Professional Coaching Staff

The Mavericks Leadership Team build a training curriculum for each team, and hire only skilled and licensed coaches with extensive playing and coaching experience.
Mavericks protect the joyful experience of playing for all our players by enforcing a code conduct for coaches and parents to follow. We only encourage feedback to our players in the positive form.
Coaches at Mavericks love the game and have experience of playing at a high level from a young age. Mavericks Soccer Club provides all our professional coaching staff with financial support to allow them to improve their education and licensing. The club has numerous USSF A, B, and C licensed coaches on staff and all our coaches are encouraged to attend regional educational courses throughout the year to keep up to date with modern coaching techniques.

Matt Fitchett

Executive Director 

Head Coach
Mavericks 2006 Girls Black (NPL)

 

 

 

Mason Webb

Director of Coaching

Head Coach
Mavericks 2004 Girls Black

Mavericks 2010 Boys Black

Mavericks 2012 Boys Black

 

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Nick Menezes

Director of Technical Development

Head Coach
Mavericks 2004 Boys Black (NPL)

Mavericks 2009 Boys Black

Mavericks 2011 Boys Black

 

JT Thomas

Director

of College Pathway

 

 

 

 

Zuly Diaz

Head Coach
2012 Girls Blue

Hassan Abdellaoui

Head Coach
2008 Boys Black

Dani Espinoza

Head Coach
2011 Girls Black

John Tamrat

Head Coach
Mavericks 2005 Girls Blue

Marcelio Ramos

Head Coach
Mavericks 2005 Boys Black

 

Rob Riccardi

Head Coach
Mavericks 2008 Girls Gray

 

Tony Goulbourne

Support Coach

 

 

Robert Sackey

Technical Coach

 

 

Danny Mendoza

Head Coach
Mavericks 2013 Boys Black

Mavericks 2012 Boys Blue

Joe Cooter

Head Coach
2012 Girls Black 

 

Nasos Eleftheridis

Head Coach

Mavericks 2005 Girls Black

Mavericks 2004 Boys Blue

Bre Bolerjack

Head Coach
Mavericks 2008 Girls Black

Mavericks 2008 Girls Blue

Felipe Palma

Head Coach
Mavericks 2013 Boys Blue

Mavericks 2010 Girls Black 

Mavericks 2009 Girls Black 

Mark Lewis

Head Coach
2007 Boys Black 

2007 Boys Blue

 

Adonis Torres

Head Coach

2011 Boys Blue

 

 

Anthony Vasquez

Assistant Coach
Mini Mavericks

Mavericks 2011 Boys Blue

Krysta Walicki

Assistant Coach
Mavericks 2009 Girls Black 

 

 

James Quiijano

Head Coach
2007 Boys Gray 

 

 

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Matt Fitchett

Executive Director

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2006 Girls Black Team

Mavericks 2010 Boys Black Team

 

 

Email: matt.fitchett@maverickssoccer.com

Matt is the clubs Executive Director, he previously served as the Director of Coaching for Mavericks for four years before stepping up as the Executive Director in 2019. Matt has over 16 years experience in coaching and player development in the Bay Area with previous roles including Technical Director and Player Development coach at Livermore Fusion Soccer Club, Youth Academy Director with Mission Valley United in Fremont and a Staff Coach with Peninsula Soccer Club. Before moving to the U.S. Matt coached in various professional youth academies and community soccer schools in the UK. Matt Currently has more than 15 years of youth coaching experience and holds coaching licenses from the English FA, KNVB, NSCAA, and USSF.

Alongside his coaching experience, Matt brings over 10 years experience in sports leadership and management. Between 2004 and 2006 Matt worked as International Program Coordinator for Eurotech International Sports Group based in Washington D.C. Matt holds a Masters degree in Sports Management and a bachelor's degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Currently, Matt serves as the Norcal Region 3/4 U8 Development Program coordinator.

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Mason Webb

Director of Coaching

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2005 Girls Black Team

U8 Mini Mavericks 

 

 

Email: mason@maverickssoccer.com

Soccer Playing History:

Played on the Washington Youth State and Region IV ODP Teams throughout High School. Full scholarship athlete to Pac-10 school, Oregon State University from 2004-2008. Played on Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2008 USL-1 Champions.

