San Antonio FC has named Alen Marcina as the club’s second head coach in franchise history, the club announced on Monday afternoon.

Marcina will transition from a first-team assistant coach after joining SAFC nearly a year ago with the SAFC Pro Academy.

“I’m grateful to the leadership of San Antonio FC and Spurs Sports & Entertainment for entrusting me to lead this fantastic community club,” said Marcina in a statement. “Everyone at the club is committed to developing and evolving our identity by retaining and adding people of high character who will help us improve through their passion and performance. With our core values, we will improve our commitment to creating a gold standard environment with a defined vision, playing style and integration philosophy. I’m excited to get underway.”

The 40-year-old brings an impressive resume to SAFC, owning an overall record of 48-35-21 record as a head coach. That includes an unbeaten 13-0-1 record with Des Moines Menace in 2018 and leading the San Antonio Scorpions an NASL Championship.

While Marcina served as an assistant coach on Powell’s staff, the club scored a record 62 goals and compiled a 9-2-6 home record.

“Alen’s strong leadership, driving ambition, tactical intelligence, and wealth of experience as a high-performing professional coach and player make him the right fit for our club,” SAFC Managing Director Tim Holt said. “We are confident that Alen’s appointment will enhance our ability to perform amongst the elite teams in the USL Championship while continuing our club’s important commitment to identifying, developing and integrating homegrown talent”


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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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