Alex Aldaz (left) and Michel Garbini (right) will join North Texas SC's technical staff for the 2019 USL League One season.
FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC filled out its technical staff on Friday as the club announced that former FC Dallas player Michel Garbini and current FC Dallas U-15 Academy coach Alex Aldaz have joined the club as assistant coaches to Head Coach Eric Quill.
Garbini, 37, played three seasons for FC Dallas, making 74 appearances for the club while accumulating 12 goals and 17 assists. Primarily a defensive midfielder for most of his career, Garbini got his start with hometown side Clube Atlético Mineiro in Brazil’s top-flight before moving to Standard Liège in Belgium.
“I’m really glad to be back working with the FC Dallas organization and with North Texas SC, and hopefully we can put in good work for the team,” Garbini said. “I always felt like Dallas was my second home, and that’s why I came back here to live with my family in the first place and to have the chance to work with this organization again. It can’t get better than that.”
Aldaz, 42, joined FC Dallas in 2018 and currently serves as the head coach of the U-15 FC Dallas Academy team. He will continue to serve in that role in addition to handling his new responsibilities as an assistant with North Texas SC. Prior to joining Dallas, Aldaz was a youth coach with the Portland Timbers Academy and has previously served as an assistant coach for numerous colleges including Southern Methodist University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Xavier University and the University of Dayton. Aldaz holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and holds a master’s degree from the University of Redlands.
“I look forward to being part of the North Texas SC coaching staff and working alongside coach Quill,” Aldaz said. “North Texas SC will be the final piece of the pathway connecting the Academy to the first team. We will do our best to prepare our players in this critical step of their development, and make sure we are aligned with the club’s philosophy in doing so.”