In 2006 Marcus joined SA United as a staff coach. In 2007 he coached on the boys side for CE while also coaching for Antonian College Preparatory. In 2013 he became the SPD at Boerne SC for 3 years before returning to us in 2018.
Rob has been playing and coaching soccer for over 35 years at both amateur and professional levels. After youth soccer, where he was recognized as top goalkeeper, he attended University of Texas on a full athletic scholarship.
PRESENTING OUR CLUB STAFF
Bringing years of experience, training and dedication to the sport that they love, our highly qualified staff work tirelessly training and educating our athletes.
DEDICATED FULL-TIME STAFF
17 MULTI-LICENSED COACHES
7 PROGRAM DIRECTORS
ESTABLISHED SINCE 2005
SA UNITED PRIDE THEMSELVES ON EMPLOYING THE MOST DEDICATED AND EDUCATED DEVELOPMENTAL STAFF IN SAN ANTONIO
Over the last 15 years we have formed a wonderful base of fully qualified full-time staff, backed up by our excellent part-time developmental coaches. Our club excels in producing not only skillful, intelligent, technical soccer players, but also fantastic human beings, ready for life's challenges as they complete our programs and venture out into the world.
From the beginning we wanted to form the very best team of coaches and staff in San Antonio. Over the past 15 years an unparalleled level of coaches have joined our club, working from our Rising Stars program all the way through to our competitive Senior program. We engulf every athlete into a mindset of learning, pushing them harder in their development and education as they progress through our programs.
Below are bios and information about our club leadership, program directors, developmental staff and our administration. If you are a member of the club then your coach is your first point of contact, if it is about a specific program then please contact that programs DOC and if it is related generally to the club then please contact our administration staff.
Martin has been with SA United for 10 years, heading into his 3rd year as Technical Director having previously been the clubs Executive Director. Martin was also the Assistant DOC at Roanoke Star Soccer Club in Virginia.
05, 08 Boys
Ivan has been with SA United for 8 years and became our clubs Senior Director in early 2021.
He will guide our Senior athletes through the college recruitment process.
RYAN VAN DE RIET
06, 07, 11, 12 Boys
Ryan is a former SA United player and graduated from Johnson HS (c/o 2016), playing varsity soccer. He was a former Alamo City Coach, former VS Coach at St. Anthony Catholic HS.
If you wish to find out more information about our Rising Stars program or wish to contact us via email / speak to a member of our Admin staff, then please use the links below.
If you wish to find out more information about our Recreational program or wish to contact us via email / speak to a member of our Admin staff, then please use the links below.
10, 11, 12 Boys
Duncan moved to the U.S. in 2012 and joined SA United later in that year. Involved for over 25 years in the sport, playing at a semi-pro level for 12 of those in England. He has been coaching for SA united for the last 9 years.
MEDIA AND SOCIAL
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A PROGRESSIVE, EVOLVING, DEVELOPMENTAL SOCCER CLUB?
If coaching or volunteering positions become available within our club and you are interested in a role with us, please let us know and we will be in contact.
Having quality, educated coaches is key to player development. SA United provides all of our athletes with some of the most highly qualified coaches in South Texas. As with all fields your progression and success increases with further education. SA United is solely dedicated to the development of players, and we maintain this philosophy by having the most qualified coaches and leadership oversee our curriculums and programs.
We firmly believe that top-quality coaches means better player development, and we provide opportunities for part-time or full-time staff no matter the level.
Our Recreational program offers a low-cost, fun, creative and non-stressful environment, to not only develop soccer players, but for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.
Q. If my child really enjoys the program, are there any options for movement into the other club programs?
A. Yes of course. We actually have players who have excelled in the program and then progressed into our Academy and Junior programs to further their development.
Players moving into the Senior program begin to learn about our competition phase, while we develop them for successful high-school and college careers in sport and study.
Q. How do you help players with their college aspirations and recruitment?
A. With a dedicated program director, we provide each athlete with a guide and athlete profile, outlining a timeline to organize their goals and support them in the recruiting process.
Our Junior program focuses on our athletes learning to compete as a team, developing as an individual, enjoying the pursuit of excellence in a challenging environment.