Scooter Shaffer

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Email  | (817) 458-1292

Teams: 2006 Boys, 2001 Boys

Coach Scooter has been coaching for 12 years and started with AFC when the club first started and coached the first twp AFC teams.  Currently Coach Scooter coaches the 01, 05 and 06 boys teams.  Coaching is Scooters passion.  He loves passing on knowledge of the beautiful game to the kids in the community that he grew up in.  What I love about coaching is seeing the development and maturation the players have from year to year.  It is amazing to look back at pictures of when the players were 9-10 years old and see them 5 or 6 years later.  One of the great things about AFC is that it is a family type atmosphere so there is not a lot of roster turnover so we get to see our young kids turn into young men/women.  Big fan of Liverpool FC and Steven Gerrard.

 

Austin Guest

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Email  | (214) 682-5292

Team: 2000 Boys

Coaching Bio –

 Austin Guest currently holds a USSF “B” License, Coerver Youth Diploma and NSCAA Regional GK Diploma.  Coach Austin has extensive knowledge of the beautiful game.  Coach is currently Midlothian High School Varsity Soccer Coach for the Boys and Varsity girls Assistant Coach with over 19 years coaching Varsity soccer.  In 2003 Coach led Midlothian to a State Championship.  He has also accumulated 17 District Championships and 18 District Coach of the Year awards.  In 2003 Coach was awarded NSCAA State and Regional Coach of the Year and TASCO awarded Coach with Regional Coach of the Year in 2010.  Guest has over 400 high school wins and also coached for five years as head coach at Southwestern AG University.  As a player, Guest is a TCU Varsity Letterman, played 11 years in the USL with numerous All-Star appearances along with his USL All-Star USSR Tour.

 

Charlie Laughley

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Email |  (817) 401-3306

Teams: 2002 Girls, 2003 Girls, 2004 Girls, 2005 Girls

Charles Laughley has coached youth soccer since receiving his license in 2003.  He has coached multiple teams for a majority of those seasons. The teams have all had success both on and off the field. He has an extremely high retention rate of players due to his relationship with the players and their families. He served 5 years as a Board Member for Weatherford Soccer Association. He chaired the  Coaching Development Committee, which helps instruct new and veteran coaches on developing young soccer players and being a role model for them.

 

Chris Auth

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Email  |  (631) 513-7887

Team: 2006 Auth Girls

Coaching Bio –

Chris Auth currently holds his USSF National “D” License.  Chris grew up playing soccer on Long Island, NY.  Played club for Baymen SC 89′. Chris played varsity soccer all four years of high school and continued his career at The College of Brockport where he won a SUNYAC Championship and appeared in the 2009 and 2010 NCAA DIII National Tournament with the Golden Eagles.  Chris has been coaching with Americas Futbol Club since 2011.

 

Josh Goldstein

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Teams: 2007 Boys, 2008 Girls, 2009 Girls

Josh Goldstein has been coaching soccer at all levels since 2012 and currently holds his USSF ‘D’ Coaching License.  As a youth player, he played his club soccer in North Texas for the Dallas Andromeda ’90 team.  A four year starter for Aledo High School, Josh holds the school’s single season and career assist records and held the Texas High School state career assists record for five years.  In college Josh played for Winthrop University, where he made two NCAA tournament appearances and helped the team win back to back Big South Conference Championships.  He played a year in the lower divisions of the U.S. professional system for FC Carolina Discoveries (NPSL). In the fall of 2015, Josh spent 5 months in Barcelona learning and coaching with professional club UE Cornella’s youth system, specifically their U18 team.  Josh began coaching with AFC in the fall of 2016.

 

Sean Maloney

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As a youth player, he played his club soccer in North Texas for the DFW Tejanos and FWFC ’90 team.  A three year starting defender for Aledo High School, Sean won 2 District Championships and won All-District awards all 3 years.  In college Sean played for Texas Wesleyan and Concordia University. Sean was second leading scorer during his only season at Concordia and helped the team to a then program record 21 points.  After ending his playing soccer career Sean relocated back to Fort Worth and is loving coaching for AFC.

Lee Strube

Teams: 2007 Girls

Coach Lee brings a lot of knowledge to the game of soccer in Fort Worth.  Having his National D License, Coach Lee also played for Texas Eagles SC and Phoenix SC growing up while being a 4 year starter at a Fort Worth HS, Paschal HS.   Coach Lee has been a DOC for BISA and has been coaching for an outstanding 17 years in DFW with various clubs before finding his home with AFC.

AFC Coach Trey

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Team: AFC 2006 Rohlender Girls

As an elite youth soccer player, one of Tray Rohleder’s earliest accomplishments on the pitch was being selected to join Fort Worth United, edging out many from a highly competitive pool of over 70 players that tried out.  As a starting forward, Tray played all his select years with FWU in D-1 Classic League. Upon completion of his select eligibility, Tray was selected to play on the Latin semi-pro team, the Fort Worth Longhorns with whom he played with for two seasons.  Tray progressed to pro ball, when he was selected to play with the Dallas Lightening, a USISL D-3 pro team for one season. During the season he received various accolades, including Player of the Week and played a key role in running several team youth camps.  Over the course of his soccer career, Coach Tray has had the opportunity to play with diverse group of players from countries such as Brazil, Kenya, Spain and Vietnam.  This experience has exposed him to a wide variety of playing styles which he now incorporates into the development of his 2006 Girls team.  Tray is the father of four daughters, two of which he coached for a total of eight seasons – both girls are currently playing soccer on athletic scholarships at the collegiate level.  Tray has a passion for the game and really enjoys passing his experience and love for the sport to the kids he coaches.

Sam Jones

Teams: 2001 Girls

Coach Jones Bio Coming Soon

William Graham 

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As a youth player, Will played two years under Scooter Shaffer at Texas Titans. Then went on to play for 3 years at Fort Worth FC. Two year varsity letterman from Weatherford High School. Earned 1st team All-District as a senior. In college, Will played two years at Ranger College in Ranger, Tx. Qualified and attended the NJCAA National Tournament his freshman year. From there, Will transferred to Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Tx where he played the final 2 years. Graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science degree. Certified coach through National Association of Sport and Physical Education.  Aspires to further his knowledge of the game to players willing to learn and pass on the passion and desire of the game to others. Die hard fan of Manchester United.

Aly Pearson – Goalkeeper Coach and Assistant Coach

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College: University of North Carolina – 3 year starting goalkeeper for the Tarheels & all time leader in career saves. Started every game 2003-2004, and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for minutes played in 2003. Did not allow a single goal in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, which led the Tarheels to a National Championship.
National Team: A past member of the U-18 youth national team, and named to the U.S. National Soccer Pool U-14, U-15, U-16, U-20

Jeff VanCuren – GK Coach

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