Say Hi To Our Coaches
Each are credentialed at various levels. All are as full of passion, as they are committed to setting you up for success.
Currently Sentinels Soccer Club Director of Coaching, Technical Director and Coach. Previously Soquel High JV and Varsity Coach, Santa Cruz Soccer Camp Coach, SC Scorpions Class 1 team Coach and Gilroy Soccer League Coach. Started soccer in his youth, played for Soquel High School Varsity, Cabrillo College, and semi-pro for both the Bay Area Major League and Santa Cruz Surf. Credentials include USSF Level F license and NSCAA Level 4 license.
Currently Girls Sentinels Soccer Club Coach with over 16 years of coaching experience and 6 years as a licensed referee. Currently coaching 2008 & 2009 Sentinels Girls Teams. Previously with OVSC 1998 Boys Comp Team Head Coach, Hanul Football Club Adult Men's Soccer Former President and Head Coach now currently a player, Gilroy Recreation Soccer League Girls Coach. Started playing soccer at the age of 5 in Monterey, played competitive soccer and in the Olympic Development Program. Still playing and enjoying competitive soccer today with an added bonus of being able to play on the same men's team as his son. Currently holds an NSCAA VI working towards U.S Soccer Federation D License.
Currently Sentinels Soccer Club Coach and entering his 5th year coaching. Assistant coached 7/8th grade soccer team at CSMH and the '04 Sentinel Boys (undefeated). His career in the game goes back to when he was 5 years old. Played Rec until 8yrs old, then competitive until high school where he played 4yrs varsity. As League champs, paid a visit to the CCS championships with a bitter sweet loss. Then went on and played 2 years at WVC. Coach Jacob is still active on the field till this day playing on adult leagues around the bay. He has the drive to grow in this game and it's contagious. His motto "next level" and that's what Sentinels is about building next level players. Jacob holds an E license.
Currently Sentinels Soccer Club Coach and Pop Warner Football Browns Offense coordinator for ages 12-13, going on 4 years strong. Previously OVSC Boys U7-13 Comp Soccer Coach, Girls Track & Field Event Assistant Coach, Upwards Basketball Head Coach ages 15-16, Boys & Girls Rec U7 & U9 Soccer Coach. Started playing sports at the age of 8. Credentials include Coaching License Class F.
SSC Coaching staff with over 20 years experience starting with recreational soccer through the highest level of National Premier League. His education in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Sport Nutrition and Kinesiology will help build players foundation. As a player, played on the US Youth National Team, Division I NCAA soccer, and Semi-Pro USISL league. Coach Brian is familiar with Fiorentina I,II, La Liga Methodology, Benfica Youth Formation/Methods and has completed Coach Licensing F.
As part of the girls coaching staff, Coach Shawn has over 13 years of experience which began in Lemoore Soccer League then to Marina Recreational Soccer League. He was also President of the Board for the Monterey County Futbol Club expanding the program partnering with MPC Elite Academy. His other experiences include recruitment and training of young Marines and US Naval Sea Cadet Corps throughout the US. He has completed Grassroots Coaching and hold a National F License.