FC Dallas Assistant Coach
FC Dallas Academy’s Josema Bazan was promoted to an assistant coaching position with the FC Dallas first team on Feb. 10, 2014. Bazan originally joined FC Dallas as an academy coach for the U-16 and U-18 teams on April 28, 2011, where he worked closely with current FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja.
A U.S. Soccer Federation “A” Licensed Coach, Bazan is a certified trainer that holds both a Director of Coaching Diploma, an Argentine Youth National Soccer Diploma and an Argentine Professional License. He has served as an assistant coach for the U-17, U-20 and full Venezuelan National Teams. Bazan coached youth soccer in Dallas for nearly 20 years before initially joining FC Dallas. He formed a youth academy named River Plate SC in Dallas in 1997 before becoming the Director of Coaching for the No. 3 ranked youth club in the U.S., Andromeda SC.
As a player, Bazan played in the U-20 World Cup for Argentina in 1991. He also played professionally in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Brazil from 1986 to 1996. Bazan ended his playing career in Dallas with the DFW Tornados of the then United Soccer Leagues’ D3 Pro League. He is revered for his abilities on the BBQ grill and leads team barbeques once per month during the season.