I was born and raised here in Amarillo. I have played soccer since I was 4, always loving the game. I made the state team when I was 14. I graduated Amarillo High School in 1990. I the spent a year in Alaska then came back home. I started assistant coaching under Mitch Shadix in 1995. He showed me my passion and love for coaching a game I loved to play as a child. We formed West Texas Wildcats in 2001. Through the years the club has been able to grow on a foundation of player development. I currently hold a U.S soccer National D license. I have spent many years on the Amarillo Soccer board trying to preserve the game you and I love so much. I have the honor to be surrounded by an amazing staff and coaches.
U12 Girls coach
Born in the 1971 in Manassas, Virginia
I have been married to my lovely bride Brandi for 24 years. We have 7 children with 6 daughters and 1 son. We are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Canyon. I joined the United States Marine Corp Reserve (USMCR) in 1989 and entered the Marines in the June 1990 - two days after high school graduation. In 1996, I was accepted into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) apprenticeship program as an electrician and became an Inside Journeyman Electrician in May of 2000. Still being in the Inactive Ready Reserves (USMCR), I was involuntarily contractually extended for service on October 7, 2001 and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps on June 1, 2005. I was hired as an electrician on November 6, 2006 at the Pantex plant were I am still employed.
Soccer License/ Certifications:
D STATE Coaching License
E USSF Coaching License
F NTSSA Coaching Certification
G NTSSA Coaching Certification
I have been playing soccer since the age of 5. I played all through school both on traveling tournament teams and recreational. When soccer became a UIL sport in 1990, I played for Tascosa High school both as a Keeper and Midfielder. When I was in the USMCR, I made and played with 4th Marine Division goodwill soccer team. I had to step down due to a high ankle sprang and that ended my playing days. I have been coaching soccer since 1997. Starting as a recreational coach for my oldest daughter and have never left coaching. I have coached competitive soccer since 2007 for all competitive soccer teams in the Amarillo area including the now defunct Canyon Soccer Club.
My philosophy in playing great soccer is “value that soccer is a sport, we should never lose the knowledge that this game is fun. Coach with passion and be positive.” I believe a coach can be a very positive influence in a young person's life. Coaches must stress teamwork, responsibility, initiative, discipline, and a strong work ethic. Each player on the team is an essential part of a team and it is my responsibility to nurture this in order to build a strong bond. I believe the best way to coach is by having player's understand technical ball control with tactical development. These are the top priority in training. Players must be constantly challenged to achieve individual and team goals, while realizing that playing selflessly will build the heart and soul of a great player and future adult.
U12/U15 Girls Assistant Coach/IT Director
I have played soccer since I was 5. I played rec, travel team and club soccer growing up! I was heavily recruited out of high school played 4 years varsity at Caprock! Instead I went straight to the Marines during end of Desert Storm. Ended up playing soccer on Marine team in North Carolina! Played in many different scrimmages vs big clubs 2nd tier teams like AC Milan some of the National teams had a few MLS teams watching me for the first year of the league but got took out playing a Jamaica team. After that I helped coach my kids teams then ended back playing indoor up until the last few years ago. I also Give private lessons to anyone wanting to get better. I was also a college Sports Advocate. I Coached a few rec teams here went 15-1. I came over here to the Wildcats last few season's coached the U16 girls and u14 girls. My goal is player development for all our players.
Coaching License/ Certifications:
11v11 National coaching license's
Safe Sport certified
Grade 8 referee license as well as
working on keeper training certification.
U16 BOYS COACH
Coach Edgar Hernández played for Borger high school varsity for 4 years with 14 years of soccer experience. Hernández is the youngest coach in the club with the age of 21. Coach Hernandez has coached with the Wildcats 05boys since the 2017 season.
Was selected to the all-district team and captain 2 years in a row. Edgars coaching philosophy centers around three core principles- commitment, selflessness, and team unity. His core values focus on being open and honest with his players while holding them accountable for their efforts. Coach Hernández focuses on embracing the process of growth, which entails the need to focus on how to get better every day in order to succeed not only on the field but in life as well. Hernandez’s teams focus around fundamentals, team-oriented soccer, offensively playing with spacing, ball movement, and player movement, with a primary emphasis on defense
U15 BOYS COACH
U11 BOYS COACH
U14 BOYS COACH
Speed and Agility Specialist
Marc Cornell is the co-owner of Amarillo Athlete Sport Performance Training Inc. currently located at Tascosa Golf Club. Marc trains athletes of all ages and sports while specializing in speed and long term athletic development. Marc graduated from West Texas A&M in 2002 with a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science. He graduated in 19997 with his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology where he was a member of the WTAMU football team from 1993-1996. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. and s certified club coach through the United States Weightlifting Association (USAW). He is also adjunct faculty at Amarillo College since 2005 where he currently runs the PT program for the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Marc graduated from Enid High School in 1993 where he was captain of the soccer team and 6a All-Midstate Conference in both soccer and football. He is married to Shannon and they have three children: Sierra, Willow, and Canyon. He enjoys coaching and playing sports with his kids and most outdoor pursuits.
TGC Performance Director
Owner Amarillo Athlete Sports Performance Training
MS, CSCS, USAW Club Coach firstname.lastname@example.org