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Director of Select - Darren Lenton

Darren Lenton began his career in England where he was a Youth Player in the Manchester United Schoolboy Program. He went on to play professional soccer for Bolton Wanderers FC and for a number of semi-professional teams; including Northwich Victoria, where he was coached by Man U legends, Sammy McEllroy and Norman Whiteside, before deciding to make his home in the United States.

For the last 22 years, he has dedicated himself to coaching. He has coached Division 1 club soccer in the Austin and San Antonio area and High School varsity soccer for both St. Stephen’s Academy and St. Michael’s Academy where he won a State Championship. Darren previously was the Director of Player Development for Lake Travis soccer, now Dynamo Juniors.

Darren has been in New Braunfels for the past 13 years and has taken numerous teams to district and state finals. While being in charge of the soccer program for the past 9 years, he has placed 75 boys and girls at all levels of colligate soccer programs, from Division 1 to NAIA.

Darren also spent 3 years in California coaching in the strongest region in the country, CYSA. There he was fortunate enough to work with CYSA Pro-gram Director of the year, for both girls and boys, Clint Greenwood and the Santa Anita Soccer Club working as Clint’s assistant.

Darren lives in Austin with his wife, Heather and daughter, Harper.

Darren holds his NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and Level 1 and 2 FA Certificates from England.

Director of Academy - Mike Abalos

Coach Mike Attended St. Francis University (PA) in 2006 and University of The Incarnate Word from 2007-2009
Mike also played in the Professional Development League (PDL) for the WTU Sockers in 2009 and Laredo Heat in 2010
Mike's club experience was with FC Texas 88, as well as playing in the North Texas 87 Olympic Development Program (ODP)
Mike has been coaching with NB Ajax since 2011

Mike lives I San Antonio with his wife, Jordan and new daughter, Charlotte.

Mike holds USSF E, D Licenses as well as the USSF National Youth License.  Mike is currently working on his USSF C License.

Andrew Tunnicliffe "Tunni"

Andrew Tunnicliffe joins the NB Ajax program after taking a year out back home in Liverpool, England to be with family. Tunni has 15 years coaching experience at the Jr Academy, Select and Collegiate levels and is very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of youth soccer in New Braunfels.
Tunni resides in San Marcos with wife Rosie, 15 year old daughter Faron and 3 year old son Freddy.
Tunni holds a USSF B License, as well we a Goal Keeping certification.

Russell Houston

Russell has played soccer since he was very young, starting in select at age 11 with the Lions where he won a state championship in Super II at age 12 with Coach Walter Rule.

He then continued on to play at Division 1 and Premier League in South Texas until graduation. At these levels he played under coaches Tony Castaneda, Karl Moore, Robby Babcock, and Ed Quini. At the age of 15, he moved to NB Ajax under coaches Nick Gordon and Darren Lenton.

Russell was a 2 year Varsity lettermen in high school, starting every game of his senior year at center back. He was also Academic All-District. Russell is in his 4th year with NB Ajax working with our Academy Program as well as coaching 2 teams of his own.

Russell is currently in his Senior year at Texas State University where he is a practice player on the women's soccer team and an exercise and History major.


Russell holds a USSF E license and is currently working on his USSF D.

Jesus Terrazas

Grew up in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico and in the New Braunfels area.  "Aaron" was a member of the 2008 New Braunfels Canyon Soccer State Quarter Finalists, led by Coach Rob Rush, where he was the designated PK taker.  

Aaron started coaching in 2010 as a volunteer for NBYSA, coming to NB Ajax in December of 2012.  Aaron works with the Ajax Academy program, in addition to running our RecPLUS program for NBYSA and our Ajax Juniors.  Aaron also coaches 2 teams of his own for the select program.

Aaron recently graduated from UTSA with a BA in Business.  He currently is working on a Masters Degree.

Aaron holds a USSF National Youth License, as well as, USSF E & D Licenses.  Along with several NSCAA diplomas.


Sergio Martinez

Sergio was born San Antonio TX, where he played Varisty Soccer at Steele High School under Coach Matthews.  Sergio played his club soccer with the NB Rapids coached by Darren Lenton.

Sergio has been an Academy coach with NB Ajax for 5 years, as well as a select coach for 2 years.  Sergio graduated with a BA in Education from UTSA in 2014.  He currently teaches Spanish at Samuel Clemens HS in Cibolo and is an assistant coach with both the JV and Varsity Men's Soccer teams at the school.

Sergio currently holds a USSF E License.

Lauren Frazier

Regarded as the MVP down the stretch for Texas State in its 2011 Southland Conference Championship run, Lauren Frazier has been an assistant coach for the Bobcats since 2012. Frazier primarily works with goalkeepers, the position where she earned SLC Tournament MVP honors
in 2011.  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.