Sterling Nabours Sterling leads the Tennessee Soccer Club Girls Youth Academy. He is not only a leader but also an administrator and coach. He does an outstanding job of meeting the children where they are, focusing on growth and development in an appropriately playful and encouraging manner. Sterling and his family sacrifice tremendously in support of the mission to mold the character and athleticism of the players. He leads authentically while teaching principles and values that go beyond the “winning at all cost” theme of youth sports today. He even works with the parents to ensure a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, not just of his teams, but also to support the other team's children as well. He takes immense pride in developing coaches and works to pay it forward as he invites and encourages former players to return and coach with him. One of his greatest attributes is his desire to create an inclusive environment that supports children from all socio-economic backgrounds and skill levels and works to bring out the very best in every child and family. Sterling has a true heart of a coach and teacher and showcases his passion every day for so many others around him.