ARTHUR SALAZAR enters his first year as head coach for the Our Lady of the Lake University men’s soccer team after being an assistant coach from 2008-2012. Salazar also enters his eighth season as head coach for women's soccer. The Robert E. Lee High School graduate and San Antonio native received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from OLLU in the spring of 2011.
Before joining the coaching staff at OLLU, Salazar played for the men’s team during its inaugural season in 2007 and served as captain. His coaching experience includes positions as goalkeeper coach for Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word as well as Central Catholic High School.
In 2008, he became assistant coach for the men, who were members of the Association for Independent Institutions. The Saints finished the season with an 8-8-2 record. In 2009, the university joined the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), and the men ended with a 12-7 overall and 6-3 conference record. The team made it to the finals in the conference tournament as the third seed. After beating Texas Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals and Huston-Tillotson in the semifinals, the Saints lost 1-2 to UT-Brownsville in the finals. In 2010, the Saints had an 11-5-1 overall record and 5-4 in the conference. As the fourth seed, the Saints finished as semifinalists in the conference tournament. In 2011, the Saints finished the regular season with a 12-6-2 overall record and 7-3-1 in the conference. The Saints had their best season in 2012 when they won the conference's regular season and the conference tournament. They qualified for the first round of the NAIA National Soccer Championship Tournament and lost to Concordia University (Calif.) 1-0. OLLU finished the season with a 12-8-1 overall record and 9-2 in the conference. In 2013, the Saints were the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament. They lost to the University of the Southwest in the quarterfinals 1-0. Their overall record was 11-4-1 and 4-2-1 in conference. The Saints finished the 2014 season with a 9-9-2 overall and 5-3-1 conference record. In the conference tournament as the fourth seed, the Saints made it to the semifinals where they lost to St. Thomas 1-0.
In 2015, OLLU finished with a 9-7-1 overall record and 4-4 in conference. They made it to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. OLLU won the 2016 conference regular season with an undefeated 6-0-3 record and overall 10-3-3. They finished their season as conference tournament semifinalists after losing to LSU-Alexandria 1-0. In 2017, the team finished with a 9-7-2 record and 7-2-1 in conference. The Saints qualified for the conference tournament as the second seed. They ended their season with a 1-0 loss to LSU-Alexandria. The team also earned its first-ever NAIA Scholar Team award.
In 2018, the Saints were not able to make the preseason with a 7-8-2 overall record and 4-6-1 conference record. In 2019, the team finished in third place with a 11-6-2 overall record and 6-2-1 in conference. They ended their season as tournament semifinalists. This past season, the Saints had a 5-4-1 record and 3-2-1 in conference. From 2018-2020, the Saints earned NAIA Scholar Team honors.Salazar currently holds USSF C, NSCAA Advanced Regional and NSCAA National Goalkeeping licenses.
He and his wife, Colleen, are parents to Aidan and Kyle.
MARCELO CHAPA began his coaching career at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in 2015 as a graduate assistant, and he continued in that capacity through the 2016 season. In 2017, Chapa became the assistant coach for the team.
Chapa is a graduate of Southwest High School in San Antonio. He finished out his four-year collegiate career with OLLU in 2014. During his time at OLLU, Chapa was a three-year team captain, and he received All-Conference and All-Tournament honors. He was a conference scholar-athlete in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and in 2015, he was his team's Top Saint. Chapa played in 67 games and is third all-time in assists (10).
Chapa played in Mexico's San Luis Potosi U-18 reserve team when he was 14 years old before coming to the United States.
Chapa is a native of San Antonio. He received a degree in Kinesiology from OLLU in May 2015. In 2014 and 2015, he earned Dean's List honors. He also received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from OLLU in May 2017.
He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D, grassroots 9v9 and 11v11 licenses. Chapa also coaches U-11 boys in the Classic Elites Soccer Club.
David Cavazos returns to Our Lady of the Lake University as goalkeeping coach for the men's team. In 2016, he coached the women's team.
Cavazos aids the Saints soccer program from the goal-keeping perspectives of the game and will assist the program in order to continue to develop and achieve athletic excellence both on and off the field.
Cavazos is on the goalkeeper coaching staff with the San Antonio Lone Star-SC family. He has extensive soccer knowledge and a grassroots background in San Antonio and local involvement among the club, high school and collegiate circles.
Cavazos is the founder of Plus+One Goalkeeping Academy. He is registered as an official with Texas High School Soccer (TAS), and he is a grade seven USF referee. Cavazos is licensed by both governing institutions for soccer in the United States: United States Soccer Federation Level ‘D’ coaching and National Soccer Coaches Association of America Level 1, 2, 3, Goalkeeping. He is currently pursuing his NCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping License.
From 1991-1995, Cavazos was a four-year letterman at John Marshall High School under Coach Carson Edwards USF ‘D’. He was a two-year All-District goalkeeper and a two-time All-City nominee. In his high school career, Cavazos led his teams to four consecutive district championships, four bi-district championships, three area championships and one regional finals.
Cavazos was a three-time Who’s Who Among High School Athletes. From 1995-1999, Cavazos played soccer for the University of the Incarnate Word under Coach Howard Patterson USF ‘A,' goalkeeper Coach Ed Sakiewicz USF'A' and Memo Espinosa (Mexico). During this time, his studies included double majoring in Art/Education.
From 1999-2000, Cavazos played with the Intercollegiate Club Program at San Antonio College. While there he was able to secure two state championship titles under Coaches Neil Hull and Henry Ford (Scotland FA). The team was a national finalist as well. Cavazos was a two-time All-Conference member as well as Tournament MVP in 2000.
From 2000-2002, Cavazos played for the San Antonio Pumas Semi-Professional team as a reserve goalkeeper. Cavazos has a daughter. He and his wife Kymberly reside in San Antonio.