Get to know our coaches, coaching philosophy and helpful coaching resources.

YSC coaches are a dedicated group of paid and volunteer, former professional and collegiate players and nationally certified coaches.

The aim of all YSC coaches is to develop successful teams by developing well-rounded individual soccer players and productive members of society. All YSC coaches are directed to further their soccer education through the US Soccer Coaching Education Pathway.

Guillermo “Billy” Gatti

Director of Coaching

Assistant Coach, Yavapai College Men’s Soccer

USSF B License

Former Head Coach and DOC,  Club Unión Pigüé Argentina

Former Assistant Coach, Long Island University

Former Player,  Southern Connecticut State University, Concordia College, Ulster County Community College

Conference Rookie of the Year: 1996 Concordia

Christopher Houser

Technical Director

Head Coach, Yavapai College Men’s Soccer

Former member of the United States Men’s National Team

Former MLS rookie of the year nominee and ranked top-10 defender

Rozie DeWeese

Head Coach, 2009 Girls

Head Coach, Yavapai College Women’s Soccer

USSF B License

USSF National Youth License

United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma

Former Assistant Coach, Sacramento State University 

Former Associate Head Coach, UC Davis

Former Assistant Coach, Indiana State University

Keetley MacLachlan

Head Coach, 2010 Boys

Head Coach, 2013 Girls

Assistant Coach, Yavapai College Women’s Soccer

USSF D License

Former Assistant Coach, Ottowa University

Former Assistant Coach, Phoenix College

Juan Corona

Head Coach, 2012 Boys

USSF D License

Robert Gittins

Head Coach, 2012 Girls

USSF Coaching C License

United Soccer Coaches Level 5 Coaching Diploma & Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma

Former Assistant Coach, Paradise Valley College

Melissa Espinoza

Head Coach, 2014 Girls

USSF Grassroots License

Jon Martin

Head Coach, 2013 Boys

Former player,  Boston University

USSF Grassroots License

Paul Wick

Head Coach, 2015/16 Boys

USSF C License

Former Assistant Coach, AZ Christian College

Former player, Grand Canyon University, Colorado Christian, Glendale College

Max Graff

Head Coach, 2008 Boys

Head Coach, 2015 Boys

Current Player, Yavapai College Men’s Soccer

Fitness Certificate, Argentina


Robin Meelhuysen

Head Coach, 2007 Girls

Assistant Coach, 2015 Boys

USSF Grassroots License

Former Assistant Coach, Grand Canyon University and Southwestern College

Former Player, Grand Canyon University


Jorge Mejia

Head Coach, 2014 Boys

USSF Grassroots in progress

Eric Pogue

Assistant Coach, 2012 Girls

USSF D License

Former USSF Referee

Brittany Baird

Assistant Coach, 2009 Girls

Former Player, 

Justin Gaines

Assistant Coach, 2010 Boys

Former Player,

Antonio Penaloza

Assistant Coach, 2008 Boys

Former player, Murciélagos FC Liga Premier (MX)

Michelle Lewis

Assistant Coach, 2012Girls

USSF D License

Former High School Soccer Coach for 15 years

Corey Andre

Assistant Coach, 2013 Boys

USSF Grassroots in progress

William “Danny” Kamrar

Assistant Coach, 2010 Boys

USSF Coaching E License

Christopher Espinoza

Assistant Coach, 2014 Girls

USSF Grassroots License

Recreational Program Coaches

Recreational Program Coaches are volunteers who commit to lead practices and games during the fall Rec season. Training is provided through the Rec Coach Orientation and ongoing Rec Coach Field Clinics held throughout the fall season.

Select Program Coaches

Select Program Coaches experience furthered training and licensing and are engaged through an extended Select competitve season.

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