Mahdi Zainy

Mahdi Zainy

Player Development Coach
License Level



Favorite Soccer Team

FC Barcelona

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Lupe Tortilla


Mahdi fell in love with the game when he was 4 and has been obsessed with soccer ever since. He has a dream of making it pro in coaching, and he spends the majority of his time studying tactics, playing styles, coaching philosophies, breakdowns of players, and breakdown of different styles of plays. Mahdi also enjoys tactical analysis pre match and post match. He is a big fan of possession and positional play and aims to work with players on building composure under pressure, being able to keep possession in tight spaces, and building out from the back.

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

Rise With Us

Coach For RISE