Jamie Duffy is a former Irish professional soccer player with over 200 playing appearances. Before moving Stateside, he was Head of the Coaching Academy for the biggest club in Ireland, the Shamrock Rovers. Jamie also served as Head of the Academy for Crumlin United (the club made famous for producing Robbie Keane). Coach Jamie is currently the JV Head Coach at Palisades High School. He has extensive experience in coaching and has an impressive way of getting the most out of young soccer players in practice. He is sure to be a hit with every group he works with! - although, it may be due to his funny Irish accent
Originally from England, Christian Chambers has a Sport and Exercise Science degree, a Masters Degree in Education (11-18 year olds), a UEFA B coaching license and holds coaching badges in 6 different sports. Christian is a mainstay of Coast Sports’ youth program, supervising its popular summer soccer camps. For FC Los Angeles, he took the B94 Black team from U12 Bronze to U17 Premier with a record of 116-60-25. From this team, 11 players went on to play college soccer at schools such as Radford University, Washington U St Louis, Claremont McKenna, NYU, Emerson, UCSD and UCSB. His G95 Red squad rose from U12 Bronze to U16 Gold with a record of 113-44-27. In his final year at FCLA, his B96 White team went undefeated to win the SCDSL U17B Flight II division. Now at Santa Monica United, his B02 Blue team has won the Legends Classic, NHB Cup, Vegas College Showcase and, most recently, CalSouth 2018 State Cup.
Christian has coached the Brentwood Middle School Girls team and has previously coached the Boys team at Paul Revere Middle School. He is currently the Head Coach of the Girls Soccer Program at Palisades Charter High School where he led them to the 2018 CIF D1 Final and into the CIF Regionals for the first time in the school's history.
Gary Truman, is originally from England.After winning County FA caps he was scouted and invited to camp with both Liverpool F.C. and the England U17 National Team. Gary went on to sign and play for the Tranmere Rovers. After moving to the U.S. he continued to play for the semi pro team, Exiles FC, that won numerous league and cup titles throughout the State of California. Gary began coaching in AYSO Region 69 for 9 years and is a certified AYSO National Coach. and now coaches at the Westside Breakers Soccer Club and also is the Asst Head Coach for the Pali High Varsity Women's Soccer program .Gary holds both the USSF E license and NFHS certificate . His passion and enthusiasm for the game and our young soccer players is infectious. The kids love him. The coaches love him. The parents love him. And you will love him too!
Dedicated Soccer Coach for youth of all ages specializing in alternative approaches to teaching the sport of soccer in order to bring out the individual player's natural abilities and athleticism while educating them about proper formation, decision making, relationships with their fellow teammates and proper ball handling skills. Coach Ricky has been working for Coast Sports since 2010 at it's annual camps and class program in the Palisades and Brentwood and is currently one of Coast Sports Head Coaches for their Soccer classes for 4-7 year olds. Between 2012 and 2015, Coach Ricky worked for FC Los Angeles as an Assistant Coach and as a Head Trainer in their Advanced Training Program (ATP). In that time he worked with the B96 White, B00 Black, B00 White and B02 White teams. Alvarez has also coached at Brethren High School (2008-2009), Warren High School (1998-2000) and was an assistant for Palisades Charter High School Boys JV in 2012. Coach Ricky has the USSF E license and is currently studying to get his Childhood Development Associate Teacher Permit.