Soccer Coaching History:

  • Program Assistant Technical Coordinator and Head Coach — Cal Magic Soccer Club, Orinda CA
  • Head Coach of Under-12 Girls East and West Teams
  • Assistant to Technical Director in implementing programs to increase club wide technical development
  • Program Director and Head Coach — East Bay United Bay Oaks, Oakland CA
  • Assitant Coach of 98' NPL-1 State Cup Champtions, Head Coach of the Under-15 Girls Gold, Under-10 Boys Gold, and Assistant Coach to the Under 12- Under 14 Boys US Development Academy. Developed/Managed/Directed club wide soccer programs including Soccer Finishing and SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Coordination)
  • West Ham United Coach and SAQ Program Lead— Bladium Health and Fitness Club, Alameda CA
  • Responsible for leading small group soccer training and camps for kids ages 7-15
  • Helped develop curriculum for age specific development
  • Started and implemented their first SAQ Program

Education Background:

  • Pac-10 All Academic Team Honors and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. US Soccer Federation F, E, and D Licenses (currently finishing C License) NSCAA Advanced Youth Coaching, 4v4 and Speed of Play Diplomas, TOVO Academy Coaching Course Certificate, Fiorentina Intermediate and Advanced Diplomas La Liga Methodology Course Completion with Gari Fullaondo, La Liga Methodology Course Completion with Albert Puig

Outside of Mavericks:

Mason enjoys running, swimming, cycling (triathlons), hiking, backpacking, traveling and photography.

Favorite Soccer Memory:

Playing against and beating one of my childhood hero's, David Beckham, in a 2-1 defeat against L.A. Galaxy at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton - the stadium was packed with more than 37,000 fans and it was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life!

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Nick Menezes

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2004 Boys Black Team             

Mavericks 2009 Boys Black Team

Mavericks 2011 Boys Black Team

 

Email: nick@maverickssoccer.com

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Hasan Abdellaoui

Teams Coached:
2008 Boys Black 

 

 

Email: hassanfaith@yahoo.com

Soccer Playing History: 

Hassan was recruited by a professional team called El FATEH, located in Morocco. He decided to move to the United States instead and played in the major league and first division in San Francisco. When time permits, Hassan plays in two over 50's leagues in Marin

Soccer Coaching History:  

Hassan began coaching in local youth programs. He also has experience coaching in high school programs at Head Royce, Making Waves Academy, and De Anza High School.

Soccer Coaching License: 

NFHS in fundamentals of coaching.

GRASSROOTS 11 V 11 coaching license

Educational Background: 

Bachelors degree in experimental science from Lycee Ibn Yassine Mohammedia in Morocco. Two years of psychology at the University Mohammed in Rabat, Morocco.

Favorite Soccer Memory: 

Playing in tournaments in LA, Colorado, and Morocco where Hassan had the opportunity to play with National team players that represented Morocco, Iran, and the U.S

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Zuly Diaz

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2012 Girls Blue Team              

 

 

 

Email: diazsoccer17@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History:

As a soccer player Zuly played for Mavericks (1999-2005), DVSC under World Cup player Sissi De Amor (2005-2007), Bay Oaks (2007-2008).  She then went on to play college soccer at Cal State East Bay (2009-13).

Soccer Coaching History:

Current head coach at St. Mary’s college High School. Also coached at Hercules high school and U16 boys at American Canyon soccer club 2015-2019. 

Education Background:

Bachelors Degree In kinesiology, athletic training from Cal State East Bay.

Outside of Mavericks:

Zuly works for Sport Recruiting USA helping student athletes achieve their dreams of playing at the next level. 

Favorite Soccer Memory:

My favorite soccer memory is scoring against Cal State LA my senior year to tie the game.

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John Tamrat

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2005 Girls Blue Team

 

 

Email: johnbt0621@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History:

John started playing soccer as a young kid in Ethiopia.  He played Club soccer from U11 - U18 in Minnesota.  And had 3 year varsity starter for Johnson A. Johnson High School.  He then went on to play 4 years of College Soccer at Goshen College, in addition to running Track & Cross Country.

