Kevin Ray has served as head coach of the boys’ Soccer Academy since 2023. No stranger to Darlington, he also worked with the Soccer Academy from 2012 to 2017 as head boys’ coach and, later, director of operations. A native of England, Ray was a youth/reserve professional at Fulham Football Club and Queens Park Rangers Football Club. After graduating from the University of Montevallo with a B.S. in Kinesiology, he played two years in the Professional Development League with the Louisiana Outlaws and the Palm Beach Pumas. Ray holds a USSF “B” License, USSF National Youth License, United Soccer Coaches Premier and Master Coach Diplomas, and numerous other diplomas and certifications. His previous coaching experience also includes Fountain Valley School, Auburn University – Montgomery, Huntingdon College, the Panama City Pirates, the Eclipse Soccer Club, the New Territory Fusion Soccer Club and Troy University.