Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Joe McCain

Joe McCain

President/Integrator

Coach Joe moved to San Diego from Arkansas to attend graduate school at San Diego State University where he led an international research project on the Coronados Islands of Mexico. He has played soccer his entire life, and has been coaching and working with kids for over fifteen years. He loves working with Soccer Shots, making kids laugh, and talking with his students. Coach Joe is passionate about education, positive communication, and the important role that sports and physical activity play in a child’s development.

 He is an archeologist and has an archaeological project on the Coronados Islands of Mexico.
 He used to live on a small farm with his cats, ducks, chickens, and goat.
 Favorite quote: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
–Yogi Berra

Coach Papa

Coach Papa

Director of Coaching and Development

Coach Papa was born and raised in Senegal, a small country in West Africa. Soccer has been a big part of his life and has helped him in good times and bad. He loves soccer, and believes that it’s the best sport in the world. Papa loves working with kids, especially those who have lost a parent, because he lost his father at a young age and his soccer coach had a huge, positive impact on his life. His dream is to provide the same encouragement and positive outlook to all the kids he interacts with.

Employment Opportunities

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