Coaches

Allegiance Academy Coach Pedro Allegiance FC Athletic Director Dallas Ft Worth Euless TX Private school and advanced soccer training for middle high school boys

Edvaldo Pedro

Athletic Director

Currently the Director of Coaching at Allegiance Football Club, which he started in 2016. Coach Pedro has been coaching youth soccer for the past 6 years.

As the DOC and founder of AFC, Pedro has developed a successful philosophy, methodology and culture that has expedited the growth of the players and teams.

A successful journey that can be noted through the dominant performances the players and teams consistently display, as well as their rapid growth. Something that has elevated multiple players from recreational level players, to now being invited to train with the top European academies. In addition, Pedro’s teams are currently ranked amongst the very best in the nation.

Coach Pedro also serves as a lead instructor for BCWMethod. Based in Spain, the program develops training and playing methodology to expedite player’s growth. Pedro has guided various youth and college coaches in implementing these methods.

In addition to BCWMethod, Pedro has hosted multiple Coaching Master Classes. Some of which included Luis Milla (Spain U23 National Team Coach), Andres Carrasco (Kuwait National Team Coach), Antonio Cortes (Catalunya National Team Coach) and multiple European professional coaches.

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Mutasem Yazzan

Kountar

Mutasem Yazzan Kountar was born in Barinas, Venezuela. He come from a family of Syrian immigrants, and has been passionate about soccer from a very young age. He played for the Barinas U15 and U17 teams. He then played on the football team from the National Experimental University of Táchira (UNET). In 2006, he obtained a degree as a Mechanical Engineer.

 

He started his career as a soccer coach in 2017 in the FVF (Venezuelan Football Federation). He continued his studies at the Vicente López school in Buenos Aires, Argentina associated with ATFA (Association of Argentine Soccer Coaches). He obtained his license as Technical Director. In 2018 and 2019, he was part of the soccer coaching staff of the Zamora Fútbol Club FC. In 2019, they won Elite National Championship.

 

He arrived in Texas in February 2020 with his wife and son. He currently lives in Lewisville. He has always been a dedicated, passionate, demanding professional. His goal is to integrate the style of play of South American Soccer with North American Soccer.

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Diana Chang

Diana Chang is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an experienced strength and conditioning coach from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her dance background sparked a love of movement and fitness that led her to earn her master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports conditioning.

 

She owned a training and performance gym in Oklahoma City for 11 years before she moved to Texas to practice as a physical therapist. She has over 15 years of experience training youth, recreational, collegiate, and professional athletes, and she holds advanced certifications in corrective exercise and performance enhancement. She is certified in sports manual therapy, blood flow restriction, and dry needling and is currently completing her Fellowship in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

 

When she is not looking after the Allegiance Academy athletes, she splits her time working at Michael Johnson Performance and serving as owner/operator of Recover.Train.Perform. (RTP) Sports Medicine in McKinney, Texas

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Mallory Yant

Goal Keeper Coach
 

Coach Mallory grew up in St. Louis, MO, where she was a 3 sport athlete through her career at Ursuline Academy. In her graduation year of 2011, Mallory led the varsity team to the state championship, while earning multiple awards including Missouri Goalkeeper of the Year and STL Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year, among others.

 

Mallory went on to attend Brown University in Rhode Island, where she graduated in 2015. At Brown, Mallory played for the Bears for 4 years, and in her final season led the Ivy League in total saves.

 

Mallory started training goalkeepers in October of 2019 in the Dallas area, which eventually blossomed into officially launching My Goalkeeping Academy, or My.GK, in March of 2021.

 

Servicing nearly 100 goalkeepers in the DFW area, My.GK emphasizes building confident goalkeepers and leaders through hard work, dedication and discipline. Some key skill focuses in My.GK training programs includes improving technique, athleticism, positioning, decision making and clean handling. Mallory believes that the best goalkeepers simplify the game and the position by doing the little things right, 100% of the time.

 

Additionally, having been a field player until high school, Mallory understands and thus emphasizes the importance of goalkeepers’ foot skills and confidence on the ball. Each training session is designed to not only work on goalkeeper specific skills, but also to help improve soccer IQ and distribution. This presents an avenue for My.GK goalkeepers to not only become great goalkeepers, but also well-rounded soccer players ready to impact each game as an integral part of the defensive line.

