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Board Candidates 2019

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Like most of our coaches, I had never played in a soccer game before I got the call letting me know that my son's team needed a coach. Thanks to that call, I have been coaching with NASA for over 15 years, and have been active on the Board for most of the last 10 years. I am committed to NASA's mission of providing soccer opportunities to the widest possible range of youth players, in order to lay the groundwork for a lifelong participation in the sport. I view recreational soccer as the critical strategy to achieve those goals. My goal as a Board member in the coming year would be to continue broaden participation in club activities and to continue to expand the resources available to our coaches and players.


My son started playing soccer with NASA in 2007 and I unofficially became the assistant coach for his team. The following season, I was asked to become the official assistant coach and have been so since. I have many ideas on how to help fix/improve the NASA facilities so that our kids always play on the best-maintained and organized soccer facilities. I'm looking forward to serving the NASA community.



I have been involved with soccer and serving the soccer community since my son started playing in 2006 in Pennsylvania, where I served as a coach and a Board member for the local club. After moving to Texas in 2011, I joined NASA as a coach in 2012 and become a Board member in 2013. A couple of my main NASA initiatives have been the rebranding of the organization and the club's new uniforms and spirit wear. I enjoy NASA because it is a true recreational youth soccer program. I am looking forward to continuing to support NASA with my energy and enthusiasm to better serve our community.


Damian has been coaching NASA teams for over 10 years and has served on the board for 7. He lives and works in San Antonio, but is so committed to NASA's recreational mission that he commutes to Austin to support our programs.



With two dedicated soccer players in my house, as well as a husband who is a life-long soccer player, how could I not catch the soccer fever? I have been around the sport for 25 years, thanks to my husband who took me to my first World Cup game in the 90’s, and I have loved it ever since. I have enjoyed being a NASA team manager for the past 7 years and really hope to contribute what I have learned to the organization. I strongly believe in NASA’s mission to bring soccer to our community and share the love of the game.



I have served as a manager for various U11 and above teams over several years. I enjoy getting to know kids from all over the Austin area. I greatly value and support NASA's recreational youth soccer focus. NASA provides opportunities for positive athletic experiences while helping public schools in the north Austin area. I hope to serve our community by continuing as a Board member. 



Shane Lewis has coached youth soccer in North Austin for over 15 years and has served on the NASA Board since 2008. Primary interest in serving on the Board is to help ensure that field maintenance projects remain cost effective. His vast institutional knowledge allows him to predict with uncanny accuracy both where the weeds will be at their worst next season -- as well as where people probably should have thrown out more seed.  As a result of his tireless efforts, the patches of nice soccer grass continue to grow ever larger and more contiguous on a number of NASA fields.



I got pulled into coaching when my older daughter started playing back in 2005. I knew little about soccer, but came to love the game as I gradually learned more about it, and grew to love NASA as well. My daughter has done both select soccer and recreational, and while I do believe there is a usefulness to select soccer, I staunchly believe that there must be an alternative for kids (and adults!) whose only reasons for playing are recreation, exercise, friends and fun -- especially the latter. I'm glad NASA is here to fulfill that need, and I am committed to keeping NASA focused on that mission.


While my soccer experience is limited to the few years I played as a child & the 3 seasons my daughter has played I do have ENTHUSIASM for the game & for NASA. I was coach her 1st season & had no idea what I was doing - thank goodness we don't keep score at our teams age! It was a great learning experience & I knew I wanted to take on a larger role in the organization from the start. I've been amazed at the level of involvement of the Board members whose kids no longer play, but who still want to share the sport with as many kids as possible. I am dedicated to serving NASA and its commitment to improve our community through soccer.



Over the last nine years, with three kids growing up playing soccer for NASA, I have been involved as a "soccer dad," a team manager, an assistant coach, a coach, and a NASA Board member, and also had the honor of serving as the club's President for the last two years. I appreciate NASA's commitment to youth soccer and its sincere desire to provide a safe environment where kids of all ages and levels can enjoy the beautiful sport of soccer and so, I am committed to continuing to serve our community through my involvement with the Board.