Pat O'Toole - Executive Director


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 01/02 ECNL, 01/02 ECNL Composite
 

Education

University of South Carolina - Spartanburg

BS Interdisciplinary Studies (Physical Education/Business)
 

Coaching Education

USSF A License
 

Club Coaching Experience

Challenge Soccer Club: 1989-present
 

     - 100+ USYS National Cup State Championships

     - 80+ USYS Regional Appearances

     - 17 USYS Regional Championships

     - 13 USYS National Finalists

     - 2 Premier League West Championships

     - 1 USYS National League Team

     - 1 ECNL "A" Flight National Tournament Quarterfinalist

     - 1 ECNL "B" Flight National Tournament Semifinalist

     - 1 ECNL North American League National Finalist
 

 ODP/US Club Soccer Experience

South Texas ODP - Staff and/or Age Group Coach: 10 years

Region 3 ODP - Staff and/or Age Group Coach: 15 years

ECNL Texas PDP - Director: 2012-2014

Stuart Self - ECNL Director

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 07 ECNL, 06 ECNL, 05 ECNL
 

Education

New Mexico State University
Texas State University

Coaching Education
USSF C License

NSCAA National Youth Diploma

 

Club and High School Experience
Challenge Soccer Club - ECNL Director: 2013 - current

Challenge Soccer Club - Director of Challenge Kingwood: 2010-2013

Capital Soccer Club (STX) - Girls Program Director: 2008-2009

                                         - Girls Academy Director: 2006-2008

                                         - Staff Coach: 2004-2006

Austin United Soccer Club - Staff Coach: 2000-2004
 

National Experience
US Club Soccer id2 National Staff: 2016-present

ECNL National Camp Staff: 2016-present

Texas Conference ECNL PDP - Director: 2015

South Texas Girls ODP Staff: 2012-2016

 

Camp Experience
Wolfgang Suhnholz Residential Camp - Staff Coach: 2005-2006

 

Playing Experience
Capital Soccer Club

Chris Maravalli - ECNL Assistant Director/Director of Goalkeeping

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 04 ECNL, 03 ECNL, 03 ECNL-RL
 

Education

Castleton State College (VT)

Hobart College (NY)

BA English ‘07
 

Coaching Education

USSF A License

USSF Level 3 Goalkeeping

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma

World Football Academy Youth Periodisation Diploma
 

College Experience

Williams College (MA, NCAA Div. 3) - Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2010-2011

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NCAA Div.1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2007-2010

Castleton State College (NCAA Div. 3) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2006-2007
 

Club Experience

Challenge Soccer Club  2011-current

FC Milwaukee Nationals (WI) 2008-2010

-Girls ECNL and Boys US Development Academy - Staff Coach

-Director of Goalkeeping
 

National Experience

US Club id2 National Staff: 2011-Current

International Champions Cup u15 National Staff-Current

Texas ECNL Conference Selection Program - Director: 2016-Current

Region 2 Girls ODP Staff: 2008-2010

Wisconsin Girls ODP Staff: 2008-2010

Vermont Boys and Girls ODP Staff: 2006-2007

SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School Director: 2003-2011
 

Playing Experience

Vermont Voltage (PDL): 2005

Grecia FC, Puntarenas FC (Costa Rica): 2004

Hobart College (NCAA Div. 3): 2002-2004

Region 1 ODP Regional Team: 2000

Dave "Smitty" Smith - Director of Coaching


 

2019/20 Teams: Challenge 10, Challenge 10 Red, Challenge 08 
 

Coaching Education

USSF A License
 

Club Experience

Lonestar Soccer Club (TX) - Founder and Director of Coaching: 2003-2010

Challenge Soccer Club - Director: 1989-2003
 

US National Teams/ ODP Experience

U20 US Women’s National Team - Staff Coach: Current

U18 US Women’s National Team - Staff Coach: Current

U17 US Women’s National Team - Head Coach: 2002

U20 US Women’s National Team - Assistant Coach

-2002 World Cup Champions

Region 3 ODP - Girl’s Director of Coaching

Region 3 ODP - Head Coach: 12 years

National Youth Coach of the Year: 2010

Adidas Elite Player ID Camp (ESP) - Director: 2000

Russell Gee - ECNL Regional League Director

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 06 ECNL-RL, 05 ECNL-RL, 04 ECNL-RL
 

Education

Basford Hall College
 

Coaching Education

USSF A License

National Youth License

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
 

Club Coaching Experience

1994 - 1997: Assistant Director Alan Merrick Academies, MN

1997 - 2010: DOC: Carmel United, IN

2011 - 2016: AHFC Girls Program

2016 - Present: Challenge SC
 

National Experience

US Club Soccer id2 National Staff: 2017-current

2001 - 2009: Region 2 ODP Staff Coach

2011/12 - Region 3 ODP Staff Coach

ECNL Player Development Program

 

Playing Experience

Nottingham Forest FC Youth Player, England

Grantham Town

Harrowby United

Minnesota Thunder

Indiana Blast

Derek Brosky - Challenge Aggieland Director/Pre-ECNL Co-Director


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 09, 07, 07 Aggieland, 05 Aggieland

