who we are

Girls Head Coach

Becky Hogan

Alma Mater:  University of Nebraska

Graduating Year:  1998

Licensing:  USSF A License, NSCAA Premiere License, USSF National Youth License

Coach Hogan was a three-time All-Big 12 selection for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1995-98 and was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team following her senior season. Her team also captured three Big 12 tournament titles (1996, ’97, and ’98) while advancing to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 in 1997 and 1998 as well as the Elite 8 in 1996. Hogan also served as a team captain during her senior season.

Following her collegiate career Hogan played professionally for several professional teams including the RushSLC of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the Boston Breakers of the WUSA, and the Chicago Cobras and Denver Diamonds of the W-League.  Hogan played in the Adidas summer league in Portland, OR and she was a member of the Region IV team for the Olympic Festival.

Hogan has coached exclusively at the Division I level as an assistant coach at Idaho State and Winthrop University.  Prior to that experience she coached at the club and high school levels, heading up the Utah Avalanche and Utah Rush Soccer Clubs as well as the Skyline Eagles women’s soccer program.  Most recently she was the head coach at Southern Utah University for 6 years.

Coach Hogan earned a degree in English from Nebraska in 1998 and later received a secondary teaching certification from Weber State in 2009.  Hogan went on to earn two Master's Degrees from Idaho State University, one in communication and rhetorical studies and one in P.E. and athletic administration.

Girls Assistant Coach and Head Coach Varsity

Sly Yates

May 2017-Present – Girls Director for Utah Surf SC, and Head Coach for several youth teams.

July 2018-Present – Utah Youth Soccer Association Head Coach for the 2009 Tosh State Select Team.

August 2016-May 2017 – Head Coach at Houston Express SC (now Rise SC)

June 2012-May 2017 – Founder and Technical Director of FC Bayern Utah.

2004-2008 – Assistant Coach for Utah ODP 88’s, 92’s, 90’s, 95’s respectively, attending ODP Region Camp each year.

1994 – Graduated from Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, UT.

1994-1999 – Attended Utah State University.

August 2014 – Obtained NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma in Portland, OR.

January 2012 – Obtained National USSF “B” License in Bradenton, FL.

Goal Keeper Coach (boys & girls)

Brian Smith

Brian has the USSF National “E” license and a level 2 goalkeeper Diploma. He has been coaching for two years. He has been playing since High School and is still playing. Brian’s coaching philosophy is - Coaching Philosophy-Using soccer in a fun environment to educate and prepare kids for life and teaching them technical skills.

Boys Program Director and Varsity Head Coach

Oli Brittain

Licensing:  USSF D License, FA C Licence

Oli Brittain is entering his 3rd year coaching at the RSL Academy High school and his first as Varsity Head Coach and Director of Boys Soccer. 

Oli grew up playing soccer in Cambridge, England where he was born. He played competitive soccer from the age of 7 - 16 and then men's soccer from 16 up until moving to America. He represented his school, county, college and went through the academy system.

Whilst playing soccer at college, Oli decided to embark on coaching which bought him out to America working on British Soccer camps for challenger sports, while at challenger he worked in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. He joined the staff at Forza Futbol Club where he coached from 2012 until 2016, after a year in England working for the professional club Cambridge United FC, he worked back in Utah for 7 Elite Academy for 2 years. He is also currently part of the ODP staff for Utah.

Oli holds various soccer license from US Soccer and The English FA, including his US D license, FA C license, Talent ID, Goalkeeping, Soccer Psychology and Futsal. 

Boys JV Head Coach

Greg Ferrie

Greg is entering his first year with the Real Salt Lake Academy high school coaching boys soccer as well as teaching PE and fitness classes. Greg grew up in Shrewsbury, England and played competitive soccer from the age of 6, representing his school and college in addition to premier league academy development teams. 

Greg graduated from university in 2014 with his bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science, specifically focusing on physiology, psychology and biomechanics. Whilst studying at university he decided to pursue a career in coaching and worked in local elementary schools providing PE curriculum and extra-curricular sports clubs for kids aged 6-11. Immediately after graduating Greg relocated to the US to continue his coaching career and spent 5 years directing British Soccer camps for Challenger Sports in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico. During this time he settled in Utah joining the staff at Forza Futbol Club before moving on to work with Murray Soccer Club for a year. For the last 3 years he has worked with Shooters Soccer Club, training a number of their teams at a variety of skill levels. Greg holds several soccer licenses from US Soccer and the English FA.

Boys Assistant Coach

Pace Ford

Alma Mater: University of Utah / Utah Valley University

Licensing:  USSF Grassroots

Pace Ford was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and is a proud alumni of Olympus High School. He got his start as an educator teaching english classes while serving an LDS mission in Toronto, Canada. His passion for teaching then took him to the University of Utah and Utah Valley University where he earned a degree in Math and History Teaching.

Before RSL Academy, Mr. Ford taught in the Nebo School district at both the high school and junior high levels. He coached boy soccer at Spanish Fork high and is excited to be coaching here at the RSL Academy. 

Besides teaching Mr. Ford has many other interests. He has had a soccer ball at his feet ever since he could walk. Along with coaching, he enjoys playing soccer and cheering on RSL. 

Boys Assistant Coach

Tyler Johnson

Alma Mater: BYU- Idaho

Graduating year: 2018

Licensing: USSF Grassroots

Boys Assistant Coach

Creighton Atkin

Alma Mater: University of Utah

Graduating year:  2017

Licensing: USSF D License