Meet The Team

Coyotes FC would have not be the same without our team of passionate, professional and dedicated coaches. We’re extremely proud to share some of their stories with you, and if you have any questions or remarks - get in touch.

Matt Pelillo

Assistant Coach UPSL Team

Mr. Pelillo is a U.S Army veteran that holds over 10 years of coaching experience from high school to college level soccer in the state of Florida.  Coach Pelillo serves as an academy coach and the assistant coach to the Coyotes FC. Coach Pelillo strives everyday to learn and do his best when it comes to coaching soccer.

Manuel Velasquez

Founder & General Manager

Manuel Velasquez had a vision of creating a great opportunity for all the talented players here in the Central Texas Area from adults to children. This vision turned into the Coyotes FC. Which has not only turned into a semi-professional soccer team but also a youth academy.

Rolando Gonzalez

Director of Coaching

Mr. Gonzalez is originally from Colombia. Coach Rolando has over 20 years of coaching experience and holds various licenses and certifications such as:

  • USSF National B License

  • United Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma

  • USYS National Youth Coaching License

  • NSCAA National Diploma

  • NSCAA Special Topic “Reading the Game”  

Luke Grothe

UPSL Head Coach

After a successful season as the Coyotes Captain during their inaugural season. Luke took
over the Head Coaching role. Luke finished his youth playing career with Lonestar Soccer Cub in Austin before playing division 1 in college at UNC Wilmington, and he completed his playing career after a Professional Development League season with the New Orleans Shockers. We are pleased to officially add Luke's experience to the Coyotes FC
staff as our UPSL Head Coach.

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