One of the most well-known coaches in the history of Knoxville soccer has to be Coach Karla Helton. Coach Helton has coached some the area’s best players at one of the most crucial points in their careers: at the youngest ages.
Coaching the youngest soccer player is one of the most difficult tasks in coaching. Coach Helton has shown an incredible ability to teach young players elite skill and to help them develop a passion for the game, while also nurturing their confidence and keeping soccer fun. Countless former players have gone on to become standout players at the highest levels. Former players often cite Coach Helton as one of the most significant factors in their careers.
Coach Helton stays active with the current adult leagues in the area. She has played nearly her entire life and has a passion for the sport. She is currently working with the U7-U9 ages in the Girls ADC program.