Media Alert: Atlanta Club Re-Organizes Front Office to Begin Inaugural NISA Season as Georgia FC

Published Apr 3, 2024

CHICAGO (April 3, 2024) – The National Independent Soccer Association announced today it has welcomed a new front office to its Atlanta-based start-up club which will now be known as Georgia FC. Preston Jarneski is the newly named director of Business Operations and Kerem Daser (Coach K) is the new sporting director.

“Coach K and I are extremely energized to give this club a do-over in launching to pro,” Jarneski says. “It is more than just unlucky how we got out of the blocks and the questions raised. But we are answering every one of those with this reset. And with support and leadership from the league, we are finding the talent to be successful on the pitch and in the front office.”

Previously introduced as Georgia Lions SC, the club became the victim of front office issues that caused the club to withdraw from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ahead of the 2024 NISA season, as previously announced.

“I can’t imagine the pain and uncertainty the club experienced over the last few months,” says NISA Commissioner John Prutch. “But we are here to help them be successful in their vision to bring Atlanta an independent professional soccer club.”

The club is currently coordinating its home matches to be played at Silverbacks Park in northeast Atlanta.