 

Education

Schreiner University

BBA Management ‘11
 

Coaching Education

USSF National Youth License
 

High School Experience

Cypress Christian School - Girls Soccer Head Coach: 2014-2018
 

Club Experience

Texans Soccer Club
 

Playing Experience

Regals SCA (NPSL): 2013

Schreiner University (NCAA Div. 3): 2008-2011

-Team Captain 2010, 2011

-1st Team All Conference 2011

-2nd Team All Conference 2010

Keaton Henson - Challenge East/Kingwood Director & Pre-ECNL Co-Director

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: 09 East, 08 East, 07 Kingwood
 

Education

Texas A&M University

BS University Studies ‘13

Blinn College

AS Science ’11

AA Liberal Arts ‘11
 

Coaching Education

USSF D License

USSF National Youth License

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma
 

College Experience

University of Southern Mississippi (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2016-2016

Stephen F. Austin State University (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2014-2016

*Two-time Southland Conference Champion (2014, 2015)

Sam Houston State University (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2013-2014

Texas A&M University (NCAA Div. 1) - Student Manager: 2011-2013
 

Club and High School Experience

Challenge Soccer Club - Director of Coaching - East and Kingwood: 2019 -Present

Challenge Soccer Club - Pre ECNL Co-Director: 2019 - Present

Challenge Soccer Club - Assistant Director of Goalkeeping: 2016-2018

Challenge Soccer Club - Technical Director - Pines Division: 2014-2016

Texans Soccer Club - Technical Director - Pines Division: 2014-2016

Challenge Soccer Club - Staff Coach - Aggieland Division: 2011-2014

Texans Soccer Club - Staff Coach - Aggieland Division: 2011-2014

 

ODP

South Texas Girls ODP State Coach: 2012-2015
 

Playing Experience

Texas Strikers (MASL): 2013

Eclipse SC: 2007-2009

Alliance SC: 2003 - 2007

Frankie Espinoza - Staff Coach


EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 07 White, 07 Red Cypress, 04 Red
 

Education

Midwestern State University
 

Coaching Education

USSF E License
 

College Coaching Experience

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Texas A&M University

Graduate Assistant: Midwestern State University
 

Club Coaching Experience

Texans Soccer Club

FC Dallas - Boys & Girls Goalkeeper Coach

Calvary Soccer Club
 

Playing Experience

Midwestern State University

Newberry College

NPSL (Georgia Revolution)

Wade Breaux - Challenge Aggieland Academy Director

EMAIL

Education

Texas A&M University

B.A. English 99

M.S. Sports Management 02
 

Coaching Education

USSF National Youth License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

NSCAA State GK Diploma
 

Club Experience

Director of Coaching - Aggieland Soccer Club

Director of Coaching - Brazos Valley Youth Soccer
 

College Experience

Texas A&M University - Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer (NCAA Div. I)

Arkansas State University - Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer (NCAA Div. I)
 

ODP/USSF/US Club Experience

US Club Soccer id2 National Staff Member

US Club Soccer - South Central Regional Manager

USYS Region 3 ODP Staff Coach

USYS South Texas ODP State Coach
 

Playing Experience

The Citadel (NCAA Div. 1)

Tyler Junior College (NJCAA): National Runners-Up

University of South Alabama (NCAA Div. 1)

USL Pro League - Austin, Lake Charles, Myrtle Beach

Texans Soccer Club 

Phil DeBauche - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: Challenge 06 East
 

Education

Case Western Reserve University (OH)

B.S. in Biology & French

The University of Texas at San Antonio

M.S. Molecular Biology
 

Coaching Education

USSF F License
 

Club & High School Experience

Texans Soccer Club

Classics Soccer Club

C.E. King High School - Assistant Coach: 2015
 

Playing Experience

Case Western Reserve University: 2007-2010

AFC Cleveland (NPSL): 2010-2011

Gary O'Brien - Challenge East & South Staff Coach

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: 08 South, 05 Clear Lake, 04 East, 02 East 
 

Coaching Education 

USSF A License

USSF National Youth License

FA Preliminary Badge
 

Club Experience 

Challenge Soccer Club 

Chris Stephenson - Challenge Staff Coach


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 09 Aggieland, 08 Aggieland, 06 Red
 

Education

Texas Lutheran University
 

Coaching Education

USSF D License
 

Club Experience

Challenge Soccer Club – Staff Coach

Houston Texans Soccer Club – Staff Coach
 

ODP Experience

South Texas Girls ODP Staff: 2012
 

Camp Experience

Texas A&M Soccer Camp: Residential Camp – 2010 - present

Texas A&M Soccer Camp: Academy Camp – 2015 – 2018

Texas A&M Soccer Camp: Day Camp – 2009 - 2015

Aldersson Broadus University Soccer Camp – 2015
 

Playing Experience

Texas Lutheran University

Houston Texans DA

 

Rena Richardson - Challenge Cypress Academy Director

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: 07 Cypress
 

Education

Hardin-Simmons University

BA Criminal Justice ‘94
 

Coaching Education

USSF B License

USSF National Youth License
 

College Coaching Experience

University of Tulsa (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Head Coach: 2004-2007

