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

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
USSF Coaching B License

Brian Griffiths

Director of Competitive Programs

Head Coach, 2010 Boys Green 

Assistant Coach, Embry Riddle Men’s Soccer

Former player, College of Idaho

Former Assistant Coach, Houston Baptist University and

George Fox University

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

Juan Corona

Head Coach, 2008 Boys

Head Coach, 2012 Boys

USSF Coaching D License

David Castillo

Head Coach, 2010 Boys White & Blue- Camp Verde

Physical Therapist

USSF Coaching Grassroots License


Jon Martin

Head Coach, 2013 Boys

Former player,  Boston University

USSFCoaching  F License

Deanne Iredale

Head Coach, 2009 Girls

USSF Coaching E License

Eric Pogue

Head Coach, 2012 Girls

Head Coach, 2015 Girls

USSF Coaching D License

Former USSF Referee

Lauren Nordby

Head Coach, 2013 Girls

Former Player, Western Wyoming College

Former USSF Referee

Christopher Espinoza

Head Coach, 2014 Girls

USSF Coaching Grassroots Licenses in progress

Jorge Mejia

Head Coach, 2014 Boys

USSF Coaching Grassroots in progress

Robin Meelhuysen

Assistant Coach, 2006 Girls

Former Assistant Coach, Grand Canyon University and Southwestern College

Former Player, Grand Canyon University


Bob Gittins

Assistant Coach, 2006 Girls

Former Assistant Coach, Paradise Valley Women’s Soccer

USSF Coaching C License

NCAA Goalkeeping Certification

USSF Referee & Assignor

Stephen Adame

Assistant Coach, 2009 Girls

USSF Coaching Grassroots License

USSF Referee

Kaylee Farrell

Assistant Coach, 2013 Girls

USSF Coaching Grassroots License

Antonio Penaloza

Assistant Coach, 2008 Boys

Former player, Murciélagos FC Liga Premier (MX)

William “Danny” Kamrar

Assistant Coach, 2010 Boys Green and 2010 Boys Yellow

USSF Coaching E 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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