Letter from Eric Quill
Dear Texans SC Family,
I am writing to inform you of some recent news. I have formally accepted an offer to become the first head coach of North Texas SC, the newly formed USL team operating under the FC Dallas organization. Coaching at the professional level has been an ambitious dream of mine ever since the end of my professional playing career. During that time I was fortunate to play for FC Dallas (Dallas Burn) for a season and I look forward to returning to a former club that helped further my development.
The Texans SC organization has twice provided me with a platform to reach my soccer dreams. As many of you know, I had the distinct honor of playing for Texans SC during my youth career and celebrating a U16 National Championship in 1994. Shortly thereafter, I played for a semester at Clemson University before signing my first professional contract at the age of 18. I would go on to play for nine seasons in Major League Soccer. Texans SC provided me with an avenue to pursue and achieve my childhood dream of becoming a pro.
I recently had the honor of coaching our U19 Development Academy team to the 2017 DA National Championship. Along the way I helped to provide a pathway for many players to play at excellent collegiate programs in the country and some were able to continue their playing careers at the professional level. I believe that the work done on the field as a coach and mentor with the Texans SC organization has again provided me with an avenue to pursue my ambitions of coaching professionally. I am, and forever will be, grateful to the players, coaches, parents and friends I have worked with during my time at the Texans.
I want to express how committed I remain to helping lead this club into the future. I will continue to work with the organization as an advisor by joining the Board of Directors. This will allow me to stay closely tied with the club, working together with the leadership to ensure we continue to develop our forward-thinking vision which I believe will have us competing for many more national championships in the future. Being part of the Texans family is very dear to me and my aim is to continue to provide many more players the opportunity to succeed in their endeavors through the work of this great club.
I want to be clear: this is not a farewell, but a thank you note to express my gratitude to each member of this club, past and present. Without the great families and staff of the Texans, I would not be afforded the opportunity to reach my dreams. I want to tell you how thankful I am to all of you for being a part of the best club in Houston.