HomeAbout usCoachesJill Gardner

Director of Rec | College Coordinator | Staff Coach

Houston, Texas

Coaching Licenses:
USSF B License
U.S. Soccer Grassroots 11v11
National Youth License
Coerver Coach

ODP Coaching Experience:
ODP Region III Coach

Club Coaching Experience:
Georgetown Force FC (2012-Present)
Coaching Kids Soccer (2012-2016)
Bellaire Hammers (2005-2006)
Cy-fair Dynamos (1997-2006)

Personal Trainer
Coerver Coach

Playing Experience:
College: Stephen F. Austin (1991-1994)

Challenge Soccer Club
Houston Challenge, Division 1 Team (Regional/National Champs)
South Texas Women’s State Team

Stephen F. Austin University, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Wildlife
Spring Woods High School

Coach Jill’s first coaching experience was when she was 16 years old living in Houston. A true attacking center midfielder, Jill led her teams with the most assists season after season.  Her best soccer memories include being with her Houston Women’s Team who played together for over 15 years from HS throughout College and well into their thirties, traveling every summer all over the states to compete for both Regional and National Titles.  After college she spent a year on Catalina Island as a Marine Island Naturalist and Educator teaching children about island conservation and ecology. She then became an animal trainer at SeaWorld in San Antonio only to come back to the Houston Area where she coached full time for the Cy-Fair Dynamos for 10 years.  While with the Cy-Fair Dynamos she completed her USSF D, C and B Licenses while also becoming a PADI scuba dive master.  During that time, she also was a marine biologist for the Landry’s Aquarium Restaurant (Kemah, Texas) and aquarium curator for the Rainforest Cafe (Katy, Texas). She met and married her husband, Jon while coaching in Houston. Together they have a daughter and both continue to love coaching and mentoring youth soccer players! Jill has been a part of our Force Soccer Family for many years as a Select Staff Coach, Director of Rec Soccer and College Coordinator.