HT Rams Wrap Up Season v's Top Two Seeds in RRACThe HT Rams completed what has been a very eventful and positive season. The team took time to really play at the level we want to see moving forward, but with 15 new recruits coming in to the season we knew it may take time. Coach Ferguson commented, '...while we should have won 2 or 3 more games this year, we have learned a lot about our players and our team. We have a very solid squad, with good depth and we are much better than 12 months ago, we now need to add 3 or 4 players on the top end to really close the gap with the top teams in our conference. It's a process and as long as we are improving, working hard and doing well in school then we are on a good path'. The final weekend of the season certainly backs up the evaluation of the teams overall direction, with a 1-1 double overtime tie at second placed UHV on Thursday, and a tough 2-1 loss at first placed St. Thomas on Saturday. The latter of which saw the Rams denied by the cross bar in the 85th minute and then the referees whistle following a headed equalizer in the 88th minute. The HT Rams will only graduate 2 players going in to the fall 2016 season.
HT Rams Continue to Build; Make Their Mark, in 2015The Fall 2015 season will be an exciting time for the Huston Tillotson Men's Soccer Team, returning 17 players from the group that has trained and/or played throughout the 2014/15 year, including the now HTU veterans Ivan Vazquez, Wyssam Zaban, Jose Ibarra and Eli Guajardo, along with Ubaldo Vazquez and Jesse Solache who will be eligible to compete. Add to this core of 17 players some key recruits in Edgar Vazquez, Obed Garza, Clay Kirk, Mario Fuentes and a number of other promising, soon to be announced, players and HTU Men's Soccer plans to make its mark in the Red River Conference during the 2015/16 year.
NEW HOME FIELD FALL 2015Men's Soccer Home Field for the Fall 2015 season will be at the Onion Creek Soccer Complex: 5600 East William Cannon, Austin Tx 78744
FALL 2016 - RECRUITINGWe are looking to add high level soccer players with experience at the NL, PL, SCL levels of play, and/or Jr. College experience. Importantly, we are looking to recruit individuals who are motivated to succeed in the classroom, on the field, and in the HT Community. If you are interested and you meet the Huston-Tillotson University academic requirements, please contact Rob Ferguson, Head Coach, at email@example.com.
Rob Ferguson, Head Coach – BIOEarly in 2014, Huston-Tillotson University Men’s Soccer hired Rob Ferguson as the new Head Coach, tasked with re-building the program and taking it to the next level, on and off the field. In July of 2015, Rob was appointed to the position of Head Coach of the Lady Rams, also. Rob originates from Huddersfield, England. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Sports Studies and Business Management from the University of Manchester. Rob holds the USSF ‘A’ Coaching License, the USSF National Youth License and the NSCAA GK Diploma. Rob was the Executive Director of Business for Lonestar Soccer Club from 2008 until 2015; one of the largest and most successful youth soccer clubs in the country. At Lonestar, Rob has coached the Lonestar 96B Red, 93G Red, 94G Red and 95G Red, and advanced the 95G Red to the USYSNC Region III Championships in June 2013 and 2014. Rob was instrumental in shaping, developing delivering success to Lonestar SC, both on and off the soccer field. Prior to joining Lonestar SC, Rob was a Head Coach with Albion Hurricanes FC in Houston. Prior to his time in Houston Rob worked as Director of Coaching for FC Arsenal for three years in Bastrop, TX, and as a Regional Manager in the Pacific Northwest, based in Seattle for Britannia Soccer/ProExcel. Rob lives in Austin with his Fiancé, Kelsey and their two dogs, Bonsai and Charlie.
The 2011-12 Men’s Soccer Team Conference Champions:
The 2011-12 Men’s Soccer Team defeated Southwest Assemblies of God 3-1 to capture their first ever Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season championship with 10-1 conference record and an overall record of 15-2-1 . The Rams earned a trip to the national tournament as well as the conference tournament.