Directors of Coaching

The Directors of Coaching are the core developmental team at San Diego Soccer Club.  It is their vision and drive that has made the merger of two great clubs possible.  They all share the same philosophy of developing the best soccer players in Southern California and developing an exceptional coaching staff.  The combined efforts of these coaches and their staff continues to build on the success of our club.  Their knowledge and expertise is unparalleled.


Seamus McFadden - Director of Coaching: Older Boys
USSF "B" License

Coaching Experience: 30 years of club coaching experience, PQ Premier - 10 years, PQ Premier Technical Director - 3 years, University of San Diego Men’s Head Coach - 27 years, Former ODP Coach in California and Hawaii

Playing Experience: Selected All-American - San Diego State University, San Diego Jaws - NASL

Accomplishments & Awards:  Under Seamus’ direction, the USD teams have won six WCC Championships including 2012, had five Final 16 appearances and one trip to the National Division I Final in 1992. He was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year a record eight times most recently in 2012. In 2011 , he coached the SDSC Boys U18 Team to the National Championships.


Brian Quinn - Director of Coaching: Younger Boys
USSF "A" License

Born in Belfast, Ireland, Quinn has many years of both playing and coaching at the highest level. In addition to coaching SDSC Competitive Boy’s teams, Brian is also an assistant Coach for University of San Diego men’s soccer team and Girls Varsity Coach at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla. He is also the Technical Director for adidas’ Elite Soccer Program that showcases the best U-16/17 Boys players in the US at their annual week long camp.

Coaching Experience: Coached the San Diego Sockers in the CISL 1995-96. 1997-99 coached the San Jose (Clash) Earthquakes of the Major League Soccer. Came back for a second term with the San Diego Sockers from 2000-04 in the MISL. Former Director of Coaching of Poway Youth Soccer Club (1991-94). 

Playing Experience: A distinguished 15 year professional career. 1978-79 Larne (Irish League), 1979-81 Everton (English Premier League), 1981 Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL), 1982-83 Montreal Manic, Canada (NASL), 1983-91 San Diego Sockers (NASL, MISL) 1987 Hamilton Steelers (CSL). Recorded 48 Caps with the United States Men’s National Team from 1991-94.

Accomplishments & Awards: 8 time Champion with the San Diego Sockers, 8 time All-Star, 4th All Time scorer in Sockers history, 2nd All Time Playoff Scorer, 2 Time MVP in Playoff Championship Series (1986 & 1990), 1991 Gold Cup Winner - US National Team, 1992 US Cup Winner - US National Team, 1997 Youngest Coach in Major League Soccer History, Co-host of "Inside Soccer" Internet Radio Show.
Personal Soccer Highlights: Played against childhood soccer idol - George Best. Scored 2 goals in N.A.S.L. Playoffs against New York Cosmos. Captained US National Team vs. Ireland at Landsdowne Rd., Dublin, Ireland. IN 2012 Elected to the San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame, and 2012 nominatee to the US Soccer Hall of Fame.


Raffi Ruotolo - Director of Coaching: Older Girls

Raffi brings over 25 years of soccer experience, from a soccer professional player to coaching Jr College, High School, ODP and Club Soccer. Raffi has dedicated many years developing outstanding players. Many of them have gone and played soccer at high levels, from Div I Colleges to National Team. 

Coaching Philosophy: Help each player attain individual skill and experience necessary to play at NCAA Division I level and above. Prepare the team to compete at the National level; teach the players team strategy. Instill qualities that each player will need in any environment: (a) Pride, self-confidence and self-esteem; (b) Taking responsibility for actions and performance; (c) self-discipline; and (d) Sportsmanship, cooperation and sacrifice for team benefit, not the individual’s. Winning is not the first priority, until State and Nationals. Players learn most from losing, not winning. Making mistakes is one of the most important tools to achieve success. We will try to win every game, but as long as each game is a learning experience, it is a victory.

Coaching Experience: 1984-1995 Crusader Soccer Club: Director of Coaching, oversaw 30 teams for coaching curriculum, directions and club philosophy. 1987-1991: Clavijo-Ruotolo Soccer Camps President/Director. 1994-1995: San Diego City College Women’s Head Coach, 1990-1998: Patrick Henry High School Girls Varsity Coach. 1998-2010: Rancho Bernardo High School Girls Varsity Coach (Reached CIF playoffs every year!). 1995-present: SDSC girls director.

