Founder, Co-Owner & Coach
Founder and co-owner of Blackhawks FC, Coach Matt is a civil engineer and has been married for 20+ years. He has 3 sons who inspired the creation of this club. Coach Matt played club soccer growing up and made the varsity team in high school as a freshman. He has been coaching youth soccer since 2004 and retains a USSF "D" coaching license. In 2010, he established Blackhawks FC and has coached more than 700 academy and competitive games. He teaches a possession-style of play and focuses on teaching his players the fundamentals of soccer; he believes the team which is the most fundamentally sound usually wins. He also believes sports and the game of soccer teach many life lessons: winning, losing, perseverance, respect, discipline, hard work, determination and teamwork. His teams have been league, division and tournament champions.
Co-Owner & Coach
Co-owner of Blackhawks FC, Coach John is originally from Florida, but lived abroad during his younger years. He has worked, played and coached soccer for 30+ years. He spent time with US Soccer's National Teams Program and was part of the inaugural year of Major League Soccer. He also worked for the Women's United Soccer Association's Atlanta Beat franchise. He played with the North Texas Men's Premier League, Atlanta Men's Premier League, and the Florida Men's State Select Team over the past 20 years. He resides in McKinney with his lovely wife. He has a grown son & daughter and is a proud grandfather.
Luis joined the Blackhawks coaching staff in the fall of 2014. He grew up in Orange County, CA and has lived in Mckinney since 2008. He played Semi-Pro for West Michigan Edge. He played soccer in Mexico and Costa Rica. He played Division I Soccer @ CSUF & Division II Soccer @ CSULA. He played Youth Club Soccer with California Flyers. His Youth Soccer accomplishments include 1995 U17 U.S. National Champion, and back to back 1994/1995 Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup Champions. He played right midfielder. He's been coaching for 10 years. Much of his coaching philosophy stems from the creativity and ball skills of Brazilian soccer, when he was coached by Rildo Menezes, a native Brazilian. His teachings emphasized fundamentals, technique and composure on the ball. Luis thrives on helping players improve in all facets of the game. He is a passionate coach who continues to evolve with the sport through coaching education and experiences. The Zavala soccer family consists of his lovely wife and his two sons.
Stacy is the wife of Coach Matt Alexander. They have 3 boys - all very athletic and involved in soccer as well as other sports. She has been a huge support as Matt has been inspired to create this club. She is a CPA by trade and she handles all the financial accounts for all club members.
Carin is the mother of 3 and married 24 years. Her 2 boys have played with the Blackhawks Club since 2011. Her daughter is in college. Carin has a math degree and spent the first few years after graduation working as a Distribution Planner for Payless ShoeSource Corporate office in Kansas. As a stay-at-home mom the past 21 years, she's been heavily involved in volunteer efforts leading women's groups, serving in cub scouts, and leading the children's group at church. She enjoys utilizing her organizational & computer skills as a part of a club which focuses on the development of the child, as well as the development of a soccer player.