Coaching Staff at LFC IAA Bay Area

General Manager - Shaun Davies

LFC IAA Bay Area, GM is Shaun Davies. A native of Manchester, England, Shaun comes with a wealth of knowledge, and experience in soccer coaching and playing. As a player, Shaun has played at the highest youth level possible, playing for Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, and the EPL team, Manchester United. Davies started with the boys DOC role in 2012, and has flourished in the role since now becoming the GM. Since taking over, the club has merged from Royals of Campbell, to LFC IAA Bay Area, around 15 new teams have joined the club, with around 150 new players altogether. Shaun is in charge of all the day to day running of the club, alongside the president. Along with his GM role, Shaun is also the coach for the 04 Academy.

Coaching Qualifications & Experience:

  • Manchester United
  • Sports Leaders Award
  • MLS Camps - (2005 to 2008)
  • NASC - (2008 to 2009)
  • The David Beckham Academy (2010-2011)
  • Coerver Coaching- (2009 to 2011)
  • De Anza Recreation, Head Coach - (2008 to 2012.
  • De Anza Force, Head Coach - (2008 to 2012)
  • LFC IAA Bay Area - (Present)

Quote“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Contact Shaun - DOC@lfcabayarea.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LFC Ambassador - Jan Nordmo

LFC IAA Bay Area', LFC Ambassador is Jan Eric Nordmo. In order to be the best possible soccer club that truly has the right blend of coaches and staff, we feel that having a LFC Ambassador is key to success; somebody that understands that working together and giving the correct education on LFC. We are delighted to have that person in Jan Eric Nordmo. Born in Washington, Jan has had soccer in his blood from a very young age. Soccer has been his life, and still continues to be. He was the head coach at Ohlone College, has coached at all levels of play, owner of Off the Wall Soccer, as well as his role with LFC IAA Bay Area'. 

Responsibilites of the Ambassador:

  • Leadership Skills and personal management
  • Staff management
  • Coaching Education
  • Staff assessment
  • USSF "A” License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • KNVB Youth & Advance Certificate
  • M.S. Recreation and Sports Science, Ohio University

Quote - "Coaching is founded on hard work, honesty, integrity and professionalism.  I have coached in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 30 years and have had the fortune of working with top athletes and coaches.  My experience, continuing education, and knowledge of the sport of soccer, and the requirements to be a student athlete are traits unique to but a few coaches.  The duty of care that a coach has toward the athlete is critical.  Education of the athlete in ethical behavior is just as significant as imparting knowledge of the game. This responsibility of a coach includes having not just a practical understanding of teaching, but also having a scientific and researched based approach toward enhancing the athlete’s time at the LFC IAA Bay Area. As a coach, mentor, educator and successful businessperson, I feel that I may have much to offer the athletes and coaches, both on and off the field."

Contact Jan - jen@lfcabayarea.com

Technical Director & Club Coach - Adam Coulter

Adam Coulter is one of LFC IAA Bay Area' Technical Director & Club Coach. In order to be the best possible soccer club that truly has player development at its core, then it needs a Technical Director that is a detail focused coach, director and someone who is dedicated to the technical and tactical development of our soccer players. Coming from London, England, Adam has coached in the US since 2007 coaching at many clubs, camps and making a name for himself as a bright young coach in the Bay Area. Adam coaches the 07 Academy, 08 Academy.

Coaching Qualifications, Experience & TD Role:

  • English FA Level 2
  • NSCAA Advanced National 
  • Tactical Thinking with Jose Mourinho
  • MLS Camps
  • Coerver Coaching
  • UK International Soccer
  • Curriculum
  • Technical Reports
  • Sports Session Planner

Quote - "My goal is to take each student to a new level of ability, skill and achievement, to enable him or her to experience success, both individually and as part of a team."

Contact Adam - adam@lfcabayarea.com

Club Coach - Nic Melton

Nic Melton is one of LFC IAA Bay Area' club coaches. Born in Lincoln, England, Nic has been in the US for many year, coaching all across the Bay Area and also the East Coast. Nic is the coach for 06 Academy, 05 Academy.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience:

  • FA Level 2 Coaching Badge
  • FA First Aid
  • FA Child Protection
  • US Sports Coaching 
  • Los Gatos Soccer League
  • Almaden Valley 
  • West Coast Coaching

Contact Nic - nic@lfcabayarea.com

Club Coach & Sports Education Manager -
Graeme Eaglesham

Graeme Eaglesham is LFC IAA Bay Area' club coach & Sports Education Manager. Graeme was born in Ayr, Scotland before moving to the USA in 2009 to pursue his soccer career at college and also earn his bachelors degree. Before his move to the US, Graeme played in the Scottish Football Leagues, for Queens Park, and Partick Thistle - most notably scoring a hat-trick on his debut for Queens Park at Hampden Park. As the club continues to grow, we feel that having a dedicated member of staff in the Sports Education department is vital to the growth and stature of the club. He will oversee all Sports Education at the club including injury prevention, sport nutrition, and enhancing player development through strength and conditioning exercises. Graeme coaches 04 Pre-Academy and 01 Academy teams here at the club.

