High Performance Director Tony Vigil
U17 Head Coach - Adin Osmanbasic
U14 Head Coach - Shahad Farahani
“We are very excited to add three terrific young coaches to our Academy technical staff. As we continue to grow, evolve, and build for a strong future, we looked for people that have a combination of unique experiences in coaching, teaching, analysis, operations, and most of all, who had the motivation to become experts in their phases of development so that we can ensure that we provide a fantastic level of care and opportunity for the young players in the academy. Each has a strong passion for player development and each strongly identifies and embraces our game model and methodology, which was key factor for us. These are excellent soccer minds, who will also actively enhance our culture of collaborative development and innovation that we strive for here in the Academy. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Tony, Adin and Shahad to the Dynamo family.” Paul Holocher, Academy Director
Tony Vigil, High Performance Director: Tony joins the Houston Dynamo FC from LAFC Academy where he helped launch, lead, and elevate the club’s academy. With a strong combination of technical background and organizational leadership skills, Tony’s primary role with the club will be to support, accelerate and monitor the individual development of the talented young players within the academy’s Pre-Professional Phase (U17-U23) while actively collaborating with all Technical Staff including Strength and Performance, Video Analysis and Scouting Departments to support developments in the Pre-Professional Phase.
Adin Osmanbasic, U17 Head Coach: Adin joins the Houston Dynamo FC from Atlanta United, where he most recently worked as the Head of Development Analysis for the academy, while also assisting the USL ATLUTD2. Adin’s previous experiences include working as Video Analyst for current US National Team Coach Gregg Berhalter, while with the Columbus Crew, where he also worked as an Individual Development Coach for such players at Will Trapp and Omar Gonzalez. Adin’s primary role will be to lead the U17 team, while supporting in individual development and analysis within the Academy.
Shahad Farhani, U14 Head Coach: Shahad joins the Houston Dynamo FC from the Michigan Jaguars club where he worked with teams across various youth age groups and was instrumental in developing and implementing various structural and developmental components of the Academy programming. A former professional player and member of Iran Youth National Teams, Shahad’s primary role will be to lead the U14 team, teaching the game model, game principles, and supporting the academies evolving methodology and player development initiatives.
Please look for a more in-depth look into each of the new Houston Dynamo FC Academy staff members in the coming weeks on www.houstondynamoacademy.net