Pat O'Toole - Executive 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
 

 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
 

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
 

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


 

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

Derek Brosky - Pre-ECNL Co-Director


 

EMAIL
 

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

Frankie Espinoza - Girl's Youth Academy Director & Staff Coach


EMAIL

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)

Gary O'Brien - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL
 

Coaching Education 

USSF A License

USSF National Youth License

FA Preliminary Badge
 

Club Experience 

Challenge Soccer Club 

Chris Stephenson - Challenge Aggieland Director


 

EMAIL
 

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
 

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

Jacob Santos - Challenge East/Kingwood 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

Dale Darling - Challenge Staff Coach

EMAIL
 

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 & Staf Coach


 

EMAIL
 

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

Carlos Perez-Nunez - Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
University of Houston, B.S. Sports Administration

Coaching Education
USSF "F" License


Club Coaching Experience
Barcelona Soccer Excellence - Youth Director, 2018-2022
Barcelona Soccer Excellence - Developmental Coach, 2017-2022


Other Coaching Experience
University of Houston - Head Coach of Men's Club Team, 2019-2021
Texas A&M University - Head Coach of Women's Club Team, 2018

Playing Experience
Invited to attend tryouts for Barcelona FC,  2014-2016
Jaguars Chiapas Youth Academy - Mexico, 2004-2007

Mike Czarnecki - Challenge United Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
BFA In Drawing/Art from The Atlanta College Of Art (Now SCAD-Atlanta)

Coaching Licenses
USSF "A" License
US National Youth License
La Liga Level 3

Coaching Experience
20 Years Coaching Experience
Previous Clubs: Inter Atlanta FC, Carolina Rapids, HDDYSC, Rise Soccer Club
Assisted with Boys DA at Carolina Rapids and Rise SC
Boys ECNL - Rise SC
NPL Playoffs 2018, National Cup 2018
Held soccer clinics in Les Cayes, Haiti 2014

Playing Experience
D1 - Eastern Illinois University
Professional - Kansas City Attack (NPSL-Indoor)

Matt Deming - Challenge United Staff Coach

EMAIL
 

Education

Lock Haven University: 2008 B.S. Recreation Management Concentration in Fitness
Lock Haven University: 2013 M.S. Sports Administration
 
Coaching Experience
Graduate Assistant Lock Haven University: 2009-2013
Assistant Coach Lehigh University: 2013-2019
Assistant Coach University of Cincinnati: 2019-2020

Playing Experience
Lock Haven University: 2003-2007

James Eleftherion - Challenge United Staff Coach

EMAIL

Education
Queensborough Community College
New York University

Coaching Education
USSF "E" License
Futsal Level 1
CVS AFTA Futsal B License
USC Sports Psychology & Individual Mental Skills
USC Advanced Technical Training Diploma
GK Level 1 Diploma

Club Coaching Experience
Islas Malvinas FC
Sports Culture & Jopa Futsal
Texans Soccer Club
Milan Academy
Avanti Soccer Academy

Ashley Kelley - 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