Coaching Qualifications and Playing Experience:

  • SFA Level 2
  • USSF E National License
  • FA Level 1
  • Bachelor of Science - Health and Human Performance (Bellevue University, NE)
  • 4 year NAIA Soccer Athlete, MCAC Freshman of the Year.
  • Scotland U18 International
  • Partick Thistle Football Club 2007-2009
  • Queens Park Football Club 2011-2013

Quote - "Hard work and imagination is a formidable partnership."

Contact Graeme - graeme@lfcabayarea.com

Goalkeeper Coach and Club Coach Doug Highton

Doug Highton is LFC IAA Bay Area' specialized Goalkeeper coach who coaches our Goalkeeper Center of Excellence (COE) program. Doug comes with a wealth of playing experience, primarily for Gary St.Clair for 4 years at San Jose State University. Doug's career was sadly cut short due to serious injuries but now, he is adamant on helping the future of the game in their quest to play between the sticks. As well as coaching the goalkeepers, Doug also coaches the 04 and 05 Pre Academy.

Coaching Qualifications and Playing Experience:

  • USSF E National License
  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology (San Jose State)
  • 4 year Division 1 Goalkeeper
  • US Sports Coaching Summer Camps and Clinics

Quote - "I do not teach anyone, I only provide an environment in which they can learn" - Albert Einstein

 

 

Center of Excellence, Specialist Training and Futsal Coach Emerson

Emerson is a former Brazilian International Soccer Player with a 14 year professional career. He played for Sao Paulo, Corinthians, Perugia, Colo Colo and won the Under 20 World Cup with Brazil representing his country at all youth levels. He currently holds the Brazilian A license for Coaching, worked as a professional coach for Sao Paulo and is part of the LFC IAA Bay Area Teams Coaching staff, futsal, center of excellence and Specific Training

Coaching Qualifications and Playing Experience:

  • Brazilian A License
  • Played Internationally for Brazil: Won U20 World Cup
  • 14 years as a professional soccer player 
  • Played for Perugia, Colo Colo, Santos
  • Coaches at LFC IAA Bay Area with COE and Specific Training

 

 

 

Girls DOC and Club Coach: Scott Forster
Girls DOC - Scott Forster
LFC IAA Bay Area is pleased to welcome Scott Forster as Director of Coaching Girls Academy and Pre-Academy. A native of Newcastle, England, Scott comes with a wealth of knowledge, and experience in soccer coaching across ages and genders. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences as well as the NSCAA Premier diploma. Coach Scott started with the girls DOC role in 2016, after coaching competitively in Los Gatos and San Jose. He oversaw San Jose Men's Soccer Club side rise to West Coast Open champions while as head coach. He has nurtured players through to University and Professional levels having worked in England, Germany and the USA. Scott prides himself on putting player development first but is delighted to have won silverware at every step of his 15 year coaching career. Along with his DOC role, Scott is also the head coach for select girls teams.Coaching Qualifications & Experience
  • Over 15 years of soccer coaching experience in three countries across ages and genders.
  • Specialist Teaching Methodologies for visual learning
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • University of Exeter, postgraduate team captain
  • Former Collegiate Scout
  • Marathon Trainer
  • Quote - “There's nothing more important for the blossoming of success than the fertilizer of failure and the regular watering of encouragement.”

 

 

 

 

Academy Coach and Community Officer: Matt

Coach Matt has been with LFC IAA Bay Area for 2 years working in all of the clubs programs: Academy, Pre-Academy, Recreational 4 v 4, Mini Academy, Camps and schools. Matt currently heads up our 2009 Age Group as Head Coach while also supporting the 4 v 4 program, PE classes and schools on site at the JCC. Matt is also the Community Officer for Los Gatos and Campbell schools where he establishes and maintains the relationship in the school districts offering free soccer at lunch times to any child wanting to the learn about soccer and LFC IAA Bay Area

Coaching Qualifications and Playing Experience:

  • UEFA C License
  • Studied at University of Sunderland
  • Player for University of Sunderland
  • Student at West Valley College: Kinesiology
  • Coaches at LFC IAA Bay Area: Ages 2009