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The Director

Wolfgang Suhnholz has 21 years of soccer camp experience. He began his youth coaching career in Austin in 1983 and was instrumental in the founding of the Capital Soccer Club; he has been director of coaching for the Club since 1985. In 1988, he led his under-19 boys' team to third in the nation. He holds the USSF "A" coaching license and was named 1988 USYSA South Texas Coach of the Year.

Suhnholz is currently ODP Region III Head Coach for 89 boys and ODP South Texas Staff Coach. From 1999-2001, he was head coach for the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team, which advanced to the second round in the U-20 World Championship in Argentina in 2001. He was the U.S. Assistant National Team Coach for the 1999 U-20 World Cup in Nigeria, and he was the U.S. U-16 Assistant National Team Coach in 1997. In 2001 and 2002 he was nominated for the Soccer Hall of Fame.

Suhnholz began his professional career at age 17 for Hertha Zehlendorf in Berlin. He played for the U-23 German National Team and for Bayern Munich with the legendary Franz Beckenbauer, helping win two National Championships and one National Cup.

In 1975, he came to the U.S. as a player and assistant coach for several North American Soccer League (NASL) teams. He was named Most Valuable Player in the 1976 NASL Soccer Bowl, and he is the former head coach of the Austin Lone Stars professional team.

A Statement from the Director

Our Academy provides the finest training camp for young beginners and advanced players in the Southwest. The growth of the Academy is a direct result of the quality of our coaching staff. We have recruited a professional, highly qualified staff that understands how to teach the game that we love. Many of our alumni consider it one of the best camp experiences they have ever had. The high percentage of returning campers, coupled with the great demand for camp admission, demonstrate that the Wolfgang Suhnholz Soccer Academy seeks and achieves excellence throughout the training program.

The Academy's goal is simple: To have players develop and hone soccer skills with the best professional coaching staff available, while enjoying the most memorable soccer experience of their lives.

 

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