We are pleased to announce the Directors of Coaching for Rockdale Youth Soccer Association. We have individual Directors who will handle the Academy, Recreational, and Select programs. The Directors are as follows:
Academy Program: Keion Yearwood
Keion has been coaching at RYSA since 2008, we are very excited to have him taking full control of Academy program. Prior to arriving at RYSA, Keion grew up playing in Trinidad and Tobago where he was a member of the U14-17 national team pool. He played collegiately at the College of Charleston where he was a Captain and 3 year starter and named to the All Southern Conference 1st Team along with the All South Region team.
Keion graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to obtain his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.
Keion holds a USSF National D License.
Boys' Select Director: Dusty Fouser
Dusty has been a coach at RYSA since 2008. He had a stellar collegiate record, playing at the University of West Florida where his team was ranked #3 in the nation and made it to the final four in 2006. In 2008, Dusty played for the Panama City Pirates in the PDL and our own Georgia Revolution in 2011 where he served as team captain. He is currently coaching the RYSA 03 and 05 Academy boys’ teams and the 99 boys select team.
Dusty holds a USSF National B License.
Girls' Select Director: Harry Kustick
With an extensive coaching background that spans over 34 years from High School to College and over 30 years as a professional educator, Harry Kustick will hold the role as the RYSA Girl’s Select Director. He has coached both boys and girls at the High School level. He has taken multiple teams to State playoffs and Regional Championship. At the collegiate level he has coached the Georgia State University Women's Club and the Georgia Tech Women’s Club. He has also been the head coach of the Georgia Revolution, Women’s Premier Soccer league (WPSL), since its inception in 2011.
Harry has been coaching at RYSA since 2008. He has coached girls at the Athena, Classic, and Super Y levels. Throughout his coaching career he has received countless coaching honors.
He has an USSF National D License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Recreational Director: Mike Cornelia
We are very excited to have a full time Recreational Director who will be dedicated to working with our volunteer coaches to continue to build a strong and vibrant recreational program. It is unusual for a club to have a full time Director in this position and we know you will enjoy the passion, enthusiasm and love that Mike has for soccer.
Mike has been successfully coaching at RYSA for the past 4 years working in the Academy program. A product of Rockdale County, Mike is graduate of Heritage High School, where he played 3 years on the Varsity team. He also grew up playing Classic 1 and R3PL at RYSA and AFC Lightning. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he played on the club team.
He is currently working on his USSF National D License.