Professional Playing Experience: Italy – 1981: Member of Casalnuovo Team of the Italian Fourth Division at the age of 16, youngest team member to be pulled up to the first team. 1982-1984: Member of the World Famous Napoli of the Italian Serie A Youth Team. USA – 1984-1988: Member of the San Diego Sockers in the NASL and MISL. At the age of 17, the youngest player in the history of the Sockers to sign a contract. Won three World Championships with the San Diego Sockers. 1993: Joined the LA United of the CISL, team leading scorer with 33 points. 1994: Joined the Anaheim Splash (CISL). Finished second on the Splash and second in the CISL Western Division in scoring, with 31 goals and 37 assists. Ranked 8th in the league in scoring. Named to All-CISL Honorable Mention Team. Recorded at least one assist in 31 consecutive games, breaking NASL, MISL and CISL record to date. 1995: Anaheim Splash Team and Western Division Leading scorer with 57 points. Finished sixth in the league in assist with 32 and 14th in points with 57. Finished second overall for power-play goals with 12. 1996: Anaheim Splash PreSeason Tournament MVP. 1997: Member of the United States National Beach Soccer Team, ranked #2 in the world. All time leading goal scorer. 1997: Member of the United States Indoor National Team. Finished second in Mexico City World Championship. Leading goal scorer.


Peter Stogsdill - Director of Coaching: Younger Girls
USSF "B" License

Coaching Experience: 28 years of coaching experience. 11 years at PQ Premier as Director, 15 years at Mira Mesa High School, 11 years at Westview and 2 years ODP coaching experience.

Awards and Accomplisments: CIF Coach of the Year - 2011, So Cal Regional Finalists at Westview - 2013, CIF champtions at Westview - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, CIF Finalist at Westview - 2006 & 2012,  North County Times Coach of the Year - 2004, CIF champions at Mira Mesa - 2001, 8 High school league titles, State Cup Champions - 1996, 2008, 2011, State Cup Finalist - 2007.

Boys & Girls Coaches

(alphabetical by last name)


Andy Bolin
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Current Mt. Carmel Boys Varsity Coach, Current SDSC Younger Boys Coach, 3 years coach at Arsenal FC San Diego
1 year coach at Avengers Soccer Club, Semi Finalist State Cup, Multiple 1st place finishes in tournaments and league play

Playing Experience: Colorado State University of Pueblo Division 2, Mt. Carmel High School Varsity 2007-2010, 8 years PQ Premier

Accomplishments & Awards, Mt. Carmel High School CIF Semi Finals 2009 & 2010, 1st team All League Selection 2010, 1st team All North County 2010, 2nd team All CIF 2010

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Kevin Brown

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Leigh Ann Brown

Coaching Experience: Current Mesa College Asst Coach, Current Westview High School Asst Coach, 5 years overall Head Coaching, 2 years NCAA Div I Asst Coach

Playing Experience: US Women’s National Team 2013 - 2014, FC Kansas City 2013-2015 - NWSL, FC Rossiyanka, 2012 (Russia), Philadelphia Independence 2011 - WPS, Atlanta Beat 2010 – WPS, FC Gold Pride 2009 – WPS, University of San Diego 2004-2008

Accomplishments & Awards: 2014 & 2015 National Champions (FC Kansas City), 2013 Best XI NWSL, 2007 – All American Honors

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Steve Camara

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Gary Collier
USSF “B” License

Coaching Experience: 1989-2003 Surf, 2003-2010 Attack Girls Head Coach,j 2010-Present SDSC

Playing Experience: 1972-1979 Bristol City (Professional English League), 1979-1980 Coventry City (Professional English League), 1980-1982 Portland Timbers (North American Soccer League), 1982-1987 San Diego Sockers (North American Soccer League and MISL), 1987-1988 Kansas City Comets (MISL), 1988-1989 Chicago Sting (MISL)

Leo Connell
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: 20 years of coaching experience in San Diego with Surf, Pegasus, Escondido and PQ Premier, 3 years as ODP selection coach

Playing Experience: 5 years with Long Island all star team, 3 years with semi professional Long Island team, Nassau Community College team captain, San Diego Mens Premier League with Surf, San Diego Mens league with Rancho Santa Fe

Accomplishments & Awards: 2015 SDSC Coach of The Year, Coached State Champions with Surf GU16, 7 time Presidio league champions, 3 Surf Cup Championships


Tara Connell
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: San Diego Soccer Club ’05 and 09 Girls - Current,  San Diego Soccer Club - Rover Coach 2016 Season, Multiple Seasons Coaching with the RB All-Star Program, Cal State Fullerton Women’s Club Soccer - Founder and President 2011-2013

Playing Experience: Vavi Coed/ Adult leagues - Current, Cal State Fullerton Women’s Club Soccer 2011-2013, Rancho Bernardo High School JV 2006/2007 Season, PQ Premier, Surf

Education: US Soccer “E” License,  B.A. In Business Administration - Finance Cal State Fullerton, M.B.A University of Redlands


Mark Connelly
USSF “B” License

Coaching Experience: 15 years Experience Coaching Youth Soccer on both the East and West Coast,j Founder Upper 90 Soccer Camps (2013-Present)

Playing Experience: 4 year starter at Longwood University, Scored 26 goals in college, 2000 CVAC Champions, 2000 CVAC All Tournament Team, VA ODP State Team, All Team Leading Goal Scorer at Fauquier High School, 3 time 1st Team All District, 2 time 2nd team All State, Honorable Mention All Met

