About Us


Chattanooga Football Club’s purpose is to build community through the world’s game.


Our mission is to use soccer as a tool to build strong relationships – across age, race, creed and socio-economic status – for the greater good of our city.


Worldwide, soccer builds community, shapes culture, develops talent and unites diverse peoples. Chattanooga Football Club is helping the same happen right here in Chattanooga, creating true opportunity for all players and great entertainment for all fans. Chattanooga FC does this through its premier Men’s and Women’s teams, through its youth training programs of the Chattanooga FC Camps, and the select teams of Chattanooga FC Academy, the CFL adult leagues, and through the Chattanooga FC Foundation and its charitable programs CSM and Operation Get Active.


Read a summary history of the Chattanooga Football Club on our History page: with links to very detailed pages about each year…

Read about Chattanooga Football Club on Wikipedia.


Founded January 2009

1 National Championship: USASA Amateur National Champions, winning the Hank Steinbrecher Cup

4 NPSL National Finals

3 NPSL Regional Championships

8 NPSL Conference Titles

11 seasons with winning records

Founded Chattanooga FC Academy in 2012, uniting select soccer clubs in Chattanooga

Founded Chattanooga FC Women in 2013

2015: Chattanooga FC Foundation is created

2015 NPSL Championship: an amateur record attendance of 18,228 in Finley Stadium

2016: Affiliation with German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg

2017: The first match with an MLS club, Atlanta United FC

2018: Chattanooga FC Women go undefeated in regular season play and win their first conference championship in the WPSL

2018: Chattanooga FC ties MLS side FC Dallas 1-1

2019: CFC becomes the first US soccer club to offer true ownership to fans, with 3,256 buying shares in the club

2019: Jeremy Alumbaugh becomes the first Managing Director of the Chattanooga Football Club

2020: The club moves into the professional league, National Independent Soccer Association (NISA)


The Chattahooligans – our super fans – are known and respected around the country (and the world!) for their enthusiasm, not just for CFC, but for the entire Chattanooga community

The CFC has proactively shared start-up aid and advice to many other independent soccer clubs across the nation

The CFC has hosted professional clubs from Mexico and England and national clubs from USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and Colombia

The CFC has hosted both the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Soccer Teams in friendly matches

Since its inception, 1000+ local kids have enrolled in Operation Get Active – a CFC Foundation initiative using soccer to improve health and fitness in youth

The CFC Foundation helps to manage 8 public futsal courts in Chattanooga’s urban core

The CFC Foundation initiative Chattanooga Sports Ministries coaches over 1000 inner city kids in soccer

The CFC created a new adult soccer leagues in 2018, the Chattanooga Football League

In 2019 Chattanooga FC become an official certified Benefit Corporation and launched the first ever fan ownership campaign in US soccer history, with 3,295 fans around the world becoming owners in the club


Tim Kelly, Chairman of the Board

Krue Brock, President of Chattanooga FC Foundation

Marshall Brock

Thomas Clark

Sheldon Grizzle

Hiren Desai

Daryl Heald

Barry Large

Paul Rustand

Davis Grizzard

Claire Tuley


3200+ investors from Chattanooga, all 50 states, and 31 countries around the globe.


Jeremy Alumbaugh, Managing Director

Owen Seaton, Chief Marketing Officer

Katherine Wilson, Corporate Partnerships & Sales

Sean Burney, Brand Strategist & Creative Lead

Alayna Smith, Ticket Operations & Account Executive

Jack Bradshaw, Ticket Services Account Executive

Peter Woolcock, Director of Gameday Operations

David Smotherman, Director of Merchandise

Charlie Milburn, Director of Communications

Bill Elliott, Technical Director

Peter Fuller, Head Coach

Jordan Mattheiss, Director of Soccer Operations + GK Coach

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