Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach

Malcolm Tovey
Director of Coaching
Contact: 858.735.3654

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 Varsity Boys Soccer coach at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and is 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.”

Shawn Beyer
Contact: 858.688.2978

Coach Beyer has been with Attack since 2006.  Prior to that he coached with Encinitas Express and at the high school level with Santa Fe Christian.He has a NSCAA National Diploma and USSF National “B” license. His collegiate playing experience was at the University of Evansville where he was an All-American.  He has played professionally with the K.C. Comets, Philadelphia Kixx, San Diego Sockers and Grantham Town FC in England.

As a coach, Shawn would like to see each player achieve their fullest potential as a soccer player, individually and as a team member. His goal is to always lead a challenging and engaging training session that requires effort, always focusing on positive reinforcement. With his teams he likes to encourage family participation, team building and sportsmanship.

Paul Dougherty
Contact: 760.855.7357

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.

Martyn Hansford
Contact: 949.294.8340

Coach Hansford started with Attack in 2012 after having coached for Lightning Soccer Club, Three Lions International and Carlsbad Wave, where he was Director of Coaching.  He is currently the Girls Varsity Coach at Torrey Pines High School and has also been a high school coach at Escondido High School and San Dieguito Academy, as well as several other high schools in the Los Angeles area.  Martyn played in England for the Aston Villa FC youth program, and professionally for Moore Green FC.  He has also been a teacher and is currently the owner and head trainer for his own fitness company.  Martyn holds a USSF National D license.

Coach Hansford’s purpose as a coach is to develop young men and women to succeed in every aspect of their lives, both physically and academically.  His approach develops the psychological as much as the physical, installing the qualities and skill sets required to take individuals to the next level in their training and performance.  He encourages a love for the game and a style of play that inspires players to express themselves and create football that is as effective as it is aesthetic.

Nate Hetherington
Assistant Director of Coaching
Contact: 760.271.2635

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 “B” Coaching license and is currently the Assistant Director of Coaching.

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.

Warren Jacobs
Contact: 760.994.9940

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.

Mike Jones
Contact: 760.845.7777

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.

Charlie O’Neil
Contact: 858.243.4440

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.

Bryce Ostroff
Contact:  858-243-7006
Email:  bryceostroff@gmail.com

Coach Ostroff came to Attack in 2015 with more than 5 years experience coaching at the club and high school level.  He has been a volunteer coach in Costa Rica and South Africa where he has used coaching to teach critical life skills and improve athletic abilities with children in these areas.  Bryce is a graduate of UCSD where he majored in Psychology.  He currently holds a USSF National “D” license. 

Bryce assists each player to reach their fullest potential both on and off the field.  He encourages a competitive, positive environment that allows his players to have fun while achieving both individual and team goals.

Mikel Palmerin
Contact:  760.518.5915

Mikel joined Attack in 2013, but his coaching career started 5 years prior with his local club, Fallbrook Fury.  His most recent experience has been with Carlsbad Lightning and he also has experience as a Personal Trainer working with Speed to Burn.

As a San Diego native, he grew up playing for the Fury, Surf and Nomads.  From there he played in the Hungarian 1st Division with Vjpest FC and he also played in Mexico for a brief time with Deportivo Oro in the Mexican 2nd Division.  He played for the Ontario Fury and the San Diego Sockers for several seasons, but his passion has now moved to beach soccer and he continues to practice and play for the Men’s Beach Soccer US National Team.

Mikel believes in teaching his players by first showing them how it is done.  He feels it is important that young soccer players become not just good soccer players, but well-rounded athletes.  He feels that the keys to becoming successful, both on and off the field, are team unity, having a positive attitude and good sportsmanship.

Darren Parker
Contact:  858.472.6125

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. 

Jase Scarvaci
Contact: 858.380-9635

Jase started as a coach for Attack in 2008.  He played for the club for 12 years before he went on to play at the collegiate level, as well as playing abroad.  In addition to coaching for Attack, he is currently the Athletic Director and a teacher for The Nativity School.  Jase currently holds a USSF National “D” license.

Jase strives to get each of his players to achieve their fullest potential as a soccer player, individually and as part of the team.  His goal is to lead challenging and engaging training sessions that require effort, with an emphasis on positive reinforcement.

Matt Seipt
Email:  mkseipt@gmail.com
Phone:  252.349.6493

Coach Seipt has been with RSF Attack for two years working with the HS girls program and Coach Hansford.  He is a retired US Marine Officer whose passion has been coaching youth soccer for 12+ 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 teams in Carlsbad, San Marcos HS and currently the assistant varsity coach at Del Norte, HS.   Coach Seipt played his youth soccer in WA, CA, VA, and High School in NC, Junior College in Rhode Island, and the with US Naval Academy (MD) 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 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!    

Eli Galbraith-Knapp
Email:  egalbraithknapp@gmail.com
Phone:  858-361-9071.
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 Ian’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.  

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach

Attack Coaching Staff

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach

The goal of Attack Soccer is to instill a passion for the game not only in each player but in their families. Whether it’s teaching skills, game strategies, providing feedback and performance evaluations, or simply talking about the game, Attack coaches are committed to frequent and quality communication with the entire Attack family.

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach



Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach
Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach

The current lineup of talented men and women who make up the Attack coaching staff is below.

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Coach