Coach Santos Torres

Coaching Experience

Coach Santos has a USSF National “D” License.  Coach Santos has been a Coach/Trainer with Express Soccer Club and Dynamo Coastal Bend for over 10 years.  Coach Santos has worked with players from U6-U19 ages, and with teams from Recreational to State Classic League (SCL) competitive levels. 

Coaching Philosophy

"I think soccer is a beautiful and amazing game that can translate into so much more about life.  Soccer allows players to be challenged on an individual basis, but also to understand how to work as part of a team towards a common goal. Not only does soccer present adversity, but it offers the opportunity to learn how to overcome adversity.  Soccer fosters responsibility, commitment, respect, and so many other positive qualities.  Soccer teaches players how to be humble in victory as well as gracious in defeat.  I feel soccer just helps us to prepare for life after soccer." 

"By creating an environment of excellence, my goal is to create confident and complete soccer players.  By complete, I mean not only are players technically and tactically sound, but they are also able to independently problem solve on the field.  I hope to help players, and parents, to understand that success isn't always about the final score of the game, but many times it about the developmental journey. I also feel it is my responsibility to place the development and welfare of the players above my own personal gain. Players will be guided toward reaching their full potential, whether that culminates in club, high school, college, or professional levels. Ultimately, I hope to help promote a lifelong love of the game." 


Team Achievements

-2017 President’s Cup State Playoff Champion (Boys 99)

-2017 State Cup State Playoff Participant (Boys 04)

-2016 President’s Cup Regional Playoff Participant (Boys 99)

-2016 President’s Cup State Playoff Champion (Boys 99)

-2012 Director’s Cup State Playoff Champion (Boys 95)


-2019 CBYSA Thanksgiving Tournament Champion (Boys 05)

-2019 Houston Labor Day Cup Runner-Up (Boys 05)

-2016 ACYSO Pre-Labor Day Champion (Boys 04)

-2016 Austin Labor Day Cup Runner-Up (Boys 99)

-2013 Austin Labor Day Cup Champion (Boys 99)

-2012 Puma Showcase & Tournament Runner-Up (Boys 99)


Player Achievements

-Developed players who have played at USL League 2 / PDL levels

-Developed players who have graduated to play at Division I, Division II, Division III, and Junior College levels

-Developed players who have been selected to ODP Regional Camp



BA, Rice University (1996)