I grew up in the North Texas select soccer system where I was blessed to learn from a few great coaches: Tim Trevino, John Gall Sr., and Kevin Smith. The final club team that I played for was Solar 89, a very successful and well coached team. We won multiple big time tournaments including the National Championship. Solar 89 won Classic League all eight years as well as the Premier League multiple times and was never ranked lower than 3rd in the country.
In high school I played for Plano Senior High and coached by Bob Weir. I accumulated District and All-Area honors throughout my career as well as District Offensive MVP honor. My senior year we were ranked in the top five nationally for high school soccer. I also accumulated District and 1st team All-Area honors as a corner for the Plano Senior High Football team on the Grid Iron.
I was recruited by multiple Division 1 schools and eventually choose the University of Michigan. My freshman year I was the only freshman that lettered and didn’t redshirt. At its peak the team was ranked as high as 9th in the country, but unfortunately barely missed the NCAA tournament.
Due to injuries and missing my home state of Texas, I decided to transfer from the University of Michigan to Midwestern State University in Texas to play under Coach Doug Elder. Once again, I was fortunate to be part of another special program and enjoyed a successful career at Midwestern. We won conference all three years I played with the team, made the NCAA tournament all three years, advanced to an Elite Eight, and, in my last year, went undefeated in the regular season to advance to the Final Four.
I accumulated all conference and all academic honors during my collegiate career, but unfortunately also accumulated three knee surgeries which ended my career. I then graduated and have been teaching/coaching for the last three years at Wilson Middle School in Plano, Texas. This will be my first year as head coach of my alma mater.
Coach Mark Marshall graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1989. As a student at Oklahoma State, Mark played on the OSU Men's Soccer Club in the years of 1987 and 1988. After earning his degree from OSU, Coach Marshall started his working career in professional business before making a decision to return to education by joining Plano Independent School District in 1992. This is Coach Marshall's twenty-fourth year to be associated with the Plano Wildcat Men's Soccer program and has served the school as coach, Junior Varsity Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Head Coach. Coach Marshall has enjoyed a long string of success while coaching soccer at Plano Senior High School. Under Coach Marshalls leadership recently, the 2012-1213 JV team was runner's up in district play and the 2013-14 team were district champions.
Coach Chris Reynolds is celebrating twenty year's service since joining Plano Senior High School as an Athletic Trainer. Coach Reynolds graduated from Artesia High School, Artesia, New Mexico and he further extended his education by attending and graduating from McMurray University, Abilene, Texas with a Bachelor Degree. Coach Reynolds is married to his wife, Shannon and have a daughter Carter and a son Caleb. Coach not only serves as an athletic trainer for Wildcat Men's Soccer, but serves in that capacity for a number of Plano Senior High sports, beginning with Wildcat Football in the fall, treating many bruises and sprains as well as treating and evaluating serious injuries. Coach Reynolds is a long time asset and mentor for Plano Senior High.