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Developing the Student Athlete

Developing the Student Athlete


Profe: Rafael Lopez
Director of Youth Development

A well known Coach in the Houston Area and an alumni of Northbrook High School, with over 35 years of coaching experience Profe. Rafa has an extensive background in developing youth and adult players (Amateur, Semipro and Professional) in the Houston area.  Original from Colima Mexico, Profe Rafa played for Loros FC a 3rd Division Professional Club in is native Colima, Mx. He later play for the Houston Hotshots (Professional Arena Soccer League) where he played along side Beto Dos Santos, Nebo Bandovic and many other talented players. After retiring from Professional Soccer he then move on to coaching where he coached many talented homegrown players, while coaching at Cruz Azul Academy in Richmond Texas, he was hired to assist head coach Rogelio Martinez (current head coach of Cruz Azul womens professional team) at Cruz Azul Hidalgo. 

Coaching History:
  • Houston Fury FC - Premier Arena Soccer Semipro League
  • Houston Hotshots - Premier Arena Soccer Semipro League
  • Houston Stars - Womens Premier Soccer League
  • Houston Leones - United Soccer League 2 (formely the PDL)
  • Cruz Azul Hidalgo - Liga Premier Federacion Mexicana de Futbol
  • Cruz Azul Academy - Richmond Tx
  • CF Monterrey Rayados - Waller Tx
  • Club America Academy - Houston Tx
  • Texas International - Missouri City Tx
  • Sugar Land Soccer Club - Sugar Land Tx
Coaching Qualifications:
  • USSF "C" License
  • Federacion Mexicana de Futbol - Curso de entrenador Sector Amateur - Diploma
  • International Talent Scout - Reales de Puebla - 3rd Div Professional Club
  • United Soccer Coaches 1-6 Diploma


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