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Academy Staff

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Academy Executive Director


Chad Metzler is a professional soccer coach, teacher and business man who has spent his entire professional career serving the Lake Norman area. After graduating from Davidson College, Chad has been chef-owned of a local restaurant, spent more than 15 years as a teacher, and was the Executive Director of the highly successful Lake Norman Soccer Club. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Charlotte Independence Soccer Club. All along the way, Chad has been a successful soccer coach. He has lead teams to win multiple state championships, teams that have won a large variety of prestigious tournaments in Europe and throughout the US, and has been instrumental in helping place over 150 players in college and professional soccer programs.

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Academy Business Director


Raluca Gold-Fuchs is an entrepreneur with a  background in finance, working for several years for companies such as Goldman Sachs and Caisse de Depot.


Raluca owns and operates RA-Entertainment, hosting various large-scale events: film festivals, sporting events, pop, and classical concerts,  ballet events, fashion shows, and UN gatherings. She is on the board of five charities having raised over $400,000 in one evening for The  Anderson School in NY.


She runs several companies including Hudson  Sports Complex, NoFuchsGiven Fashion, Esports & Distillery, and Fox Soccer Academy.

Academy Staff

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Director of Coaching

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Director of Operations

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Director of Programming

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Academy Coach

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