Flower Mound High School (FMHS) announced Thursday that Misail Tsapos will be its new girls’ head soccer coach. Tsapos comes to FMHS after nine years as the head girls’ soccer coach at 6A Colleyville Heritage High School (CHHS), where he led the team to 102 wins and a state final appearance.
“This is a new challenge for me,” Tsapos said. “FMHS has always had a great group of athletes and I look forward to making the team even better.”
Tsapos has gone 360-126 as a high school head coach from 1990-2015 and led CHHS to the 2011 state title match. Tsapos is also well entrenched in the club soccer circuit, most recently with the Solar Elite Clubs National League Soccer Club, which won the 2014 North American U16 National Championship.
“I am excited for Coach Tsapos to join Jaguar Nation and know that his phenomenal experience will lead the Lady Jaguars to perform beyond their highest potential,” FMHS Principal Sonya Lail said.
Tsapos has been named district Coach of the Year 10 times and regional Coach of the Year three times. He was Fort Worth Star-Telegram Coach of the Year in 1996 and 2000; Arlington Morning News Coach of the Year in 2000; and The Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year in 2002.
“Coach Tsapos will be a huge asset to Flower Mound High School’s girls’ soccer program,” LISD Athletic Director Tim Ford said. “With his vast experience and great knowledge of the game, FMHS will be led by one of the best.”
Tsapos’ official first day with FMHS will be the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Tsapos takes over the Class 6A Lady Jaguar program from Trina Hutsell, who resigned at the end of the season.
He also served as the girls’ head soccer coach at Mansfield ISD schools: Mansfield High School (1990-2002) and Summit High School (2002-2005), as well as Northwest ISD school Northwest High School (2005-2006). He was the head coach of the men’s and women’s team at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas from 1981-1988. In addition, Tsapos holds a United States Futsal (USFF) “A” Coaching License and is a USFF National Referee in Major League Soccer, Women’s United Soccer Association, Major Indoor Soccer League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
In the classroom, Tsapos teaches Physical Education. He received his Bachelor of Education degree with a Physical Education Major and a Special Education Minor from Hardin-Simmons University in 1983. He holds teaching certifications in Secondary Physical Education and Special Genetic Education.
He and his wife, Diane, live in Trophy Club and have three children: Michael, who plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall; Katina, who is a junior at Byron Nelson High School and has already committed to play soccer for Southern Methodist University; and 3rd grader Zoe.