Our Coaches

Heart of the City is proud of the roster of professional coaches who serve our student-athletes everyday. Their experience and knowledge of the game is critical in ensuring our player development goals are met. Moreover, our coaches are positive role models and care deeply about imparting key life skills through the game of soccer. Our coaches are professionally certified, but also receive a variety of additional training on youth mental health, positive youth development, and other training needed to support young student-athletes holistically.

Dean Smith

Director of Team and Football Operations

Omar Mendez

Staff Coach

David Motley

Staff Coach 


Jesus Ayala

Volunteer Coach


Cesar Mujica

Staff Coach


Omar Abonce

Staff Coach 


Ayse Oztas

Staff Coach


Frankie Pedrosa

Staff Coach


Natasha Kopystynsky

Wellness & Community Engagement Coordinator


Adrian Roman

Community Programs Manager


Rob Kettle

College Soccer Recruitment Specialist

Coaches in Training


Jared Ayala


Marlene Banales



Jacky Morales


Adamariss Chavez


Carmen Reyes


Tristen Torres


Interested in coaching for Heart of the City? Contact our Sporting Director, Dean Smith, at dean@heartofthecitysports.org.