Accomplishments & Awards: 4 time Pegasus Cup Champions, 2 time Slammers Classic Champions, 2014 Vegas Cup Champions, 2014 Vegas Cup Finalists, 2014 Nott's Forest Memorial Day Champions, 2009 Albion Cup Champions, 2015 President's Cup Champions, 2 time San Diego Premier Classic Champions, 2014 United Cup Champions, 2 Time SCDSL Champions


Martin Coughlin
USSF “D" License

Coaching Experience: 20 years of club and high school coaching, Current Westview High Mens Head Soccer Coach and teacher (since 2002), Current SDSC coach (Boys 1999 and Boys 2009), 6 years with RSF Attack, 13 years with PQ Premier, 5 years as ADOC for PQ Premier, 5 years as Assistant coach at RB High

Playing Experience: San Diego Top Gun and Team Portugal 1997-2000 (semi-professional), Glasgow Celtic FC 1994-1997 (full professional), RB High School 1991-1994, Nomads Soccer Club 1992-1993, San Diego Hornets and Pegasus 1988-1992 and 1993-1994

Accomplishments & Awards: High School Championships: 2006 CIF, 2009 and 2011 Valley and Palomar League, 2007 Grossmont Tournament, 2014 and 2016 North County Inland Invitational. Club championships: Surf Cup, NHB, Presidio league, Nomads Tournament, Premier Cup, Attack Summer Classic, Celtic Cup, Pegasus Cup, etc. Professional: 1995 Glasgow Cup finalist, 1995 Scottish Youth League Championship.

Education: B.A. Social Sciences (CSUSM), M.A. Teaching (National)

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Michael D'Arrigo 
USSF “D” License 

Coaching Experience: Current SDSC BU12 Head Coach, Current SDSC BU8 Head Coach, Current SDSC Goalkeeper Coach, 4+ years overall Head Coaching, 2+ years overall Assistant Coaching, 6+ years overall GK Coaching, 1 year with SDSC organization, 2 years with SRSC organization, 1 year with Paradise Valley Community College, 1 year with Phoenix Rush

 Playing Experience: Arizona United (Phoenix Rising) 2014-2015 (USL Pro), New England Revolution 2014 (MLS), FC Tucson PDL 2010-2013 (Semi-Pro), University of San Diego 2010-2013, George Mason University 2009, Super Y-League National team 2009, U18 USA National Team Camp 2009, Catalina Foothills High School 2006-2009, Real Salt Lake Academy (Cisco SC) Fort Lowell SC

 Accomplishments & Awards: FC Tucson PDL (Semi-Pro): Regional Finalist 2013, 2x-Conference Champions 2012 & 2013, Conference Finalist 2011. University of San Diego NCAA Division 1: 4-Year Starter, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Top 10 in several categories. Represented USA in Club World Championships in Madrid, Spain 2009, U18 USA National Camp 2009. Real Salt Lake: US Club National Champions 2009, Regional Champions 2009, MLS Sum Cup Champions 2008, Super Y-League National Semi-Finalist 2008, Regional Champions 2008. Cisco Dragons State Champions: 2008, Regional Semi-Finalist 2008. Catalina Foothills High School: 2x State Champions 2006 & 2008, Semi-finalist 2007, Player of the year 2008, 1st team All-State 2007-2009, 31-Career Shutouts.


Kenny Daum
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 15 years of club coaching experience with Vaqueros and 9 with FC San Diego, Orange Glen High School Freshmen - 2 years, RB High School Freshmen - 2 years, Poway High School Freshmen - 1 year

Playing Experience: 25 years of playing experience, Spent time playing with the Sockers Reserve team, Played for the semi-pro San Diego Blaze, Played at Palomar College

Accomplishments & Awards: Selected All Conference for 2 years at Palomar College, Gained All CIF honors at San Pasqual High School, Selected as Team Captain for San Pasqual High School, Named Team Captain at Palomar College


John Domingo
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Kearny High School (1997-2001): Earned first eastern league title in school history and was CIF Semi Finalist in 1998, reached CIF quarterfinals every season. Crusaders Soccer Club (1999-2003): won several California tournaments including Coronado, CSC Cup, Pegasus Cup, Rangers.. State Cup Semis for Boys U18. FC HEAT (2003-2006): Under director of coaching John Napier coached girls and boys, won Presidio League championships and several other local tournaments. Participated in state cup tournaments advancing to the elimination rounds. People To People International (2005): Put a team together in less than a week, chaperoned and participated in world famous Harlem Cup in Amsterdam. Orange Glen High School (2002-2014): 5 league championships (06, 07, 08, 12, 13), 1 CIF Championship 2007 (First title in school's history), 5 undefeated seasons, 3 consecutive years without losing a league match. Poway Vaqueros (2007-2012): Competed in several local and state tournaments winning different titles including Coronado, Crusaders Cup, Poway Country Shoot Out. Riptide Soccer Club (2012-2014): BU11 Presidio League Champions and GU14 Presidio Cup Finalist. 19 years Of Club Coaching Experience.

