Coaching Staff

rob silver

Men's Varsity Head Coach

Coach Silver has been coaching high school soccer for 9 years, with the last 5 years as the Varsity Men’s Coach. Coach Silver holds a National D Coaching license. Coach Silver has been playing soccer at different levels on and off since he was about 8 years old and he continues to play in adult leagues.

Coach Silver is married with a 7 year old son and twin 18 year old daughters. Coach Silver teaches biology and physics at Loganville High School.

Jim Mitchell

Women's Varsity Head Coach

Coach Mitchell spent 30 years teaching at Lakeside High School, 6 years at Peachtree Ridge High School, 2 years at Loganville High School, and 1 year at Youth Middle School before retiring. You can now find him substituting at Loganville High School and Loganville Middle School.

Coach Mitchell coached Varsity Men’s Soccer for 29 years and Varsity Football for 27 years at Lakeside High School. He then spent 3 years coaching JV Boys Soccer, 2 years coaching Varsity Women’s Soccer, and 5 years coaching Varsity Football at Peachtree Ridge High School. Before retiring, he coached the Loganville High School JV Girls for 2 years, the Varsity Women for 3 years, and spent 3 years coaching football at Loganville. He returned to Loganville to coach the Varsity Women’s team beginning in 2018.

Coach Mitchell is a two time National Soccer Coaches of America Association Region III (Southeast) Coach of the Year. He is a National Federation of State High School Associations Region III Coach of the Year. He has also received the National Federation of State High School Associations Region III Distinguished Service Award.

Coach Mitchell has 400 wins over his 35 years as a Varsity Soccer Coach at Lakeside, Peachtree Ridge and Loganville. His teams at Lakeside won five Boys Soccer State Championships and two Runner Ups.

Coach Mitchell has been married for 37 years to Cheryl Rashley Mitchell. He has a daughter Jordan, who attended Loganville HS and graduated in 2008.

kevin rickman

Women's Varsity Assistant Coach

Goalkeeper Coach

Coach Rickman has been the Assistant Varsity Girls Coach from 2018-present. He served as the Assistant Varsity Boys Coach from 2013-2017. He is also the Goal Keeper Trainer and Coach for Loganville Soccer.

Coach Rickman holds a National D Coaching license with over 30 years of coaching youth soccer, including recreation, Academy, and Select levels. He is the owner of Rickman 365 Training Clinics, where over 1200 players have attended 365 Camps to date. Coach Rickman is a Goal Keeper personal trainer at Premier Indoor Soccer in Athens, Georgia.

Coach Rickman is a former ADSL player, and was Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2013. Coach Rickman served as the Director of Coaching for Troy Soccer Club from 2004-2006 and as the Georgia Football Club Board President from 2014-2016.

Coach Rickman served as the LHS President of the Booster Club from 2012-Present.

Coach Rickman has been married to his wife, Kari, for over 20 years. They have 2 children together: Jackson, a former LHS soccer player and 2015 Loganville graduate, and Gracie, who is currently a senior at Loganville and plays on the Women’s Varsity team.

Matthew Gilbert

Men's Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coach Gilbert spent 11 years as the Grayson High School JV Boys Coach. He has been the Loganville High School JV Boys Coach for the past 6 years.

He also coached for 2 years at Liberty Soccer Club at the boys Select/Academy level. Prior to that, Coach Gilbert spent 4 years coaching for West Walton Recreation.

Coach Gilbert started playing soccer at 4 years old. He played his youth soccer for local club RYSA, and later played 4 years at Rockdale County High School. Coach Gilbert played 2 years at the collegel level at Atlanta Christian College.

Coach Gilbert is a proud daddy of three boys....Davis (current LHS player), Wilson, and Turner. He loves his boys, soccer, hunting, fishing, and everything Auburn. He grew up in Rockdale County and has lived in Walton County since graduating college. Coach Gilbert is a counselor at LHS and loves working with students.

Coach Gilbert's mama went to almost all his soccer games and is carrying on this tradition with her grandboys. Her name is Lynda (goes by Gran to the boys). Make sure to say "hey" if you see her watching Davis play at LHS. She endures travel and weather most people would not attempt to sit through.

joseph canova

Women's Junior Varsity Head Coach