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NTCC – Sports

NTCC Welcomes New Soccer Staff

Northeast Texas Community College is pleased to announce our new soccer coaching staff for the 2020-2021 year. New Men’s and Women’s Head Soccer Coach Zane Barnes will be joined by assistants Heather Brady and JD Perales to lead the Eagle Soccer program into the future.

The college hired Head Coach Zane Barnes this spring to take over both the Men’s and Women’s Eagle Soccer teams. Coach Barnes experience as an assistant coach and head coach at various levels, including collegiate, high school, club, and professional levels. Most recently, Coach Barnes was the Head Girls Coach at Atascocita High School here in Texas. A native of Lufkin, Texas, Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree from ETBU in 2010 and went on to earn his MBA in Sports Management and Administration from the University of the Southwest (2015). He holds a USSF National “B” License and NSCAA Goalkeeper 1, 2, and 3 Licenses. Barnes brings with him his wife Katie, and their dog, Kallie.

Heather Brady enters her first-year coaching at Northeast Texas Community College. A native of Humble, Texas, Brady began her collegiate playing career at NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist University. A four-year letter, she appeared in 69 games while starting in 60. During that time, Brady earned All-ASC honors and USC NCAA DIII All-West Region Honors. Coach Brady received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from ETBU in 2018.  

J.D. Perales is coming here after completing a year at Kilgore High School as an assistant and coach as a goalkeeper for both the JV and the Varsity. Coach Perales played under Barnes at ETBU from 2015 to 2016, where he earned all-conference honors. Outside of coaching, Perales is also a referee with the Longview chapter of Soccer Officials.

JD is a native of Kilgore, Texas, and will also serve as Assistant Dorm Director while fulfilling his coaching duties for the NTCC soccer program.