Jaguar Women's Soccer Coaches Third Place 2010 National Tournament
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Bruno Kalonji begins his fourth year as head coach of the Georgia Perimeter College women's soccer team.
A native of Zaire, Kalonji has played soccer around the world, competing in Sweden's Gothia Cup and the Manchester Cup in England. He participated at the Division I and II levels in Romania.
At Stone Mountain High School, Kalonji stood out as a student and athlete in soccer, wrestling and cross-country. When he graduated, he was honored as Athlete of the Year.
Kalonji began his career coaching youth at the YMCA, the Georgia Football Club, the Georgia Soccer Association, the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association and the Stone Mountain Youth Soccer Association. At 20 he became an assistant soccer trainer at Piedmont College.
He spent a year coaching at Meadowcreek High School, where he helped the team make it to the playoffs for the first time in 20 years. Then he coached the boys and girls for two years at Shiloh High School. He joined Wheeler's staff in 2005 and served as assistant coach at GPC for three years. In addition to his responsibilities as head coach at GPC, Kalonji is currently training the boys and girls at Druid Hills High School.
Kalonji lives in Stone Mountain, Ga. with his wife, Andreea, and their son, Kalan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, reading and practicing soccer.
Shawn Wash, entering his fourth year at GPC, played for the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club in Virginia, winning various honors, and participated in the Virginia State Olympic Development Program.
He attended Chowan College and played professionally as goalkeeper in the USISL and A-League. He served as staff coach at the Premier Soccer Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn., and as soccer director and director of coaching at Decatur-DeKalb YMCA/Dynamite Soccer Club.
He was head boys coach at Renfroe Middle School and assistant coach at The Paideia School and Woodward Academy. He has coached various select/club teams at Inter Atlanta FC and GSA.
Franklin Lawson enters his 13th year as assistant coach of Georgia Perimeter College women's soccer program.
A native of New Jersey, Lawson was a second team All-State player at Cedar Ridge High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, where he played soccer and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Lawson was invited to the Squaw Valley Olympic training camp for the 1976 Olympics, where he had the opportunity to train with legendary coach Walt Cheswick. He also played in the ASL, MISL, USL, and SISSL professional soccer leagues.
Currently, Lawson is the founder and director of Levelfield Coaching Methods, Inc., and director of the boys academy/select at Georgia Football Club.