HEAD COACH/CLUB PRESIDENT
Brian is starting his 41st year coaching soccer. He has been a USSF A license since 1986. Brian’s first team in the club was a BU10 in 1985. He has coached the Olympic Development Program, CIF champion boy’s teams, run soccer camps and was a USSF licensed referee.
Brian believes there is a great heritage of soccer excellence in Claremont and that our job as coaches is to teach kids how to be coached and how to compete the right way. Sometimes we also need to show parents and the community what it means to maintain a healthy balance between winning and competing to the best of your abilities. No matter what, if we go about it the right way, a team can share in some very important, lifelong, positive experiences. I believe in that to my core.
Technical Director of coaching
Carlos is currently the Group Lead instructor for US Soccer’s A and B coaches licensing academy as well as serving as the assistant coach for Puerto Rico’s Women’s National Team.
He played and graduated from Cal State LA and earned his Master’s Degree at Syracuse, New York. He’s coached both men and women collegiately at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State LA and Syracuse.
In the professional ranks, Carlos was head assistant for Chivas USA in MLS and the head coach for the San Diego Spirit in the WUSA.
He has been the State Director of Coaching for Arizona and CalNorth.
From 2011-2016 he was the Chief Scout for the US Men’s National Team during their World Cup and Copa America runs.
Carlos’ own daughter played for the Claremont Stars and he spent over a decade as one of our coaches and the club’s Technical Director from 2002-2016. He lives in Rancho Cucamonga and the club is proud to have one of the pre-eminent educators in US Soccer’s coaching licensing program working with us to develop our coaches and youth players.
Boys 2011 / Boys 2014
Coach Erik is a former player from the area. He attended and played at Bonita High School. After high school, he went to play Goal Keeper at Citrus College, and then transferred to University of La Verne and played as a center back for three years.
After graduation, he stayed on to help as an assistant coach at University of La Verne. He also became the head boys soccer coach at San Dimas High School where he led the team to their first ever CIF championship in 2019. He is still currently the head coach of the program.
Coach Bernard is a former defensive midfielder from Paradise California. He grew up playing his club soccer for Butte United and was a 4 year varsity player for Paradise Adventist Academy, where he was a Feather River League Best 11 honoree his Sophomore and Junior years, as well as being voted league MVP his Junior year.
Unfortunately his high school playing career was curtailed by injury his senior year, but he was able to play at the collegiate level for Butte College, as well as at the UPSL level for Chico City Rangers and Newport FC. Over the past 5 years, Bernard has changed his focus to coaching. Past coaching stops have included the varsity team at Paradise Adventist Academy, 2 youth teams for Irvine FC, 3 youth teams for Two Rivers Bay Area Soccer Club. He also served as the program director for Two Rivers Soccer Camp and most recently the youth program coordinator for Outbreak Soccer Center.
In addition to his teams with Claremont Stars, Bernard also coaches the JV Boys team at San Dimas High School. Coach Bernard currently has his USSF “D” coaching license and is looking to get his “C” license this year.
Marcos was born in Mexico with “soccer in my veins,” At 12 he arrived to US.
He played at Chaffey high school playing varsity since sophomore year. In 1994 CIF his team were CIF champions.
At age of 18 Coach Marcos was played with Los Angeles Cobras U23 team for LA Salsa, a few years later they became known LA Galaxy. Unfortunately, an injury took him off the game and fields.
Marcos started coaching in 2004 at the club level. He believes learning from mistakes is the key to children’s success and development and teaching the details of the game is the key for the attack and awareness.