Carlos Parra

Carlos Parra

Girls Competitive Director
License Level



Colombian/ American

Favorite Soccer Team

Atletico Nacional

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Brazilian Steak House


Coach Carlos joins the RISE SC staff from Ginga SC where he served as the Technical Director and Director of Player Development. Over the last 20+ years Coach Carlos played on the U.S. U20 and U23 National teams, competing in the Youth World Championships with the U20s. He also played in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids, New England Revolution, Miami Fusion and the New York/New Jersey Metrostars.

Coach Carlos previously served as Technical Director, Director of Girls Development Academy and ECNL Director in Atlanta and South Florida. Prior to that, Carlos spent many years in Atlanta as Executive Director of Coaching for Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association. Carlos has his USSF A and National Youth licenses.

His connections throughout U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Youth System will add great value as he supports the development of our players and our coaching staff. "I am extremely excited to be a part of the RISE staff and club. I fully believe in their player development philosophy and the club's long term goals. It was clear that RISE is the club to be a part of."

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Walid Bnider

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Cody Callahan
Kelvin Cardona
Laura Flores
Brandon Gonzalez
Joshua Groesbeck
Alexandra "Zandy" Soree


Recreational Site Coordinator

Andy Zangoullis

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Luis Reyes
Oscar Rojo

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Stormy Cook

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Lorin Banja
Miguel Hernandez

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE