Jay Fitzgerald – Nolan Catholic Women’s Soccer Varsity Head Coach (21st Year)
Jay just completed his 20th year as Head Coach for the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team at Nolan Catholic High School coaching over 500 games for the Lady Vikings. He also serves as Director of Soccer for the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Programs. Jay won his 300th game 2 seasons ago with a career record of 338-128-41, all at Nolan Catholic. He has taken his teams to the State Final Four 14 out of the past 16 years – 3 District Championships, 16 Regional Championships, and 11 State Runner-Up finishes. The Women’s team has advanced to a record 33rd TAPPS State Final Four gaining National recognition ever since 1999. The Lady Vikings have been National Ranked every year since 1999. ESPN has had the Lady Vikings as high as #3 in the Nation in 1999.
Jay is a USSF 'A' License Coach on staff with US Soccer working in the Market Training Centers identifying top female players in the area in consideration for youth national teams and also involved with the US Soccer national team program on staff with the U15 and U19 Men’s National Teams. He helped the U21 Women’s National Team to a Nordic Cup Championship over Norway in 2005.
Jay is one of the founders of JATO Athletics, an outsourced athletic department and resource dedicated to advancing athletics throughout the country. He had an outstanding playing career in college and professionally. He played at Creighton University from 1991-1995. He played professionally with the Dallas Burn from 1996-1997, with the Sacramento Scorpions (A-League) in 1997, and with the Texas Spurs of PDL in 1998. Additionally he played with the U23 National Team for the Olympic Festival in 1996. He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Creighton University. Jay graduated high school from The Oakridge School in Arlington.
Todd Fitzgerald – Nolan Catholic Women’s Soccer Varsity Associate (21st Year)
Todd is assisting his brother Jay for the 21st year where his main role will be video & match analysis. He was the varsity head coach in 2011-2012 and holds an overall record of 20-8-7 with a Regional championship and Final Four appearance during that season. He is an Oakridge School graduate where he was a four year varsity starter on the soccer, football, and tennis teams. He played club soccer in the Dallas Classic League for the Dallas Comets. Upon graduation from Oakridge, he attended and played football at TCU. He was a four-year letter winner for the Horned Frogs as well as, Southwest Conference and Independence Bowl Champion highlighted by an upset victory over Top 25 North Carolina. Todd continued his football career while attaining his Master’s Degree at Abilene Christian University. After college, he played indoor football with the Texas Terminators in Austin, the Shreveport Bombers, and soccer with the Dallas Comets. He was also offered a try-out with the Dallas Cowboys. Todd and Jay are currently managing partners in JATO Athletics and Todd is the CEO for Roxo Energy in downtown Fort Worth.
Edward Hernandez – Nolan Catholic Women’s Soccer JV Head Coach (1st Year)
Bio will be announced shortly.