 

Beyond goalkeeping specific skills, Mallory also specializes in aiding mindset development in young athletes. Having studied Cognitive Science at Brown University with an emphasis in Children’s Cognitive Development, Mallory has a deep passion for mindset and personal development. She teaches various mental strengthening techniques and skills to young athletes to build lasting confidence through the use of positive affirmations and self talk, goal setting, self actualization, and visualization, among others. It is Mallory’s mission to present mindset tools, tips and strategies to young athletes that will aid them in developing a strong and confident sense of self, enhancing mental performance on and off the field.

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Sean Gordon

Coach
 

I grew up in south Austin playing club soccer at the premier level, which included competitions like the Nike cup and a national ranking with Austin United FC. I also played in various levels of ODP, and PDL with the Austin Lightning, and later the Austin Aztex. After high-school I played in the 3rd division in France with other playing experiences in Romania, Jamaica, Sweden, and Malta. While playing, I also developed an interest in coaching and specifically training.  I have been a coach in the Austin and Plugerville area for the past 14 years holding an E license with a pending D.

 

I have coached at: 

Hutto Gunners (which led to the merger with Austin Texans soccer club)

Austin Texans Fc

Liverpool FCA

One World

River City Rangers 

 

I have built academy programming as well as coached both girls and boys at various levels of select. The highest being an 02’ boys team that played premier and also an 06/07 girls team at one world that played ecnl. 

 

 Approach/Philosophy:

 

As a coach and trainer my focus is on preparation. Coaches are on the sidelines, players are on the field. Being a good soccer player is similar to being a good Jazz musician. The best Jazz musicians learn all the rules of music theory first before breaking them when on stage.  Similarly, I provide basic soccer “rules and theory” that they can then apply more creatively on the field.  In addition, while training, I like to put players in situations where their technical ability is being challenged as well as their problem solving ability and tactical skills.  Technical mastery of the ball is the corner stone of my training methodology, but not without a tactical context and understanding of ones  skills and technique.  Also connected to my training approach is a focus on speed and agility - in part to promote career longevity and physical fitness. When working with kids my goal is to produce quality players and people. Soccer is one of the best avenues to learn many valuable lessons about oneself and about life. 

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Mauricio Montenegro

Coach
 

Mauricio Montenegro was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. He moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of 5, studied in DISD until the age of 12 and transferred to AISD thereafter. He graduated from Sam Houston High School located in Arlington, Texas and attended Tarrant County College. He plans to continue to pursue his degree in Kinesiology.

 

He has always been a driven individual. At a glance, one would think he had many years of playing experience. However, he started playing at the age of 14. Coming from a family with a soccer background, it was only a matter of time before he realized he had talent. He spent every afternoon playing at local parks where he quickly developed enough skill to play on top teams such as American Eagles SC, coached by David Hoffman of the University of Dallas, and is a Dallas Texans alumni as well. He managed to play three years at the varsity level in high school, and by 18 he had 14 colleges ranging from NAIA D1 to NCAA D2 asking for his letter of intent, a year after graduating high school.

At 19, he signed for Dallas City FC of the NPSL and later joined Keene FC during the inauguration of the UPSL in Texas, as well as going on trials with other semi professional teams thereafter.

 

Mauricio is the owner and operator of M&M Detailing Services, which he founded in 2019. He has managed to build a strong reputation locally, and on social media where in the last year has amassed millions of views through his Tik Tok channel. He has garnered the attention of many auto detailing brands that are known both locally and worldwide.

 

He lives in Irving, Texas with his wife America and his son Thiago. His goal is to help student athletes develop the proper techniques and mindset that will set them apart from the competition in the near future. 

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Conner Blake is a nutritionist and experienced strength & conditioning coach from Edmond, OK. He obtained a Masters in Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK and a Bachelors in Sports/Business Management from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.  Conner’s background as a former football and basketball player led him to his passion in sports performance where he aims to maximize athletes’ potential through nutrition and strength & conditioning.

He has had his own training and nutrition consulting business since 2018 and also more than 6 years of experience as a strength & conditioning and performance coach. He has served as a performance/nutrition coach for athletes of all ages from youth to collegiate to professional. He is a certified USA Weightlifting coach, and active powerlifting enthusiast.

Conner Blake

Nutrition Coach