Rusty Oglesby is currently in his third year as the head boy’s soccer coach at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX while also serving as the offensive coordinator for the State Runner-Up football team lead by Head Coach, and former Dallas Cowboy, George Teague. On January 18, 2020, Rusty was elected as the newest Vice President of United Soccer Coaches, the largest coaching organization in the world for soccer and will become the President in five years.
Rusty has established himself as a leader in the game of soccer for the state of Texas. He is in his 21st year as a high school coach and has served as a head coach since 1999 at five different schools for soccer. Rusty’s greatest run of success came during his 10 seasons at head coach at Justin Wakeland High School in Frisco, Tx where he opened Wakeland in 2005 and then led his 2010 team to the Class 5A State Championship with a 28-2-3 record and a top 25 national ranking. He would lead two more teams back to the final four, once to a semifinal in 2014 and again in 2016 when his team lost in the state final and ended the season 27-1-1 and ranked #4 in the nation according to Top Drawer Soccer. The 2011 team was ranked #1 in the nation for four weeks after starting the season 25-0. During his tenure at Wakeland, Rusty helped 52 athletes move on to play collegiately, most notably a pair of brothers, Hayden Partain (2013 grad) who attended Wake Forest and plays for San Antonio FC of the USL, and Harris Partain (2016 grad) who was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for Texas and attended Tulsa University.
Rusty is the former president of Texas Association of Soccer Coaches after serving at the role of President in 2014 where he managed the growth of the organization to the largest of it’s kind in the United States and commissioned the rewriting of the by-laws during that time. He has served on the Advocacy Council of the United Soccer Coaches as Chairman of the High School Group for 5 years until his election in 2020 as Vice President.
Rusty is an 8-time district coach of the year, 3-time TASCO regional coach of the year, 2-time TASCO All-Star Showcase coach, Frisco Enterprise coach of the year twice, VYPE magazine coach of the year in 2010 and most notably the NSCAA State coach of the year in 2016. He has also spoken at numerous coaching conventions including TASCO Fall Clinic, United Soccer Coaches Convention and the Texas High School Coaches Association. His current career record is 296 wins, 102 losses, and 40 ties.
Rusty played college football as a punter and placekicker for Hardin-Simmons University from 1993-1996. He was a four-time all-conference selection and also Honorable Mention All American in 1993 as a freshman. In 2010, Rusty was selected to the All 20 Year team as punter and still holds the conference record for his 86 yard punt in 1994.
In 2018, Rusty was named the General Manager of the Denton Diablos that play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). They finished runner-up in their first season and due to their success were awarded a slot in the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the oldest soccer tournament in the United States.
Rusty is married to his incredible wife, Cory, who played college soccer at Texas A&M-Commerce University and is the assistant head girl’s soccer coach at Keller High School. They have a beautiful daughter, Oakley, who was born on December 21, 2019, and Rusty also has two older children, Cutter, age 22, who is in firefighter training and former track athlete at Texas Tech University, and Chassiti, age 19, who plays soccer at Oklahoma City University. Rusty and Cory reside in Keller, TX.