Playing Experience: Played in Mexico City for Escuela Secundaria y Preparatoria de la Ciudad de México. High school: Played in international tournaments traveling to Canada and the USA. Trained with PUMITAS (UNAM) Developing Forces (1988-1989). College: United States International University (NAIA) (1995-1999). Played for 4 season where team won division and reached playoffs in 1999. Active player in local indoor and outdoor leagues

Accomplishments & Awards: 2001 Crusaders Younger Boys Coach of the Year, 2007 CIF Coach of the Year, 2007 All Preps North County Times. Coach of the Year, B.A. International Business Admin. USIU, BCLAD Teaching Credential CSUSM


Chuck Eaton
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Del Norte High School Boys Varsity Coach since 2010, 4S Ranch Avengers Soccer 2010-2013, Arsenal FC San Diego 2013 to 2017, San Diego Football Center Youth Leadership Academy since 2015, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, US Youth Futsal National Level 3 License

Playing Experience: Poway Vaqueros 86-92, SDSC Pegasus 92-95, La Jolla Nomads 95-97, Surf Cup Champion 96, ODP District 2 and State 93-94, Poway High School Varsity 95-97, Poway High School Varsity Captain 97, All Palomar League 97.

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Brian Engelman

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Cristian Escalera
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Hoover High School for 4 years, Club Coaching Experience of 13 years

Playing Experience: 7 years with Inter de Tijuana (Mexico division 1-A), San Diego Flash, Member of LA Salsa team in 1994 that was a National Finalist and played Dallas Cup, 2 pre seasons with the LA Galaxy

Accomplishments & Awards: Selected All Conference for 2 years at Palomar College, Gained All CIF honors at San Pasqual High School, Selected as Team Captain for San Pasqual High School, Named Team Captain at Palomar College


Oscar Eusebio
USSF “D” License and Futsal Level 1 license

Coaching Experience: 8 years of coaching experience, 2012-Present Rancho Bernardo High School Girls Freshmen Coach, 2012-Present TOPSoccer Coach

Playing Experience: Over 20 years of playing experience

Accomplishments & Awards: Teaching credential with an emphasis on Middle School


Jim Flowers
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: San Pasqual High School Boys Varsity Coach - 5 years, Orange Glen High School Junior Varsity Coach - 1 year, Over 20 years Of Club Coaching Experience

Playing Experience: Wichita Wings (MISL), Semi-professional player with San Diego Select, Los Angeles Lazers and San Diego Blaze, Club soccer for the San Diego Comets

Accomplishments & Awards: CIF Championships as a Coach at San Pasqual High School in 1991, 1994 and 1995, CIF Finalist as a Coach at San Pasqual High School in 1992, Finalist for CIF Coach of the year in 1992, 1993 Triple Crown Champions, Coached Jovan Kirovski, former US National team player and Birmingham City of EPL


Al Foster
USSF “D” License
USSF National Goal Keeping Diploma

Coaching Experience: 18 years coaching at all club levels, 4 years Matrix, 2 years Rebels, 8 years Kodiak, 1 year Rangers, 3 years SDSC

Playing Experience: 4 years club, 3 years high school

Accomplishments & Awards: VP Kodiak Soccer Club 8 years, 2008 Coach of The Year


Marino Garcia
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 11 Years Coaching Competitive Youth Soccer, RB Renegades, FC San Diego

Playing Experience: Poway High Varsity 3 Years, 1994-1995 Coyotes Cuautitlan Necaxa (Mexico 2nd Division), 1995-1998 Coyotes Cuautitlan Necaxa (Mexico 1st Division), Played Soccer for 30 years

Accomplishments & Awards: CIF Champion 1994, Played for Pegasus U18 as a 15 year old, Champions Pegasus Cup, Champions HotSpurs Cup, Champions Presidents Cup


Josh Gerlt
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 3 years PQ/RB Recreational Coach, 2 seasons SDSC U11/U12 Assistant Coach, 3 years FitKids Soccer (ages 5-9)

Playing Experience: 9+ years Youth Competitive player (Kansas City, MO), 4 years High School Soccer - Goalkeeper/Defender (St Louis, MO)

Accomplishments & Awards: Associates Degree- Golf Course Operations & Management, Low Medalist PGA Player Ability Test, 10+ years PGA Apprentice- 2nd Assistant Golf Professional Private Facility San Diego, CA


Ralph Ginese
USSF “B” License

Coaching Experience: 14 Years Competitive Soccer in San Diego, 2 Years Assistant Varsity Coach Escondido High School

Playing Experience: 2 years scholarship player LeMoyne College Syracuse, NY, 8 years amateur soccer in Holland and the United States

Accomplishments & Awards: B.S. Multiple Science Program, LeMoyne College, Syracuse New York


Mark Green
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Varsity Soccer Coach at Mt. Carmel High School since 1999, PQ Premier Club Coach, SDSC Coach since 2010

