Kurt Nelson

Kurt Nelson

Player Development Lead Coach
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Favorite Soccer Team

FC Barcelona

Favorite Houston Restaurant

La Escondida


I am a lifelong player and now coach in continuance of my passion for the game. I began my coaching career in 2000, and have coached at various clubs including Houstonians FC and Texans SC. I served on the South Texas Olympic Development Program staff for 5 years. Prior to joining RISE, I coached the U13 Houston Dynamo, US Soccer Development Academy team. At RISE, I place a lot of emphasis on helping young players, not only develop their technical skills, but also their character and integrity.

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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