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Georgia Soccer Announces Cristina Coca as Director of Tournament & Event Operations


Georgia State Soccer Association (GSSA) is pleased to announce Cristina Coca as our new Director of Tournament & Event Operations.  Cristina will be responsible for leading and facilitating all GSSA Tournaments & Events including all State level Cup events (State, President’s, United Rec Cup, Adult State Cup) as well as oversee event operations for ODP Program including tryouts and sub regional events. She will also be the liaison with US Youth Soccer and the Southern Region during regional and national level competition series for all GSSA teams and clubs.


Cristina comes to us from Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) where she held the position of Director of Competitions, overseeing all League & Cup competitions including the USYS National League Sunshine Conference. “I am very excited to join such a forward-thinking State Association within US Youth Soccer. I look forward to bringing a new perspective to soccer in the State of Georgia and help GSSA expand its competition pathways into new and existing markets.” said Cristina Coca.


“We look forward to Cristina bringing her knowledge and experience to this role to continue to drive success, growth, and development for all GSSA events, tournaments and competitions.” Cristina is well respected within our soccer community and very much so embodies the values we have here at Georgia Soccer.” Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director.

Coca joins the GSSA staff with a BA in Public Relations- Communications from Flagler College (Florida) and a MS in Sport Management and Administration from Delta State University (Mississippi). Most recently Coca was the Director of Competitions at FYSA and formerly the Director of Competition for the US Club Soccer’s Florida Club League.

Cristina can be reached at 

About Georgia Soccer

Georgia Soccer is the authorized state youth and adult association for Georgia within the United States Adult Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and through them is part of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Also, Georgia Soccer serves as the official National State Association of USSF making it responsible to act on behalf of USSF and provide licensing courses for coaches and certification courses for referees.