Director of Coaching
In addition to being the Breakers DOC, Luis is currently the Director of Coaching West Marin Youth Soccer League. Luis holds a USSF "B" license, NSCAA National Diploma and is a CYSA licensed Staff Coaching Instructor.
Formerly, head coach of the North Bay Wave of the Women's Premier Soccer League, head coach of North Bay Magic 2003 GSSL U19 Premier Champions, head coach of North Bay Magic U-18, U-14, U-10 Girls Premier Soccer Teams, 1997 MCAL Coach of the year, head coach U14-16 ODP teams CYSA District V, and former varsity coach Drake and San Rafael High Schools. Luis was also a director of camps and clinics with master coaches of Tahuichi's Legendary Soccer Academy of Bolivia.
Luis developed the Central Marin Magic and Mill Valley Red Rockers programs in 1994 to give soccer players in Marin the opportunity to compete at the highest level. From that original program players went on to play for the Mexico National Team, University of Portland, University of North Carolina, UCLA, Cal, University of San Diego, Tufts University, Tulane University and Dominican College. He has continued to help and guide many athletes to achieve the same positive results. Luis has been coaching/training in Marin County since 1987. He has helped shape the soccer landscape in Marin and the North Bay.
In addition, Luis founded the USA/Mexico soccer camps in 1994 offering players from around the world exposure to international soccer. He subsequently developed the Spring, Winter and Summer Soccer Academies in Marin County to help elevate individual skills and to help prepare players for their high school and club seasons.
Tom has been coaching and working in Marin for the past 40 years. He began his teaching career at St. Hilary’s in Tiburon and is currently the Athletic Director at Branson high school. Tom was the head boy’s coach at Redwood from 1985-89 before taking the Athletic director position at Branson. Tom coached the girls and boy’s soccer teams at Branson from 1989-2015. In the time at Redwood & Branson Tom’s teams accumulated 33 league and sectional championships. Many of Tom’s former players have gone onto the collegiate or professional ranks.
Tom has a USSF B license and was inducted into the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010 Tom received the Double-Goal coaches award from the positive coaching alliance.
“Its been amazing to have had the opportunity to work with so many incredible young people over the years. To watch them learn and grow into incredible adults has been so rewarding”.
Joe Hunter spent 24 seasons as the head men's soccer coach at San Francisco State University and four seasons as a member of the Sonoma State University men's soccer coaching staff.
During his time at San Francisco State, Hunter served as the chairperson for the NCAA Division II West Region Playoff Selection Committee and a voting member of the NCAA Division II National Soccer Committee. As a coach, he maintains an "A" license for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Hunter holds memberships with the USSF Coaches Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He was previously a staff member of the USSF for Region IV working with the Olympic Development Program as an evaluator and coach and served the same duties with the California Youth Soccer Association.
David grew up in San Diego playing soccer on the youth, club, and high school level, and still plays competitively in San Francisco year round. He went to college at San Francisco State University and has worked in the special education department at Abraham Lincoln High School since 2006. While at Lincoln, David was an assistant coach for the men’s varsity soccer team from 2006-2011 and the head women’s coach from 2009-2011. He holds a “National Diploma” from the NSCAA and has been with the Breakers since 2011. Raised from a hard working family, David instills a similar work ethic in his players while also focusing on the fundamentals of the game and strong defensive technical and tactical play.
Lauren (goes by LB) has played soccer since the age of 8. Her competitive club career was primarily spent with the Camarillo Eagles Soccer Club who she captained her last four years prior to going to college. She played four years on the Chaminade High School Varsity team and captained her junior and senior years. From 2003-2008, she played for the ODP state (Cal South) and regional (Region IV) teams. In 2006 and 2007, she was invited to the US U15 National Camp and the Adidas ESP Camp. She committed to UC Berkeley her junior year in high school and played all four years with the Golden Bears. Along the way she was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2011 and a four time conference Academic Honorable Mention. Serving as team captain in her senior 2012 season, she helped lead the Bears to the longest winning streak in program history, as well as a Top 15 national ranking. Lauren’s coaching philosophy, like her playing philosophy, is founded on solid fundamentals, possession style play, individual accountability, and a flare for creativity.
Alek began playing soccer at the age of 5 and is Portuguese. His coaching philosophy/foundation is technical work with the ball, having fun, being humble and open minded to new ideas. Alek played varsity as a freshman and helped Pac Impact to three St. Cup wins. Alek started his coaching career with Coerver in 2015 and followed with the Sonoma State men's club team, Piner High School girls' varsity team and also coached for Santa Rosa United and WESCO. He played soccer throughout his education and graduated with a degree in psychology. When not coaching soccer, Alek is an autism therapist. He has a black daschund and an older brother.
Craig has been coaching for the Breakers since 2017, working with our GU10s, GU11s and BU11s. Prior to joining the Breakers, Craig coached for the Lamorinda FC in Moraga with the U9 and U10 girls and boys teams. Craig began his competitive soccer career at 10 years old and never looked back. After graduating from college, Craig moved to the Bay Area where he played for the San Francisco City FC men's premier division. Aside from coaching for Breakers, Craig and his wife have two kids and live in Sebastopol. He is also a licensed referee with more than 10 years of experience. His favorite teams are Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
Alan played soccer for Santa Rosa United, Maria Carrillo High School, and Sonoma State. He enjoys playing center mid-field, and still plays co-ed indoor soccer with family and friends. He first started coaching soccer at Maria Carrillo High School in 2003. He was part of the coaching staff when the MCHS Girls team made it to #1 in the nation. He has his CYSA National “D” License. He also has coached two ODP District V teams. He has been coaching for the Breakers FC since 2018. He has his B.S. in Kinesiology with emphasis on Physical Education. Along side soccer he has coached High School Badminton, and elite level table tennis for over 15 years.
Svilen grew up and learned the game in Rousse, Bulgaria. He played for sometimes for 5-6 hours a day. At the age of 11 he joined the youth academy of Locomotiv Rousse and by 17 reached the men's team in Second Bulgarian Professional Division.
Has always enjoyed playing in central midfield as a playmaker and as a holding midfielder. Svilen continued to play even after relocating to United States in 1998.
Svilen has CYSA "D" license. He started coaching in 2003 as a Junior Varsity Boys coach at Campolindo HS, Moraga California.
In 2004 he joined Lamorinda FC where for the next 5 years he coached the U13-U16 Boys teams.
He instills the love for the game by focusing on joy and fun with the ball, combined with steady improvement of ball possession and understanding of tactics.
One of the proudest days of his life was in February 2011 when Campolindo Varsity Boys defeated Acalanes and won the NCS Championship. On the field the majority of the players on both teams had been "his" players in the years prior. Some among them continued playing in college, became All-American and play professionally.
Svilen is a software engineer, lives in San Anselmo and has 2 daughters.
Allan was born in Nicaragua and started playing soccer at the age of 11 when he came to the US. He played for Central Marin, Marin FC, Terra Linda High School, College of Marin and went on to tryout for Sueño Alianza where he made the top 18 players in the US for U22 where he got professional invitations from Pumas & Chivas. He now plays in the NPSL. He helped coach the College of Marin men’s soccer team and loves to work with young athletes to improve their footwork and game awareness.