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Little Elm ISD Announces Head Girls Soccer Coach, Director for Blue Angels

June 14, 2018

Little Elm High School and Little Elm ISD welcomes Luis Manuel Cordova as the new Head Girls Soccer coach. Cordova was previously the Head Girls Soccer coach at Wylie High School in Abilene where he spent seven years and led the Bulldogs to an impressive 108-48-8 record, won four District Championships, had seven playoff appearances with three trips to the Regional tournament and two of those were to the Regional Finals. He is also a three-time Coach of the Year. Under his leadership, his players earned nine Academic All-State, seven All-State, five All-Region, three District MVP’s, and 21-1st Team All-District honors.

Coach Cordova also served as the Assistant Coach at Hardin-Simmons University for the past five years during which they made it to the Final Four, two Sweet 16 tournaments, five consecutive NCAA tournaments and Conference Championships. The Hardin-Simmons women’s soccer coaching staff was named the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III West region staff of the year. Additionally, he holds the United Soccer Coaches Association NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and National Diploma. He was nationally recognized in 2014 as one of the top “30 Under 30” soccer coaches out of 600 candidates.

“It is important for us to find coaches who can cultivate success and take a program to the next level,” said Sandra Howell, athletic director for Little Elm ISD. “He is a young and energetic coach who has had great success building a program at Abilene-Wylie and there is no doubt he is going to do great things at Little Elm.”

Luis Manuel Cordova





Little Elm High School and Little Elm ISD also welcomes Mallory Miner as the new director for the Blue Angels Drill team at Little Elm High School. Miner has more than 23 years of studio training and a bachelor's degree in dance from the University of North Texas. 

Miner was a member of the Whitehouse First Ladies Drill Team, serving as Captain her senior year at a high school in east Texas. She has choreographed for numerous teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and served as an Instructional Staff Member for the past eight years with American Dance/Drill Team School. 

Miner comes to Little Elm from Plano ISD where she was the assistant director of the Shepton Stallionettes. "I’m honored to be part of such a wonderful organization, and I am looking forward to being a part of the Little Elm FamiLE," said Miner. 

Mallory Miner