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 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. 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 2 season's coached the U16 girls and u14 girls. My goal is player development at this age!
Coaching License/ Certifications:
11v11 National coaching license's
Safe Sport certified
Grade 8 referee license as well.
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.