Middle School Soccer Staff

Fernando Montano | Boys’ Middle School Head Coach

Coach Montano grew up playing in summer leagues in Snellville, Ga. &  in Mexico for more than 10 years. When he is not coaching he enjoys riding motorcycles & ATVs, roller coasters, skydiving and any or adrenaline rush activities. He also enjoys traveling and has been to 20 different countries!  He is a Chelsea fan and is a dedicated Family man. Along with Middle School coaching he coaches the U-13 Alliance Boys team.


Shelly Scott | Girls’ Middle School Head Coach


Joseph N. Ridgway Ed.S | Director of Middle School Soccer

Coach Ridgeway has been with the Jackson County High School Soccer Program since 2008 and has been integral in building a tradition of success and platform for the soccer program to excel into the future. 

Played College Soccer at Young Harris University | Team Captain | All Region Team as a defender | Class E Coaching License| Attended various Coaching Clinics for NFSC | Coaching symposium training with US / Japan Women’s U15 National Teams in California | Overall Coaching Record of 66-27-0 at JCCHS (including the 2018 and  2019 season as Varsity Assistant and Assistant Head Coach / Trainer)

Coaching Experience

Rockdale County High School (1994, Conyers) | 9th Grade Coach, Varsity Intern, Classic 1 Club Coach at RYSA U12 Boys

Jackson High School (1997-1999, Butts County) | Varsity Boys Coach, Established first non Co-ED team in school history, 1st winning season in school history

Spalding High School (2000-2002, Griffin, Ga)|Varsity Boys Coach, Established school’s 1st Boys Soccer Team, Three consecutive winning seasons , Playoff berth in first season / year of the program, Made AA /AAA playoffs all three years 

Shiloh High School (2003-2007, Snellville, GA)| Junior Varsity Boys Coach , Varsity Assistant, Keeper Coach(‘03-’04) | Varsity Boys Head Coach (‘05-’07), overall record 36-15-3, 2006 Gwinnett County AAAAA Coach of the Year, State Rankings Coordinator 8AAAAA

Jackson County Comprehensive H.S (2008-Present, Jefferson, Ga) | Boys Varsity Keeper Coach , Boys Varsity Assistant / Consultant (‘08) | Varsity Girls Assistant, Keeper Coach, JV Girls Coach (09’-11’) 2009- 8-3-1 / First winning season in program history, Established High School Club Soccer Program with BYSA | Director of Program Operations, Varsity Girls Head Coach (‘12-’14), Overall Record 37-17-0, 1st winning season with a competitive / region schedule in program history, 1st Playoff berth in program history, Region runner-up / State Elite 8, Finished #7 in the state rankings, 2012 Georgia 8 AAA Coach of the Year, Established WJMS Soccer Programs / with JCPR Assistance,  2013 8 AA Region Champions, State sweet 16 | Girls Varsity Assistant Coach (‘18-’19), Overall Record 29-9-0, 2018 Region Champions,  State Elite 8, U-10 Rec Coach at JCPR boys and girls, 2019 Region Champions, State Elite 8, U-12 Rec Coach at JCPR boys and girls

JCCHS Staff /West Jackson Middle School (2019-Present)| WJMS Soccer Director, U12 Rec Boys Coach at JCPR, U8 Rec Boys Coach at JCPR