Directors

Jeff Johnson | Fort Worth, Texas

Jeff played collegiate soccer at both the University of North Carolina and UC Santa Barbara.  Following school he played and trained with various clubs in Germany, Austria and Sweden as well as in the United States with the Dallas Burn, Anaheim Splash and the Sacramento Knights.  As a coach he apprenticed for 10 years with legendary coach Hubert Vogelsinger.  He has coached youth and college players for over 25 years.  His ability to demonstrate, inspire and teach technical aspects of the game is at the expert level – “Master Teacher”. 

  • USSF C license
  • NSCAA Premier License
  • BA in History and Emphasis in Economics

Lloyd Biggs | London, England

Lloyd has over 25 years of coaching experience.  He is a former youth coach for the Charlton Athletic Academy (EPL).  His philosophy is based on the belief that the correct training environment is the key to success.  He believes, “The role of the coach is to create the best possible learning environment for the player. As coaches we must create an environment that is both enjoyable to be part of but also challenges and educates the player. Players like and want you to challenge them.” 

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma 
  • USSF & UEFA A License 
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • SAQ Diploma Certification 

Matt Winecki | Hollywood, California

Matt left the country following high school to pursue his playing career.  He played professional soccer in France, Costa Rica, Cardiff and Czech Republic. He has 16 years of youth and college coaching experience. Matt has coached on the youth and college levels including Westmont College and SBCC.  He is currently working on the DA level and is a Director with Santa Barbara Soccer Club.  Matt is an excellent teacher and has a special ability relating to young athletes and getting the most out of his players.  

  • Former pro player in France, Costa Rica, Cardiff and Czech Republic
  • DA Boys Director
  • USSF C license

Directors

Paul Hart
London, England

  • Played @ West Texas State
  • Former Pro Player for Queens Park Rangers
  • College Coach UCSB, USF and currently at University of Oklahoma 
  • USSF A License & Masters Degree in Coaching

Nelson Cestoni
Atascadero, CA

  • Played @ Cuesta College
  • Coached in Malmo, Sweden
  • Coaching Staff Santa Barbara Soccer Club
  • 15 years one. Staff

Brian “Ziggy” Ziegenhagen
Manila, Philippines

  • Minnesota Kickers and Helix Youth Clubs
  • Played @ SBCC 
  • Eagles Soccer Club | DPNL 
  • USSF B License
  • 14 years one. Staff

Ivan Becerra
Los Angeles, CA

  • Played @ UC Santa Barbara (Hall of Fame)
  • Former Pro Player for LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers and Vietnam 1st Division
  • USSF C License
  • 10 years one. Staff

Kingsley “Fifi” Baiden
Accra, Ghana

  • Ghana National Academy – Right To Dream Foundation
  • Played @ UC Santa Barbara
  • Former Pro Player for Columbus Crew
  • 7 years one. Staff

Martin Brian
Hastings, England

  • Played @ Anderson University – South Carolina | Young Harris – Georgia
  • FA Level 2 and USSF D License
  • Head Youth Coach for Colorado Rapids

Coaching Staff

Antonio “Alonso” Lopez
Veracruz, Mexico

Yussif “Bello” Alhassan
Accra, Ghana

Sofia Smati
Toulouse, France

Andrew Montenegro
Camarillo, CA

Erika Prado
Pomona, California

Chris Bonawandt
Queens, New York


Alek Cosio-Altamirano
Fort Worth, TX

Chris Farone
Manhattan, New York

Johnsa Germany
Tyler, TX

Alex Zermeno
Santa Barbara, CA

Muntari Ameyawu
Accra, Ghana

Maggie Rojas
Chicago, Illinois


Gilbert Richardson
Fort Worth, TX

Rodney Michael
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Karin Nordin
Gothenburg, Sweden

Said Conteh|
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Richard Nolasco
Long Island, New York

Ulises Acosta
Sinaloa, Mexico

Junior Staff