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Ben Clarvis Named Diablos Head Coach

Sometimes in life to go forward, you need to go back, and after two consecutive campaigns that ended just outside qualifying for the Lone Star Conference playoffs, the Diablos are extremely excited to welcome back a familiar face to the club, Ben Clarvis.

Ben was a part of Chad Rakestraw’s inaugural staff for the Diablos in 2019, and led the Diablos to their first road win in franchise history, in arguably one fo the toughest places to play, when he led the Diablos to a 2-1 victory against the Laredo Heat in Laredo while Chad Rakestraw served a suspension.

Ben Clarvis is in his first year as head coach of Denton Diablos, after spending the previous 4 years helping establish Irving FC in the NPSL, qualifying for the Lone Star Conference playoffs in 2022.

Diablos Managing Partner and Co-Founder Damon Gochneaur had this to say, “I’ll speak for the entire ownership group when I say we are extremely excited to welcome a proven NPSL winning head coach, and member of our own coaching tree, back to the club. Ben is a terrific head coach, and we can’t wait to watch the team he assembles compete this summer!”

Ben has previous coaching stops as an assistant Head Coach at Austin College, an assistant coach at Quincy University, the associate head coach for FC Cleburne (PDL), and most notably, served as the Assistant Head Coach for the Denton Diablos in our inaugural 2019 NPSL season.

Ben holds an UEFA B coaching License, as well as a USSF B coaching License.

He was previously a standout player at Division II Midwestern State in Wichita Falls from 2012-2015, making two Sweet Sixteen appearances in the NCAA tournament and earning NSCAA All-Region honors as a defender in 2015 when the Mustangs posted an undefeated regular season.

During his collegiate summers, Clarvis was a member of King Warriors (Bluefield, W.Va.) and
Midland Sockers (Midland, Texas) of the USL PDL. Prior to enrolling at Midwestern State, Clarvis was an apprentice at Plymouth Argyle FC from 2008-2011 in southern England.

Clarvis graduated from Midwestern State in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business
administration and earned an MBA from Quincy University in 2019.