Academy Staff

James Clarkson - Director, Youth Development | U-18 and U-11 Head Coach

Education:

  • BTEC Sports, University of East Anglia (UK)

Qualifications:

  • UEFA 'A' License
  • USSF 'A' and National Youth License

Experience:

  • South Texas Soccer, Director of Coaching (USA)
  • Eclipse Soccer Club, Director of Coaching (USA)
  • USSF and US Youth Soccer Instructor (USA)

Email address: jclarkson@houstondynamo.com

Eddie Robinson - Assistant Director, Youth Development | U-16 Head Coach

Education:

  • BA Economics and Sociology, University of North Carolina (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF National Youth License

Experience:

  • Houston Dynamo MLS - Player (USA)
  • San Jose Earthquakes MLS - Player (USA)
  • MLS AllStar 2006 and MLS Best XI 2007 (USA)

Email address: erobinson@houstondynamo.com

Tom Harris - Technical Coordinator U-13, 14 and 15

Education:

  • BSC Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'A' License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • FA Level 2

Experience:

  • Sierra Leone National Team, Assistant Coach (Sierra Leone)
  • Red Bull Ghana, Head Coach U15 (Ghana)
  • Red Bull New York, Regional Development School Coach (USA)

Email address: tharris@houstondynamo.com

Michael Fasching - Youth Development Coordinator | U-12 Coach

Education:

  • BBA Business Management, Stephen F. Austin State University (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'B' and National Youth License

Experience:

  •   Houston Dynamo - Academy Administrator, Youth Camps Coordinator, Junior Academy Coach (USA)

Email address: mfasching@houstondynamo.com

Scot Fraser - U-18 Assistant Coach

Education:

  • PHD Geology and Geophysics, University of Durham (UK)

Qualifications:

  • UEFA 'A' License

Experience:

  • University of St Thomas, Assistant Coach (USA)
  • Heriot Watt University, Head Coach (Scotland)
  • Scottish Football Association, Elite Technical Member (Scotland)

Email address: sfraser@houstondynamo.com

John DeWitt - Sports Performance Coach

Education:

  • PHD Rehabiliation Science, University of Texas - Medical Branch (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'A' and National Youth License
  • C.S.C.S (Certification Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

Experience:

  • NASA, Researcher for Exercise Physiology and Countermeasures (USA)
  • University of New Mexico, Head Coach (USA)
  • Texas ODP, Staff Coach (USA)

Email address: jdewitt@houstondynamo.com

Cor Van Hoeven - U-15 Head Coach

Education:

  • BSC Sports Marketing, Fontys Hogescholen (Holland)

Qualifications:

  • UEFA 'A' License

Experience:

  • Dutch Lions, Technical Director (USA)
  • Excellsior M, Head of Education (Holland)
  • R.K.V.V Westlandia, Head Coach (Holland)

Email address: choeven@houstondynamo.com

Kurt Nelson - U-13 Head Coach

Education

  • BS Criminal Justice , Sam Houston State University (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'A' and National Youth License
  • NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma

Experience:

  • Houstonians Futbol Club, Staff Coach (USA)
  • League City Youth Soccer, Director of Coaching (USA)
  • South Texas ODP, Staff Coach (USA)

Email address: knelson@houstondynamo.com

Garth Welch - U-12 Head Coach

Education:

  • BSC in Agronomy, Texas A&M University (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'A'  License and National Youth License

Experience:

  • Dynamo Junior Academy, Coach (USA)
  • South Texas Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development, Coach (USA)
  • Tahuichi Academy, Associate Coach (Bolivia)
  • South Texas State Select Team, Assistant Coach (USA)
  • Clear Lake Soccer Club, Director of Training (USA) 
  • Wildfire Soccer Club, Director of Training (USA)
  • City of Houston - Houstonians FC - Assistant Director of Coaching (USA)

Email address: gwelch@houstondynamo.com

Justin Neese - U-11 Assistant Coach

Education:

  • MA American Studies, University of Dallas (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'A' and National Youth License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma

Experience:

  • University of Dallas, Assistant Coach (USA)
  • University of Ozarks, Head Coach (USA)
  • Hendrix College, Head Coach (USA)

Email address: jneese@houstondynamo.com

Nathan Thackeray - GK Coach | U-16 Assistant Coach

Education:

  • BA Speech Communications, William Woods University (USA)

Qualifications:

  • USSF 'D' License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2
  • FA Level 1

Experience:

  • Young Harris College, GK Coach (USA)
  • Emory and Henry College, Assistant Coach (USA)
  • Houston Aces, GK Coach (USA)

Email address: nthackeray@houstondynamo.com

Ivan Burket - Head Athletic Trainer

Education:

  • BSC Sports Medicene, University of Michigan (USA)

Qualifications:

  • ATC (National Athletic Trainer Certification)
  • LAT (Licensed Athletic Trainer)

Experience:

  • University of Michigan, Athletic Trainer (USA)

Email address: iburket@houstondynamo.com