North Alabama SC Joins the NPSL for the 2020 Season
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that North Alabama Soccer
Coalition (Huntsville, AL) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin
competition in the South Region in 2020.
“The quality of North Alabama SC and a management group of this caliber demonstrates that our
expansion teams are upgrading the overall quality of the league,” NPSL Managing Director
Cindy Spera said. “We expect North Alabama SC to develop into one of the next great teams
to emerge out of the NPSL. We are excited to see their vision and plans become a reality under
the NPSL brand.”
North Alabama SC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2008 through the merger of
the two most successful soccer clubs in North Alabama with the mission to share with every
player a genuine love for the beautiful game while helping them reach their potential as a soccer
player and as a person. Their goal is to ensure our players maintain a love for the beautiful game
and give back to the soccer community.
NASC is the largest and most successful soccer club in North Alabama with over 800 players in
their club system.
North Alabama SC has won over 50 Alabama state championships, made over 100 state finals
appearances, and successfully competed at the USYS regional and national league level. The
club successfully completed its inaugural Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) season in
2019 as a member of the South Region’s Southeast Conference.
NASC is led by President, Board of Directors Brian Foy and Director of Coaching Henry Mpagi.
Foy has served as President, Board of Directors since 2017. Foy has a professional background
in the software industry with over 15 years of management, leadership, product development,
and product launch experience. He also serves as the Service Delivery Executive at Imagehawk,
a software services and treasury management solutions provider for the financial industry. Foy
has a B.S. in Management Information Systems, M.S. in Management, and an MBA.
Mpagi has served as a coach with the club since 1999 and been a fixture in the North Alabama
soccer community for over 20 years. He served as the Technical Director of Coaching for 16
years before being named the Director of Coaching in 2015. Mpagi was a member of the
Ugandan Youth National Team and played collegiately at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL (UAH), where he also earned his B.S. degree in Management Information
“The NPSL is more than just a soccer league,” Foy added. “It is a true soccer community. As a
new club competing at this level for the first time, we felt it was paramount to have a true partner
in our soccer journey in order to achieve and sustain success at this level. The NPSL league
office and its member clubs provide us with immediate partners and the resources and support to
be successful. It was evident through the expansion process and our interactions with the league
and its clubs that we had found our premier soccer family in the NPSL.”
Home matches for NASC will be played at John Hunt Park Championship Soccer Stadium in
Huntsville, AL. The stadium hosts two identical lighted natural grass fields. Each field can
accommodate up to 1,000 spectators. The stadium also hosts the annual Alabama High School
State Soccer Championship and is the home field for the North Alabama SC WPSL team.
More information about the club can be found at www.northalabamasc.org or by following the
club on Facebook (@NorthAlabamaSC), Instagram (@NorthAlabamaSC), and Twitter
“North Alabama SC has already put in place a very impressive foundation on which to build
their team,” NPSL Director of Membership Development Dina Case concluded. “We are
extremely excited to welcome this group to the NPSL and we expect them to see success early
More information about expansion opportunities in the NPSL can be found at