A seasoned player and coach, Jimmy Elder, has led the Bears Soccer program since the Fall of 2015. In five seasons, he has won three regular season Championships, three post season Championships, and two National Championships, including in 2019 with a 17-0-1 record.
A former professional soccer player, Elder played for the Oklahoma City Slickers, the Dallas Americans and the Houston Dynamo of the American Professional Soccer League and the United Professional Soccer League.
His collegiate playing career was spent at Midwestern State University where, as captain for three years, he led his team to multiple national rankings and a national championship tournament appearance while being honored with the Mike Rodriguez Memorial Award and selected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All Area Teams in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
A native Texan, Elder was a Texas youth all-star soccer player and was selected and participated in the Olympic Development Regional Training Camp, while leading his youth u-19 soccer team to the South Texas State Championship. He has experienced coaching successfully at all levels including Youth, High School, Collegiate and Semi-Professional Soccer.
Soccer coaching accomplishments
- 2019 Dallas Athletic Conference Championship, Region V Championship, NJCAA National Championship
- 2018 Dallas Athletic Conference Championship
- 2017 Metro Athletic Conference Championship, Region V Championship, NJCAA National Championship
- 2016 Region V Championship, 3rd Place in the NJCAA National Tournament
- 1 Men’s Amateur Cup National Championship, 2013
- 2 U.S. Regional Club Soccer Championships
- 2 North Texas Boys Club State Cup Soccer Championships
- 2004 UIL, 5-A, Girls Texas High School State Champions (Creekview High School, Carrollton, Texas)
- 2006 Dallas Cup u-19 Boys Championship (88 FC Texas Black)
- Multiple Club State Cup Finalist and Semi-Finalist Finishes
- 50+ U.S. Soccer Tournament Championships
- 2003 Top 20 USA, u-15 Boys Ranking (Dallas Inter 88 Boys)
- 2003 Top 20 USA, u-13 Girls Ranking (Dallas Inter 90 Girls)
- 2004 NSCAA #4 National Ranking (Creekview High School Girls)
- 2004 Greater Denton County High School Coach of the Year
- USSF "A" Coaching Certification and “A” License
- 2006 U-19 Boys, Top 15 National Ranking (FC Texas Black, 88 Boys)
- 2005 Disney Soccer Showcase u-19 finalist
- Director of Coaching: Dallas Inter Soccer Club (Now FC Dallas.)
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