Soccer – Men’s

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Honor God, play fierce and enjoy! Soccer, much like our walk with God, is to be enjoyed with great passion, fearlessness and focus! When these three elements are combined with skill, speed and the tactical knowledge of the game we love, we will always have a recipe for great success. Within our Grace soccer program, we endeavor to wrap these key elements together and balance them with our love for God. All together these “main ingredients” produce our greatest goal, which is to honor God in all that we do! Honor God, play fierce and enjoy!

NEWS

CALENDAR

December 2022

Dec 2

12:00 pm
Winter Classic @ Grace Soccer – Men’s Varsity vs Woodlands Christian Academy – Home
7:30 pm
Winter Soccer Classic @ Grace Soccer – Men’s Varsity vs Tomball Concordia Lutheran – Home

Dec 3

10:00 am
Winter Classic @ Grace Soccer – Men’s Varsity vs Houston Second Baptist – Home
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Josue Sabillon

Spanish, Head Soccer Coach & Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Josue Sabillon

Spanish, Head Soccer Coach & Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

M.Ed., Marshall University

Josue joins Grace Community School again in 2017. He served at Grace from 2004-2008 as the high school Spanish teacher and boys and girls head soccer coach. Josue has been the Grace Men’s Soccer Head Coach since 2017. In 2017 he was an assistant to GCS Women’s Soccer program and assisted head coach Mitch Smith to win a TAPPS Soccer State Championship. Sabillon has coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels, and returned to Grace Community High School from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. He previously has worked as an assistant college coach at Meridian Community College in Mississippi (2001-2002), at Tyler Junior College in Texas (2002-2008). Sabillon is a Two-Time All-American at Meridian Community College (1995-1996), as well as a 2012 NJCAA Hall Of Fame Inductee. Sabillon transferred to Marshall University and graduated in 2001 with a degree in business administration. He also holds a USSF “A” license and an NSCAA Premier Diploma. In 2013 he received his masters in sports administration from Belhaven University. Josue Sabillon, a Honduran native, is accompanied by his wife Andrea, and their two daughters, Isabela and Cecilia.

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Mitch Smith

Soccer Coach

Mitch Smith

Soccer Coach

Coach Smith is a Tyler native who played locally and for Tyler Legacy High School for a total of 12 years and went on to play for one year at Tyler Junior College. He holds a national soccer coaching license and has coached for 27 years at various school and club soccer levels.  He’s currently entering his 14th year as the Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Grace Community High School, where he has 7 district titles and Regional appearances, 4 Final Four appearances, and 2 State Championships. He also coaches locally for the FC Dallas East Texas Club, Under 12 and Under 13 girls. His motto for his teams is, “You can’t play the perfect game, but you can always give a perfect effort.”

Mitch currently resides in Tyler, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Sherri, and he has two great children, a son, Jake, and a daughter, Brittany. Coach Smith says of his soccer girls, “I always want to be someone they see as a strong Christian Husband and Father. God is my Rock and Savior, so before they see me as a Soccer Coach, I hope they see me first and foremost as a born-again Christian.”

Middle School Soccer

Honor God, play fierce and enjoy! Soccer, much like our walk with God, is to be enjoyed with great passion, fearlessness and focus! When these three elements are combined with skill, speed and the tactical knowledge of the game we love, we will always have a recipe for great success. Within our Grace soccer program, we endeavor to wrap these key elements together and balance them with our love for God. All together these “main ingredients” produce our greatest goal, which is to honor God in all that we do! Honor God, play fierce and enjoy!

NEWS

CALENDAR

December 2022

Dec 8

7:00 pm
Soccer – Boy’s 7th-8th vs East Texas Lobos – Home

Dec 15

7:00 pm
Soccer – Boy’s 7th-8th vs ETFC Antunex – Home

January 2023

Jan 5

6:00 pm
Soccer – Boy’s 7th-8th vs All Saints – Away
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