Director of Coaching
Malcolm joined the Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer organization in 1997 as the Director of Coaching. He is one of the most well-known and respected soccer coaches in southern California. In his youth he played internationally for England on the U19 team. He came to the US in the early 80′s on a soccer scholarship at SDSU where he earned his BA degree with a double major in Social Studies and Physical Education. He has his California teaching credential and also holds a lifetime teaching credential from Keele University, England, in the same subjects. He also holds a National USSF “A” level coaching license.
Coach Tovey brought his winning formula to Rancho after 13 years at the Surf Soccer Club. During his career he has coached teams that have won State and National Championships, as well as major tournaments that include Surf Cup, Nomads Invitational, Huntington Beach, Pleasanton and many more. He has also been successful, through his network of connections, to place players in colleges such as Yale, Dartmouth, UCSD, Naval Academy, Fullerton, SDSU, UC Santa Cruz, Point Loma Nazarene, UC Davis, Sonoma State, and the Mexican National Team.
He is currently the Physical Education teacher at the Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe. Malcolm will happily tell anyone, “I am coaching youth soccer because it is the most fun, challenging and rewarding job in the world.”
Assistant Director of Coaching
Coach Hetherington has been with Attack since 2000, bringing with him many years of coaching experience gained at the club and high school levels. He played professional soccer for 8 years with the San Diego Flash, Atlanta Silverbacks and with the San Diego Sockers. As a player he received a number of honors including MVP, Playmaker of the Year, Fan Favorite and the Fair Play Award. Nate has his USSF National “A” Coaching license and is currently the Assistant Director of Coaching. Nate is also the Boys Varsity Soccer Coach at Cathedral Catholic High School and was awarded the CIF Coach of the Year in 2016.
Nate’s goal is to help players achieve their full potential as soccer players by creating a challenging, supportive and positive experience for the athlete. He likes to encourage team building, sportsmanship, confidence, commitment and athleticism in his players.
Coach Dougherty joined Attack in 2008. He currently holds a USSF National “A” license and his teams have won numerous tournaments, including Surf Cup, State Cup, Regional and US Club Soccer National Championships. He has played professionally in the English Premier League, for the MLS, for the Major Indoor Soccer League and the Continental Indoor Soccer League where he was as MVP.
Paul’s believes that soccer should be enjoyed by all with the help of proper coaching and nurturing of the players. His goal is to challenge each player to reach their fullest potential by teaching them to become smart players and have a good understanding of the game. He encourages sportsmanship and team play with his players.
Coach Jacobs started with Attack in 2007 and has coached many successful, quality teams and players in his time here. Warren is a high school chemistry teacher and boasts of 30 years of coaching at the club and high school level. He holds his National “B” coaching license. His playing experience includes UCSD and the Surf Men’s Premier team.
Coach Jacob’s stated philosophy is, “Soccer if fun. Playing better is more fun. Playing well and winning is the most fun.” His goals for his players are to love the game, want to play again, to enjoy their teammates and to get better. Warren works with his players to develop healthy relationships, train in a disciplined way, respect their teammates and authorities, and learn how to become successful.
Coach Jones came to Attack in 2008. Prior to coaching with Attack he was with the Encinitas Express. He is currently the Head Soccer Coach for Horizon Prep and he has also served as a coach for La Costa Canyon High School girls’ JV & Freshman teams. Coach Mike is a highly professional and dedicated Coach with over 25 years of providing specialized and quality soccer instruction. He holds a USSF “D” license.
Mike’s goal is for each player to achieve their fullest potential as a soccer player, individually and as a team member. He likes to encourage family participation, team building and sportsmanship. He does this by leading challenging and engaging training sessions that require effort with an emphasis on positive reinforcement.
Coach O’Neil started with Attack in 2008. He came to Attack with an extensive coaching background and was previously with the DMCV Sharks. He has played soccer at the highest level, starting in the Glasgow Celtic youth program and transferring to the pro ranks where he played for many years.
Charlie’s philosophy is to help each player achieve their own full potential. He does this by creating a fun and challenging atmosphere in his training sessions, guiding each player in the fundamentals of the game. He wants to help his players use the qualities that they learn in soccer in their future lives, whether this is in consideration of others, sportsmanship or being a team player.
