MLS NEXT COACHES

MARK AMEDIO

January 24, 2021

Credential: B.S. Kinesiology and Physical Education M.S. Exercise Physiology Certified Specialist in Neuro Sports National Federation of High Schools Coach California Physical Education Teacher Credential Experience: Human Athletic Performance Systems – Applied Sport Science Education – Owner/CEO 2017-present High School Football Coach 2012-2018 Middle School PE-T Cal State University East Bay Head Strength and Conditioning…

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KEVIN AMARAL

January 24, 2021

Credential: B.S. Kinesiology / Physical Therapy M.S. Sports Medicine / Sports Psychology Board Licensed Therapist: American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Athletic Trainer: National American Training Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Ass. Experience: Human Athletic Performance Systems – Applied Sport Science Education – Owner/CEO 2017-present C&K Strength Academy – Owner,…

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MARIO VALDEZ

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “C” Coaching License USSOCCER/MLS NEXT Apprentice Coaching Program Coaching Experience: Ballistic United NorCal Premier U-13 Head Coach Ballistic United USSDA Assistant Coach 3 years High School Coaching 4 years Playing Experience: Chivas Guadalajara Academy Cal North State and Regional Youth teams

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ANTHONY VILLEGAS

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “A” Coaching License (pending) NSCAA National Diploma Coaching Experience: Ballistic United NorCal Premier U-14 Head Coach Ballistic United Head Coach 9 years High School Assistant Coaching Playing Experience: Los Positas College Youth Olympic Development Program

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ALEX MONSALVE

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “C” Coaching License (pending) USSOCCER/MLS Next Apprentice Coaching Program California Teaching Credential BS Saint Mary’s College of California Coaching Experience: Ballistic United NorCal Premier U-15 Head Coach Palm Beach United ECNL U-15, U-16 Head Coach 3 years Boyton Beach Knights F.C. U-13 – U-17 Head Coach 5 years Playing Experience: Atletico Nacional Medellin…

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ERIC DENTON

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “B” Coaching License (pending) USSOCCER/MLS Next Apprentice Coaching Program BS Santa Clara University Coaching Experience: Tri Valley Soccer Club Head Coach 5 years Mill Valley Soccer Club Head Coach 5 years Playing Experience: MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2008-2009 MLS Colorado Rapids 2005-2007 MLS Columbus Crew 2002-2004 MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 2001 MLS D.C.…

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DANA TAYLOR

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “A” Coaching License NSCAA Premier Diploma Former NSCAA National Staff Instructor BS United College of Barrington at Gordon Coaching Experience: Stanislaus State Head Coach 11 years MLS San Jose Earthquakes U-23 PDL Head Coach 2014 Oregon State University Head Coach 10 years (PAC-12 Coach of Year 2002) Creighton University Assistant Coach 4 years…

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MICHAEL NIETO 

January 24, 2021

Credential: Business Development and Sales Executive for 25+ years in Technology Industry M.S. Business – Real Estate, New York University B.A. – Liberal Arts, University of California Berkeley Board Member, BUSC  2018 – present Coaching Experience: Mustang Soccer Club Head Coach 8 years SRV Little League Head Coach 5 years Playing Experience: University of California,…

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Kevin Crow

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF “B” Coaching License Women’s United Soccer Association San Diego Spirit General Manager Former Board of Director of United States Soccer Federation https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/85837/kevin-crow-pro-star-and-olympian-in-1980s-on-his.html Coaching Experience: WUSA San Diego Spirit Head Coach Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Placer United Head Coach Ballistic United Head Coach Playing Experience: U.S. Men National Olympic Team 1984,…

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JERRY LOSSON

January 24, 2021

Credential: USSF Development Academy Director of Coaching License USSF “A” Coaching License USSF Youth Coaching License BS Physical Education / Kinesiology MS Education / Curriculum Development CTC California Clear Teaching Credential Coaching Experience: High School Soccer Head Coach 1983-2015 ODP Cal North Head Coach ODP Region IV Staff Coach Chabot College Assistant Coach Ballistic United…

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