Pat O'Toole - Director of Coaching-ECNL Program Director

EMAIL

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
     - 3 Time Host of the Final IV Tournament held in conjunction with the Division I NCAA National Championships
     - First club in Houston accepted into the ECNL
     - Only Girls Club in Houston Ever Ranked in the Top 30 in the Country

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
          - Tours in Brazil, Mexico, and Europe
ECNL PDP Texas Event - Director: 2012-current

Stuart Self - ECNL Program Associate Director

EMAIL

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: Present
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

ODP Experience
South Texas Girls ODP Staff: 2012-present

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

Playing Experience
Capital Soccer Club

Chris Maravalli - ECNL Assistant Director-Director of Goalkeeping

EMAIL

Education
Castleton State College (VT)
Hobart College (NY)
BA English ‘07

Coaching Education
USSF B License
USSF Level 3 Goalkeeping
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping 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 - Challenge South Director: 2012-2013
Eclipse Soccer Club (TX): 2011
FC Milwaukee Nationals (WI) 2008-2010
-Girls ECNL and Boys US Development Academy - Staff Coach
-Director of Goalkeeping
Shorewood Soccer Club (WI): 2008
Rutland Country SC (VT): 2005-2006

id2/ ODP Experience
US Club id2 National Goalkeeping Staff: 2011-Current
Region 2 Girls ODP Staff: 2008-2010
Wisconsin Girls ODP Staff: 2008-2010
Vermont Boys and Girls ODP Staff: 2006-2007

Playing Experience
Vermont Voltage (PDL): 2005
Grecia FC, Puntarenas FC (Costa Rica): 2004
Hobart College (NCAA Div. 3): 2002-2004
Nordic Spirit SC: 2000-2002
Region 1 ODP Regional Team: 2000

 

Dave "Smitty" Smith - Challenge Youth Director

EMAIL

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 - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
Basford Hall College

Coaching Education
USSF A License
National Youth License
NSCAA DOC Diploma

Club Coaching Experience
1994 - 1997: Assistant Director Alan Merrick Academies, MN
1997 - 2010: DOC: Carmel United, IN
2011 - 2016: AHFC Girls Program/West Director
2016 - Present: Challenge SC

ODP/US Club Soccer Experience
2001 - 2009: Region 2 ODP Staff Coach
2011/12 - Region 3 ODP Staff Coach

Camps
Indiana University 
ECNL PDP

Playing Experience
Nottingham Forest FC Yth Player, England
Grantham Town, Harrowby United, Semi Professional, England
Minnesota Thunder, Professional, MN
Indiana Blast, Professional. IN

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 - Bravos Valley Youth Soccer

College Experience
Texas A&M University - Assistant Coach Womens Soccer (NCAA Div. I)
Arkansas State University - Assistant Coach Womens Soccer (NCAA Div. I)

ODP/USSF/US Club Experience
US Club Soccer id2 National Staff Memeber
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

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

 

Derek Brosky - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

 

Education

Schreiner University

BBA Management ‘11

 

Coaching Education
USSF National Youth License

 

High School Experience
Cypress Christian School - Girl’s Soccer Head Coach: 2014-present

 

Club Experience
Texans Soccer Club

Playing Experience

Regals SCA (NPSL): 2013

Schreiner University: 2008-2011

-Team Captain 2010, 2011

-1st Team All Conference 2011

-Conference player of the week 2011

-2nd Team All Conference 2010

Daymon Couvillon - Challenge Kingwood Director

EMAIL

Education
Colorado Christian University
B.S. Business Management/Marketing

Coaching Education
USSF B License

Club Coaching Experience
Challenge Soccer Club - Kingwood Director, 2015-Present
Kingwood Alliance Soccer Club, 2006-2015
Texans Soccer Club, 2003-2005
Texas Heatwave Soccer Club, 1997-2002

Camp Experience
Camp Couvillon Soccer Camps, 2000-2011

Playing Experience
Colorado Christian University
Kingwood High School - Top 5 All-Time Goal Scorer