Education: M.A. Teaching, Physical Education Teaching Credential, B.S. Athletic Training from San Diego State University, NATA Certified Athletic Trainer

Accomplishments: Mt. Carmel High School CIF Finalist, Mt. Carmel High School 6 time semi-finalist

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Modestino Guariniello
USSF "D" License, UK FA Level 1 and FUTSAL Level 2 licenses

Coaching Experience: NSA Naples MWR Youth Sports Soccer Trainer 2011-2012, Soccer Performance International 2010-2011 - Old Dominion Football Club Director of Coach/Player Development, Naples American High School 2002-2009 Male/Female Varsity Soccer Coach, US NSA Naples Navy Soccer Team Coach/Player 2001-2009, Coached soccer team participating in NATO league (with teams from Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain and Italy), Naples American Soccer Club 2007-2009 Founding Member/Coach - Collaborated to create a base youth soccer club/school for children ages 7-18. Aviano Air Base Soccer Team Coach/Player 1995-1999, Bitburg Air Base Soccer Team Assistant Coach/Player 1989-1993

Playing Experience: Over 30 years of playing experience in the USA, Germany and Italy. Indoor and Outdoor.

Accomplishments & Awards: 2003 1st Place Mediterranean Division Championship Team, Several Semi/Quarter-Final Championship Teams, 1998 1st Place European Military Championship, 2001/2002 2nd Place League Championship Team, 2003 3rd Place League Championship Team, 1997 1st Place Italian 3rd Division League Championship Team, 1992 1st Place Northern European All Conference Championship Team.


Tim Hughes
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Current SDSC GU-15 Head Coach, 25 years overall Head Coaching, 11 years overall Assistant Coaching, 6 years with SDSC organization, 25 years with PQYSA organization

Playing Experience: North County Indoor Soccer Park Mens & Co-Ed Open Champions 0-30 Champions, 1985 – 2011 San Diego County Soccer League, 1979 - 1982 University of Scranton, PA, 1976 - 1979 The Phoenix Club - NE Philadelphia, 1975-1978 Shawnee High School - Medford, NJ, LYAA – Medford, NJ

Accomplishments & Awards: 1980 & 1981 University of Scranton, PA NCAA Div III Finalists, 1976-1978 Shawnee High School South Jersey Champions


Aaron Jaffe
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: CalSouth Goalkeeping Certificate, CalSouth YM1 & YM3NFHS Soccer Coaching Certificate, San Diego Soccer Club (2010 – present), San Diego City College Women’s Assistant - Goalkeepers (2013 – present), PQ Premier (2008-2010), Del Norte High School Boy’s Freshmen (2009-2010), Mira Mesa High School Girl’s Varsity Assistant (2011-2013), San Diego Soccer Club TOPSoccer (2012-present)

Playing Experience: 5 years competitive as a youth

Education: B.A. Mass Media, Minor History - CSU San Marcos


Erin Kelly
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: Coaching competitive youth soccer for over 20 years, Co-Founded Tivoli FC in Prescott AZ, Ramona High JV Coach 2 yrs, Bradshaw Mtn High School Women's Varsity Coach 2 yrs

Playing Experience: Indoor & Outdoor

Accomplishments & Awards: Coached many players both girls and boys to play at the next level, Many League and Tournament Championships


Greg Lee
USSF "D" License
Coerver Coaching Diploma

Coaching Experience: 2001-2009 PQ Premier, 2010 4S Ranch YSA, 2011-2015 San Diego Football Academy, 2016-present SDSC

Playing Experience: High School, Club Soccer, Men's Leagues

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Michael Lopez
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Club Coaching Experience (PQ premier, RB Renegades, FCSD & SDSC) - 17 Years, High School Coaching Experience (Westview JV) - 2 Years, College Coaching Experience (Mesa Womens program Assistant Coach) - 7 Years, College Coaching Experience (Mesa Mens Head Coach) - 1 Year, College Recruiting Coordinator (SDSC) - 1 Year

Playing Experience: Club Soccer (Ratlers, Heat, Earthquakes, Hotspurs) - 10 Years, High School Soccer (Mira Mesa HS 1 year JV, 3 years Varsity) - 4 Years, College Soccer (1 year Palomar, 3 years Chico State) - 4 Years, Professional Soccer (USISL) - 2 Years

Accomplishments & Awards: State Cup Semi-finalist and Finalists, National Cup Quarter-finalists and 2-time National Cup Finalists, Dallas Cup and Disney Cup appearances, West Coast Futbal Classic Finalist, Pateodoras Cup Champion, Surf College Cup Champion, Albion Showcase Champion, Nomads Showcase Champion, 3 Premier/Premier Elite League Titles, 3 PCAC Conference Titles, Successfully placed many players in 4-year College Soccer programs


Conor McFadden
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: SDSC Coach 2013 -present

Playing Experience: USD Toreros 2009-2012, Westview High School

Accomplishments & Awards: 2011 & 2012 All-WCC Honorable Mention, San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month - November 2011, 1st Team Valley-League, 1st Team All-CIF


