Coaching Staff

Jamie Gleeson

Men's Varsity Head Coach

Jamie Gleeson

Coach Jamie Gleeson is entering his first season at Collins Hill High School as the Head Coach for the Boys Varsity team after serving as the Varsity Assistant Coach for the past 2 seasons. Coach Gleeson graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2015. He played 4 years of collegiate soccer as a part of the UNG Men's Soccer Program, appearing in 62 matches for the nighthawks tallying 6 goals and 4 assists. He earned his Bachelors in Science with an emphasis in Mathematics and currently teaches Algebra 1 at CHHS. Coach Gleeson holds a USSF National C License and NSCAA Goalkeeping License 1 & 2 and coaches club soccer at United FA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bryhan Alonzo

Men's Varsity Assistant Coach

Bryhan Alonzo

Bryhan played & graduated from Dacula High School in 2009. He played for Coach Burrell his entire High School soccer career. After high school, Bryhan went on to play college soccer for Andrew College & graduated with an Associate's Degree in Athletic Training. He is currently also coaching at GSA (Gwinnett Soccer Association). He holds a US National D Coaching License. Also a personal soccer trainer at Toca Norcross. Bryhan is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Varsity and Junior Varsity men's program.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Andy Merrick

Men's Junior Varsity Head Coach

Andy Merrick

Andy Merrick grew up playing soccer, playing competitive travel and school soccer through his Sophomore year of high school at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. Despite not playing his final two years, he played on the Club Soccer team at Texas A&M along with competitive intramurals while in Graduate school at the University of Georgia. This is his first-year coaching at the high school level as the Assistant Junior Varsity coach.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jeff Tinklepaugh

Women's Varsity Head Coach

Jeff Tinklepaugh

Coach Tinklepaugh returns for his 16th season with Collins Hill soccer, and his 12th season directing the Varsity Girls program. Prior to coming to Collins Hill, he worked with the boy's programs at Dacula and Central Gwinnett High Schools where he was a part of several runs through the playoffs, making it as far as the Semi's with Central Gwinnett. In addition, to coaching high school soccer, Coach Tinklepaugh was the Academy Director for Dacula Soccer Club from 2009 to spring of 2012. Currently he heads up the Junior Academy program at GSA-North and the 9U age group. He holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF National Youth License and NSCAA High School Diploma. Coach Tinklepaugh received Coach of the Year honors from the Gwinnett Goal Club and was the Gwinnett Daily Post Girls AAAAAA Coach of the Year in 2011 and he was Coach of the year for Region 7-AAAAAA 2015. He has led the CHHS girl's program to the State playoffs every season since taking over the program, and to a region 7-AAAAAA championship in 2011 and region 6-AAAAAAA championships 2016 & 2017. In 2015, CHHS Varsity Girls made it to the Elite 8, in 2016 to the Final 4 and 2017 to the Elite 8, in 2018 to the first round of the state playoffs.

 

 

 


Michael Burrell

Women's Varsity Assistant Coach

Mike Burrell

Coach Burrell is in his seventh year with the soccer program. He has been the Men's head soccer coach at Collins Hill High School for the past six years. He has a cumulative record of 83-45-4 at Collins Hill reaching the state finals in 2013. He spent his previous six years at Dacula high school as the head coach for the Falcons. He led the Falcons in 2010 to their first ever region championship and sweet sixteen of the state playoffs. He also served as head coach for the South Gwinnett Comets for three seasons before his tenure at Dacula High School. Before coming to Gwinnett County, Coach Burrell spent three years as the head coach for the Griffin Bears making it to the state playoffs his first two seasons.

Coach Burrell is a graduate of Georgia Southern University (1997) where he also played college soccer. He was named Southern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and Third Team All South in 1997. He captained the Eagles to the first ever national ranking during the 1997 season. He earned his Bachelor’s in Science with an emphasis in Biology. He currently teaches Oceanography. Coach Burrell also earned his Master's in Secondary Science Education from Piedmont College. He has a wonderful wife, Jaclyn, and two children Jackson and Kaitlyn.

 

 


Alayna Warner

Women's Junior Varsity Head Coach

Alayna Warner

Alayna Warner is in her 5th year as a history teacher and first year as head coach of the Women’s Junior Varsity team at Collins Hill High School. Her previous experience with the program was as part time junior varsity assistant in 2016. She graduated in 2010 from Dacula High School. After graduation, she played two years of collegiate soccer at Point University where she earned a Bachelors in History in 2013. She also earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2016 from Brenau University. She currently plays for an adult women’s soccer league in Dacula for fun.