 

Rodolfo Castilla - Challenge Kingwood Youth Academy Director

EMAIL

Education
B.S. Physical Therapy

Coaching Education
USSF C License
USSF National Youth License

Club Coaching Experience
Challenge Soccer Club - Kingwood Academy Director, 2016-Present
Kingwood Alliance Soccer Club

Other Coaching Experience
Lone Star College - Kingwood
Universidad Santiago de Cali

Playing Experience
Carlos Sarmiento Lora
Universidad Santiago de Cali

 

Stephan De Four - Challenge East Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
Idaho State University
University of Trinidad & Tobago

Coaching Education
USSF B License
FA Tutor Certificate
FA Youth License
CONCACAF/FIFA : Women's Course Certificate

College Experience
Idaho State University - Assistant Coach
Trinity College - Trinidad & Tobago

Club and High School Experience
Director of Coaching - Pocatello Idaho
Girls DOC - Boise Capitals Soccer Club, Idaho
DOC - Les Bois Soccer Club, Idaho
Boys DOC - Albion Hurricanes Soccer Club, Houston, TX
DOC - Texas Rush Soccer Club, Houston, TX
Highland High School Coach, Pocatello, ID
Pocatella High School Coach, Pocatello, ID
Borah High School, Boise, ID

Other Coaching Experience
Head Coach - Trinidad & Tobago U17G National Team
Assistant Coach - Trinidad & Tobago U20 Women's National Team
Assistanct Coach - Trinidad & Tobago U15G National Team *attended first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore
Girls Assistant DOC - Idaho ODP
Head Coach - Girls and boys ODP teams

Playing Experience
Trinidad & Tobago Division I League
Trinidad & Tobago Semi Pro League
Trinidad & Tobago National Team
Idaho State University Club Soccer Team


 

Carlos Gil - Challenge Kingwood Staff Coach

EMAIL

Coaching Education
USSF C License

Club Experience
Kingwood Allliance Soccer Club: Staff Coach
Texas Heatwave Soccer Club: Staff Coach
Challenge Soccer Club: Staff Coach

Playing Experience
Millonarios FC (Columbia)

Steve Hirayama - Challenge Youth Academy Director

EMAIL

Education
University of Tennessee
BFA ‘90

Coaching Education
USSF B License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Coerver Youth License

College Experience
University of West Florida (NCAA Div. 2) - Men’s and Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 1996-2000
University of Tennessee - Men’s Head Coach: 1993-1994

Club and High School Experience
-Austin Texans Soccer Club (STX): 2007-2011
-Girls Academy Director: 2010-2012
-Soccer School of Excellence-Technical Trainer: 2009-2012
-‘00 and ‘01 Girls First Team Coach: 2011
-Recreation Skills Program-Director: 2011
-‘99 and ‘00 Girls First Team Coach: 2010–2011
-Girls Academy Director: 2009-2010
-Boys and Girls Academy Director: 2008-2009
-‘95, ‘96, ‘97 Girls Coach: 2007–2008

Germantown Soccer Club (TN) - Director: 2000-2007
-Director of Junior Age Girls Program (u12-u15): 2003–2007
-Director of Recreation Soccer: 2003–2007
-Director of Girls Youth Academy (u8-u11): 2003–2007
-Director of Youth Development: 2000–2002

ODP Experience
North Florida Region Mens and Womens Coach: 1997
Tennessee ODP u13 Boys Technical Trainer:1995–1996
Tennessee ODP u14 Girls Coach: 1995–1996
Tennessee ODP u17 Boys Technical Trainer: 1994–1995
Tennessee ODP u14 Girls Coach: 1994–1995
Director of Coaches for Eastern District Girls Tennessee: 1993–1995
Tennessee ODP u15 Girls Coach: 1993–1994

