BIRMINGHAM – The Gulf South Conference is proud to announce the GSC All-Decade Awards for men’s soccer. The awards factor in the years 2010-19 and were jointly selected by institutional personnel, coaches, and league administrators.
The complete list of honorees, along with a description of their accomplishments, can be found at the link at the top of the page.
West Alabama’s Thibault Charmey has been named the GSC Player of the Decade. Charmey is a two-time GSC Player of the Year (2013 and 2014). In 2014, Charmey was named the Most Outstanding Player of the GSC Championship after leading the Tigers to their first of what would be four straight Gulf South Titles. He is also a two-time First Team All-South Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now United Soccer Coaches) and earned Second Team All-American honors from the organization in 2014.
Humberto Pelaez from Mississippi College has been named the GSC Goalkeeper of the Decade. Pelaez was the GSC Player of the Year in 2016, leading the Choctaws to the league’s regular season title with a 7-1-1 record in conference play. He was named GSC Defender of the Week five times during that 2016 season. Overall, Pelaez was a two-time First Team All-GSC selection (2016 and 2017) and was also named All-South Region by the NSCAA/USC in both of those seasons.
West Florida’s Bill Elliott has been named the GSC Coach of the Decade. Elliott led the Argos to seven GSC Championship Games in the decade to go along with three NCAA Championship selections, which was the top mark in the league. He was twice named GSC Coach of the Year in the last 10 seasons (2013 and 2018) and has earned the honor six times overall in his career. In 2010, Elliot was named the GSC All-Time Coach when the conference compiled its All-Time Team covering the first 14 years of play.