Meet Our coaches

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Coaching licences

Manchester School of Soccer is comprised of coaches from England who have an abundance experience playing at the highest level. All our coaches have experience playing for professional soccer teams in England. Their knowledge of the game is extensive and many of them have played with or against, the best players in English football. We also have coaches that have played at some of the top colleges in America giving them knowledge on soccer in America and the college game.

 

 

As well as playing experience, our coaches have been awarded the FA level 2 coaching license as a minimum, with our most experienced coaches being awarded the UEFA A and B licenses. We choose to hire former players as we feel that they have great knowledge of the game and are also extremely passionate about the sport.

Reece Kelly - Director 

New Braunfels, TX

Place of birth: Manchester, UK

Team: Manchester United

Position Played: CM

Favorite boots: 1998 Adidas Predator Accelerator

Favorite Player: Zinadine Zidane

Growing up, Coach Reece played for a number of professional soccer clubs. The most notable being Manchester United. After a successful playing career in England, he transitioned into coaching. He has played a key role in the success of countless young PRO players in the UK having founded Manchester School of Soccer's sister company, Coach Right UK, in 2009. Coach Right started off by delivering school programs to children in Greater Manchester region of UK. It then grew rapidly Becoming one of the UK's strongest providers of high end unique UEFA coaching. Today the crop of our players are young aspiring Pro players from the north west of England's most prestigious clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool & Everton. 

Qualifications

UEFA A/B  |  FA level 1  |  FA Level 2   |  FA Youth Module Awards  |  FA Emergency First Aid  |  FA Tutor/Assessor  |  FA Licensed Coaches Clubs  |  NVQ Level 3 Health & Fitness  |  Professional Footballers Association

Keyron Facey-Price - Director

Tyler, TX 

Place of Birth: Birmingham, UK

Team: West Bromwich Albion

Position played: LB

Favorite boots: Nike CTR 360 Maestri  Black & Blue

Favorite player: Marcelo 

Coach Key has extensive knowledge of the game and has a lot of coaching experience which he gained while working at the highest level in England.  He spent a lot of his coaching career coaching at Premier League  & football league clubs in the midlands. Coach Key decided to explore options in the States having family connections here. He opted for Texas where he developed a great camp program and settled as a club coach in San Antonio region of the state. Coach Key is a very organized individual and his approach to development is very professional and effective. He is constantly striving to improve his kids and his strive for perfection is evident in his sessions.

FA level 1  |  FA Futsal level 1  |  FA level 1 Talent Identification  |  FA Emergency First Aid  |  FA Licensed Club Coaches  |   U.S Soccer Coaching (E) License  |  Level 2 Sports Health & Fitness  |  Diploma level 3 Sports Development & Coaching  |  

Full Time Staff

Elliott Ackroyd - Coach

New Braunfels, TX

Place of birth: Nottingham, UK

Team: Nottingham Forrest 

Position Played: CB

Favorite boots: Nike Total 90 Laser 

Favorite Player: Thomas Rosicki

Coach Elliott had a very successful playing career and spent most of his childhood playing for Nottingham Forest FC, a professional club playing in the EFL Championship. He played with and against some of the best young players in England and a lot of his teammates have now gone on to play in the top leagues in the world. 

 

American Career

At the age of 18, he was then awarded a scholarship to play at UCONN, a division 1 University. He gained valuable knowledge of the American game and his University made a number of appearances in the NCAA National Tournament, a tournament that only the top 30 Universities in the country qualify for. He coached at a local soccer club while studying at UCONN and learned a lot about American youth soccer during his time there.

Qualifications

FA level 1  |  FA Level 2  |  FA Emergency First Aid  |  BTEC Sports Performance  |  NVQ Level 3 Health & Fitness  |  Professional Footballers Association

Harry Lewis - Coach

New Braunfels, TX

Place of birth: Oxford, UK

Team: Aston Villa FC/Manchester United

Position Played: RW

Favorite boots: Nike Mercurial Vapor 2010

Favorite Player: Thierry Henry 

English Career

Coach Harry was lucky enough to play at two professional clubs growing up, Oxford United and Aston Villa FC. He spent 3 years at Oxford United before moving to Aston Villa FC. While at Aston Villa he was surrounded by the countries top young talent and played with the likes of Jack Grealish, Aston Villa Captain, and Callum Robinson, Striker at Sheffield United FC. This opportunity allowed him to compete against some of the best teams in the country such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City and helped him take his game to the next level.

 

American Career

At the age of 18, he was awarded a scholarship to play at Missouri State University, a Division 1 University. He played for four years at Missouri State and won the 2017 regular season title. His school were ranked in the top 25, three out of the four years he attended the University and this passed year reach a program high of 9th in the country. They then went on to reach the second round of the NCAA National Tournament. During his final year, Coach Harry worked with local club side Sporting Springfield soccer club and he coached two teams in the U10 age group. 

Qualifications

FA level 1  |  FA Level 2  |  FA Emergency First Aid  |  BTEC Sports Performance  |  NVQ Level 3 Health & Fitness  |  Professional Footballers Association

Conor Ingram - Coach 

New Braunfels, TX

Place of birth: Oxford, UK

Team: West Ham United

Position Played: ST

Favorite boots: Adidas Predator Adipower 2011

Favorite Player: Paolo Di Canio

English Career 

Coach Conor played for Oxford United FC, in the EFL. 

 

American Career

At the age of 19, he was awarded a scholarship to play at Missouri State University, a Division 1 University. He played for four years at Missouri State and won the 2017 regular season title. His school were ranked in the top 25, three out of the four years he attended the University and this passed year reach a program high of 9th in the country. They then went on to reach the second round of the NCAA National Tournament. He was awarded a number of accolades during his four years such as 

Qualifications

FA level 1  |  FA Level 2  |  FA Emergency First Aid  |  BTEC Sports Performance  |  NVQ Level 3 Health & Fitness  |  Professional Footballers Association

Abi Kelly - Administrative Assistant 

New Braunfels, TX

Dianna Edison  - Administrative Assistant 

New Braunfels, TX

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