Playing Experience
Pensacola Barracudas USISL Division III: 1998
Knoxville Impact USISL: 1992–1994
University of Tennessee Club: 1987–1990
University of Tennessee Varsity: 1986

 

JR Lee - Challenge East Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
University of North Wales (UK)
BA Physical Education and Child Development ‘82
Western Illinois University
MA Sports Administration ‘85

Coaching Education 
USSF A

College Experience
Western Illinois University (NCAA Div 1) - Men’s Staff: 1984-1985

Club and High School Experience 
Texas Heatwave - Director of Coaching: 2000-2009
Co-Founder - Challenge and Texans Training Program: 1987
1994 National Champions: Texans ‘78
-First South Texas trainer to win a National Championship
1994 National Runners Up: Texans
1994 National Runners Up: Challenge ‘76
-Firat South Texas trainer to advance teams to National Finals
1992 National Finalist: Challenge ‘76
Numerous State and Regional Championships

US Soccer/ ODP Experience
US Soccer Chief Scout
Region 3 Head Coach
-Tours to England, France, Portugal
-Coached against Jamaican, Mexican, and US Youth National Teams

JR has developed over 30 US National Team players, 15 Major League Soccer Players, and 250 collegiate level players
 

Gary O'Brien - Challenge South Staff Coach

EMAIL

Coaching Education 
USSF A License
USSF National Youth License
FA Preliminary Badge

Club Experience 
Challenge Soccer Club

 

Danny O'Callaghan - Challenge South Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
DeMontfort University (Bedford, UK)
BA (with honors) Secondary Physical Education

Coaching Education
USSF A License
USSF National Youth License
FA Preliminary Coaching Badge

Club Experience
Challenge Soccer Club: Senior Staff Coach

ODP Experience
USYS Region 3 ODP Staff
South Texas ODP State Staff
-National Champions: ‘86 South Texas Girls

Playing Experience
Semi Professionally in England
 

Madison Pickett - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
University of Wisconsin-Parkside '13
BS Sports Management

Coaching Education
USSF E License
UW-Parkside Certificate of Coaching
NSCAA National Diploma

College Coaching Experience
Aurora University (IL) - Women’s Soccer Volunteer Assistant: Spring 2014

Club Coaching Experience
Kickers Soccer Club - Head Coach (2013-2015) - Aurora, IL

Playing Experience
UW-Parkside (NCAA Div. II) 2009-2012
West Aurora High School (IL) 2006-2009
Kickers Soccer Club (IL) 1997-2009

 

Jeremy Reese - Challenge Aggieland Director

EMAIL

Education
Lees-McRae College (NC)
BBA Business Administration

Coaching Education
USSF National Youth Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diplmoa

Club Experience
Challenge Kingwood
Colorado United SC (CO)

Playing Experience
Lees-McRae College
Houston Texans
South Texas ODP

 

Rena Richardson - Challenge Cypress Academy Director

EMAIL

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 - Challenge Academy Staff Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coordinatory

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 Youth Academy Director

EMAIL

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

Todd Underwood - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
Tarleton State University
BS Biology ‘96
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
MS Environmental Science ‘01

Coaching Education
USSF A License
USSF National Youth License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
FA Youth Diploma

College Experience
Concordia University (TX) - Women’s Soccer Staff: 2001-2002

Club and High School Experience
Texas Soccer Club
Revolution SC (TX)
Austin United SC (TX)
Texas Rush
CC Express SC (TX)
College Park High School
Gregory-Portland HS

Playing Experience
Tarleton State University: 1992-1995
 

Mary Wandolowski - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BS Kinesiology ‘12

College Experience
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NCAA Div. 1) - Volunteer Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer: 2012-2013

Club Experience
PFC Soccer Academy (WI) - Staff Coach: 2013

Playing Experience
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NCAA Div. 1): 2008-2011
-Team Captain: 2011
-All Horizon League 2nd Team: 2011
-Horizon League All-Newcomer Team: 2008
Fox Valley Strikers (IL)
 

Ashley Frazier - 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