Darren has been with Attack since 2014, but he has been involved with youth soccer for more than 15 years in San Diego, starting out with Carlsbad Lightning, then moving to the Del Mar Sharks and on to CV Manchester. He has grown up in San Diego, playing high school at Poway High and Division 1 soccer for SDSU. He also holds a Level III National Futsal license and has been involved with this popular sport for close to 20 years.
Coach Parker also coaches a Men’s U23 team for Attack that plays in the SoCal Premier League and this team has been the Finalists in the league for the last 2 years. He believes that setting goals for the players at the beginning of the season is important that organizing a tactical training plan provides the chance for each and every player to achieve their goal.
Coach Seipt has been with RSF Attack for five years working first with the HS girls program and most recently as the Head Coach of our Junior Development Program (JDP). He is a retired US Marine Corps officer whose passion has been coaching youth soccer for 14+ years in multiple locations including North Carolina, Stuttgart Germany, and here in San Diego. During his years coaching in Germany he worked with Stuttgart Select, VFB Shoinach, and as part of the ODP Europe staff for girls development. He has coached HS teams at San Marcos HS and Del Norte HS. Coach Seipt played his youth soccer in WA, CA, VA, and NC, JC in Rhode Island, and the with US Naval Academy college indoor team. He is a student of the game and holds the USSF National D, NSCAA Advance Regional and Level 6 Licenses as well as multiple National Federation of HS (NFHS) certificates.
Coach Seipt brings a wealth of experience and variety in styles of play from his many geographic locations. He believes in a strong team bond, skills, fitness, creativity, effort, discipline, accountability, and having lots of fun. Master the Techniques, understand the Tactics, play with Tenacity, and win as a TEAM!
Coach Eli is new to Attack and will be coaching on the Boys side this season. He comes to Attack with a National D License and several years of Club and High School coaching experience. He has also played at both the collegiate and professional level, as a 4-year starter at USD and in the Spanish 3rd Division and the USL and MASL with both the Baltimore Blast and, currently with the SD Sockers. Coach Eli’s philosophy is to make sure that everyone reaches their full potential as a soccer player by holding challenging practices that teach them about the game. He encourages team building and sportsmanship and works to instill confidence and commitment in his players.
Eli has his National “C” coaching license and in 2018 Coach Eli was a National
Finalists in the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award. .
New to Attack in 2018, Coach Oostinga comes from Encinitas Express where she has coached the last 5 years. She played collegiately at Trinity Lutheran College and with both the Seattle Sounders Women’s team and with the San Diego Sealions. Her emphasis is in strength and conditioning and she currently serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for San Dieguito Academy. She holds an “E” License and a Certificate in Applied Functional Science (CAFS).
Coach Oostinga believes in creating a positive yet challenging environment for her players, one that caters to both individual and team development. Her players are encouraged to have a strong sense of work ethic, creativity and confidence both on and off the field. Her goal as a coach is to share her love of the game with these young athletes and push them to their full potential.
Coach Kosakoff has over 35 years of soccer playing and coaching experience. He played soccer in San Diego from 1979-1996 and was a part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) district, state, and regional teams in 1988, 1989, and 1990. He was the San Diego County High School Player of the Year in 1992. While attending college at UCSD, Joel helped the men's soccer team win a National Championship in 1993, in addition to being recognized as a three-time Academic All-American. He has coached previously for the Rockridge Soccer Club, Del Mar/Carmel Valley Sharks, and Cathedral Catholic High School. He is currently the Torrey Pines High School Varsity Assistant Coach.
Joel’s goal is to provide players with the tools to learn new skills, motivation, and positive reinforcement. He wants to help create the best team possible by helping all players be the best they can be and by creating great team chemistry. Joel wants his players to continue to develop good sportsmanship, a good work ethic, and good communication skills. He hopes his players enjoy and love the game of soccer as much as he does.
Coach Geenen comes to Attack with a history of playing at both the collegiate and professional level. His collegiate career was with the University of La Verne where he was the Captain of the Men’s Soccer team from his sophomore through his senior years. He also played in the Premier Development League (which is now the USL League) with the So Cal Seahorses and LA Misioneros. He holds a National “E” license and coached at Upland High School for 5 years. He also holds an NCCPT Personal Trainer certificate.
