Leadership

Coaching advisory board

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Chris Chirgwin

Chris Chirwig

Chris Chirgwin is Director of the Kickers Soccer Club and Central Coast Sports Foundation, a 501c3 youth sports organization. Chris is also co-founder of the Central Coast Academy. Chris has been involved in leading and coaching youth sports for the past 10 years, including co-founding the largest youth track & field club on the Central Coast. Chris holds a U.S. Soccer National D License and has coached at the high school and club level for the past decade.

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Tim Vom Steeg

Tim Vom Steeg
 
Tim Vom Steeg is entering his 22nd season as head coach of the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program for the 2020-21 season. He was named NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year by the NSCAA for the second time after leading UCSB to the program's first national championship in 2006 and most recently picked up his fifth Big West Coach of the Year award following the 2015 season.
 
Prior to his return to UCSB, Vom Steeg was the head coach at Santa Barbara City College, where he amassed an impressive 121-18-4 (.860) overall record from 1992 through 1998, leading the Vaqueros to five Western State Conference Championships and a 1996 California Community College State Championship. Vom Steeg played at UCSB from 1985 to 1988, and graduated in 1989 with a B.A. in history. He received his master's degree from UCSB in 2000. He has also earned his USSF National "B" Coaching License. Vom Steeg resides in Santa Barbara and is married to Almeria Vom Steeg. They have four sons: Justin, Carson, and twins Caden and Jared.

Technical Directors

Greg Wilson Director of Coaching

Director of Soccer

Greg Wilson

Zone 2: 9v9 & 11v11

Director of Coaching - Greg Wilson

Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, BS
Philadelphia University, MBA
USSF A Senior & Youth Licenses
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USYSA National Youth License
Current UCSB Associate Head Coach

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Assistant Director of Soccer

Andrew Montenegro

Zone 2: 7v7 & 9v9

Originally from Ventura, CA

California Lutheran University, BA

Azusa Pacific University, MS

USSF “A” License

US Soccer Coach Educator License

United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma

Current UCSB Women’s Assistant Coach

Previous Eagles, RSC, LAFC Program Director 20+ years

College Player: UC Davis and California Lutheran University

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dpl academy Director

Willie Sims

DPL Academy Director & Zone 3 (11v11)

2010 & 2008 Head Coach

Willie Sims

Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala
USSF C License
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
United Futsal Regional Futsal Diploma
Current Santa Barbara HS Coaching Staff
Founder of Joga Futsal SB
NCAA Division I College Player: CSUN
NSCAA College National All-American
National Team: Guatemala
Professional Player: New England Revolution (MLS)

Coaching Staff

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Willie Sims
U12 & U14 Head Coach

Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala
USSF C ‘Provisional’ License
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
Current Santa Barbara HS Coaching Staff
12+ Years Coaching Experience
NCAA Division I College Player: CSUN
NSCAA College National All-American
National Team: Guatemala
Professional Player:
New England Revolution (MLS)
Current SBSC Coaching Assignment:
Girls 2011 Elite, 2010 Elite, 2009 Elite

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Waid Ibrahim
U17 Head Coach

Waid Ibrahim
U17 Head Coach

Originally from Jasikan, Ghana
USSF License
USYSA National Youth License
Northwestern University, Masters Degree
8+ Years Coaching Experience
NCAA Division I College Player:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Current SBSC Coaching Assignment:
Girls 2005 Elite, 2015 Pre-Club

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Billy Gallagher
U13 Head Coach

Billy Gallagher

Originally from Belfast N. Ireland
25+ Years of Coaching Experience
USSF ‘A Youth’ License
USSF ‘A’ License
UEFA ‘B’ License
UEFA ‘A’ License - In progress
US Development Academy Coach 2012-17
UCSB Women’s Asst. Coach 2014-17
Played Westmont College 2004-06
SBSC Club Director 2008-17
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Fifi Baiden
U17 Assistant Coach

Fifi Baiden
U17 Assistant Coach

Originally from Accra, Ghana
USSF C License
8+ Years Coaching Experience
Pepperdine University, Masters Degree
NCAA Division I College Player: University of California, Santa Barbara
Professional Player:
Columbus Crew (MLS)
Current SBSC Coaching Assignment:
Girls 2007 Elite, 2012 Elite, 2015 Pre-Club

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Edwin Portillo
U15 Head Coach

Edwin Portillo
U15 Head Coach

 

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Jenny Jaggard
U16 Head Coach

Jenny Jaggard
U16 Head Coach

 

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David Elias
Goalkeeper Director

David Elias
Goalkeeper Director

Lauren-Dorr

Lauren Matthias
Goalkeeper Director

Lauren Matthias
Goalkeeper Director

Originally from Menifee, CA
Played & graduated from Westmont (B.S. Kinesiology)
Concordia University, Irvine Masters in Coaching & Athletic Administration)
Current Assistant Coach & Goalkeeper Coach, for Westmont Women's Soccer (3rd year)

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Ivan Becerra
Strength & Conditioning

Ivan Becerra
Strength & Conditioning

USSF C License
College, University of California, Santa Barbara
Club Coach, Santa Barbara SC
Previous High School Coach, Bishop San Diego
MLS Professional Player: Columbus Crew

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Andra Wilson
Strength & Conditioning

Andra Wilson
Strength & Conditioning