Esad Kalender

Esad Kalender

Player Development Staff
License Level

USSF D License



Favorite Soccer Team


Favorite Houston Restaurant

Empire Turkish Grill


Esad was born on Feb 9th, 1996 in Gaziantep, Turkey. He attended Istanbul Science HS from 2009-2013, and went on to Istanbul University from 2014-2018. While finishing his studies, Esad played professional soccer for Kirikhanspor in Turkey during the 2017-2018 season. In order to pursue his coaching aspirations, he acquired his USSF D License in 2020 and started coaching for RISE in 2022. He is very happy to currently be a coach for RISE Soccer Club.

Player Development

Recreational Player
Development Staff

West University Place

Recreational Site Coordinator

Kelvin Cardona

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Abdelghani Abdesselam
Kevin Adjei
Jesus Aldea
Azael Ambrosio
Bayonle Arashi
Yassine Cherif
Dylan Dreghorn
Christopher Driver
Ehiosun Ekigho
Joshua Groesbeck
Darwin Martinez
Julio Rivas
Ayomide Salako
Marco Say
Nicholas Stoute
Alder Umanzor
Andy Zangoullis

Community Park

Recreational Site Coordinator

Luis Reyes

Recreational Player Development Coaches

Kevin Adjei
Ehiosun Ekigho

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