Meet Our Coaches
Benicia Arsenal FC
Professional Goalkeeper Coach and Benicia High Class of 99’. Benicia resident since 1989. I have helped with some training over the years in soccer and spent 1 year with an AAU basketball team assisting.
I played Goalkeeper for Benicia high school and then attended DVSC where we joined with CCC to form a team and I played there in college. Following that, our head coach brought me over to train with the San Francisco Bay seals in 2000.
Playing soccer, Basketball, Travel, Music
Any pro athlete out there giving back to their community like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo , Serena Williams , Neymar jr. These are very popular names in sports with very big impacts on their communities.
• BA Education with Psychology and Counselling
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
• FA Level 1 in Football Coaching (D License Equivalent) /p>
• Leeds United U9-U11
• Doncaster Rovers U13-U16
• Balby Carr Academy (English Division 1 College League Champions) age 16-18
• Watching and playing sports
• Music Festivals
• Spending time with family and friends
Christiano Ronaldo is a big role model of mine as he is not only a professional on the pitch but off the pitch as well! He shows great leadership qualities as a player and has been arguably the best player of all time for the last two decades. Every team he has played in and joined a football club he has always achieved the club’s ambitions of winning trophies and becoming a bigger brand financially. This is a quality I would like to be able to carry in every working environment I join, showing positive attitude, respect, dedication, teamwork and achievement of objectives set.
Coach Josh P
FA level 1 coaching licence (US D licence)
FA level 1 Talent
FA level 2 Talent Identification
BSc Hons Sport Science and Coaching
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Nottingham Forest FC
Scunthorpe Town FC
Lincoln City FC
Grantham Town FC
Playing or watching sports such as soccer, golf, gym.
Travelling and experiencing new cultures
Spending time with loved ones
Steven Gerrard - A hero of mine growing up, the way he played I always idolised his dedication and commitment to improve as well as well as being incredibly talented. He was also an incredible leader one which made people want to follow him.
Jurgen Klopp - A man of the people. He got a whole city believing again due to his presence which brought lots of success. His man management skills are incredible and something I aspire to have one day.
Building up today’s young athletes is my mission. I believe in the power of education, respect, courage, dedication, commitment and hard work. I use the beautiful game to teach and lead our youth to become role models in their communities. I am devoted to providing a joyous sporting experience, with the goal that they evolve to be better athletes each day.
I have been playing soccer since age 6 starting at the recreational levels working my way onto Select and becoming Captain of my High School team in Daly City, CA. I also played at Diablo Valley College in Concord, CA. To this day I continue to play, street soccer 5 aside is my top choice.
28 years’ experience coaching youth and young adults
4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 USSF Coaching License
Currently Enrolled in the “USSF National D” Coaching License course
Benicia Arsenal FC “Fall Comp” and Recreational Coordinator
USSF Grade 8 Referee (you have to know the rules of the game)
Owner of a Sporting Club, training athletes in the 4 major sports- Soccer, Football, Basketball and Baseball
Spending time with my wife, two boys and my dog Spartan. I love listening and dancing to all types of music from hip hop to salsa to house! Traveling to different metropolitan areas (Chicago is one of my favorites)
My Sicilian Stepfather who raised me (I miss him! Forza Italia!!!)
Coach John Wooden- Legendary UCLA men’s basketball coach (“young people need models, not critics”)
Roberto Baggio- Legendary Italian National soccer player (“il maestro”)