Meet the Coaches & Staff

Head Coach Chenell “Soho” Tillman – Brooks

I’m a military veteran who has played & coached with 4 different women’s teams since 1999.  I am the mother of a married 29 year old daughter, who has blessed me with the biggest joy in my life – an 8 year old grandson named Zhyoone! I’ve been in sports and bucking the “Girls Can’t Play” system since I was a child.

I love the game of football because of what it represents – teamwork, togetherness and family!  In addition to the 3 members of my coaching staff, I’ve brought in injured players from last season, whom I felt needed to stayed involved in the game.  Giving them the opportunity to coach while they rehab, puts them in a position to learn more about the game and hopefully become coaches within the women’s league, once their playing days are over.

I’m thankful and appreciative of the opportunities that the owners of the Austin Yellow Jackets have given me, and the new direction they have provided for women’s football.  I’m looking forward to this season and the changes it will bring to the lives of all who play and support this game.

Playing Career
  • Austin Rage 2000-2003
  • Houston Energy 2008
  • Austin Outlaws 2011
Coaching Career
  • Austin Outlaws 2005-2006
  • Austin Outlaws Defensive Coach 2009-2010
  • Austin Outlaws Defensive Coordinator 2014

Offensive Line – Lisa Holewyne

Bio coming soon.

Offensive Coordinator – Julian Taylor

I’m a lifelong football enthusiast, and currently play for the Texas Xtreme – an Austin based semi-professional team.

During our inaugural season, I enjoyed serving as a Lineman Coach. This year, I was promoted to Offensive Coordinator and am focusing on doing everything I can to bring a championship to the owners and players of this great organization.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If everyone does their job, no one can stand in your way.”

Special Teams – Tracey “Boudreaux” Suire

I’ve played football my entire life, scrimmaging against the neighborhood boys since I was little.

Growing up, my brother and I connected through football, often passing the ball back and forth for hours a day.  When our Mom would call us home for the evening, we’d resort to using a sock for the ball, avoiding accidents inside.

I’m a major Saints fan. For my 10th birthday, all I wanted was an Archie Manning jersey – my parents didn’t disappoint.

Playing Career
  • Austin Rage 2001-2002
  • Austin Outlaws 2003-2010
Coaching Career
  • Director of Operations for Austin Outlaws (5 seasons)
  • Equipment Manager for Austin Outlaws (5 seasons)

Defensive Coach – Dominick Gaitan

Bio coming soon.

Community Relations & Marketing – Gordon Cyr

I was raised in the Houston area and played football for Westfield High, under the direction of the late, great Emory Bellard. After playing football for 7 years, I transitioned over to the coaching side.  Over a span of 5 years, I was the Head Coach for South Shaver Baptist, Clear Lake Christian, and Immanuel Lutheran School.

Working with athletes and football are huge passions of mine.  I have a BA in Business Administration from Le Tourneau University, along with many years of experience in community, PR, and fundraising.

I’m looking forward to working with the Austin Yellow Jackets, building their brand & fan base.

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