Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Round Rock Jr. Academy; Taylor/Cedar Park Rec Coordinator



Robert played all sports as a youth, club and high school athlete, and began his coaching and personal training career in California in 1985. His Austin coaching career has involved stints with CCU Eagles, CCU Junior Academy, T&C RecPlus, Westlake Junior Academy and Texas Soccer Academy. He also started our Junior Academy location in Steiner Ranch/Riverplace in 2006 and ran it through the 2014/15 season. In addition to his role as start up program director, Robert is the director of Lonestar Taylor, Manor and Jarrell recreational locations, as well as the director of Lonestar's recreational partnership with RRSA.

Robert is happily married with 5 grown children (4 girls & a boy) making him a grandfather. His youngest is currently in college playing soccer on a scholarship. Robert attended Cerritos College for a "AA" in physical therapy, with one semester at University of Southern California before going full-time into the workforce while starting his coaching career, and family. Robert elaborates, saying, “Family comes first with the love of coaching and developing players a very close second. My number one goal with my Lonestar roles is to make sure all the players and families I have the opportunity to work with in a given season receive knowledge about our club and the full spectrum of soccer opportunities we offer for their child. Building relationships with families and players that transcend the sport is my focus, we are here for the players. Always learning from the game, networking with other directors, coaches and parents is very important to me. Futbol "Soccer" has so much to offer that I am driven to ensure I keep learning and in turn, I can share that at all levels with anyone!”


Born in Tacoma, Washington, raised in Los Angeles, California

Coaching Licenses

USC/NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 & 2
USC/NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma
USC/NSCAA National Youth Diploma
U.S. Soccer National D License
USC/NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USC/NSCAA National Diploma
USC/NSCAA Premier Diploma
USC/NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USC/NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas
NFPT Sports Performance Training License

Coaching Experience & Achievements

Youth coach since 1992
Club coach for CCU & Lonestar over 20 years
Location Director & New Locations development
Member of original Lonestar staff inaugural year 2004
As head Select coach, took teams yearly to Western District playoffs
3 State Championships with Lonestar Teams
3 runner up State titles with CCU teams
Successful in building satellite Lonestar locations with infrastructure, to ensure Lonestar pathways for all players are available


High School graduate
Diplomas: Amada America, Amada school instructor (Co2 lasers, Press brakes, Hydraulic Punch Presses, 2D and 3D Cad/Cam)
Certificate: 1 international patent in Co2 Laser cutting technology
Diplomas: Amada America management
Diplomas: Amada America technical training manual developer
Diploma: Computer Sciences graduate, career change program
Certification: Austin Police Department, Certified Training officer
Public Speaking
Business Owner, over 18 years

Playing Experience

All experience at the youth level (wrestling, baseball, basketball, football) & soccer
High School sports