Arthur Salazar joined the OLLU Athletic Department as soccer assistant coach in the summer of 2008. The Robert E. Lee High School graduate and San Antonio native received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at OLLU in the spring of 2011.
Salazar played for the OLLU Saints during its inaugural season in 2007 as the team's goal keeper and captain. He enjoyed being a part of a group of young men who were eager to learn and driven to succeed. The group did extremely well and set a high standard, proving that the OLLU soccer program will be competitive for years to come.
He enters his sixth year as assistant to OLLU's women's soccer team. The Lady Saints have had four straight winning seasons with the help of Salazar. The Lady Saints have also made consecutive trips to the Red River Athletic Conference Championship in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, but have yet to be crowned champions.
Salazar has coached club soccer for eight years and has had part-time assistant coaching positions at Trinity University, the University of the Incarnate Word and Central Catholic High School. His interest in soccer began at an early age, when his parents played the sport. He started playing competitive soccer at age 10 and continued through high school.
What he likes best about being a coach is the interaction and connection with individuals that creates a bond.
Salazar married in 2011, and he and his wife are parents to a boy. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching television and playing a variety of sports. His favorite sport is soccer, team is Manchester United and player is Eric Cantona.
Both Salazar and head soccer coach Shane Hurley also coach for the Classics Elite Soccer Academy youth club in San Antonio. Salazar also works for the South Texas division of the United States Olympic Development Program.
Salazar likes the close-knit atmosphere at OLLU and its faculty members who express a genuine interest in the students.
Jonathan Burklo has joined the Our Lady of the Lake University soccer coaching staff. Burklo, a native of Tampa, Fla., received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
During his four seasons with the Liberty Flames, he played as a forward, a midfielder and a defender. In 2005, he was named to the Big South All-Conference second team, and during his senior year, he served as one of two team captains.
After his collegiate career, Burklo played professionally for Skeid in the Norwegian Adeccoligaen in 2006 and Rovaniemi Palloseura in the Finnis Veikkausliiga in 2007. In 2008, he joined the Wilmington Hammerheads, an American professional soccer team based in Wilmington, N.C. that is part of the USL Professional Division. Burklo then went on to play for the Houston Dynamo Reserves Team that is part of Major League Soccer in Houston, Texas.
Burklo’s coaching experience includes stints with Central Virginia United in 2006. Since 2009, he has coached the South Texas Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the San Antonio Christian School. From 2009-2013, he coached the Lonestar Soccer Club in San Antonio, and in 2012, he coached for the FC Barcelona Camps. In April 2013, Burklo became the director of soccer operations for the North East Youth Soccer Organization (NEYSO) Liberty Soccer Club.
Burklo has earned a USSF A License, B License and C License, and he was the recipient of the Bob McNulty Award for the C License in Jan. 2010 in Bradenton, Fla.
Burklo is married to Crystal, and they are parents to son, Harrison.
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