University of Louisiana-Monroe (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Head Coach: 2002-2003

Texas A&M University (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2000-2001

University of Alabama (NCAA Div. 1) - Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2004-2006

Hardin-Simmons University (NCAA Div. 3) - Women’s Soccer Head Coach: 1994-1997

-ASC Coach of the Year: 1997
 

Club Experience

Challenge Soccer Club: 2007-Current
 

Playing Experience

Hardin-Simmons University: 1990-1994

Lewis Robertson - Sports Performance Director


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 09 Red, 07 Red
 

Education

The University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

Exercise & Health Science
 

Professional Experience

Sunnybank Football Club: Strength & Conditioning Soccer Coach
 

Playing Experience

Sunnybank Football Club: 2014-2016

Bridge of Don Thistle Football Club: 2013-2014

Huntly Football Club: 2011-2013

BSC Erlangen Football Club: 2010-2011

 

 

Jacob Santos - Challenge East/Kingwood Youth Academy Director

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: 10 East, 08 Kingwood

Coaching Licensing
USSF C License
USSF National Youth License

Club Experience
Challenge Soccer Club: 2009-current
Houstons Texans SC: 2009-2012
Texas Heatwave: 2005-2009
Pursuit Soccer Club: 2003-2005
Houstonians Soccer Club

Playing Experience
Independiente FC (Hondouras)
Houston Hurricanes

Steve Trojanowski - Goalkeeper Coach

 

Education

Cal State-Bakersfield

BS Physical Education and Kinesiology ‘09

MS Special Education ‘19
 

College Experience

Cal State - Bakersfield (NCAA Div. ) - Men’s and Women’s Goalkeeper Coach 

Daemen College (NCAA Div. 3, NY) - Goalkeeper Coach
 

National Experience

Texas ECNL Conference Selection Program - Goalkeeper Coach

SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School - West Coast National Director

Cederburg High School (WI) - Assistant Coach 
 

Playing Experience

Cal State-Bakersfield (NCAA Div. 1)

Dale Darling - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

2019/20 Teams: 08 Red, 08 Red East
 

Education

Bishop Burton College

BS Sport Coaching Development and Fitness ‘12
 

Coaching Education

USSF E License

English FA Level 2

Coerver Youth Diploma Course 2 
 

Club Experience

Dynamo/Dash Youth - Kingwood Girls Director: 2017-2019

Texas Rush - Head Coach: 2016-2017

Youth Elite Soccer - Development Director: 2014-2017

Driffield Junior Football Club - Head Coach: 2006-2012

Kyle Duncan - Goalkeeping Coach


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 09 White, 07 East, 05 Red, 04 Red East
 

Education

Concordia University

BS Kinesiology ‘16
 

Coaching Education

USSF E License 
 

College Experience

Concordia University (NCAA Div. 3) - Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2017-2019 
 

Club Experience

Lonestar Soccer Club - Staff Coach: 2013-2019
 

Playing Experience

Concordia University (NCAA Div. 3): 2012-2016

Bevan Gatefield - Challenge Staff Coach


 

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 06, 03 Red, 02 ECNL-RL
 

Education

University of Indianapolis MS Management ‘19

Cardiff Metropolitan University: BS Sport and Physical Education ‘14
 

Coaching Education

UEFA B License

USSF C License
 

College Experience

University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div. 2) - Women’s Assistant: 2017-2019

University of Cardiff (Wales) - Men’s Assistant: 2010-2014
 

Club Experience

Chicago Fire Soccer Club - Head Coach and Academy Development Trainer: 2014-2016

Zane Barnes - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL
 

2019/20 Teams: 09 Red East
 

Education

East Texas Baptist University

BS Mathematics 

University of the Southwest

MBA Sports Management 
 

Coaching Education

USSF C License

NSCAA Goalkeeper 1, 2, and 3
 

College Experience

East Texas Baptist University (NCAA Div 3) - Mens and Womens Assistant Coach: 2013-2015
 

Club, ODP and High School Experience

Atascocita High School - Girls Head Coach: 2017-present

South Texas ODP - 2003 Boys Head Coach: 2017 - present

Pine Tree High School - Girls Head Coach: 2015-2017

Dallas Texans East - Director of Coaching: 2015-2017

FC Dallas Youth - Coach: 2013-2015

Willis High School - Boys Assistant: 2010-2013

 

 

Ashley Fendley - Club Administrator

EMAIL

Education
Texas A&M University
B.S. Political Science/Business Aministration

Playing Experience
Texas A&M University Women's Soccer Team, 1996-1999
Challenge Soccer Club - Member of Challenge '78 from U11-U19

Professional Experice
adidas America - Sports Marketing Rep & US Youth Soccer Liason: Dallas, TX
UCLA Athletics - Director of Operations, Game Mgmt & Fan Travel (Football & Men's Basketball): Los Angeles, CA
ISP Sports - Senior Account Manager for UCLA Athletics Department: Los Angeles, CA