TWHS Highlander Soccer



Left, Jason Fanning, Assistant Coach

Center, Johannes Kleinschmidt, Head Coach

Right, Matt Williams, Assistant Coach


Johannes Kleinschmidt


Coach Hans Kleinschmidt enters his 16th season coaching the varsity at the Woodlands High School after teaching and coaching at Huntsville High School (1991-1995) and Berkner High School in Richardson (1996-2003). The Highlanders have earned 9 consecutive district championships and have made 9 appearances in the regional tournament in the past 11 seasons with a state final four appearance in 2010. His Highlander teams have a record of 269-50-43. . His oldest son, Andrew (15′), is a former member of the soccer program and currently serving in the United States Army; middle son Matt (’16) is also a Highlander Soccer alumni and currently at Texas A&M University, and his youngest son, Aiden, is a current Powell Panther and will  be in the Highlander Class of 2026.

Jason Fanning


Coach Jason Fanning enters his first year on the Highlander Soccer staff. Coach Fanning was the Head Coach at Alvin High school for 3 years prior to becoming the head boys coach at Oak Ridge for the next 5 years. While in Alvin, Coach Fanning took an 0-25 team from the previous year to the play-offs and earned the 2007 Coach of the Year for Brazoria County. He has also been involved with various club programs from the Dynamo Academy to Texans Soccer Club in Klein. Coach Fanning attended Missouri University of Science and Technology were he majored in History and was a 3 year letter winner in football. Coach Fanning has been happily married for 13 years to wife Jessica and they share two amazing children Cooper, and Bailey.  Email:

Matt Williams


Coach Matt Williams begins his first year with the Highlander Soccer program.  Coach Williams has worked previously at McCullough Junior High, where he coached football and track for 6 years.  He then coached at Marble Falls High School for two years before returning to continue the Tradition with his Highlander family.  Coach Williams is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Class of ’08, where he majored in Kinesiology, and is proud to be working with the Highlander Soccer program. Email:

Gordon Schoeller


Coach Gordy Schoeller coached 34 legendary years at McCullough/The Woodlands High School. As The Woodlands Highlander Soccer Varsity Coach from 1982-2002, his coaching record was 274 -96-23. From 2003 until his protested retirement in December, 2015, Coach Schoeller prepared Freshman Highlanders for their Varsity roles and mentored many teenaged boys.  “The Stache” as the boys affectionately call him, is a native of Minnesota. He and his wife Susan still reside in The Woodlands, and The Highlander Soccer family hopes to see him every now and again on the sidelines or in the stands, cheering our young men onto victory!

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