Varsity Girls Head Coach: Brian Emsley
Coach Emsley is entering his 14th season coaching soccer. He has coached all levels, junior varsity and varsity both boys and girls. He grew up here in Gwinnett County playing club soccer for GSA and Steamers FC. In high school he was on the soccer team at GACS and eventually in college playing for Elon University’s club team. Coach Emsley has coached at South Gwinnett High School and St. Pius X Catholic School before coming to Berkmar. While coaching at South Gwinnett he was able to lead the Comets to the state playoffs. At St. Pius X he coached the JV Boys and assisted with the varsity when they won state in 2013. He also has experience coaching club soccer, where he coached a U-19 Girls Athena team. Coach Emsley has a United States Soccer Federation E Coaching License, NSCAA Goal Keeping Level 1 Diploma, NSCAA Goal Keeping Level 2 Diploma, and a United States Soccer Federation/National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Professional Development Diploma.
JV Girls Head Coach: Emily Mercer
I am Coach Mercer and you will probably not see me walking the halls of Berkmar during the day because I teach fifth grade at Hopkins, so if you have younger siblings or family members they might know me! I have played soccer since my dad could stand me on two feet. I have played competitively at multiple levels and at the collegiate club level at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. I am an Atlanta United Season Ticket holder along with Coach Emsley and watch the Premier League and cheer on the lads of Manchester United. I am very competitive and do not like to lose. I appreciate a player with a good attitude who is willing to take criticism and learn from their mistakes- we all make them, but we not all change from them. I hope you see you soon as a proud Lady Patriot! P.S. I like cats