Al Mendoza
US Soccer “D” License

Coaching Experience: Current B2009 Head Coach, 2015-current SDSC Competitive and RB Rec Program, 2012-2014 Escondido Rec Program


Anthony Meza
USSF “B” License
NSCAA Goal Keeper License Level I-II-III

Coaching Experience: Current USD Men's Goalkeeping Coach, Current SDSC Goalkeeper Coach, Current SDSC BU-15 Head Coach, 9 years overall Head Coaching, 9 years overall GK Coaching, 3 years with SDSC organization, 3 years with PQYSA organization

Playing Experience: Portland Pride 1994 – CISL, San Diego Sockers 1993 – CISL, San Diego Guachos 1992 – Semi-Pro, Southwestern College 1990-91, Bonita Vista High School 1988-90, CYSA – Bonita Rebels, El Cajon Hotspurs

Accomplishments & Awards: Bonita Vista High School 1989 CIF Champions & 1990 CIF Finalists, 1990 ALL-CIF Team Selection, 1990 Section Record 21-Shutouts

Anya Miller
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 15 years coaching experience from youth to college levels, current women's coach at Miramar College, current Girls JV Coach Rancho Bernardo HS, Vermont ODP Program, Head Coach at Charlotte Central School

Playing Experience: 18+ years playing experience (Vermont Amateur Soccer League, University of Vermont, University of Pittsburgh), Regional Pool ODP Player from 1993-96

Accomplishments & Awards: All County 1994-98


Haydn Mitchell
USSF “B” License

Coaching Experience: National Youth certificate, Goalkeeper training certification, 1997-1998 New Orleans Storm summer camps, 5 years coaching at Carrollton Soccer Association, St. Martin’s Episcopal school Assistant Varsity Boys Coach and JV Boys head coach

Playing Experience: Trinidad & Tobago Numerous Youth Regional Championships, Semi-Pro player, Huntingdon College, Alabama

Accomplishments & Awards: B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Psychology, Helicopter Pilot


Joe Montoya
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: Coaching for 23 years all levels, 2 Years Hotspurs, 1 Year Kodiak Director of Coaching, 5 Years Girls Director of Coaching La Jolla Impact, 2 Years Newport FC, 2 Years Girls Director Las Vegas Premier SC, 5 Years Staff Coach Elite FC, 4 Years Staff Coach Downtown Las Vegas SC

Playing Experience: 14 years Club Soccer, 4 Years HS Soccer - Albuquerque HS, 4 Years College Soccer UNLV, 2 Years Semi-Pro

Accomplishments & Awards: NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Goal Keeping Diploma and USSF National Goal Keeping, NFHS/NCAA Certified Soccer Coach, USSF National Diploma, Coerver Coaching Diploma, 3 State Cup Champions, 2 High School State Finalist, 4 City Cup Championships, Coach of the Year 1998, Goalie Coach US U18 ODP, 26 Girls in College Soccer Programs


John Napier
USSF “A” License
USSF “Y” License
English FA License

Professional Playing Experience: 1961-1967 Bolton Wanderers (Professional English Soccer League), 1967-1972 Brighton & Hove Albion (Professional English Soccer League), 1972-1979 Bradford City (Professional English Soccer League), 1975 Baltimore Comets (NASL on loan from Bradford City), 1976 San Diego Jaws (NASL on loan from Bradford City)

International Playing Honors (Northern Ireland): Full International, Under 23 International, Youth International (U17/18/19), Schoolboy International (U15/16)

Professional Club Honors: 1966 MVP Bolton Wanderers (English Professional Soccer Club), 1969 MVP Brighton & Hove Albion (English Professional Soccer Club), 1973 MVP Bradford City (English Professional Soccer Club)

Professional Coaching Experience: 1967 Brighton Youth Academy (English Professional Club), 1972-1975 Bradford City Youth Academy (English Professional Club), 1976-1979 Bradford City, Head Coach/Manager (English Professional Club), 1982-1983 Escondido Royals Cal South U23 semi-professional league

Coaching Youth Level: 1980-1981 San Diego Sockers (Youth Development Director), 1980-Present John Napier Soccer Camps (Director), 1981-1985 High School (San Pasqual/Orange Glen), 1989-1996 DOC Escondido Earthquakes Cal South/Presidio, 1996-2006 DOC Escondido FC Heat Cal South/Presidio, 1994-Present Cal South ODP Head Coach, 1995-2015 Cal South Coaching Education Staff Coach, 2006-Present FC San Diego/SD Soccer Club, 2008-2015 Cal South Head Coach for Coaching Education in San Diego County, 2010-2011 US Soccer Youth ID Program Regional Scout

Youth Coaching Awards: 2006 Lifetime Achievement awarded by ASC San Diego for 25 years’ service to youth soccer, 2010 FCSD Coach of the year, 2011 Cal South District 2 Honoree for services to soccer in Cal South, 2015 (March) Inducted into the Cal South Soccer Hall of Fame

