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Amarillo Rush Soccer Club

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and leaders in our community.

Chad Webb

Chad Webb

Director of Coaching  
Teams: 2007 Boys
Coaching Licenses: USSF “A”, USYSA National Youth License
Playing Career: West Texas A&M
 

Chad Webb has been with Amarillo Rush (formerly Amarillo Lightning) since 2012 and became the Director of Coaching in 2014.

Chad also serves as the head coach of the West Texas A&M University women's soccer program and the FC Amarillo Bombers of the Major Arena Soccer League 2.

Since 2010, Chad has lead the WTAMU women’s soccer program to five Lone Star Conference Championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances and one regional title. 

Chad is the only head coach in FC Amarillo Bombers history and lead the team to the league championship in their inaugural season playing in the U.S. Arena Pro Soccer League.

Webb, a native of Lubbock, Texas, holds a USSF “A” license and the USYSA National Youth License, has been active in the community as coach and then the Director of Coaching for Amarillo Rush. He enjoys developing youth soccer talent in the Texas Panhandle. He conducts many soccer camps and clinics throughout the area each year, and, in 2002, was named Coach of the Year for the North Texas State Soccer Association.

Following a brilliant four-year playing career with the WTAMU Buffs, Webb served one season as a student assistant under Butch Lauffer before serving another four seasons as a graduate assistant. During his playing career with the Buffaloes, from 1992-1995, Webb scored 10 goals and provided 20 assists while also serving as the Buffs’ captain. As a junior, he earned a place on the second-team Adidas all-West Region Academic list.

Webb lives in Amarillo with his wife, Joy, their two children, Autumn and Samuel, along with their many dogs.

Jason Alstead

Teams: 2009 Girls
Licenses: Grass Roots
Playing Career: West Texas A&M, Numerous Countries in Europe
 

Born and raised in Amarillo, he was part of one of the first club soccer teams in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High. He continued his soccer career at West Texas A&M where they went on to win multiple conference championships and two consecutive NCAA Elite Eight appearances. Some of his greatest soccer memories comes from when he had the opportunity to play in numerous countries across Western Europe.

As his daughters grew to love the game of soccer, he took on the role of coach for two of his daughters. He helped coach the 2005 Lightning girls soccer team, which his oldest daughter played on, for 3 years. He currently coaches the 2009 Rush team, which includes his middle daughter.
On the weekends, if you don’t see Jason on the soccer field, he is usually cheering on his Manchester United Red Devils or at the lake with his wife Shanna and three daughters Makenna, Brooklyn and Ellie.
Liberty Autmn

Liberty Autumn

Teams: 2009 Girls, 2007 Boys Nero
Licenses: Grass Roots
Playing Career: Hardin-Simmons University
 

Liberty has been coaching for the Amarillo Rush since 2018 as both a head coach and an assistant coach.

Liberty spent his college days playing for Hardin-Simmons University. In his 4 years there, they won the American Southwest Conference in 2 successive years along with two trips to the NCAA tournament.

Liberty says the player's willingness to work and learn makes his job as coach easy and rewarding.
John Cox

John Cox

Teams: 2004 Girls, 2006 GirlsPlaying Career: Wext Texas A&M, FC Amarillo Bombers
 

John began coaching for the Amarillo Rush in 2018. To date, he has had lots of success with his teams playing in Lake Highlands Classic League D1, the Regional Premier League, and winning a US Club Soccer State Cup.

During John's sophomore year playing at West Texas A&M, the team finished ranked 3rd in the country. They suffered a tough loss in the playoffs to the team that eventually went on to become national champions.

When asked about his current teams, John said, "Both groups I coach are intelligent, talented, and competitive. A great combo and rare to see. My job as coach is easy and I acknowledge that I’m a spoiled coach."

John will tell anyone he married way out of his league. John commented, "My wife, Sam, is awesome and is extremely supportive of this crazy hobby of mine."
Oscar Davila

Oscar Davila

Teams: 2007 Boys
Playing Career:Lightning, Caprock, Northeast Texas community college, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
 

Oscar has been coaching with Amarillo Rush since 2017.

