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Rob Thornsby

Rob Thornsby


Phone: 817-881-9003

Born and raised in the North West of England Rob played for many local clubs and started coaching in schools in the early nineties eventually attaining the UEFA Level 3 license in 1998 with Lancashire FA acquiring his licensing hours studying at the Liverpool FC Academy, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale FC.  

Prior to his departure to the US in 2001 Rob also assisted in the operation of satellite academy programs for Blackburn Rovers.  

In the DFW area Rob has served as either team coach, goalkeeping coach and/or Area Director at Texas Lightning, Saints Athletic Soccer Club, City Development Academy and now proudly as coach of the U14B (Owen), assisting in the Keller area Goalkeeping duties and also the Mini Reds Academy Director.  

Rob is also owner of Fury Soccer Academies which provides school based skills programs in pre-schools and elementary schools. 

Rob was a seasoned season ticket holder at Liverpool FC for much of his time in the UK and is a very proud father to Oliver.  

UEFA Level 3
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Technical Development of the Competitive Player

NSCAA National Federation of State High Schools Professional Development
US Club Soccer Injury Recognition
National Health and Safety Foundation Adult CPR, Child CPR and Infant CPR 
BTEC National in Admin and Finance

NSCAA and the Football Association (FA).