FC Wichita Falls, a member of the US Arena Pro Soccer League, names Brandon Swartzendruber as Head Coach
Wichita Falls, TX, January, 22, 2019 – FC Wichita Falls, a member of the US Arena Pro Soccer League, has named Brandon Swartzendruber as Head Coach of the Pro Soccer team. Swartzendruber will also bring on Marcelo Campolino as Volunteer Assistant Coach. FC Wichita Falls is thrilled to have both of these outstanding coaches on board.
Brandon Swartzendruber is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado. He played for, and was an All-American, at Midwestern State University in 2005 and 2006. He has played professionally for various PDL and USL PRO teams around the US. Swartzendruber has worked as Assistant Coach for four seasons at the collegiate level -- 2007 and 2008 at Mesa State College (Now Colorado Mesa University), 2012 at Oklahoma Baptist University, and the 2018 season at Midwestern State University; and was Head Coach for the Skyline Eagles, a Semi Professional indoor team based in Grand Junction, CO. in 2013 and 2014. Swartzendruber is married, and he and his wife have a daughter that will turn 3 on Valentine's Day.
Marcelo Campolino is back at Midwestern State University after a year as Assistant Coach at Northern Illinois University, a NCAA Division I school. In his two previous seasons as the Graduate Assistant Coach at MSU, Campolino helped the Mustangs get to a combined 35-5-2 record and a pair of appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament. A native of Formosa, Goiás, Brazil, Campolino began his coaching career at the São Paulo Futbol Center in 2005, where he led the U-13 and U-15 boys programs, as well as the women's program and goalkeepers. Campolino guided the U-13 boys’ team to the national championship in 2007 and the women's program to a national championship in 2006. As a player, Campolina spent three seasons playing professionally in his native Brazil, playing with Samabaia Futbol Club in 1998-1999 and Sociedade Esportiva do Gama in 2000.
“I’m excited to be part of this newly formed league, but even more excited to lead the team here in WIchita Falls. I think we have some tremendous local talent and we are going to have a very good team. I’m confident that fans will really enjoy coming out to watch them play. We can’t wait to get started!” – Brandon Swartzendruber, FC Wichita Falls Head CoachFC Wichita Falls will begin its inaugural season with the US Arena Pro Soccer League in April 2019. Be sure to like and follow FC Wichita Falls on Facebook and Instagram for event announcements, giveaways, game night promotions, and more for the upcoming season! For further information regarding FC Wichita Falls please contact our office at (940) 264-KICK (5425) or visit the official website at fcwichitafalls.com.