Soccer Coaching History:

John got into coaching during his college years by getting involved with recreation youth teams, which sparked his coaching journey.  Since 2007 he's been coaching various age groups and levels, both girls and boys teams, from U10-U16 at Club level in Indiana, Minnesota & California.
He has also coached JV HS girls and boys team at Mounds View High School as well as being part of the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the Women’s team at his Alma Mater Goshen College.  John currently holds the national E License and the Fiorentina Method Coach Certificate.

Education Background:

  • University of Leeds, U.K.  - M.S International Business (2014)
  • ESSCA University, France - Erasmus Masters Abroad (2015)
  • Goshen College B.A - Double major in Public Relation & Business Administration (2011)

Outside of Mavericks:

John is a College Financial Coach at Moneythink. And outside of soccer, is really passionate about education access and supporting young people through the complex process, so they can successful pursue their chosen pathways.

Favorite Soccer Memory:

As a player my best memory is playing at the College level and winning out against Bethel College (conference Rivals) when they were ranked nationally.
As a fan of the game my best memory is going to Anfield, seeing the stadium and being part of the Anfield faithful crowd! #YNWA
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Dani Espinoza

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2011 Girls Black Team

 

 

Email: daniellalespinoza@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History

Dani began her youth soccer journey for local recreational clubs before spending one year at Mavericks in 2008. After playing for a couple other clubs in the East Bay, Dani moved to Lamorinda SC where she played for the remainder of her youth career (2012-2017). During her time at Lamorinda, her team was consistently ranked in the top ten nationwide from 2014-2017. In 2016, her team clinched the top spot and held onto it for several months.

Soccer Coaching History

Dani is the head coach of the 2011 Girls Black team at Mavericks and the varsity girls head coach at Saint Mary’s CHS. She holds both 9v9 and 11v11 grassroots coaching licenses and hopes to acquire more licenses in the near future.

Education Background

Dani attended Saint Mary’s CHS in Berkeley where she played varsity soccer all four years. During high school, she developed a love for history and politics. She went on to attend Whitman College and graduated in 2021 with a BA in Politics. Dani was also a collegiate athlete and regular starter throughout her four years playing soccer at Whitman. She captained her team her sophomore and senior seasons.

Favorite Soccer Memory:

Anytime Dani travelled with either her college team or her Lamorinda team was a highlight. The 2016 Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden with her club team was the best two weeks spent with her teammates who all remain very close friends today. In 2019 she spent two weeks in Bath, England with her college team and remembers scoring a goal in front of a sizable English crowd.

 

Outside of Mavericks:

Dani enjoys baking, hiking, traveling, watching soccer, and spending time with her family and friends!

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Nasos Eleftheridis

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2004 Boys Blue Team

Mavericks 2005 Girls Black Team

 

 

Email: nasos_e@yahoo.com

Soccer Playing History: Born and raised in Greece, and started playing in the streets. Moved into the academy of the local team Doxa Dramas. Came to UCD and played briefly on the sophomore team and have not stopped playing since. Currently, play on an over 40's bohemians team in the East Bay league alongside playing pick up soccer 3 to 4 times a week.

Soccer Coaching History:  Began coaching in 2000 and have coached continually ever since. Recently Nasos was involved with the U19s boy's teams but the last 2 years Nasos has been coaching at Mavericks Soccer Club.

Soccer Coaching License: Currently holds the F and E licenses. Nasos has taken numerous coaching seminars locally and in Greece including the Fiorentina and Barcelona methods of coaching.

Educational Background: BA in Economics at UCD my MS in Applied Economist from UCBerkeley and SFSU and close to completing his thesis For my Ph.D.

Favorite Soccer Memory: I  remember when we won the regional title in Greece and got my first trophy And when I broke my wrist rolling over the goalkeeper trying to score a goal.

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Tony Goulbourne

Teams Coached:

 

 

 

Email: tonylink@comcast.net

Tony has extensive U8 – U19 coaching experience. For the past 15 years, he has also coached Premier teams in the Golden Gate Women’s Soccer League. Tony is looking forward to sharing his experiences and knowledge with the youth teams of the Mavericks.

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Marcelio Ramos

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2005 Boys Black Team

 

 

Email: marcelioramos@sbcglobal.net

Soccer Playing History: Former professional futsal player in Brazil, alongside playing for Brasila FC. Started playing in Futsal league in the U.S from 1988

Soccer Coaching History: Has coached in various different soccer clubs, camps and high school since 1991 including Mill Valley High School, FC Tibrron, ABSC and Mavericks Soccer Club. Owner of Brazilian Soccer Camps and the 8x8 Brazilan Soccer League.

