Darren Lenton began his career in England where he was a Youth Player in the World Famous Manchester United Schoolboy Program. He went on to play professional soccer for Bolton Wanderers F.C. and for a number of Semi-Professional teams; including Northwich Victoria, where he was coached by Man Utd Legends, Sammy McIlroy and Norman Whiteside, before deciding to make his home in the United States.
For the last seventeen years he has dedicated himself to the art of coaching. He has coached Division One Club Soccer in both the Austin and San Antonio area and High School Varsity Soccer for both St Stephen's Soccer Academy and St Michaels Academy where he won a State Championship. Darren, previously was the Director of Player Development for Lake Travis soccer, now LT Dynamos.
Darren has been in New Braunfels for the past eight years and has taken numerous teams to district and state finals. Whilst being in charge of the senior program for the past four years, he has placed over fifty boys and girls in Division One and Two college soccer programs.
Darren also spent three years in California coaching in the strongest region in the country, CYSA. There he was fortunate enough to work with CYSA Program Director of the Year, for both girls and boys, Clint Greenwood and the Santa Anita Soccer Club. Working as an Assistant to Clint Greenwood, he learned a wealth of soccer expertise taking in different and revolutionary styles of training and coaching from all over the world, including Brazilian, French and Dutch.
Additionally, during his time in California, Darren Lenton had the prestigious chance of working with national and regional players, which helped him hone his own style and direction that he now brings to NB Ajax.
Darren holds his NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and Level 1 and 2 FA Coaching certificates from England.
USSF A License
FA Level 2
U6/8/10/12 Youth modules
Ben Loney started his soccer career in Bournemouth, England. A lucky young Lad who's father David played for local side Bournemouth grew up in a sea of soccer. Boscombe Albion was his club team where he was coached by ex profession Les Parodi, who also played at Bournemouth and legendary Seattle Sounders. Ben also got opportunities at local professional club Bournemouth under Tony Pulis (now Stoke City manager) Ben went on to play a couple of seasons for Chelsea FC. From There ben signed a 2 year contract with then Premier League side, Southampton FC. During this time between Chelsea and Southampton Ben was scouted by England youth to attend 2 trials.
Ben after leaving school and decided on what he though was a more stable career and a chance to continuing playing soccer. He joined the British Army, where he served as an infantry soldier in Bosnia. During his time he managed to play plenty of soccer. After just over 4 years and eye injury encouraged to move on from service life. Ben left with other ambitions.
Back to civilian life Ben played Semi Professional soccer for various local clubs including Bournemouth Poppies. Ben was encouraged by his father and local ambassador to take up coaching. After coaching local mens league team with his father and a year in Spain, he decided to travel to the United States to coach as his father once did.
From there coaching youth soccer changed his vision on soccer altogether. Traveling the States for 2 years working with local clubs and high schools, Ben came to San Antonio in 2006 and then never returned after meeting his beautiful wife Jennifer Loney. 20 months at Alamo Heights Fort Sam, ben was approached by NB Ajax Soccer Club to be the academy director.
Ben believes heavily in in technical ability and believes it is the forefront to any youth player. With Coaching experience working with Coerver, Ben strives to create a player centered program within NB Ajax.
Playing Career: Oxford United Youth Academy, Watford Youth, Northampton Town Professional YTS 2 years, England School Boys
University of Worcester
Banbury United, Southern League Premier
Undergraduate Degree in Sports Studies
Postgraduate Degree Qualified Physical Education Teacher (5 Years teaching experience)
FA Level 1
FA Level 2
Teaching Football Key stage 1&2
Teaching Football Key Stage 3&4
Qualified Junior Football Organizer tutor
Qualified Sports Leadership Tutor
NSCAA Youth Level II
NSCAA National Diploma
Have been coaching in the USA for ten years working up and down both east and west coasts before moving to Texas.
