Maximiliano Cruz begins his first year as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach for Western Texas College.
Cruz was born in Austin, Texas, and raised in Mexico for ten years. He moved to Del Rio, Texas, which he considers his hometown because he graduated from high school there.
Throughout his college career, Cruz was a passionate and hardworking player who always thrived for the betterment of the team.
During his freshman year, Cruz played for Cloud County Community College. He earned an NJCAA academic award and the team claimed the Conference championship. Cruz spent his sophomore year playing for Laredo Community College, obtaining another NJCAA academic award and an Associate’s degree. He then transferred to Texas A&M International University where he secured a third NJCCA academic award, and the team made an NCAA Tournament appearance. Cruz graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology, all-level certificate.
Cruz is a passionate coach whose philosophy emphasizes the importance of a healthy and welcoming environment to accomplish success, not only on the field but in academics as well. Cruz started with an internship at Martin High School as a student assistant. He was an assistant coach for the Laredo Heat SC NPSL Team and Texas A&M International University’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer program. Cruz was also the head coach for the Laredo Heat Youth Academy.