Staff

JIM SPENCE - Founder & Full Time Trainer
• Founder and Executive Director of Sports Quest 
• Full-time Professional Soccer Trainer 
• STYSA State Instructor 
• South Texas ODP '89 & 92 Girls Coach  
• Former St. Agnes Academy Girls Varsity Head Coach for 4 years
• Soccer Development Officer, England 
• School of Excellence Soccer Trainer, England 
• United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" License
• National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier License  
• National Youth Coaching License  
• English Football Association (FA) Coaching License 
• National Goalkeeping Level 1 and level 2 Diplomas  
• BA Honors Degree in Sports and Recreation 
• Former Player in Houston Premier League 
• Select Team Trainer Texas United F.C., Westside SC, Bear Creek United, Klein Quest, Pursuit Girls Club, Classics Boys Club
• Technique Training Program / Under 10 Development Program, Texas Untied F.C., Westside SC, Bear Creek Utd 
• First Aid, CPR and AED Certification 

JOHN BANTA - Director of Operational Development
John Banta comes to Sport Quest as a 1991 graduate of Liberty University.
John and his family have returned to the United States with God's leading and after serving as missionaries in Guatemala City, Guatemala. While there, John served as Executive Director and President of Global Soccer Ministries Guatemala for 8 years helping develop and guide a multiple faceted and financially self-sustainable ministry designed to reach the underserved youth of the city with the Gospel using soccer as the platform. The ministry evolved so that it now runs under a national leadership group of men and women that God purposely grew and nurtured over time. John currently sits as an advising board member. Before leaving for the mission field John worked in a supervisory capacity with Sysco foods for a number of years. John was also a Program Director for a YMCA in Michigan while working with his wife Amy and the youth at the Inner City Planting Fellowship Ministry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John has been married to his lovely wife for 20 years and together they have 3 children Hope, Luke and Titus. John is excited to bring his passion and experience to Sports Quest helping usher in all that God has planned for the ministry as Sports Quest is used by God in the Greater Houston area and beyond.


ASHLEY WILLIAMS - Soccer Development Officer

• UEFA "B" License
• BA Honors in Sports and Exercise Science (soccer)
• Sports Nutritionist Award
• Soccer Leaders Award (level 1)
• Strength and Conditioning Fly Solo Award
• MSC in Sport Psychology (soccer)
• Goal-Keeping Award (level 1)
• National Disability Coach Award
• Coach Mentor
• Coach Educator

MATT MILLER - Part Time Trainer
• United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" License 
• National Youth Coaching License
• National Goalkeeping Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma 
• NSCAA State Diploma
• Select Team Trainer Texas United F.C., Bear Creek United, Klein Quest, Pursuit Girls Club
• Outstanding youth player, winning 2 State Championships, 1990-95
• Olympic Development Program (ODP) pool player
• Offered Full Scholarship to Division 1 college
• Former player in Houston Premier League
• Degree in Business and Sports Administration
• First Aid, CPR and AED Certification
• Minister of Evangelism at Houston's Second Baptist Church 


JOSH DOLAN - Part Time Trainer

• NSCAA National Diploma
• USSF "E" Coaching License
• First Aid / CPR Certified
• Bachelor Of Arts In Exercise Science - Schreiner University
• Assistant Director Of Sports Performance & Soccer Direction - Velocity Sports Performance
• Lifetime Fitness Personal Trainer
• St. Agnes Academy Varsity Coach
• Columnist For "Kick Off" Dynamo Soccer Magazine
• Current Player - Celtic FC (Premier Division - HFA)
• Schreiner University Varsity Soccer 1999-2003

DEBBIE SPENCE - Co-Founder & Full Time Office Manager/Administrator
• Day to day office management
• Scheduling
• Online registration 
• Website management
• Fundraising
• Marketing and promotions
• Accounting 
• Payroll

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