Chris Blight was born and raised in Guildford, England. He has been involved in soccer through playing and coaching for almost 30 years. In 2007 Chris moved to the United States to pursue a career in soccer and teaching. He spent 4 years playing and captaining the team at Huntingdon College before graduating and moving on to Auburn University of Montgomery, where he earned his Masters in Kinesiology and served as an assistant coach for the Men’s team helping them reach the national tournament. Chris was also an assistant coach for the Birmingham Hammers for a year before they developed into the current Birmingham Legion team. Chris is currently a teacher and the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Oak Mountain High School, whilst also serving as the club’s college liaison and a coaching staff member. Chris holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma and a USSF D license.


Carlo Schiavoni is the Boys Director of Coaching for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club.  He has been with VHSC since 2015.  He played college soccer for UAB where he was a 4 year starter. Prior to his arrival in Birmingham he was a member of the Canadian U-20 National Team. He played in the 2005 Youth World Cup in the Netherlands. He is originally from Montreal, Canada.


Kathryn (Kat) Nichols was born and raised in Grapevine, Texas (outside of Dallas). She has been involved in soccer since the age of 4 when her playing career began. Coming up through the club and ODP system in North Texas helped her follow her dreams of playing soccer in college. She attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she played all 4 years as a center back. After college, she began her coaching journey, where she is currently serving as the Girls Director of Coaching and Girls College Liaison for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. Kat is continuing to pursue top level coaching licenses. She currently holds her USSF C, USC (formally NSCAA) National Youth, Goal Keeping Level 1 and National coaching licenses.