Ali Tabrizi, who has been involved in international, Olympic Development Program, club and prep coaching, will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the Houston Soccer program in 2013.
Tabrizi currently serves as Director of Goalkeeping at Albion Hurricanes Football Club in Houston. In this role, he is responsible for all goalkeepers in the club, while responsible for weekly team development emails and game summaries, tracking player dues and accounts receivable, and weekly staff meetings and coaching development sessions.
Alongside his role as Director of Goalkeeping, Tabrizi serves as an assistant coach for the Guyana Football Federation Women's National Team.
He returns to the college ranks after his most previous collegiate stint as assistant coach at Campbell University from 2008-09.
Previously, he was director of goalkeeper academy with Fayetteville Soccer Club in 2010 and assistant coach and director of operations for the Baton Rouge Capitals of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Developmental League (U-23).
In addition, Tabrizi was involved with the Baton Rouge Soccer Club from 2004-08 as a coach and director of the goalkeeping academy. His extensive experience also includes stints at Baton Rouge High School, where he was named the District 5-5A boys Coach of the Year, and as girls varsity team head coach at Robinson (Fla.) High School.
A graduate of McKinley (Baton Rouge, La.) High School, Tabrizi was club soccer team president at the University of Texas before transferring to LSU, where he also served in a similar capacity.
Tabrizi is a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in political science. He is currently working on his B.S. in petroleum engineering at the University of Houston and is expected completion in 2015.