Jon Burklo

Jon Burklo

Boys Academy Director
License Level

USSF A / Academy Director


United States

Favorite Soccer Team

Manchester United and Feyenoord

Favorite Houston Restaurant



As a youth player, I began playing soccer in Okinawa, Japan before moving and playing in Maryland, Washington and Florida. After graduating high school in Florida, I moved on to play collegiate soccer at Liberty University and then for 3 years as a professional in Norway for Skeid SK, Finland for RoPS and in the US for the Wilmington Hammerheads and briefly for the Houston Dynamo as a reserve player. I began coaching in 2009 in San Antonio, TX for what became Lonestar SC San Antonio and is now SA City SC before joining St Louis Scott Gallagher as a Development Academy Coach for 4 years. In May of 2019, I joined RISE as the Boys DA Director.

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

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