Oscar recently became a father of a baby boy.
Conrod Goulbourne

Conrod Goulbourne

Teams: 2006 Girls, 2004 Girls
Playing Career: West Texas A&M, Midland Sockers, OKC Energy, FC Cleburne, FC Amarillo Bombers
 

Conrod began coaching in 2016 and started with the Amarillo Rush in 2020. He has coached 4 teams ranging from 11-18 years old.

While playing at West Texas A&M, Conrod was trice name to All Region. He was also named the Conference Newcomer of the Year. Going back a little further, Conrod was twice names All State in High school.

Conrod says he just loves seeing kids want to improve themselves and strive to be the absolute best. Working with determined teams, he has coached 2 teams to undefeated league titles.

Conrod recently became the co-founder and creator of Top Level Training in Amarillo, Texas.
Dallas Hollenstein

Dallas Hollenstein

Teams: 2010 Boys Nero
Licenses: USSF "D"
Playing Career: Solar FC, West Texas A&M
 

Dallas began his coaching career in 2015 and joined Rush in 2020. He has coached boys from 5-11 years old.

While playing soccer at West Texas A&M, Dallas was a part of two Elite Eight teams in 2000 and 2001. Dallas had a stallar playing career earning all conference honors from 1999-2001. It was all about the soccer pitch though as Dallas was also a Scholar Athlete from 1999-2002. Before playing in college, Dallas reached the pinnacle of North Texas Soccer when his team, Solar, was the Classic 1 League Champions in 1998.

Dallas enjoys coaching and credits the fact that the players and parents are very loyal. He enjoys it most when the kids are having fun and are happy!

Dallas is married and has twin boys.
Steven Jay

Steven Jay

Teams: 2006 Girls
Licenses: USSF "B"
Playing Career TCU, West Texas A&M, Racing Club de France Football, US Orleans, Dallas Speed


Steven Jay has been with Amarillo Rush (formerly Amarillo Lightning) since 2012

Steven Jay has been coaching soccer since 1996 where he started coaching the varsity girls at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Steven, a native of Fort Worth grew up playing for Fort Worth United in the boy's Classic League in Dallas Texas. Stevens’ club team had a successful trip to Europe playing in the Dana Cup and the Gothia Cup and advancing to the knock rounds of both tournaments. Steven later played for the Dallas Speed competing for a national championship in the US Amateur Cup.

Later in his coaching career, Steven took a boy’s team from Amarillo back to Europe to compete in the same tournaments. The Amarillo boy’s teams exceeded expectations advancing to the knock rounds at both tournaments and the semifinals of the Dana Cup.

Steven has been coaching in Amarillo since his move here in 1998. He has coached both boys and girls teams taking teams to compete in the Dallas Classic leagues during that time.

Steven still spends most of his weekends on a soccer field, but it is now as a parent\assistant coach watching his daughter’s 06 Rush team play.
Andrew McHugh

Andre McHugh

Teams: 2007 Girls
Licenses: Grass Roots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11


Carlos Medina

Carlos Medina

Teams: 2011 Girls, Border High School Men's Team
 

Carlos starting coaching in 2005 and joined Amarillo Rush in 2019. He has coached a total of 5 teams ranging from 4 - 19 years old, both boys and girls.

Carlos tried out and made the soccer teams at Central Christian College, Mountain View College, and Texas Tech University (club team). He never was able to get to step on the field due to time and finance constrains. He hopes that one day he can see both of his kids and the kids I’m currently coaching, play soccer in college or any collegiate sport they desire to play.

He believes that family and friends are the best things in life. What better way to spend time with them than on the soccer pitch. He feels blessed he's able to enjoy the time together on the pitch because one day it’s all going to come to an end but this only makes these moments even more special and it’s something he values greatly.  
Drew Miller

Drew Miller

Teams: Goalkeepers
Licenses: USSF "D"
Playing Career: DeSoto High School, Dallas Texans Club, Longhorns Soccer Club, West Texas A&M


Drew began coaching the keepers for Amarillo Rush in 2020. Don't let that fool you though. He has been mentoring soccer players since 1998.

Drew grew up in DeSoto before heading to WTAMU to play college soccer. While Drew was at WT, the team made its first ever Elite 8 appearance and won multiple Lone Star Conference championships.

Drew is married with 5 kids. He has worked at UPS for 21 years.
Payden Niblock

Payden Niblock

Teams: 2008 Girls, 2002 Girls
Playing Career: West Texas A&M
 

Payden began coaching for the Amarillo Rush in 2016. He has coached both boys and girls teams from from 12-18 years old.

