Mirko Castillo

Mirko Castillo

Player Development Coach
License Level

USSF B, Ajax Method



Favorite Soccer Team

FC Barcelona and Manchester City

Favorite Houston Restaurant

Lemon Three and Fogo de Chao


Mirko grew up playing soccer in Lima, Peru, developing as a player at Alianza Lima. He had a distinguished 18-year professional career before transitioning to coaching roles. In his 22 years of coaching experience, Mirko has coached with clubs in Corpus Christi and Houston and has led teams to multiple state and regional championships, as well as one national championship. Several of his former players are now playing at the professional level. Mirko enjoys coaching and developing young players as it gives him a chance to share his vast soccer knowledge and experience. Mirko is fluent in Spanish and English and speaks some Portuguese, and his favorite soccer slogan is “You play the way you train!”

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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