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USL San Antonio names Darren Powell Head Coach

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Darren Powell introduced as the first head coach for USL San Antonio. (Photo by Stephen Anderson)
Darren Powell introduced as the first head coach for USL San Antonio. (Photo by Stephen Anderson)

United Soccer League San Antonio announced Thursday Darren Powell will serve as their head coach.

“I am excited to take the next step in my career by being a part of Spurs Sports & Entertainment,” said Powell. “This is a fantastic opportunity with a first class organization in a community with a vibrant soccer culture that is ready to take soccer to the next level. I’m committed to helping build a successful team on and off the field and can’t wait to get started.”

Before being hired by San Antonio, he served as an academy coach for Crystal Palace in Orlando City. Prior to that, he coached at Elton University and led the school to five championships. He is Elon’s all-time winningest coach with a record of 94-68-23.


Powell was also named was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year four different times during his time at Elon.

The new USL team, still without an official name, will begin playing in 2016 at Toyota Field.

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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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