USSF Naitonal D License
Coach Marcos has been coaching youth soccer in Joplin for 15 years. He started out as a volunteer coach at the Joplin YMCA for 2 years before moving his oldest son to the Boys and girls club soccer program. He coached there until his oldest son started his Freshman year at Joplin HS.
Later he began coaching his youngest son, Matteo, at the Webb City Soccer Club. He coached there for several years and than was asked to bring his team to the Webb City Storm Soccer Club and recruit a more competitive group of boys. His team traveled to Tulsa, OK; Springfield, MO; and Springdale, AR for tournaments and league play.
When the Joplin Demize was formed in 2013, coach Marcos brought his team over to Demize Soccer Academy. Under the tutelage of Director of Coaching Luis Percovich (JDA) and Chris Hanlon (SDA) soon, Coach Marcos was helping assist and coach all the teams in the new Joplin Demize Academy program.
In 2016, after 1 year at Joplin High School as an assistant, he would become the Director of Coaching for Joplin Demize Academy. Since becoming the director has coached several championship teams including the 2016 LCS spring league champion (JDA U12 boys) with a record 7 wins and 1 tie, the 2017 LCS winter league(U13/14 boys) and the 2017 Lady Demize HS Girls team in which both went undefeated.
Coach Marcos is dedicated to not only teach the beautiful game of soccer, but to also give players the opportunity to become better teammates. He strives to make his players ready to reach the next level and for that all the young athletes come to respect his desire to make not only the players better but to make this area better.
After finishing his collegiate career, Hanlon moved on to play with the Sioux City Breeze, Des Moines Menace, Springfield Storm, Springfield Demize in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and with the Saint Louis Steamers in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). He has played abroad in Canada, England, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the U.S.
As a collegiate coach, Hanlon was an assistant Drake University, Grandview College and Missouri State University. At the Youth level, Hanlon coached for Iowa United Soccer Club where he won multiple state championships on the both boys and girls sides. At the Region-II Championships in 2001, his U18 boys made it the Final Four playing up in the U19 division.
During his ten year time span coaching within the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Hanlon has had the opportunity to coach in Eastern Pennsylvania, Iowa and Missouri. While in Iowa, Chris had the opportunity to coach his brother, David Hanlon, who was a member U14, U15 and U16 US National Teams. Chris also served as a Assistant Coach for Ankeny High School boy's and girl's teams.
Hanlon currently is the Founder and Director of Coaching for the Springfield Demize Academy and the Director of Soccer Operations and Head Coach for the Joplin Demize National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team. He has also served in a variety of roles in coaching and the management side of the game, including time as a general manager and head coach for the Springfield Storm and Springfield Demize Premier Development League (PDL) teams and the Springfield Demize Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) team. He also serves as the Co-Chairman for the NPSL Pro Combine Technical Commitee and as the South Central Conference Liason to the NPSL's executive board.
Hanlon holds the National ( Distinguished Pass ), Advanced National and Premier Diplomas with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and has 20 years of professional coaching experience.