Colin Chesters was hired as the Executive Director of Houston Express Soccer Club, on July 1st, 2016 and will continue in this capacity for RISE SC.
Derby County in the English Premier League – 1975-1979. Signed as a schoolboy and made his debut when he was 18 years old vs. Aston Villa and was voted man of the match.
Played for Crewe Alexandra from 1979-1982
Northwich Victoria 1982-1985
FA trophy finalist and winners in back to back seasons scoring at Wembley
USSF A License
Director of Coaching for Mission Bay Soccer Club 1988-1990
Coached for Nomads Soccer Club 1990-1992
Coached for Pegasus Soccer Club 1992-1993
Joined Surf as Girls Director of Coaching in 1993 and remained as the Girls DOC until 2011
Surf Boys Director of Coaching in 2003-2011
Surf Executive Director/VP of Soccer Operations 2011-2016
Cal South Coach of the year 2003
Accomplishments at San Diego Surf since joining in 1993:
Total of 78 State/National Cup Championships
Total of 19 USYS Regional Championships
Total of 6 USYS National Championships
2 ECNL National Championships
1 Red Bull league champion 2008/09
Surf was voted #2 ECNL club in the nation 2011 and 2014
Surf has always been ranked in the top 10 in ECNL since joining the league in 2010
Surf was named #1 club in the country in 1999 and #1 girls club in the country in 2004 by Soccer America
Surf was given the 2016 IMG title for “Producing the Best Female Players in the Country”
College Placement History:
At Surf, Colin helped place dozens of players into college and recently calculated that, on average, 10 players receive full scholarships at $60,000 per year x 4 years = $2-4 Million a year in full ride scholarships. In addition to full rides, approximately 20 Surf players annually receive 50% scholarships at slightly less prestigious $50,000 schools. Over a 4 year period, that is another $2 Million for a total of $4-6 Million per year for the last 5 years grand total $22 million. Over 23 years which is when Title IX came in that figure would amount to over $100 million. Colin also helped players secure walk on spots.
2016 San Diego Surf Girls DA Founding Member
4 ex Surf boys played in the U17 World Cup in Chile 2014
A record 6 Surf girls represented the GU18’s National team in Spain in 2016. In their game against Denmark, 5 of the 6 Surf girls were in the starting 11 for a record breaking 45% of the starting line-up coming from one club.
Surf – DA founding member club 2007
Surf – ECNL member since 2010
Strong relationships with the leaders of ECNL, DA and DOCs across the country.
Strong relationships with many of the nation’s top showcase Tournament Directors
Surf is one of only 4 SoCal clubs with full DA and ECNL status
Red Bull league founding member club 2008/09 (Pre ECNL national league)
SCDSL Technical Committee member and Founding Member of the SCDSL which is the largest and strongest league in the Nation with all the Southern California, DA and ECNL clubs participating.
Strong relationships with college coaches at all levels and strong relationships with National Team coaches and US Soccer representatives.
Placed numerous players in US National team camps and currently have numerous players, in several age groups, on National team rosters.
Surf teams are often invited to play scrimmages vs. US National teams when they are in California in camp preparing for international competitions.