Manuel “Manny” Chavez has served on the coaching staff of International Football Club since the club’s inception in September 2011. Currently, he serves as head coach of the U-14 -MAPS Elite South 2- Eastern Development Program travel team of IFC
As a soccer player:
- Progreso Academy in his native El Salvador, which finished second at the national level
- U-17 Salvadoran National Team pool
- Division I soccer at Radford University
- Played in 3rd Division in Denmark for Aalborg Freja
- USL Premier Development League with the Northern Virginia Royals
- Volunteer assistant coach at Radford University Division I soccer team
Coach Manny received a Bachelor Degree in Finance with a Minor in Economics from Radford University. He also received a Master of Business Administration from Radford University.
William Chavez has served on the coaching staff since the inception of International Football Club in 2011 as an assistant coach. He served as head coach of the U-12 recreational team of IFC. Currently, he serves as head coach of the U-15 -MAPS Elite South 3- Eastern Development Program travel team of IFC. William played as a goalkeeper in El Salvador for Marcelino Garcia Flamenco at the High School level, which finished #1 in the nation. Furthermore, he played with Progreso Academy in his native El Salvador, which ended second at the national level. Later in 2002, moving to the United States at the age of 17, William was part of the 2004 Gar-Field Senior HS District Champion team where he played as a goalkeeper and forward. Recently, William also served as an Assistant Coach for the 2013-2014 Boys Varsity Soccer team at Gar-Field Senior HS.
In the summer of 2005, William joined the USL Super Y-League with the Northern Virginia Royals, and in the years of 2008 and 2009, he played as a midfielder with the Northern Virginia Community College team. After concluding his playing career at NVCC, William transferred to Radford University where in 2011 he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and in 2012 his Master’s Degree in Corporate and Professional Communication.
Armando Romero has served on the coaching staff of International Football Club since the club’s initiation in September 2011. Armando has over seven years of coaching experience in the Charleston, SC, and Northern Virginia area. Currently, he serves as head coach of the U-11 travel team of IFC.
As a youth, Armando played for several clubs such as Arlington Travel, Team America, and Annandale FC in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). He attended Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, where he was named National District Player of the Year as a junior in 2001. He received All-District honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and also made the All-Region and All-Met teams during his junior and senior years.
Armando went on to play college soccer at Louisburg College in North Carolina (NJCAA Top Ten Team), and transferred his junior year to Radford University where he played from 2004 -2005 as a starting midfielder for the Highlanders. After his college career, Armando played professionally for the Charleston Battery (USL D1) during 2006-2007 seasons.
Coach Armando Credentials
o U.S. Soccer Federation “D” License (June, 2012)
Armando graduated from Louisburg College with an Associate’s degree in General Studies in 2004 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Radford University in 2006.
Gabriel Henao has served on the coaching staff of International Football Club since the club’s inception in September 2011. Henao has over five years of successful coaching experience at the youth level in the Northern Virginia area.
Henao is a former professional soccer player who played in the second division in his native Colombia. He also trained with Colombian first division side Cucuta Deportivo. In addition, Henao played at the amateur level and coached in the youth system of “La Quinta Oriental Football School” in Cucuta, Colombia.
In the Fall 2012, Coach Henao successfully guided the IFC U-15 boys’ team to the championship trophy in the Old Dominion Soccer League Second Division in the team’s first season ever competing in travel soccer.
Henao is a holder of a United States Soccer Federation "C" License, United States Soccer Federation “E” License and U.S. Soccer Federation “D” License and works as a Spanish-language sports commentator on Radio Unida 920 AM.