Greg Garza, Beyond Goals, Soccer Mentoring
Greg has dedicated his whole life to soccer. He left home at the age of 12 to indulge himself in a completely different country, culture, and environment to follow his true dream of becoming a professional and creating a pathway for his own personal life journey, making him the person he is today.
Competing on all different stages, traveling the world, gaining cultural knowledge, learning foreign languages and now speaking three languages fluently (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) – conquering so many great achievements, soccer was and always will be his true passion.
During his tenure within the professional atmosphere and environment of playing at such a high level with top teams around the world (including Sporting Clube de Portugal & Estoril Praia in Portugal, Club Tijuana & Club Atlas in Mexico Liga MX, Atlanta United & FC Cincinnati in the MLS, and even with the United States Men’s National team), he understood the professionalism that was needed, the mentality that was a key part of staying within that environment, and the desire it took to stay consistent as a pro.
Greg and his partner have 5 boys, of all ages, who are all involved in soccer. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
Jason Carmichael, University of West Georgia, Director of Athletics
Jason Carmichael was named the Director of Athletics for the University of West
Georgia in March 2021 following a nationwide search. He began at UWG in mid-April,
leaving California State University East Bay, where he served as Director of
Intercollegiate Athletics for more than three years.
Raised on a farm in central Arkansas, Jason played a variety of sports during his
formative years and landed his first head coaching job in basketball at the age of 21.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in kinesiology from
Harding University and a master’s degree in physical education, health, and recreation
from Emporia State University.
As Director of Athletics at UWG, Carmichael provides executive leadership, exceptional
operational management, and strategic direction in the pursuit of excellence for UWG’s
more than 350 student-athletes in 14 varsity sports, as well as the UWG Cheerleading
program, which recently won its 26th and 27th national championships, cementing its
position as the greatest cheerleading program in the United States.