Francisco Arias - Technical Director

Francisco played for first and second division clubs in Costa Rica and Venezuela for 10 years before retiring and becoming a coach. He now has over 20 years of experience coaching professional and youth soccer in the US and Latin America, including 5 years coaching with the FC Dallas Academy. HIs passion and dedication for the game, coupled with his experience, is just what DJCT needs to take our coach and player development to the next level. 

Studies

  • 1996 World Congress Soccer Coaches Costa Rica
  • 1997 Asesoramiento y Capacitación en Organizacion y Desarrollo de fútbol Comité Olímpico Argentina
  • 1999 National US Soccer License USSF
  • 2005 Santos Futebol Clube Pro Team and Youth Santos Brasil
  • 2009 Club Pachuca de México Pro Team and Youth Teams, Pachuca Mexico
  • 2010 National Coaching License US Soccer Federation
  • 2013 FIFA A License Costa Rica
  • 2013 Club Recreativo de Huelva Pro Team and Youth Teams; Huelva Barcelona and Sevilla España
  • 2013 Sports Psychology Dallas TX USA
  • 2013 Mental Control Dallas US

As Pro Player:

  • 1986 Asociación Deportiva Belén Calle Flores, Costa Rica
  • 1990 Sarchi Valverde Vega, Costa Rica
  • 1991 Asociación Deportiva Ramonense, Costa Rica
  • 1992 Asociación Deportiva Puntarenense. Costa Rica
  • 1993 Portuguesa Futbol Club Venezuela, Venezuela
  • 1996 Naranjo FC Costa Rica

Coaching Experience:

  • 1996 Instituto Educativo Moderno Athletics / Head Coach, San José Costa Rica
  • 1997 Colegio Franco Costarricense Departamento Athletics Head Coach San Jose Costa Rica
  • 1998 Richland College Assistant Coach Mens Soccer Team Dallas TX
  • 1999 Texas Toros D3 Assistant Coach Pro Team Dallas TX ( Champions South Central División )
  • 1999 Fulton Academy Athletic Director and Spanish Teacher, RockWall TX
  • 2000 Prince of Peace Head Coach DT Dallas
  • 2001 Dallas Kings PDL Head Coach DT Dallas Semi Pro Team Dallas TX
  • 2000-2007 Comets Soccer Club Head Coach Multiple Teams Dallas TX (National Champions Presidente Cup Región lll 2005)
  • 2001 Episcopal Schooll of Dallas Athletics Head Coach and Spanish Teacher Dallas TX
  • 2002 Greenhill School Athletics / Boys Soccer Head Coach Dallas
  • 2007 FC Dallas Youth MLS Head Soccer Coach
  • 2007 International Asesor of Secretaria Técnica Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica
  • 2008 - 2013 FC Dallas Academy Coaching Staff U18 / U16 / U 12
  • 2009 Sport Asesor Rumime Soccer USA Dallas TX
  • Representant Saprissa Congresillo Técnico Championship Game CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2011
  • Visor/Scout Deportivo Saprissa
  • 2013 Isidro Metapan Pro Team 1st Division Assistant Coach Metapan El Salvador
  • 2013 Isidro Metapan CONCACAF Champions League
  • 2014 Isidro Metapan Pro Team 1st Division Assistant Coach Metapan El Salvador
  • 2014 Puerto Rico FC Bayamon, CONCACAF Champions League, Puerto Rico USA
  • 2015 Santos de Guapiles Pro Team 1st Division Assistant Coach, Guapiles Cost'Ric'
  • 2015 S'ntos de GU'piles Pro Reserve Te'm He'd Co'ch U20 Gu'piles Costa Rica
  • 2015 Director FCDALLAS CR Academy
  • 2016 Asociacion Deportiva Guanacasteca Pro 2nd Division Te'm Gu'n'c'ste Cost' Ric'
  • 2017 Asoci'cion Deportiv' Gu'n'c'stec' Pro 2nd Division Te'm Gu'n'c'ste Cost' Ric'

Highlights:

  • 1999 Tex's Toros Ch'mpion South Centr'l División USSL D3
  • 2002 - 2010 Qu'lified 7 ye'rs consecutive to Ch'mpion Series SPC Conference Houston TX
  • 2005 Ch'mpion President Cup North Tex's
  • 2005 Ch'mpion President Cup Region III Little Rock Ark'ns's
  • 2011 Fin'list CONCACAF Ch'mpions Le'gue
  • 2011/ 2012 Gr'n Ch'mpion Cl'ssic Le'gue D'll's TX
  • 2012 State Cup Champion North Texas
  • 2012 National Championship Series Region lll 2012 Greenville South Carolina
  • 2012 Finalist ESPN International Cup
  • 2012 / 2013 Gran Champion Cl'ssic League
  • 2013 State Cup Champion North Texas
  • 2013 National Championship Series Region lll 2013 Edmond Oklahoma
  • 2013 Champion ESPN Cup
  • 2013 National Champion Pro 1st Division El Salvador Isidro Metapan Apertura
  • 2013-2014 National Champion Pro 1st Division El Salvador Isidro Metapan Clausura