Attended St. Francis University (PA) in 2006 and University of The Incarnate Word from 2007-2009
Professional Development League (PDL): for WTU Sockers in 2009 and Laredo Heat in 2010
Club Experience: Played for FC Texas 88 and for the North Texas 87 Olympic Development Program (ODP)
Beginning my 2nd year coaching for NB AJAX
National Youth License
Pursuing a degree in Psychology at the University of The Incarnate Word
School: KSG de Breul (The Netherlands)
Team: Utrecht FC. (The Netherlands).
Years of coaching 14 years International and National
Previous coaching experience: Bunnik "73 (The Netherlands 1985 - 1991),Westminster Wolves Soccer Club ( MD 2003 - 2011). Boys, Girls and academy,
Director of Coaching for Westminster Wolves Soccer Club (MD from 2006 -2011), High-school coach South Carrol High ( MD 2010 - 2011).
Licences: USSF National C licence, USSF referee licence, CPR and First Aid certified.
Degree: HAVO from KSG de Breul (the Netherlands).
Diego Garcia began playing soccer in New Braunfels, Texas. While beginning playing with his father he then went on to train under the watchful eye of Darren Lenton. He has represented many of the top San Antonio clubs and played at all levels including Super II, D1, Premier, Pre-Academy and even ODP.
At Pre-academy his position was center-Mid and it was there he truly developed his game to the highest level. He trained every day of the week and also attended many of the leading tournaments in the United States. Additionally, he was a four year letterman at New Braunfels High School and received many acccolades including, "First Team All Region 2008, All District Team 2009 and First Team All District 2010"
Diego Garcia was considered by many to be one of the most skillful players of his '92 generation and was well-respected by all his peers. But from an early age, it was clear he was not just a player, but instead like every successful coach-to-be, he was also an avid student of the game. He has been coaching at NB Ajax for a little over a year and has dedicated himself to teaching all our players, "Joga Bonito", which translates as "To play beautifully." One look at his current U-10 Academy boys team and you know he takes this mandate very seriously.
Diego Garcia holds NSCAA qualifications
Wayne Bartlett began his soccer career in London, England. After displaying promising ability at youth level, he was recruited by a professional club in East London. Following his spell as a junior at the club, Wayne then went on to focus on his other passion, boxing.
As well as developing his own skills during his amateur boxing career, Wayne’s knowledge and ability to help others in the gym led him to coach under the tutelage of professional boxing trainer Chris Hall.
After working with both amateur and professional boxers, Wayne returned to his first love of soccer, and played for various amateur and semi-professional clubs before embarking on a career coaching the game.
Wayne then went on to earn FA qualifications and coach youth soccer in England prior to moving to Texas.
Wayne’s desire for the game to be played ‘the right way’ means a strong focus on technical growth and development, as well as encouraging the demonstration of skill, as vital to any youth player.
Regarded as the MVP down the stretch for Texas State in its 2011 Southland Conference Championship run, Lauren Frazier is in her second season an assistant coach for the Bobcats. Frazier primarily works with the goalkeepers, the position where she earned SLC Tournament MVP honors
in 2011. Last year Frazier worked with Natalie Gardini and Caitlyn Rinehart as the duo combined for five shutouts. Gardini had four of those shutouts, giving her 7.5 for her career. During her two years at Texas State as a player, Frazier put up some of the most impressive career numbers the program has seen. She ranks second in goals against average at 0.95, third in shutouts with 11.5 and fourth in saves with 116. Frazier led the Bobcats to the conference championship as evidenced by her 12-5 record. That is good for second all-time in a single season at Texas State. In 2010 her goals against average of 0.96 ranked fourth, surpassed by her 2011 season which saw her allow just 0.93 goals per game. Her 2011 season numbers was helped greatly by her 7.5 shutouts, which ranks third all-time. In 2010, Frazier was named Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, earning
Second-Team All-SLC honors. The team was 9-7-0 in 17 starts. Lauren transferred from Houston where she played two seasons. She made 19 starts in her two years. Frazier received her degree from Texas State in 2012, in exercise and sports science.