the opportunity to be the Alabama High School representative for the United Soccer Coaches Association and the Liaison for the Mexican National team at the 1996 Olympics.


Anthony Huynh

Anthony Huynh has 20 + years of soccer experience and knowledge playing throughout high school and competitively in an adult league. He spent 2 years as an assistant coach for Huffman High School’s girls 96-98 varsity team.

He is very passionate about soccer and has been with BUSA since 2016 coaching recreational soccer for his son’s team.


Ryan M. Brown

I grew up playing in Birmingham for the American Jets (now BUSA) and Vestavia and played high school soccer for Pelham 94’-97’. After high school, I went to college and played for the University of the Cumberlands.

I have coached for BUSA Rec for roughly 10-12 years both Boys and Girls along with coaching at Briarwood for two years