Youth Accomplishments: 2004 ODP B89 (Regional Champions/National Finalists), 2005 ODP B91 (Regional Finalists), 2000-Present Numerous Club League/Cup Championships/Including Surf Cup/SF State Cup, 2006 ODP B92 (Regional Champions), 2007 ODP B92 (Regional Champions/National Finalists), 2010 ODP G95 (Regional Champions), 2011 ODP G95 (Regional Champions/National Finalists), 2012 ODP G96 (Regional Champions and National Champions), 2013 ODP G96 (Repeat Regional Champions and National Champions), 2014 ODP G97 (Regional Champions and National Champions), 2015 ODP G98 (Regional Champions and National Champions), 2016 ODP G99 (Regional Champions and National Champions), 2016 SDSC US Soccer Development Academy Coach, 2017 ODP G00 (Regional Champions and National Champions), 2018 ODP G01 (Regional Champions/No National Championships in 2018)

Youth Board Positions: 2007-Present FC Heat Competitive Administrator, 2007-2008 Cal South Coaching Advisory Board, 2008-2013 Presidio/SDDA Competitive Board Member, 2017-Present SDSC Development Academy Administrator


Michael Nicholson
USSF "A" license

Coaching Experience: Club level - 2017 SDSC age group coordinator, B04 head coach, G08 head coach, 2016-17 B04 Academy Coach & B05 head coach. 2009-2016 Surf USDA Boys Academy Director. 2006-2009 Temecula Hawks Director of Coaching. 2006-1999 Surf Director of Boys Program. 1994-1999 Nomads Boys & Girls Coach. 1991-1994 Pegasus Boys Coach. High School level - Serra High School Boys Head Coach, Torrey Pines HS Boys Asst Coach, La Costa Canyon Girls Head Coach. University level -  USD Men's Program for 13 years, UCSD Women's Program for 10 years. 

Playing Experience: Youth: Middlesbrough Boys. University: Leeds Polytechnic (Carnegie). Professional: Middlesbrough FC Reserves. Semi Pro: Spennymoor FC, Brandon FC, San Diego Top Guns. 

Achievements & Awards: As a player... Middlesbrough Boys U15 National Quarter Final 1981, Leeds Poly National Champion 1986 and National Runner Up 1989. As a coach... Nomads U16 National Champion 1996, UCSD 6 National Champions, La Costa 3 CIF Div 1 Champions, Surf U13 Far West Regional Finalist, USD National Quarter Finalist

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Rich North
USSF “C” License

Coaching Experience: Champion/Finalist of numerous Tournaments & Presidio Soccer Leagues, 3 years with San Diego Soccer Club (GU15, GU16, GU17), 4 years with FC San Diego (GU12, BU15, BU16, GU15), 3 years with PQYSA Express (BU13, GU10, GU11), 1 year with South Austin Select (BU15), 5 years coaching recreational soccer (ages 7-12)

Playing Experience: 1998-Current: Scripps Ranch Old Pros/NCSP, 1986-91 San Diego City League, 1980-84 University of California, Davis

Accomplishments & Awards: 2013 San Diego Soccer Club Coach of the Year Award, 2010 FC San Diego Annual Coaching Award

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Damien Quinn
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 2 years coaching with SDSC

Playing Experience: 2009 - Present San Diego Sockers, 2003 member of the Professional Development League - Cape Cod Crusaders, 4 years NCAA Division 1 Dartmouth University

Accomplishments & Awards: 2003 member of the PDL National Championship team


Rene Quiroz
USSF “D” License
US Futsal Certified
Coaching Experience: Current SDSC BU-09 Head Coach, 2 years with SDSC organization, 1 year with Xolos Academy BU14 Head Coach, 1 year Barcelona FC BU10 Head Coach, 4 years of Soccer Clinics CYSL “NADO” ages 5-18
Playing Experience: California State University San Marcos Cougars 2000-2003, Surf 1998-2000, Patrick Henry High School 1997-2000, NADO 1996-1997
Accomplishments & Awards: Patrick Henry High School 1998 CIF Champions, Patrick Henry High School 2000 League Champions


Sherif Salem

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Armin Salinas
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 20 years of coaching experience with SDSC, FCSD, Nomads, and USA Hotspurs, 2007 - 2010 Asst. Coach Valhalla HS Boys Varsity, 1985 - 1996 Asst. Coach Granite Hills HS Girls Varsity

Playing Experience: Member of Hotspurs U16 State Champions and Regional Semi-Finalist, Adidas Far West Regional HS All Star Residency Camp, Played at Grossmont/Cuyumaca college, Won the PCC Champhionship at Grossmont

Accomplishments & Awards: Member of the SWISL (semi-pro) East County Wolfpack, SWISL All Star


