Mentors and Coaches

Omar Ureña Jiménez (Chicago)

Soldados Head Coach

Omar Ureña is a former offensive guard for the University of Mexico’s Cóndores from 1992 to 1996, selected three times for the ‘Classic’ Bowl Game, Ureña played offensive line for Mexico’s Horda Dorada (“Golden Horde”), the University of Mexico semi pro football team from 2006 to 2008, and was a Mexico Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2015. Coach Omar started his coaching career at age 19 with the Gamos Mexico Football Club, he coached OL, defensive ends and linebackers in the organization from 1989 to 1994. Coach Omar was offensive line coach for the Horda Dorada in 2008 and 2009. As a sole owner of the Horda Dorada he guided the team to the National Championship in 2008.   
                                         
Ureña is editor of Graficosports.com, the only Spanish written media outlet part of Notre Dame football media list. Founded in 2016 the Chicago Restaurant Flag Football League, a co-ed tournament for the industry workers in Humboldt Park, the league had 90 players in six teams.

Coach Omar Ureña Jiménez

Will Owens (Chicago)

Soldados Coach

Will played in 2016 and 2017 with The Publicans in the Chicago Restaurant Flag Football League, a co-ed tournament for the industry workers in Humboldt Park. Will was the leader of The Publican team when they won the championship in 2016. Will was assistant coach in the Soldados/Jr Bear clinics that took place in Mandrake Park and Humboldt Park.

Coach Will, coach Omar and Police Officer Karen as an assistant coach after the Mandrake Park clinic

Odin García García (Cabo San Lucas)

Mentor

RB 29 UNAM Condors (1992-1996), Nyk-ping Baltic Beast (1997). 2015 Mexico Football Hall of Fame Inductee. Odin García García played college football for the University of Mexico Condors from 1992 to 1996, was selected to play the All Stars Classic Bowl in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. Thanks to his work at the gym, University of Colorado coach Doc Kreis named Odin his special guest at the University of Colorado Buffs spring camp in 1997. That same year he received an invitation to play semi-professional football in Sweden, in 7 games with the team of “Nyk’ping Baltic Beast” Odin ran for more than 1,100 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. He now lives in Los Cabos with his two children: Stella and Ian. He is a speed and strength coach, CEO Cabo Flag Football League.

Coach Odín García and the Amaranto School Delfines in Cabo

Tony De’Angelo Simmons (Chicago)

Mentor

Coach Tony is a former American football player. He played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and New York Giants. He has also played for the Edmonton Eskimos, BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and the Triangle Razorbacks in Denmark and the Békéscsaba Raptors in Hungary.

Tony De’Angelo Simmons