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Coaches

A good coach explains. A superior coach demonstrates.

A GREAT COACH INSPIRES!

ABOUT OUR COACHES

Richard Smith

- 05 Girls Aguero

- 05 Girls Oakes

 

- 13 Girls Aguero

- 12 Boys Ederson

Director of Coaching

Richard was born in England where he grew up playing soccer. He played professionally for Brentford before injury cut short his career. After two years out of the game, he played semi-pro and then became involved in coaching.

Richard was head coach of several semi-pro teams before becoming chief scout for the Southern Region for Oldham Athletic in England's League One. He has also worked summer camps coaching soccer for Challenger Sports (British Soccer) and was awarded Coach of the Year in 1999.

Richard holds UEFA B, USSF A, and USSF National Youth Licenses. He also earned the NSCAA Premier Diploma (Distinguished Pass) and has his International Diploma for SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) fitness. The SAQ program is widely used for conditioning by English Premiere League clubs.

Richard has a wealth of coaching experience with youth at the highest levels. Richard is also a North Texas and NSCAA educator of coaches. He also served as an Assistant Coach on the US Men's National Paralympic team. Paralympic players have cerebral palsy, stroke injuries or traumatic brain injuries.


Jeff Hunsucker

- 02 Girls

Jeff was born and raised in West Texas before moving to DFW in 1986.

He has been coaching for more than 15 years, and currently coaches the 00 Girls. Jeff has coached a variety of groups from U6 to U19 boys and girls.

Many of players from his teams have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Jeff's focus is on skills development, awareness, and possession play. He teaches the players to develop leadership skills, work ethic and sportsmanship. Jeff believes the player comes first at any level of play. Soccer should be a tool to help help develop in all walks of life.

Jeff holds a NSCAA Level 6 Diploma, and a USSF National E License.


Jason Gotcher

- 06 Girls Sterling

-06 Girls Kompany
 

Jason grew up in Midland, where he captained two club teams, and earned all-district honors at Midland Lee High School.  Jason received a scholarship to play NCAA Division I at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He later transferred to Texas Tech, where he played for the club team which won the 1997 National Club Championship.  Jason has played semi-professionally for the Lubbock Sand Devils, Lubbock Lonestar, and the DFW Mustangs. In November of 2008, Jason signed a professional contract to play for the Texas Outlaws of the Professional Arena Soccer League.  
 
Jason holds a USSF National A license. He has coached several club teams in Midland, Lubbock, Little Rock, and the DFW area.  Jason has worked as a staff coach University of Notre Dame's summer women's soccer camp since 2009.

Kyle Beggs

- Goalkeeping

Kyle grew up playing soccer in the DFW area for local recreational programs. He finished his youth playing career with the DFW Tornados Soccer Club and Central High School in Keller. From there Kyle went on to play soccer in college for Harding University at the NCAA Division II level. He is currently an assistant coach at Prosper High School.

Kyle has a vast amount of coaching experience despite being one of the younger club coaches in the area. He began coaching local recreational programs at the age of 16. It was here that Kyle developed his passion for developing soccer players and readying them for the next parts of their soccer careers.

After coaching in both Texas and Arkansas, Kyle eventually found his way to Lewisville, Texas, where he joined the coaching staff at Triumph FC. He has assisted in coaching the ’99 girls and ’05 girls, and is head coach of the Triumph FC Goalkeeping Academy. He holds a ​​USSF National D License and a NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma.


John Romes

- 12 Boys 

Ederson Assistant

- Club President

John grew up playing soccer in the Chicago area and played for a select soccer club in Arlington Heights, IL. His select team, which included former U.S. National Star Brian McBride, won a State Cup Championship and numerous league titles.

John’s high school team, which was the #1 ranked team in the country by USA Today prior to his senior season, was also very successful, as they won Sectional, Regional, and Conference championships.

John is a graduate of Kansas State University. John has spent the past four  years with Triumph as an assistant coach, and has also helped with the Junior Blues Academy, and is the club's Vice President.

John is currently an assistant coach for the '02 Girls Aguero and '05 Girls Aguero teams. The development of future players to reach their fullest potential and acquire a life-long love of the game is why he is a part of Triumph FC. John currently holds his USSF National D License.


Craig Allen

Originally from Leeds England  Craig has a wealth of coaching experience 

coaching at Texas Lightning for 18 years where his boys and girls teams have played in the Classic leagues as well as Arlington. 

Work for North American Soccer Camps, Leeds Utd FC Development and Center of Excellence 

Head Coach  at Guiseley Dynamo England

Has a USSF C License, Prelim Badge English FA