I grew up in Houston and played soccer in local Sunday leagues around the city. I've been a High School soccer coach for 5 years and I find the spirit of those games to be very exciting. I started coaching at the club level in the Houston Express then RISE Recreational Programs. I wanted to get more experience and work with older players who fit the profile of the High School team I coach so I started to assist some of the coaches in the Competitive Program on my off days. This experience proved invaluable because it advanced my coaching knowledge and I was able to earn a permanent job on the Player Development Staff for RISE Advanced teams.