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Nicholas Markette

Nicholas Markette


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Nicholas Markette has been involved in soccer as a coach for over 20 years. He has coached boys and girls from 4 year olds to 18 year olds in club, ODP, and high school. He has served on club and national association boards, and co-founded a club. He has assisted hundreds of players helping them reach the collegiate ranks with some playing professionally. Dr. Markette founded the first public high school soccer academy in the nation and is a past recipient of Arizona high school coach of the year honors. Dr. Markette’s teams have been in in many club and high school semi-finals, finales, including one US Club Soccer National Championship finale. Dr. Markette has coached ODP at Region IV camps and tournaments. Dr. Markette holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and has earned/attended licenses, diplomas, and symposia across the country. He is a published researcher in the field of team structures and performance, and his doctoral research received the outstanding dissertation award by the Arizona Professors of Education Administration. Dr. Markette is a frequent lecturer covering topics like structures and conditions of team and organizational effectiveness.


TEAMS: RSL AZ South 00 Girls, RSL AZ South, 08 Boys, RSL AZ COO
  • Grand Canyon University, Doctoral, Dissertation: The Enabling Conditions of High Performance Teams, Graduation: Spring 2011
  • Grand Canyon University, Master of Science, Graduated: Certification of Excellence (4.0 GPA)
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Graduated: Summa Cum Laude & Beta Gamma Sigma
  • RSL AZ, COO (2018-present)
  • Legacy, Club General Manager (2016-present)
  • Legacy, Club President (2013-16)
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
  • US Youth Soccer State Course - TOPSoccer Certificate (2016)
  • KNVB – Advanced
  • FA Sports Psychology & Fitness
  • RSL AZ South, 01 Boys, Head Coach (2019-present)
  • FC Arizona, NPSL Professional Men, Head Coach (2019-present)
  • RSL AZ South, 00 Girls, Head Coach (2018-19)
  • RSL AZ South, 08 Boys, Head Coach (2018-19)
  • Legacy, 01/00 Girls Red, Head Coach (2017-18)
  • Legacy, 99/98 Girls Red, Head Coach (2015-17)
  • Legacy, 97 Girls Red, Head Coach (2013-15) Two-time State Cup Champions
  • San Tan Legacy, 96 Girls Red, Asst Coach (2012-13)
  • San Tan Legacy, 92 & 93 Red Boys, Assistant Coach (2009-11)
  • Arizona Futbol Club, Board Director & Corporate Co-founder, Coached 83 girls, 85 girls, 86 boys, 90 boys, 91 boys, 92 boys, and 93 boys, Coached 4 year-olds to 18 year-olds, 1999-2008
  • Tempe Soccer Club, Board Director, Fields Coordinator, Tournament Committee, SYSL (developmental) Coordinator, Coach, and Assistant Coach (1989-99)
  • Arizona Olympic Development Program ODP, Coach and/or Assistant coach of 82, 84 and 85, (1997-02)


  • Hamilton High School, Varsity Boys Coach (2007-present)
  • Hamilton High School Soccer Academy, Founding Director (2007-present)
  • Dobson High School, Varsity, Assistant, and Junior Varsity Coach (1998-2006)