One of the most experienced goalkeepers in San Antonio soccer history, Juan Lamadrid has received a promotion at San Antonio FC moving to be the full time goalkeeping director for the club.
Lamadrid currently serves as an assistant coach with the first team, acting as the goalkeeping coach for the first team. With this appointment Lamadrid will now take control of all of the teams under the San Antonio FC umbrella, coaching all of the goalkeepers.
“It’s an honor to be named the Goalkeeping Director for the club and head coach in the SAFC Pro Academy,” said Lamadrid. “It’s a pleasure to be involved with the first team already, and I look forward to coaching the younger players in the SAFC Pro Academy as well as we continue to develop players in the San Antonio area.”
There have been plenty of honors for Lamadrid in his coaching career, including coaching every goalkeeper for the San Antonio Scorpions or San Antonio FC. That has seen Lamadrid work with now US National Team player David Bingham.
In addition to his professional roles Lamadrid has proven his ability at Trinity University where he has led a number of their goalkeepers to all-American honors. That includes current San Antonio FC goalkeeper Matt Cardone who exceled at Trinity before earning a contract with the Scorpions and then San Antonio FC.
“We are very pleased to have Juan join us in a full time technical role,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell in the press release. “He has been an excellent member of our staff over the past 16 months and is fully deserving of his expanded role. He brings goalkeeping expertise to the whole club from the first team to our U12’s in our integrated model. He will also work alongside Nick in our ever-expanding Pro Academy.”
It is not clear where Trinity will now go with their goalkeeping coach position as Lamadrid now being full time at San Antonio FC would theoretically make his participation with Trinity more complicated under NCAA rules.