Jon Burklo

Jon Burklo

Boys Academy Director
License Level

USSF A / Academy Director License


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

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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