U15 Head Coach, Jeremy Hurdle

U14 Head Coach, Shahad Farahani

U13 Head Coach, Tanner Chassman

U15 Head Coach / Scouting

Jeremy Hurdle - jhurdle@houstondynamo.com 

Jeremy Hurdle joins the Houston Dynamo FC Academy for his first year as the U15 Head Coach and Academy Scouting support.  He joins the Dynamo Academy after five years as an assistant coach and director of operations for the men’s soccer program at the University of South Florida. 

Hurdle graduated from McGill University in Canada in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He served as the captain of the soccer program from 2011-2012 and the team was a finalist in the 2009 U Sports Men’s Soccer national championship. The 32-year-old holds the A License from U.S. Soccer, the Advanced National Diploma from United Soccer Coaches and graduated with a certificate for tactical analysis from the Barca Innovation Hub.  





Shahad Farahani - sfarahani@houstondynamo.com 

Shahad Farahani is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Farahani previously served as coach and Assistant Academy Director with the Michigan Jaguars FC Development Academy. In that role, Farahani led various teams between U14-U19 age groups as well as overseeing various technical aspects and player development programming on and off the field.

As a player, Farahani played as a youth and professional player in Iran and Germany. After his collegiate career at Michigan-Dearborn, he was a member of Moghavemat Tehran FC U21 and Esteghlal Tehran FC U23 teams in Iran. During this time, Farahani was also invited to multiple training camps with Iran Youth National teams (U17 & U19). Additionally, he played as a central midfielder for SC Staaken 1919 in Berlin, Germany prior to starting his coaching career with Michigan Jaguars FC.

Shahad recently completed his USSF- A Coaching License.

U13 Head Coach / SkillBuilder Coordinator

Tanner Chassman -  tchassman@houstondynamo.com 

Tanner Chassman serves as head coach for the Under-13 Dynamo Academy team and coordinator for Skill Builder program, utilized throughout both the Foundation and Formation Phases.

Chassman joined the Houston Dynamo FC after graduating  from the College of Charleston in 2019.

Chassman, a Chicago native, grew up playing in the US soccer development academy system for Chicago Magic Academy & IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He has a background in technical skill development, working as a one-to-one skill development coach in Chicago & also as a Coerver coach for Coerver South Carolina. From 2017-2019, he was an undergraduate assistant coach for the Division I men’s soccer program at the College of Charleston.