Coasching Licsense: Holds the NSCAA National, Advanced National and Premier Dipolma's

Favorite Soccer memory: Playing against FC Barcelona in 1997 at the country club Futsal Championships

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Rob Riccardi

Teams Coached:

Mavericks 2008 Girls Gray Team

 

 

Email: robert.c.riccardi@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History:  He has over 20+ years of playing experience and competitve soccer player at Mavericks Soccer Club from U12-U19, playing under coach Robert Sackey. 4 year starter at Occidental College and currently, plays in the San Francisco Premier League with Club Marin. Also has experiecne  training with professional teams in Mexico and Ghana

Soccer Coaching History:  Has been coaching with Mavericks Soccer Club for 5 years

Coahcing Licsense  Holds a USSF National D Licsense

Favorite Soccer memory: Traveling a Guadalajara with Mavericks Soccer Club to play against professional team from Mexico.

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JT Thomas

Teams Coached:

 

 

 

Email: jt.thomas11@yahoo.com

JT Thomas played collegiate soccer at UC Berkeley.  She went on to earn her earn her MA in Education from Stanford and spent many years as teacher, coach and athletic director at Punahou School (HI) and Incline High School (Lake Tahoe).

JT returned to Berkeley to become the assistant coach for the CAL Women’s Soccer Team for eleven seasons.  At that time, she also coached the U21 Women’s Regional Team, worked many Olympic Development Program Camps, and was the color commentator for local broadcasts of the WUSA’s San Jose CyberRays.  JT holds a USSF “A” License.

After “retiring” from the college game, JT became the college counselor at Maybeck High School in Berkeley.

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Robert Sackey

Teams Coached:

 

 

 

Email: sackey9@aol.com

Robert Sackey holds a class ’A’ coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation and a CAF B license from the Confederation of African Football.  Coach Sackey a regular participant in CYSA-North programs.

He has been coaching and developing soccer programs in the Bay Area for 21 years, has been a CYSA Staff coach for over 10 years, and has attended several international coaching workshops and courses.  He is the Technical Director for the Mavericks Soccer Club.

Coach Sackey started the El Cerrito Girl’s Soccer program and was their Head Coach for 13 years, served as Head Coach for Head-Royce Boys and Girls Soccer teams for 9 years, and coached the San Francisco Nighthawks (a woman’s semi-pro team) for 4 years.  He worked as a Team Scout and Technical Advisor for Ghana Women’s National team, the Black Queens, in the 2003 World Cup, U.S.A, and for Ghana Men’s National team, the Black Stars in the 2006 World Cup, Germany.  Coach Sackey continues to support the development of soccer in his native Ghana through his nonprofit organization, Sabisoccer Academy, and frequently brings coaches and players to Ghana to work with youth soccer players.

In October of 2011 Coach Sackey was selected to become Head Coach for Ghana’s U20 Women’s National Soccer Team, the Black Princesses. The team went through the CAF World Cup Qualifying Series, which brought them to Namibia, South Africa, and Tunisia, and were able to win all of their qualifying games with a 6-0 record. The team qualified for the U20 Women’s World Cup in Japan in September 2012.

Robert has coached numerous Mavericks teams, has taken teams from lower flights to top flights and developed them to play at the highest level of competition in soccer in California.

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Felipe Palma

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2013 Boys Blue

Mavericks 2010 Girls Black 

Mavericks 2009 Girls Black 

 

 

Email: felipe.lillo.palma@gmail.com

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Mark Lewis

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2007 Boys Black Team

Mavericks 2007 Boys Blue Team

 

 

Email: mruccilewis@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History:

Mark played competitively in the Bay Area as a kid, then moved to South America as a teenager. Mark played for two clubs in the regional division of the AFA in Argentina: CAAU and Ferro. After moving back to the US to attend UC Berkeley, Mark played for three seasons on South San Francisco Soccer Club, captaining the team for the last two of those seasons.

