Eddie Edwards

Eddie Edwards

Player Development Lead Coach
License Level

USSF C, National Youth License



Favorite Soccer Team


Favorite Houston Restaurant

Taste of Texas


As a youth player, I played for some of the top youth academies in the UK, including Tottenham Hotspurs FC Youth and Brentford FC. I also represented Hounslow District, Middlesex County, and London Schools Region. I played collegiately at Sam Houston State University and earned a BFA degree, then a Teaching Certification from the University of Houston. I have been a professional coach at the youth level in Houston since 1986, along with stints with the South Texas Olympic Development Program staff and as a STYSA coaching education instructor. Prior to the RISE merger, I was the Youth Academy Director at Eclipse SC for 5 years before. More recently, I’ve contributed as the Recreational, Tournament, and Offseason Program Director and at RISE.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Francisco Manera

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Cody Callahan
Brandon Gonzalez
Miguel Hernandez
Kara Hoffman
Edgar Vasquez


Recreational Site Coordinator

Andy Zangoullis

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Akram Assaf
Darrel Johnson
Oscar Rojo

Lost Creek

Recreational Site Coordinator

Ahmed Elsaadi

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Will Cook
Josh Groesbeck
Kati Sotillo

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