Teams Coached: Boys 2010 Elite
Carl, a native of Newry, N. Ireland, brings a wealth of knowledge with his playing background and education to youth soccer. Carl has developed a curriculum and program that gives players a chance to grow technically & tactically while having a great sporting experience along the way. He believes “Your only as good as your staff” so he makes sure that the coaching staff gets an opportunity to gain experience and education that will help develop their skills. Over the past three years as Director, Carl has helped grow the club program to become a known name within the soccer community. He’s also worked on building recreational programs that now give over a thousand players' exposure to the club. He works closely with a management team and BOD to come up with the best possible strategy for Sand & Surf players, members, and coaches. His goal is to give each and every player, and family, the opportunity to enjoy the sport within a great community culture. Carl holds a BA in Sports Coaching alongside USSF and UEFA qualifications.
Phone: (310) 227-5644
Teams Coached: G2009 Elite, G11 Elite
Coach Stephen is a former Division 2 college goalkeeper at Cal State Los Angeles, where he was an assistant coach for 4 years. He helped Cal State LA to a 41-11-10 record and three NCAA tournament appearances during his college career, winning a Far West Regional Championship in 2014. Currently Stephen is at Marymount California University as an Assistant Coach. Stephen holds an "A" License through US Soccer (US Soccer’s highest coaching credential) as well as a USSF Goalkeeper Diploma.
Phone: (310) 251-3199
Teams Coached: G2010 Elite, B11 Elite, 2013 Training Program
Coach Sam is a native of Wigan, England and is starting his second year with Sand and Surf. Sam Played for the Youth Academies of Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic before moving to the US to play in college. Sam played at the University of Rio Grande (OH) and then Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) where he was named an All-American. Sam has been coaching for 9 years and has experience coaching College, Professional Academy, High School, Club Soccer and Rec Soccer.
Phone: (740) 339-3497
Teams Coached: B2010 Select, G2010 Select, G2012 Select
Coach Matt grew up in Edina, Minnesota where he played soccer, football and was captain of the chess team. While he had opportunities to play collegiate soccer he decided to kick for the St. John's University football team in Collegeville, Minnesota where he double majored in Peace Studies and Philosophy. He started coaching in his hometown around 10 years ago, and went on to coach at the club level in Minnesota before moving to California. He is also excited about moving his company called Exercise in Compassion LLC (which teaches an imagination-based soccer, yoga and mindfulness at preschools) to the South Bay.
Phone: (952) 220-2272
Teams Coached: G2007 Premier, G2008 Elite, B2010 Premier
Coach Liam, born and raised in Fresno, CA, played college soccer for Fresno City and Cal Poly Pomona. As soon as his playing career was over, Liam immediately began coaching back home in Fresno. After 3 years coaching high school, college, and travel soccer in Fresno, Liam moved to Los Angeles to further his coaching career. Along with leading multiple Sand & Surf teams, Liam is currently on the coaching staff at YULA High School and acts as UK International's Program Manager in Santa Monica (AYSO Region 20).
Phone: (559) 917-1968
Teams Coached: G2004 Elite
Coach Kayde grew up in San Diego, where she played club soccer for San Diego Surf and the ODP program. She then played Division 1 soccer on a full scholarship at UC Riverside, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Sports Journalism. Kayde was also the Big West Conference Player of the year; a member of the Olympic Development Program, and has experience of playing internationally in Germany and Sweden.
Phone: (760) 525-9260
Teams Coached: B2009 Elite I, B2009 Elite II, B2012 Premier
Coach Josh originally from Hastings, England, is entering his 4th year of coaching club soccer in the South Bay area. Upon leaving Peterborough Josh had the opportunity to try out at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and spent several weeks training alongside German World Cup hero Mario Gotze. Josh then returned to play Semi-Pro at his hometown club Hastings United where they would achieve a famous FA Cup run before losing out to English Championship side Middlesbrough in the 3rd round. Josh then came to California to earn a degree in Business Management at Marymount University, after completing his AA degree at Lake Tahoe College.
Phone: (424) 210-1313
Teams Coached: B2011 Premier, G2011 Premier, G2012 Premier
Coach Aaron is originally from Bournemouth, England. Aaron has been in the United States since 2015, and involved in coaching the game since 2010. Aaron's playing experience includes representing his state team, and playing for Portsmouth academy. Aaron is also currently the head coach of Marlborough's Middle School soccer team.
Phone: (323) 492-2631
Teams Coached: B2008 Premier, B2011 Select
Phone: (860) 597-0909
Teams Coached: B2006 Premier, B2007 Elite Asst, B2008 Elite
Coach Kevin was born and raised in France, his coaching career began 10 years ago with his former Club Annecy FC, where he also used to play as a semi professional player (CFA2). Kevin moved to Los Angeles 6 years ago to study at Santa Monica college and had the chance to practice with the LA Galaxy before his previous US visa had ended. Kevin is a motivated student of the global game and has developed a strong reputation among players, parents, and his peers as a committed and talented developer of youth talent. His coaching program is based on possession-based soccer development with a French emphasis. Kevin also now play as a Street Soccer player and Member of “Bola”, the first US street Soccer team to represent USA at the WorldCup which was last October 2016, in Manchester.
Phone: (310) 962-0957
Teams Coached: B2006 Elite, G2007 Elite, B2007 Premier
Coach Dan comes from London, England where he has various playing experience with professional academies, such as Arsenal, Charlton Athletic and more recently Chelsea FC, alongside a semi-professional career. Dan then moved to the U.S. to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Marketing. Through that period, he captained West Alabama his freshman and sophomore year, before transferring to Marymount California University, where he won the conference 2 years in a row and played in the National Tournament. Dan has recently assisted on the LA Harbor JC mens team, and also currently coaches the freshman team at Loyola High School.
Phone: (424) 558-9087
Teams Coached: G2010 Premier, B2012 Select
Coach Chris has vast experience through the development pyramid in US youth soccer from coaching AYSO All-Star development programs, to coaching multiple teams at Sand & Surf, as well as leading the Mira Costa High School JV boys and assisting with Marymount California University. Chris played full-time academy soccer in England, before playing part and full time semi-professional.
Phone: (310) 913-1408
Teams Coached: B09 Premier
Phone: (818) 558-5039
Teams Coached: G2005 Elite, G2009 Premier, G009 Select
Coach Talita is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has played professional soccer in Japan for Hokkaido and in Iceland for Bolungarvik. Talita attended Franklin Pierce University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management.
Phone: (603) 554-0198
Teams Coached: B2007 Elite
Coach Ben developed a deep passion for soccer over many years of playing and coaching. His playing career involved various youth teams in England, including representing Oxford United and Oxford City football clubs. This led to a semi-pro soccer career that lasted 15 years in England’s lower leagues, primarily representing clubs in Southern England. Ben began coaching 8 years ago for the Oxford United Youth Academy and also served as its head of education. He arrived in the U.S in 2015 and now also coaches at Windward High School in Mar Vista.
Phone: (310) 753-1820
Teams Coached: G2010 Elite Assistant
Coach Maddie was born and raised in San Pedro, California where she played soccer, softball and basketball. Wanting to continue her development in soccer, Maddie spent 7 years playing at FRAM Soccer Club. Maddie is currently a third-year student pursuing a business management and marketing career at Marymount California University, whilst captaining the women’s soccer team. As a starting freshman, Maddie was awarded Second Team Cal Pac Conference, also recently winning the Cal Pac Conference title. Maddie has been working with Sand and Surf for the past two years for the winter and summer camps, Maddie is very much looking forward to further my coaching career with Sand and Surf.
Phone: (310) 707-7976