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ACADEMY DIRECTOR
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MARCUS ANTHONY
HEAD COACH
10 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

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.

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GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR
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ROB BUCHANON
HEAD COACH
N/A
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

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

100% DEDICATION

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.

 
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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
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MARTIN SMITH
HEAD COACH
08 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF, FA
NATIONALITY
English

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.

 
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SENIOR DIRECTOR
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IVAN FERRERIS
HEAD COACH
05, 08 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

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.

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JUNIOR DIRECTOR
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RYAN VAN DE RIET
HEAD COACH
06, 07, 11, 12 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

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.

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PROGRAM COORDINATORS
RISING STARS

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.

RECREATIONAL

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.

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DEVELOPMENTAL COACHES
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BRANDON RODRIGUEZ
HEAD COACH
07 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF A
NATIONALITY
American

Brandon has been coaching at the highest level for SA United for 12 years. He continuously strives to improve each player both mentally and technically, allowing them to reach their maximum potential and continue to develop.

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BEN LONEY
HEAD COACH
09 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF 
NATIONALITY
English

Ben has over 17 years of experience coaching high school and college soccer. He served 4 years in the British Army and is married to an amazing wife Jennifer and has 2 beautiful daughters Emilia aged 6 and Elliott Grace aged 3.

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DUNCAN COX
HEAD COACH
10, 11, 12 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF, FA
NATIONALITY
English

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.

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LAURENCE O'TOOLE
HEAD COACH
10, 12 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF, FA
NATIONALITY
English

Laurence has been with SA United and World Wide Soccer for 12 years. He is the General Manager of WWS and directs camps, clinics, tournaments, school programs and summer soccer programs. 

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SAMI THORMAN
HEAD COACH
Rising Stars
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

Sami joined SA United in 2018 and has been primarily working with our Rising Stars program. She is a collegian athlete from UTB, studying physical therapy with a focus in orthopedic sports rehab & strength 

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KYLE KENDALL
HEAD COACH
11 Boys
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

Bio coming soon.

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PAULO ALAO
HEAD COACH
Academy
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

Bio coming soon.

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WADE SAYRE
HEAD COACH
Rising Stars
LICENSE LEVEL
USSF
NATIONALITY
American

Bio coming soon.

 
 
 
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ADMINISTRATION
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RHONDA SAYRE
ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES
Juniors, Seniors, Scheduling
NATIONALITY
American

Rhonda has been officially working with SA United for 9 years as Club Registrar, but had been volunteering since 2007. In addition to her many duties as registrar she also takes care of field scheduling and admin duties.

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NORMA MILLER
ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES
Rising Stars, Academy, Scheduling
NATIONALITY
American

Norma has been working with SA United for 5 years. She is a former High School and Biology / Chemistry teacher. She also taught NEISD and was a private Math and Science Tutor.

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MEDIA AND SOCIAL
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DUNCAN COX
CREATIVE ROLES
Website, Social, Club branding
NATIONALITY
English

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 9 years.

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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. 

Some of the benefits of working with SA United.
  • Leadership focused on your development, education and progression through the club
  • A cohesive and solid club structure
  • Competitive pay model (per session/team)
  • Travel, stay and food expenses (tournaments and out of city play)
  • Dedicated facilities at one location
  • Brand recognition
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U7-U14

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

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.

U15-U19

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

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.

U11-U14

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.