Website Manager

MACON SOCCER CLUB

Topper Cogan

Coach Topper joined MSC in the Fall of 2019 when he and his family relocated to the Middle GA Area. Coach Topper has his U.S. Soccer National Grassroots Instructor Licenses, National Safety Council First Aid Certification, U.S. Soccer National “Youth” License, and his U.S. Soccer National “A” License.

Following his professional soccer career, which saw him play 10 seasons with the Lubbock Lazers/SandDevils, a year with Millionarios of the Mexico Third Division, and a year with Houston Express and Rockwall Raptors, Coach Topper jumped into the coaching ranks.
 
His coaching career started at Texas Tech as an assistant coach and led to stops at Angelo State, Sam Houston State, Montgomery Soccer Club, before joining the Oxford City F.C. of Texas Professional Indoor team.
 
Coach Topper spent time as the head coach and general manager of the Oxford City F.C. of Texas/Texas Strikers of the Professional Indoor Soccer from 2008-12. During his time there, he oversaw the player selection, managed the team and individual training including the development of the style of play and video training.
 
Following a four-year stint with Oxford F.C. of Texas, Coach Topper was an Assistant Coach at Lamar University. He trained the goalkeepers, coordinated individual training sessions, along with organizing practices, and assisted with team training. He prepared video for tactical and motivational team presentations.
 
After leaving Beaumont, Texas, Coach Topper spent four years as the Associate Head Coach at Idaho State University. During his time with the Bengals, he trained the goalkeepers and individual training sessions. He also prepared players for competition through on-field training, fitness management, and nutrition awareness. Besides, on field coaching, he prepared video editing for tactical and motivational presentations.
 
Coach Topper played at Miami University and Houston Baptist University. While at HBU, he had the most shutouts in a season, most shutouts in a career and the lowest career goals-against average.
 
Coach Topper received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Masters of Science in Sport Psychology/Exercise Science from Texas Tech.