Payden played on the very first boys Amarillo Lightning team before the club became Amarillo Rush.

Payden's favorite thing about caching is the sense of family and friendships that each team develops. The player's club career comes and go’s, but the relationships they develop are lasting.

He loves to be outdoors and active. He has a 3 year old Doberman named Duke.
Christian "Kika" Ramos

Christian "Kika" Ramos

Teams: 2012 Girls, 2010 Girls
Playing Career: Kendall Soccer Coalition, Miami FC Kendall Academy, U16 & U17 U.S. National Team, Garden City CC, FC Amarillo Bombers
 

Kika has been coaching since 2014 and started with the Amarillo Rush in 2020. He has coach boys and girls club teams from 5 to 16 years old.

Kika had an outstanding youth playing career. His teams won 3 state championships, competed in the regional finalist, and won the prestigious Dallas Cup. Kika received a U.S. National team call up and played in Ukraine, Japan, Mexico, and France.

Kika has a 10 year old daughter that plays for Amarillo Rush. He also has a partner who he loves to coach along side, Sarah Velasquez.
Miguel Reyes

Miguel Reyes

Teams: 2009 Boys, 2010 Boys
Licenses: Grass Roots
Playing Career:Amarillo Lightning, Paris Junior College, Grand Canyon University, University of the Ozarks, FC Amarillo Bombers.
 

Miguel began his coaching career with the Rush in 2019. He also serves as the assistant coach for the West Texas AS&M Women's soccer team.

Miguel played at almost all levels collegiately. NJCAA D1, NCAA D1 and D3. He has played against and with many talented individuals all across the country and his playing career continues today for the FC Amarillo Bombers.

During his first year helping West Texas A&M, the Lady Buffs win 10 or more games for the fifth straight season. WT finished 10-8-0 and 9-4-0 in conference play en route to making the Lone Star Conference Quarterfinals.

All of Miguel's teams are blue collar teams who train very hard and play hard when they step on the field. He believes they are all very talented groups that can achieve anything they want if they set their mind to it.

Miguel hopes to impart his passion for soccer on future players, having said, "Soccer is my life. I’m always around it and I would not want to change it for anything else."
Logan Tiffany

Logan Tiffany

Teams: 2007 Girls, 2002 Girls
Licenses:
Playing Career: High Plains Drifters, Harding-Simmons University
 

Logan started coaching with Amarillo Rush in 2012. He has led both boys and girls teams ranging in age from 12-18 years old.

When asked about something special in his playing career, Logan said "Just simply getting to lace up and walk out in starting 11 after 2 season ending knee injuries in the preseason my freshman and sophomore seasons at Hardin-Simmons."

Logan believes all of his teams are special but watching all these kids turn into good men and women is the best part of coaching. He loves getting to work with all these kids and along side some very good friends.

Logan was born and raised in Amarillo. He is married to Bailey and they have one son, Finn. Logan is a Tottenham and Dallas Cowboys fan so most of his free weekends are spent being disappointed at the world of professional sports  
Sarah Velasquez

Sarah Velasquez

Teams: 2012 Girls, 2010 Girls, 2007 Boys
Licenses: USSF "D"
Playing Career: Garden City CC
 

Sarah's coaching experience began with High Plains Drifters in 2015 and she has just recently became apart of the Rush family. She has been coaching for 7 years and played for 20+ years.

Sarah grew up here in Amarillo, graduating from Caprock where she lettered her sophomore through senior year and played club for Amarillo Shockers. After high school she continued to play at Garden City CC in Kansas.

Sarah currently holds her USSF "D" coaching license taught by David Yates and is actively pursing her "C". She has had the opportunity to learn from coaches such as David Moyes and Larry Mahony. She has lead prior teams to tournaments such as the Las Vegas Showcase and is excited to push the next generations further.

The first year with the 2010 girls (Blue) won the Norman Celtic Cup, and 2010 (White) won the Dallas Spring Kickoff tournament. In the first 6 months with 2012 girls, they won the Cowtown Classic Tournament.

contact

 P.O. BOX 53237
Amarillo, Texas 79159

Phone: 806-231-9925
Email: [email protected]

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