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Coach Zee is the founder of Soccer Player Academy, a Knoxville-based organization that focuses on the development of young soccer players. He believes that every player should have the opportunity to develop their skills and play the game they love. With over 10 years of coaching experience, he has a deep understanding of the game and the strategies to help players reach their goals. 

At Soccer Player Academy, Coach Zee offers a wide range of personalized services to help players improve their performance, including one-on-one training, team training, tactics and strategy sessions, and more. He empowers players to believe in their potential and develop the skills they need to reach their goals.


Coach Zee began his career at the Inter Futbol Academy (I.F.A.) as a Director of Coaching, where he coached and developed players from elementary to college levels. He was instrumental in expanding I.F.A. size in terms of player recruitment. While at I.F.A, he was also the Assistant Director of Player Development (SELECT ONE PROGRAM) and helped players reach their goals. Coach Zee was a part of the process of working with Chievo Verona (Top Serie A player Development club in Italy), creating a great relationship with the program. He garnered attention after his United Red Boys team dominated their age group and went undefeated for a year and a half.  For two years in a row, they were considered to be the best team in Knoxville, TN. During his time at the I.F.A., Coach Zee sent 97 players to college.


Coach Zee also led Northwest Middle School to an undefeated season before losing in the finals during his first year with them.


In 2017, Coach Zee joined the Knoxville Football Club Crush (K.F.C. Crush) and took over the 01s and 04s boys and girls teams and the 06s boys team, where he is a player development coach. Since joining K.F.C. Crush, Coach Zee has taken each group to the state tournament every year. 

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