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Director of Select - Darren Lenton

Coach to NB AJAX 03 Boys White (D1), 03 Girls White (Premier), 02 Boys White (SCL), & 00 Girls White (Premier)

Darren Lenton began his career in England as a Youth Player in the Manchester United Program. He went on to play professionally 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 26 years, he has coached Division 1 to Premier club soccer in the Austin & San Antonio area, as well as, High School varsity soccer for both St. Stephen’s Academy & St. Michael’s Academy where he won a State Championship. Darren previously was the Director of Player Development for Lake Travis Elite.


Darren has been coaching in New Braunfels for 17 years & has taken numerous teams to district & state finals. While being in charge of the soccer program for the past 15 years, he has placed almost 100 boys & girls at all levels of colligate soccer programs, from Division 1 to NAIA.


Darren also spent 3 years in California coaching at CYSA. There he worked as the assistant to CYSA Pro-gram Director of the year, Clint Greenwood at the Santa Anita Soccer Club.

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, as well as his USSF E & NSCAA DOC Certificate.

Director of Academy - Mike Abalos

Coach to NB AJAX 01 Boys White (D1), 01 Girls White (SCL), 00 Boys White (SCL) & 99 Boys White (SCL)

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 and has been the Academy Director since 2013, as well as coaching 4 Ajax teams, 3 of those teams playing SCL (State Classic League).

Mike lives in San Antonio with his wife, Jordan and 2 year old daughter, "Charli".

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


Our Training Staff

We are fortunate to have a highly qualified training staff.  All of our coaches have extensive playing & coaching backgrounds.  They are appropriately licensed for the age group they are coaching & are committed to improving their coaching ability by attending courses, as well as, participating in various team training programs.  The club's coaches are hired & supervised by the Directors of Coaching.  It is the responsibility of the Directors of Coaching to make team-trainer assignments each season.  Duties and responsibilities of the training staff include the following:  

 

We conduct club tryouts in May/June. The training staff are responsible for team selections for the teams they are assigned to. The final decision shall rest with the Directors of Coaching. 

  • Hold parent meetings with the team manager as needed. 

  • Plan and conduct training sessions for assigned teams during the year.  

  • Attend as many regularly scheduled season games each weekend as possible, this includes coaching teams other than his/her own & Academy teams on games days. 

  • Be available to attend approved tournaments both locally and out of town.  To cover as many teams as possible, trainers may be required to attend team games for teams other than their own.  

  • Be available to answer questions; resolve problems, etc. with team members and/or team parents.  

  • Wear proper coaches uniform at all times while representing The Club.   

  • Continually develop as a soccer trainer through national coaching courses & clinics.  

Trainers are to act in a professional manner at all times; toward players, parents, coaches & referees at our club & all others.  Trainers are to represent the club by striving to develop players. 


Staff Coaches

Russell Houston

Coach to NB AJAX 06 Boys White (SII) & 04 Boys White (D2)

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 "Aaron" Terrazas

Coach to NB AJAX 06 Boys Blue (D2) & 00 Boys Blue (SII)

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.

 

Lauren Frazier

NB AJAX Goalkeeper Coach

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.

Seferino Alvarado

Coach to NB AJAX 07 Girls White (SII) & 05 Girls White

Sef Alvarado has been coaching with Ajax since the summer of 2014. His youth teams consisted of NEYSO, Classics Elite, Ajax and Madison High School where he was a three year letterman. Since joining Ajax he has earned a USSF National D License and a U.S. Youth Soccer National Youth License. Sef is currently attending UTSA and coaching the 07 GW and 05 GW.

Sergio Martinez

Coach to NB AJAX 04 Boys White

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 6 years, as well as a select coach for 3 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.

Cameron Hofmockel

Coach to NB AJAX 07 Boys Blue (SII)

Cameron Hofmockel started playing soccer when he was 4 years old. He joined what is now Ajax at 9 years old. He played for several years and was coached by Darren and by other former coaches. He became a coach with us December of 2015.

Cameron played varsity at Madison High School and was captain his senior year. After graduating in 2015 he played with the UTSA club team. He will graduate college with a business degree in the spring of 2019.

Cameron currently has a USSF F License and a USSF E license. He hopes to have his USSF D license soon.

Morgan Moesgard

Coach to NB AJAX 02 Girls White

 

Austen Wade

NB AJAX Academy Coach

Austen started playing soccer when he was 5 years old. He joined NB Ajax at 17 years old and played for Darren team as a RW, LW and ST. After graduating from Samuel Clemens High School in 2013, where he played for four years, he went on to play 2 years at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor(D3). After his sophomore year he transferred to UTSA and became a coach with us July of 2016.
He will graduate college with a degree in Cyber Security in December of 2018.
Austen currently has a USSF F License and a USSF E license. He plans to do his USSF D license in the Summer of 2018.

Nick Chance

NB AJAX Academy Coach

Nicholas earned an associates degree in Exercise Science from Pierce College in May 2017 and is also a certified personal trainer. Nicholas is pursuing his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Management.

Nicholas played his youth soccer overseas with various clubs in Germany.

Nicholas currently holds the USSF "E" License.