Andrew’s coaching philosophy is that soccer provides the perfect platform for all players to learn about themselves and life as a whole. He believes in creating a positive environment that enables players to grow both on and off the field. He believes that Ronaldhino sums it up best when he said, “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”
Coach Mancilla grew up playing soccer in Mexico and started coaching when his children started playing recreational soccer. He coached recreational for several years and then began coaching competitive teams for both boys and girls. In 2018 he started to collaborate with Los Angelitos in order to give the kids and their families the best and easiest experience possible both on and off the field. When his daughter began to play with Attack he quickly became the team’s Assistant Coach. He has his National “E” license.
Coach Mauricio’s main focus is the development of each individual player on the team, regardless of their skill level because each player is different in how they learn. When they grow as individuals, that helps build the team and makes the team stronger in performance and in overall growth. He believes his job as a coach is to help each player become confident in their skills and enjoy the game. His goal in both league and tournament play is for the team is to stand out to recruiters and colleges in order for the players to be exposed to other opportunities like scholarships.
Coach Scarvaci started with Attack as a player and has coached here for more than 10 years. Jase played for Attack for 12 years and went on to play in college and abroad before coming back to San Diego and coaching here. He has coached both Club and High School soccer and at all ages. He currently holds a National “D” license.
Jase’s goal as a coach is to help each player achieve their fullest potential as a soccer player. He encourages family participation, team building and sportsmanship on his teams. His training sessions are meant to be challenging and engaging for his players as a means for them to reach their full potential and learn about the game.
Coach Brouwer is a San Diego local who grew up playing for Attack from 2005-2012, while playing varsity soccer at Calvin Christian High School. She continued her soccer career in Palos Heights, Illinois at Trinity Christian College. Camille was awarded the Boyd Lyon Memorial Scholarship from Attack in 2012. Her goal is to carry on Boyd's same love for soccer, and his passion for learning and strong work ethic.
Camille currently holds a grassroots level coaching license but is working on receiving her National D license. Camille's goal is to help her players become more confident on and off the field through challenging practices where they can learn technical, communication, and sportsmanship skills. She believes in creating an atmosphere of accountability and encouragement, hoping that her passion for the game is passed on.
Coach Pardo started with Attack in 2018 when he moved to San Diego to play goalie for the San Diego Sockers. Boris played in goal for Seton Hall University where he set the school record for shutouts. His professional career started at the Universidad de Chile and then he moved to the MLS where he played for Toronto FC, FC Dallas, and the Kansas City Wizards. Most recently he is the starting goalkeeper for the San Diego Sockers where he leads the league in the Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Wins and Shutouts.
Coach D’Arrigo has 17+ years of soccer experience. He played for the University of San Diego (NCAA D1) and then professionally for the New England Revolution (MLS) and Arizona United (now Phoenix Rising - USL Pro). As a youth, Michael won several state, regional, and national championships with Real Salt Lake, Cisco SC, Catalina Foothills HS and the U18 USMNT. He has coached for Paradise Valley Community College, FC Tucson (PDL), Phoenix Rush, San Diego Soccer Club and Scripps Ranch Soccer Club. His favorite memory of playing is when he was able to represent his county playing in the World Championships in Madrid, Spain.
Michael holds a National “C” license and is currently working on his National “C”. In addition to coaching for Attack he is currently the JV Coach at Cathedral Catholic High School. His goal as a coach is to sharpen and hone players skill sets to best prepare them for their next level of competition.
Coach Fernando has coached youth soccer at all ages for more than 20 years with Notts Forest and DMCV Sharks, as well as High School soccer at CCA and Rancho Buenvista High, before coming to Attack. He grew up in Mexico where he played soccer at Liga Espanyola in Mexico City and then in the minor league for Club America. He just recently earned his National “C” license and is looking forward to continuing to improve his coaching skills and acquiring the next level licensing.
Fernando will running our Rec Skills Clinics on Wednesdays and coaching a competitive team for the Club.