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.
Jocelyn has played soccer since the age of 5. Her soccer career is filled with endless successes - Bay Shore Athletic League MVP honors as a junior and senior at Salesian High in Richmond, Calif... Received Contra Costa Times second team honors as a junior and senior... Registered 28 goals and 18 assists in her junior season. She then played for USC Trojan's Women's soccer as a starting defender ranking No. 9 in the Pac-10 for total assists and No. 4 for assists per game. Jocelyn ranks 10th all-time at USC for career assists. Jocelyn then played for the semi-pro women's team, North Bay Wave where she helped to place them at sixth in the nation. Jocelyn is a returning Breakers trainer and we are thrilled to have her back!
Julián García is originally from Argentina where he played professional soccer for Club Atlético Tucumán (first division Argentine Football League) for five years as a mid-defender. After a traumatic knee injury he was forced to stop playing professionally. However Julián continues his love for soccer through coaching. Julián has now been coaching soccer for adults and children of all ages for 11 years. He enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for soccer with others. Julián likes his teams to understand the game, have possession of the ball and have fun on the field.
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.
Val spent her college career as a defender for St. Mary's College. She followed college as a defender for the Women's Premier Soccer League's North Bay Wave and from there moved on to play professionally internationally. Val was a varsity starter for all four years at El Molino High School. Val is excited to work with the Breakers!
Hector has his US Soccer National “F”, “E” license and currently working on his “D” license. Hector is in his third year coaching for Santa Rosa High School (JV Boys Soccer). Hector H. Roman was born in Mexico City. When living in Mexico Hector played with his two brothers, Homero and Horacio and friends from the neighborhood and school. In 1984 he moved to Santa Rosa, California where continued to pursue his love for soccer and formed the the Black Knights FC. Knights FC played in various Northern California leagues. Hector recently joined the Ross Valley Breakers family and looking is forward in working with his new team.
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.