Coach Brent Arldt

Coach Arldt of San Antonio Youth Basketball Ultimate ChampionsBrent Matthew Arldt was born in Georgetown, Texas on May 26, 1984. He went to Zion Lutheran Church and School in Walburg from pre-school through the 8th grade.   He went to high school in Jarrell, Texas.  He was a four year letterman in baseball and three year letterman in football, basketball, and track.  His sophomore year he earned 2nd team all-district honors in basketball and baseball.  His junior year he earned 1st team all-district in football, basketball, and baseball while the team made it to the state quarterfinals in football and the elite eight in basketball that same year.   His senior year went a bit different than planned.  The second game of football he tore his ACL in his left knee. He had arthroscopic surgery (August 2001) and was sidelined three weeks but returned on the fourth week to the team.  Heavily taped up and braced up, he continued to play the entire year of football, basketball and baseball with a torn ACL.  Brent avoided immediate surgery because that would have ended his high school athletic career prematurely.

He earned 2nd team all-district in football and baseball & 1st team all-district in basketball his senior season.  After all the sports were over & graduation had commenced, he had surgery (June 2002) to reconstruct his torn ACL.

Brent arrived in San Antonio in 2002 to attend the University of Texas-San Antonio where he received a Bachelor degree in Communication-public relations in 2010.  While attending school, he served as student-manager of the Roadrunners men’s basketball team from 2002-2007 under the successful coaching of Tim Carter and ex-NBA player Brooks Thompson.  In 2004, the team won the conference tournament and made the big dance.  #16 seed UTSA vs #1 seed Stanford was the NCAA tournament matchup where #1 seed Stanford proved to be too tough in the opening round.

While working out with the team the next year, Brent went to make a spin move toward the basket and lightning strikes twice.  He tore his ACL for the second time. (September 2005) He undergoes his surgery, the same one three years prior.  He understands that things happen for a reason and that God does not make mistakes.  Coach Carter encouraged him to stay with the team as student manager which proved to be a great decision.  He believes all the people he met, the lessons learned, the coaching experience gained and the places visited made it all worthwhile.

He got married on May 14, 2011 to Jessica Cave who is originally from San Antonio and she is employed as an associate at Neiman Marcus at La Cantera.  She will be enrolled at Texas A&M-San Antonio to finish up her degree plan to become a marketing consultant for Neiman Marcus.  They currently attend Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on Wurzbach Road in San Antonio.