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Don Ebert

Don Ebert

Email: don.ebert9@gmail.comCell: 949-322-9047 Bio Technical Director. At Strikers FC Irvine since 1988. Current coaching license: USSF A Don has been the Director of Coaching for Strikers FC Irvine for over 25 years and now serves as the Technical Director for both...

Willie Diaz

Willie Diaz

Email: williestrikersfc@gmail.comCell: 818-454-1411 Bio MLS Next Director of Coaching. At Strikers FC Irvine since 2019. Current coaching license: USSF A Coach Willie Diaz comes to Strikers with a great reputation and pedigree and is currently coaching as an assistant...

Roy Chingirian

Roy Chingirian

Email: RoyStrikersFC@gmail.comCell: 949-295-7580 Bio Director of Coaching. At Strikers FC Irvine since 2008. Current coaching license: USSF B Roy enjoyed an extremely successful youth soccer career with Strikers FC Irvine (formerly Irvine Strikers) before joining the...

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Neil Anaya

Neil Anaya

Email: neil.anaya115@gmail.comCell: 626-500-7214 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2015. Current Coaching License: USSF E Neil Anaya joined Strikers FC as the first staff member to have played firsthand in the US Soccer Development Academy program when it first launched...

MARIO AYALA

MARIO AYALA

Email: Mario.p.ayala14@gmail.comCell: 562-650-9692 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2021. Current Coaching License: USSF E

Georges Ba

Georges Ba

Email: coach.georges11@gmail.comCell: 949-232-6859 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2013. Current Coaching License: USSF B Georges brings his decorated professional soccer playing experience and knowledge to Strikers FC, having played for over 10 years in various...

Luis Barahona

Luis Barahona

Email: luisbarahona@iusd.orgCell: 714-336-3162 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2016. Current Coaching License: USSF C Luis joins Strikers FC Irvine from CDA Slammers (formerly Cerritos Infinity), where he spent the previous 15 years coaching boys and girls teams. He...

George Deverrick

George Deverrick

Email: georgedev@mac.comCell: 949-545-8808 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2016. Current coaching license: USSF A George played at University of East London and various semi professional teams in the UK. He's a former Assistant coach & GK coach at Irvine Valley...

Pronit Dutta

Pronit Dutta

Email: pronitdutta@gmail.comCell: 949-910-6416 Bio At Strikers FC since 2016. Current coaching license: USSF B Pronit has coached in the Irvine area for a while, coaching at Pateadores and Woodbridge High School's Varsity Boys Program. He also a strength and...

YOHEI FUKUDA

YOHEI FUKUDA

Email: calijuicer@gmail.comCell: 510-717-0803 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2021. Current Coaching License: USSF E

Gustav Gratzer

Gustav Gratzer

Email: glgratze@yahoo.comCell: 949-244-3255 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 1999. Current coaching license: USSF E Gustav “Goose” Gratzer is one of the longest-tenured, and most successful coaches at Strikers FC Irvine. He was a member of one of the first Irvine...

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison

Email: dan.harrison77@gmail.comCell: 949-945-4158 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2018. Current coaching license: USSF B Dan joined Strikers Irvine and the Academy program from Mission Viejo Strikers where he was the Boys Youngers DOC for 6 years. Dan built a strong...

CHRISTIAN MONROE

CHRISTIAN MONROE

Email: cmonroe_6@live.comCell: 803-261-0930 Bio At Strikers FC since 2021. Current coaching license: USSF E

Beto Navarro

Beto Navarro

Email: betonavarro89@yahoo.comCell: 661-586-4016 Bio At Strikers FC Irvine since 2019. Current coaching license: USSF E

Joel Smith

Joel Smith

Email: joel_smith2@yahoo.comCell: 949-698-8024 Bio 5th year at Strikers FC Irvine // USSF D License Coach Joel Smith is another lifelong Strikers FC member, playing with the club from U10-U18 before going on to play for 4 years at Concordia University Irvine under...

Shayan Zamanian

Shayan Zamanian

Email: snzamanian@gmail.comCell: 949-394-1485 Bio 2nd year at Strikers FC Irvine  Shayan has been a coach in the Irvine area for the past seven years. He currently coaches our flight 2 2008 and 2011 club teams, as well as the Jr. Soccer School. During his youth...