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Girls’ Soccer




5:30 – 6:00

ROOM 111

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Head Coach – Marcelino Yantas

We are excited to announce the hiring of Marcelino Yantas as the new Head Coach for Girls Soccer. Coach Yantas is a beloved member of the faculty here at TJ and has coached boys and girls soccer in DPS for 17 years.

He believes that a coach should be able to constantly adjust their style to each individual team, and individual player on the team. Each player is different in their own abilities and how they learn. A coach must be willing and able to meet the challenge of individualized instruction. In addition, he believes that success is achieved through support and positive reinforcement as well as consistent discipline. It is important for a coach to respect their players in order to earn their respect in return. They must also believe in their players and support them in order to unlock their true potential. These values can also be applied to daily life and will help students achieve a positive “team first” attitude to help them through all aspects of life.


  • Led his U12 Girls Soccer to a state championship in 1996
  • Assistant Boys Soccer Coach at Denver West High School 1998-99
  • Led Kunsmiller Middle School Boys Soccer to the City Championship in 2001
  • Assistant Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Kennedy High School 2003-09
    • JFK Girls Soccer – Prep League Champions in 2004-05
  • Head Boys Soccer Coach at Kennedy High School 2006-09
    • JFK Boys Soccer – Prep League Champions in 2009
  • Assistant Girls Soccer Coach at Thomas Jefferson 2011-13
  • Assistant Boys Soccer Coach at Thomas Jefferson 2011-15
  • 2014-15 AP Spanish and Culture Class – 100% Pass Rate
  • Bachelors in Journalism – University of San Martin de Porres – Lima, Peru
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction – University of Colorado at Denver

Assistant Coach – Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old.  She graduated from DPS, and earned a scholarship to play soccer at Regis University.  Coach Thompson believes in every player, and that in order to play at the next level they need to have the skills, abilities, fitness, and work ethic to make it.  Coach Thompson works to help players build skills while still having fun on the field!


  • Coaching Middle School both boys and girls in DPS
  • U13 girls United
  • Recreation coach- Skyline
  • High School girls in DPS
  • Assistant college coach at Regis University

Team Website

TJ Lady Spartans Soccer 

MaxPreps – TJ Girls Soccer