Warren Schwitkis
USSF ‘D’ Coaching License

Coaching Experience: 2012-15 Cal South Pro+ and ODP Summer Coaching Staff, 5 Years with San Diego Soccer Club, 1 year with PQ Premier Competitive Soccer Club - GU16, 3 years with Poway Vaqueros Competitive Soccer Club (age range from GU12 to GU15), 1 year with Pegasus Competitive Soccer Club - Assistant Coach GU13, 3 years with Westview High School Girls Junior Varsity/Freshman Head Coach, 1 year with La Costa Canyon Junior Varsity Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach, 3 years with San Marcos Junior Varsity Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach

Accomplishments & Awards: Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, USSF National ‘D’ Coaching License, USSF Level 8 Referee License, CIF Certified Coach – NSCAA/NFHS, CIF Certified Soccer Coach – NSCAA, BCLS Adult CPR – The American Red Cross, First Aid Certificate – NSCAA/NFHS, NFHS Concussion in Sports, NSCAA/CYSA State Goalkeeping Diploma, LA84 Foundation Specialty Clinic (Finishing & Goalkeeping), Wayne Harrison Soccer Symposium for Player Development (4-2-3-1), Bachelor of Arts (1982) - San Diego State University, Secondary Education Teaching Credential Program - San Diego State, Champion/Finalist of numerous tournaments, 2014 San Diego Soccer Club Coach of the Year Award


Mark Sidebottom
USSF “B” License

Coaching Experience: Over 13 years of coaching with SDSC coaching teams of all ages, levels and genders, Junior varsity girls coach at Rancho Bernardo HS, Varsity Girls Coach at Rancho Bernardo High

Playing Experience: 18 years of playing experience including youth time with Manchester United School of Excellence

Accomplishments & Awards: Many tournaments and league championships won at all levels of play

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Richard Simonyi
USSF "B" License
Professional Experience: Budapest Hungary - 1974-1986 Youth 1st division, BVSC and Ikarus SC  
1989-1999 semi-pro for ASO Jalisco
Bay Area US: 1994 Sacramento Knights pro indoor


Jerzy Szyndlar
USSF “A” License
Polish Soccer Federation “A” License
Masters Degree in Physical Education
Community College Teaching Credential

Coaching Experience: Head Soccer Coach San Diego Mesa College Men 1986-2000 (Overall record 196-81-62, 10 play-off appearances in 15 years, Pacific Coast Champions: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, Finalist State Final Four Junior College Championship: 1988, 1989, 2000), 1986-1988 CIF Champions San Diego County High School, 1987 CIF Runner-up San Diego County High School, 1984-1988 - Varsity coach at La Jolla High School

Playing Experience: Professional Player for Stoczniowiec & Baltic - 1970-1979

Accomplishments & Awards: United States Youth Soccer Association West Regional Coach of the Year - 1991, Junior College Pacific Coast Conference Coach of the Year - 1987-1989, 2000, San Diego County High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year - 1986 & 1988, Coach of the 2A High School All Star Team - 1986 & 1988

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Chris Talbott
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: Competitive youth soccer coach for over 25 years, Central Eclipse Soccer Club, Carlsbad Wave Soccer Club, RB Renegades, FC San Diego Soccer Club, Runs camps and clinics for Total Control Soccer – specializing in advance footwork and shooting

Playing Experience: Over 20 years playing experience

Accomplishments & Awards: Coached many players both girls and boys to play in college, Many League and Tournament Championships

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Maddie Tantillo
USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience: SDA Womans Varsity Coach 2011-2013, Club coach for over 10 years (Sharks, Nomads, RSF Attack), San Diego Mesa College Womans Assistant Coach 2009-2011, Freshman coach at Granite Hills High School 2006-2008

Playing Experience: FC Bratz Youth Club, 4 years Varsity at La Jolla High School, Pepperdine University 2000-2001, Point Loma Nazarene 2001-2005, SD United 2006-2009 (Semi Pro), San Diego Sealions 2009-2014 (Semi Pro)

Accomplishments & Awards: 2013 National Champions with the San Diego Sealions, CIF Champions for La Jolla HS 1998-2000, CIF Finalist for La Jolla HS 1996-1998, ALL CIF 1st Team 1998-2000, ALL CIF 2nd Team 1996-2000, ALL GSAC 1st Team for PLNU 2002-2005

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Kurt Trecker

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Beto Villela

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Ouying Zhang
USSF “E” License

Coaching Experience: 2006-2007 Nomad’s Youth Soccer League Coach, 2006 Mesa College Women's Soccer Assistant Coach,  2009 Mesa College Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach, 2008-2011 Poway High School JV soccer coach, 2010 FC San Diego Soccer Club, 2011-2012 San Diego Football Academy

Playing Experience: 1999 World Cup (PRC), 2000 Summer Olympic National Team (PRC), 2002-2003 WUSA San Diego Spirit, 2003 World Cup (PRC), 2004 Summer Olympic National Team (PRC), 2005 National Team (PRC), 2007 World Cup (PRC), 2006-2008 WPSL San Diego Sea Lions

Accomplishments & Awards: 2007 Captain National Team (PRC)