Marco Gutierrez

Elite Program Director

Marco Gutierrez

Coaching Info

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

FC Westlake Email: mgutierrez@westlakesoccer.com

Cell Phone: 512-426-1919

Coaching Qualifications

  • US Soccer – B License
  • BA Kinesiology-Human Performance
  • MA- Coaching and Athletic Administration

Name of Teams Coached

  • FC Westlake 08B Elite
  • FC Westlake 06B Elite
  • FC Westlake 05B Elite

Bio

Marco Gutierrez is the Director of the newly formed FC Westlake Elite program. This role is the latest step forward in Marco’s successful coaching career. Marco was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He and his family migrated to Austin, Texas when he was young. In 2004 Marco began his club soccer career with the Austin United and Austin Capitols. While with this club he enjoyed the opportunity to play at the National level before heading to college. Marco attended Huston Tillotson (HT) for his undergraduate years, playing four years in the Men’s soccer program. Marco was fortunate to have been coached by Arick and Roy Lassiter, and while under their coaching mentorship, he played in two conference championships and was the team captain his senior year. While successfully completing his undergraduate degree, student athlete Marco became Coach Marco transitioning from being a player on the pitch to becoming an assistant coach. He ultimately became Interim Coach for two seasons and amassed a record of 14-9-12, leading the team to their Conference playoffs. Coach Marco continued his academic pursuits securing a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration while also kicking off his pursuit of his coaching licenses. In 2015 he began coaching at the Liverpool International Academy in South Austin. Coach Marco found immediate success at Liverpool, leading his teams to achieve qualifications into Champions League and Frontier Conference, and various top-level finishes in President Cup and State Cup. After 5 years with the Liverpool International Academy in South Austin, Coach Marco successfully transitioned 4 top teams to the new FC Westlake South Austin program. Leading into the 2021/22 season, Coach Marco has secured his B Coach License while also welcoming his 3rd child into his family. Proud father of two boys and his princess.