Atlanta United appointed Tony Annan as the Academy Director in December 2016. Annan was previously the club's Academy Manager from April 2016 up to his appointment in December. Annan has 20-years’ experience coaching in the Atlanta market, and is founder of the Georgia United DA program. Annan also worked in scouting and coaching with the US Soccer Federation. His focus will be on player development, coaching program development and day to day player management.
“Our goal for the Academy is to contribute to the advancement of youth soccer not only in Georgia but regionally and nationally,” said Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra. “Tony is a seasoned youth and coach educator and brings valuable experience at the local, national and international levels.”