Coach Don has an extensive soccer experience both as a player and coach. Besides being the Owner & Lead Trainer for Clean Sheet Goalkeeper Academy, Coach Maples has directed coaching activities throughout the United States having worked with several organizations including: Montreat College, Tusculum College, The University of the Cumberlands; Two NPSL teams...Pensacola FC and Knoxville Force; and All Pro Soccer Camps.
Coach Maples is a staff coach with FYSA and Region 3 ODP programs as a Goalkeeper Coach, as well as a Coaching Instructor for the National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association and United States Soccer Federation courses. From 2004 to 2011, he was on staff with the Tennessee Youth Soccer Association as a member of their Olympic Development Program.
Don graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with honors earning a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business .
He earned the following coaching qualifications USSF “B” License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA National GK License.
Over the years, Don helped players matriculate into NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA College Programs, State ODP, Region ODP and the U.S National Team.