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 - Challenge East/Kingwood Director/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)

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

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

Lewis Robertson - Sports Performance Director


 

EMAIL
 

Education

The University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

Exercise & Health Science
 

Coaching Education

UEFA C License with Scottish FA

 

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

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 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

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

Juan Zapata - Challenge United Staff Coach

EMAIL

 

Education
Dr. Otto Tonnsmann Piura Peru ( clinical Laboratories) 1988-1991
Houston Community College in Houston TX, Certificate of complatetion ( Intensive English) 2003-2006
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi 2016-2017, Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education / Fitness.
Wharton County Junior College 2018-2019

 

Coaching Education
USSF A License
Youth National License
USSF Workshops to Europe (Spain, Holland, Germany, Italy, Portugal)

Club Coaching Experience
20 years experience coaching in Texas
RISE SC, Houston, TX
FC Padre SC, Corpus Christi, TX
Eclipse Socer Club, Houston, TX

Playing Experience
Professional soccer player in Peru for 20 years
Athletico Grau (Piura-Peru)
Alianza Athletico (Sullana-Peru)
Carlos Mannucci (Trujillo-Peru)
Universitario de Deportes (Lima-Peru)
Cienciano (Cuzco-Peru)

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