Ray has over 10 years of coaching experience and holds a USSF National "C" license. He currently coaches the U14 Solar Chelsea USSF Developmental Academy and the Solar Red '04 Boys who play CCSA Classic League - Division I. Ray has been instrumental in developing players who have gone on to represent the club in both the U16 & U18 Developmental Academy, while coaching the Pre-Academy teams since the league’s inception. Most notably, Ray has coached players who have been involved in the Youth National Team and/or camps in the ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00 and ’01 age groups. Ray is a member of the North Texas State Coaching Staff and has been involved with various teams as an ODP Staff Coach.
Ray is also a product of North Texas Soccer. He played in the Classic League for the Golden Eagles and the '73 Hornets. Ray was a member of the ODP North Texas State Team and Region III Pool. He was a high school varsity team player for 4 years and went on to play for Texas Tech University's Club Team, while on an academic scholarship. Ray believes consistent practice emphasizing technical development, while fostering the competitive environment required for the team to succeed at the highest level, is key to the advancement of the players and the team.