(AUSTIN, TX – Thursday, December 17) X League officials have announced that one of the most coveted coaches in women’s football, Mike Olvera, has been awarded ownership within the Austin Sound franchise.
In a short period, Coach Olvera has put together a stellar coaching staff, developed a comprehensive year-round program, and has had his athletes buying into his ‘team-first’ philosophy and culture.
In January 2020, the X League announced an equity ownership program that would reward athletes and coaches financially with equity stake within their respective franchises they help build. Olvera will now join Dane Robinson of the Atlanta Empire as two of the first to be awarded ownership stake within their respective teams.
“This is truly an honor and has myself and my staff even more committed to building a franchise in the Austin Sound that everyone points to as setting the highest of standards. Being part of the ownership group, will enable me to have a voice inside the board-room as key decisions are being made that will map the future of our football club”, said Mike Olvera.
The Austin Sound has agreed to a lease agreement with H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, to host its 2021 home games, which kick off on Saturday, June 5, vs. Denver Rush.
“Mike Olvera exudes professionalism, dedication, passion, and results. We all knew the battle before us from day one, building a football league from the ground-level. Every start-up needs leaders who lead through their actions. Mike has never wavered in his loyalty to the league, his team, and athletes; we take great pride in welcoming Mike into ownership”, said Mitchell S. Mortaza, Managing Partner, X League.