Technical Director

Stephanie Coppola - Technical Director and Girls Academy Director

A message from Stef :

I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico with my family in 1996 and have lived here ever since. My first job coaching soccer in New Mexico happened earlier than that. When I was 21 years old and in college, I was playing adult league soccer in the summers to stay in shape for college ball. Once during a game I met the athletic director of a local high school and he invited me to interview for the girls varsity soccer head coach position. I did, I got the job, and I was hooked for eternity.
I feel extremely blessed to be able to coach soccer. It is the most beautiful game played by the most amazing athletes/people. If I can give back to the game even a fraction of what it has given me, I’ll be very happy.

Coaching Experience

  • National A License from USSF
  • Stanford University ’84
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Timbers and Thorns Directors

JR Quintana - Timbers DOC

A message from JR:

I was given my first opportunity to coach soccer at Hope Middle School.  l coached for three years and helped direct their new soccer program. I have been coaching at AUFC for the last eight years starting at the U17 age group, then moved to the U12’s and have continued to move up with them now at the U14 age level. I have played competitive soccer since I was 7yrs old through Duke City League, high school, then adult league premier division. I enjoy teaching our youth the game of soccer, to have the passion and desire to better themselves, and to have lifelong skills to become positive influences as they enter the game of life.

Coaching Experience

  • 10 Years Coaching Experience
  • Hope Christian Middle School soccer coach/director
  • National F License from USSF

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Mick Supple - Thorns DOC

About Mick:

Michaela (Mick) Supple is an Albuquerque native who has spent the previous 5seasons as an Assistant Coach and Director of Operations for the University of New Mexico program. Mick has helped lead the Lobos to 3 Mountain West Titles since 2018 coaching the goalkeepers. Prior to UNM Mick graduated valedictorian at Arkansas State University where she was a Div 1 goalkeeper. Mick also has a master’s degree in Exercise Science from UNM. Mick is passionate about giving back to players in her hometown, pushing them to be competitive nationwide in anything they choose to pursue.

Coaching Licenses

  • National C License from USSF in progress

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Andrew Murphy - Assistant DOC for Timbers/ Thorns

About Andrew:

Andrew Murphy joins us from Idaho in 2022. After finishing his bachelors at Idaho State University in Marketing and Management and working as a GA for their D1 women’s program, he continues his education studying for his MBA after moving to Albuquerque. His love for soccer is only matched by his love for his family, friends, and dogs.

Coaching Experience

  • GA at Idaho State University
  • National C License from USSF

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Bethany Lebel - Associate DOC for Timbers/Thorns

About Beth:

Beth arrives in the Land Of Enchantment by way of Maine. After finishing her bachelors degree and a successful run in D3 soccer and lacrosse at the University of Maine at Farmington, she returned to the University to become the assistant women’s soccer coach as well as head women’s lacrosse coach. From there she became the assistant women’s soccer coach at Colby College and the interim head coach for the 2021 season. Her most recent move to NM brings her to AUFC along with joining the UNM women’s soccer coaching staff as the volunteer goalkeeper coach.

Coaching Experience

  • USC Level 1 Goalkeeping License
  • National D License from USSF

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Youth Development Academy

Olivia Carrasco - Director YDA

About Olivia:

Olivia Carrasco grew up playing soccer for AUFC. She went on to play soccer at the collegiate level for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She began her coaching career with Little Rock Football Club. She coached the U4-U6 age group with the club for 4 years. She went on to become the program coordinator and coach for Westside Little Rock YMCA’s soccer program for 2 years. Olivia also coached locally for the Little Kickers and Sharp Shooters programs.

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Patrick Schmittdiel - Timbers/Thorns Director of Goalkeeping

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April Turos - Girls Academy Director of Goalkeeping

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College Coordinator

Paul Maestas - College Coordinator

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Social Media

Shane Zeigler - Social Media Director

About Shane:

Shane Zeigler is an Albuquerque native and AUFC alum from the late 90’s. He has his bachelors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California.