Soccer Coaching History:  

Mark began coaching as a private tutor while attending college, then coached as an assistant for one season with EBU.  Mark then began coaching for Mersey Soccer Club in 2011, where he stayed until 2020, coaching the 2007 Boys the entire time he was at Mersey.  Mark is currently the head coach of the 2007 Boys Black and Blue at Mavericks.

Educational Background:

Mark has a B.A. in ISF (Informal Sector Housing) from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Security Studies

Favorite Soccer Memory:

During the 2002-2003 national strike in Venezuela, all organized soccer activities (and school) shut down, including the academy team I was playing with at the time.  For the next several months, many of my teammates and I went down to a public soccer court and spent hours every day playing pickup soccer.  Just about everything was closed during that time, so the courts were packed and you had to wait an hour or more to get a game.  Needless to say, after walking for 30 minutes to get to the court, then waiting an hour to get on, nobody wanted to lose.  Even compared with older/higher levels of play, there was nothing quite like you and four friends trying to stay on the court for as long as possible.

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Danny Mendoza

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2013 Boys Black Team
Mavericks 2012 Boys Blue Team

 

 

Email: xxx

Danny spent 2005 through 2008 coaching and training youth soccer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  His U.S. soccer coaching experience includes eight years as a women’s college coach, eight years as high school coach, and more than a decade of experience as a coach/trainer at the Division 1 youth club level.  Danny’s playing experience includes varsity soccer at Chico State University as well as becoming a professional player.

Danny "has the passion for the development of players and teams, by creating a caring, positive, and respectful environment."

Danny holds an E/D coaching license as well as numerous other coaching and training certifications.

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Anthony Vasquez

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2011 Boys Blue (Assistant Coach)

 

 

Email: anthonyvazquez2002@gmail.com

 

Soccer Playing History:

Anthony been playing since the age of 4. He started playing at San Pablo United and moved into ECFC Spurs and finished  playing club soccer at Mavericks under Coach JT.
James played on the State ODP team and PDP throughout high school as well as 4 years of varsity soccer at De Anza High School.
He currently plays at CCSF College

 

Soccer Coaching History:

Anthony is in his second year of coaching at Mavericks Soccer Club

Education Background:

Anthony is currently studying at CCSF

Favorite Soccer Memory:

Playing my last year of club at Mavericks under Coach JT and meeting life-long friends who I grew up with

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Joe Cooter

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2012 Girls Black Team

 

 

Email: cooterj@gmail.com

Soccer Playing History: Joe played his entire youth career with the Mavericks, and was a four-year starter on the Head Royce School varsity team.  Joe walked on to the varsity team at Carleton College, where he played four years and started every game as a Junior and Senior.  Since then, Joe has played in the SFSFL, briefly for Ann Arbor United, on countless intramural teams in graduate school, and he now plays for Rovers in the East Bay Senior Soccer League.

Soccer Coaching History: This is Joe's fourth season coaching for the Mavericks. He spent one season as an assistant coach with the 2002 Boys and coach Rob Riccardi, two seasons as head coach of the 2010 girls, and he is now the head coach of the 2012 girls black team.

Educational Background: oe has a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College, a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a J.D. from Berkeley Law.

Favorite Soccer Memory: Playing soccer in the park with my Dad.  Although a close second is my final college game, when I was moved to center defender and we defeated St. Olaf, our local rivals, 1-0 on a bitterly cold and windy November afternoon.

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Adonis Torres

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2011 Boys Blue Team

 

 

Email: adonisd00@gmail.com 

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Bre Bolerjack

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2008 Girls Black Team

Mavericks 2008 Girls Blue Team

 

 

Email bbolerjack@efcps.net 

Soccer Playing History: I played varsity for 4 years in Bakersfield, 2 years at Bakersfield Jr. College and finished at Cal State East Bay.

Soccer Coaching History: 5 years coaching in a competitive soccer program and going on my 4th year coaching at Mavericks Soccer Club.

Education Background: I graduated from Cal State Easy Bay in 2011 with a BA in Sociology and recently completed my Multi-Subject Credential Program and received a Masters in Education at National University.

Favorite Soccer memory: My favorite soccer memory was when I was 16 years old and went to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup. We played teams from all around the world and took 5th place out of 80 teams. 

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Krysta Walicki

Teams Coached:
Mavericks 2009 Girls Black Team (Assistant)

 

 

 

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