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.
|1||Joseph Baker||JR||GK||6-4||207||Llantwit Major, Wales, U.K.||Llantwit Major Comprehensive School|
|2||David Tellez||JR||D||6-1||170||Cali, Colombia||Del Rio High School|
|3||Roberto Poncia||FR||W||6-2||172||Codevigo (PD), Italy||IIS E.De Nicola|
|4||Michael Huff||SO||MF||6-2||160||San Antonio, Texas||Clemens High School|
|5||Patrick Pye||SR||LB||5-11||180||Norwich, England||Sprowston HS/USAO|
|6||Thomas Sauceda||FR||MF/D||5-10||150||Los Fresnos, Texas||Los Fresnos High School|
|7||Connor Bagley||JR||RW||5-10||138||Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.||Thorpe St. Andrew High School|
|8||Matthew Banda||FR||CB||6-0||165||Helotes, Texas||Sandra Day O'Connor High School|
|9||Charbel Elbayeh||SR||F||5-11||165||San Antonio, Texas||Marshall High School|
|10||Norberto Lira||SR||CAM||5-10||155||Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico||MacArthur High School|
|11||Juan Martin Chica||SR||F||5-10||165||Cali, Colombia||Colegio Bilingue Montessori|
|13||David Aviles||FR||MF||5-7||155||Austin, Texas||Crockett High School|
|14||Jack Parker||SR||MF||5-5||135||Norwich, England||Flegg High School/Notre Dame College|
|15||Kevin Rios||JR||MF||5-6||140||Houston, Texas||Morton Ranch High School|
|16||Randy Dominguez||JR||MF||5-7||157||Katy, Texas||Morton Ranch High School|
|17||Samuel Villegas||JR||F||5-10||150||San Antonio, Texas||MacArthur High School|
|18||Chris Zepeda||JR||D||5-9||175||Houston, Texas||Cypress Falls High School|
|19||Pedro Tavarez||SR||MF/DF||5-8||165||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico||Palo Duro HS/Tyler Junior College|
|20||Miguel Barrera||JR||F||5-11||160||San Antonio, Texas||Holmes High School|
|21||Javier Pena||JR||D||6-2||170||San Antonio, Texas||John Jay High School|
|22||Oluwatimileyin Talabi||JR||MF/F||5-11||155||Abeokuta, Nigeria||John Jay High School/UIW|
|24||Carlos Beltran||SR||MF||5-6||125||San Antonio, Texas||Wagner High School|
|25||Christopher Marcus||JR||LB||5-6||130||Helotes, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|26||Braulio Manriquez||FR||W||5-8||135||San Antonio, Texas||Alamo Heights High School|
|27||Mitchell Medrano||SR||F||6-0||190||Baytown, Texas||Goose Creek Memorial High School|
|28||Alexander Jaramillo||FR||D||5-8||140||Houston, Texas||Porter High School|
|29||Victor Villegas||FR||W||5-11||155||El Paso, Texas||El Dorado High School|
|31||Orlando Medina||SO||LB||5-9||155||Houston, Texas||Cypress Ridge High School|
|32||Ulysses Martinez||FR||D/MF||5-8||145||San Antonio, Texas||Jefferson High School|
|36||Luis Castro||FR||MF||6-0||145||San Antonio, Texas||Wagner High School|
|38||Andress Azpeytia||FR||D||6-0||180||Houston, Texas||Cypress Park High School|
|39||Gerardo Ibarra||FR||MF||5-8||131||League City, Texas||Clear Falls High School|
|40||Alejandro Llamas||FR||D||5-10||150||San Antonio, Texas||Veterans Memorial High School|
|41||Said Salas||FR||MF||5-10||145||El Paso, Texas||Riverside High School|
|99||Isaac Navarro||FR||GK||6-0||150||San Antonio, Texas||MacArthur High School|
|0||Keelin Garrity||SR||GK||5-7||180||West Hartford, Conn.||Simsbury High School|