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

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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

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Nelson Cestoni
Atascadero, CA

  • Played @ Cuesta College
  • Coached in Malmo, Sweden
  • Coaching Staff Santa Barbara Soccer Club
  • USSF C License

Darran “Dazzy” Jones
Cardiff City, Wales

  • UEFA A License
  • UEFA A Youth License
  • Swansea City FC Head Coach
  • 20 Years Vogelsinger Soccer Academy Director
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Andrew Montenegro
Camarillo, California

  • Played @ Cal Lutheran University
  • Former Director for Eagles Soccer Club and LAFC/Real So Cal
  • Associate Head Coach UCSB Women’s Program 
  • USSF A License 
  • USSF Youth A Licence
  • USSF Coaching License Instructor

Directors

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Alek Cosio Altamirano
Acapulco, Mexico

  • Played @ Florida Southern
  • Club coach for Dallas Texans, Sting and Fort Worth FC
  • Plays for Fort Worth Vaqueros (Semi-pro)
  • Coaching Staff Santa Barbara Soccer Club
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Antonio Alonso
Veracruz, Mexico

  • USSF A License
  • Former Pro Player Puebla (Mexican 1st Division)
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Andy Iga
Kampala, Uganda

  • Former Pro Player Wimbledon, Fulham, Millwall and Gillingham fc
  • Former Coach for Chelsea
  • English FA Staff Coach 

GK Directors and Staff

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Paul Hart
London, England

  • Played @ Queens Park Rangers
  • USSF A License
  • USSF A Youth License
  • UEFA A License
  • Former College Coach Univ. of San Francisco, UCSB, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Washington and currently Stanford University
  • Club coach Palo Alto SC

Sammy Hayden
Jackson Hole, WY

  • Former College Player UCSB
  • Former Player Ventura Fusion (Semi Pro)
  • 4 Years one. Staff

Bastian Bloomberg
Santiago, Chile

  • Former Texas Wesleyan Goalkeeper

Head Coaches

Lewis Amos

London, England

  • USSF A License
  • USSF Youth A Licence
  • Former Player Tottenham Hotspurs Academy
  • Club Coach ECNL TSC, Oklahoma

Fabio Oliveira
Sao Paolo, Brazil

  • CBF C License
  • CBF Management License
  • 16 years coaching experience- USA, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal and Italy.
  • Master Degree – Physical Education
  • Owner of Fut Craques Academy

Chris Quidley
London, England

  • Coach for 23 years – Level 2 
  • Leyton Orient Coach – 6 years
  • Head Coach Sir George Monoux College
  • Coach at Nike The Chance Barcelona Final 2012 

Head Coaches

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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
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Kingsley “Fifi” Baiden
Accra, Ghana

  • Ghana National Academy – Right To Dream Foundation
  • Played @ UC Santa Barbara
  • Former Pro Player for Columbus Crew
  • USSF C License
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Ameyawu Muntari
Accra, Ghana

  • Ghana National Academy – Right To Dream Foundation
  • USSF D License
  • Youth Club Coach Santa Barbara SC
  • Played College Div. 1 UC Santa Barbara

Coaching Staff

Dennis Cole
Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Yussif “Bello” Alhassan
Accra, Ghana

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Sofia Smati
Toulouse, France

Sully Samura
Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Erika Prado
Pomona, California

Bernard Abigali

Accra, Ghana

Lazar Pavlovich
Belgrade, Serbia

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Chris Farone
Manhattan, New York

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Johnsa Germany
Tyler, TX

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Alex Zermeno
Santa Barbara, CA

Matheus Cury-Alonso
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Maggie Rojas
Chicago, Illinois

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Gilbert Richardson
Fort Worth, TX

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Rodney Michael
Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Karin Nordin
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Said Conteh|
Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Richard Nolasco
Long Island, New York

Josh Dawson
Dublin, Ireland

Junior Staff