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.
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.
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.
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.