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BVB International Academy Texas- Welcomes David Hudgell

By Nancy Lane, 06/07/19, 8:45PM CDT

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We are proud to announce that David Hudgell will assume the role of Technical Director of BVB International Academy Texas.  As technical director, David Hudgell will be responsible for our elite leagues including: ECNL- Elite Leagues National League and NPL, National Premier League. This includes the overall program as well as teams and coaches within the program. In addition, David will oversee the implementation of the BVB Standards and curriculum as well as coaching education. David Hudgell’s years of experience both in a coaching and leadership capacity within the USSF Development Academy will add tremendous insight and ability to create the focus on quality here at BVB International Academy Texas. David’s official start date will be June 19, 2019.

Born in Coventry, England, David has spent the last 28 years in the N Texas soccer community initially in the role of Assistant Coach at the University of North Texas having previously being the assistant coach to men and women at Hardin Simmons University. Since that time, he has developed a sincere and deep experience in youth soccer. 

His playing career includes time at Southampton, Coventry City and Stevenage in England and continued with the Dallas Rockets, Arizona Sandsharks and the Dallas Sidekicks in the US. 

While at the University of N. Texas he completed a MSC degree in Sports Science and holds a BEd (1st class) in Physical Education from the West London Institute. David holds a USSF B license and a UEFA B license.

Here in north Texas he was the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Flame and Comets Soccer Clubs. For the past 16 years he has been with The Dallas Texans and has served as the Boys Director of Coaching and recently as the USSDA Technical Director. Notable achievements with the Texans include coaching teams to 5 USYSA national championships and 1 EPNL national championship. In 2006 David was the coach of the Dallas Texans '88 who became the first US team to win the prestigious Dallas Cup Super Group. In 2007 he was named as USSCA youth coach of the year after the same team became the first team to win three consecutive national championships.

David has coached a number of players from both Comets and Texans who have played professionally in the US, Mexico and Europe, a number who have gone on to become USA full internationals, and has coached many more who have received college scholarships to top university programs across the United States.